Happy Valentine’s Day to all, that’s yesterday’s greeting! ;P
I came across some very old valentine cards I received when I was younger. It was pretty funny, looking at the boyish scrawls and reading declarations of love and forever – all that written about 10 years ago!
There was a card from a boy who wrote a long poem about liking my hair, my eyes, my smile, my laugh, my walk, my bum ….. gosh, all that at the age of 14?! It was pretty funny. 😉
What happened next was, he called me in the afternoon, and if i can recall the part of the conversation went like this:
boy: You liked my card?
me: (acted cool) It’s ok.
boy: Did you receive others?
me: Yes. A few more. Flowers, too.
boy: Oh. Ok. I just wanted to tell you ………. (paused a while) …….
boy: I don’t know how to say it, but maybe I can spell it out for you.
me: (exaggerated sigh) Ok. What is it?
boy: W-U-D …….. Y-E-W ………
me: (scribbled down the letters on a piece of paper, thinking, “Aiyo.”)
boy: (continued) …. B-E-E ….. M-A-I …. have you got it so far?
me: I guess so.
boy: ……. G-U-R-L ….. ok. Tell me your answer later, I will call you back. (Hung up the phone.)
Back in the school days, Valentine’s Day gave boys the courage to ask the girls they like to be their girlfriends. Haha! Thinking back, those were the innocent days. As working adults now, sometimes it can be as indirect as this:
guy: So … (nudges girl sitting beside him)
girl: Yes? What?
guy: Are we going out ah? Since you agreed to have dinner with me tonight?
girl: Eh, can you ask properly or not?
guy: Don’t want la. So old fashioned meh …. Have to ask properly!