Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Ahhh, it's the day of Love for everyone. Do you have a date for today? Well, lucky you. I, unfortunately, am not as lucky. I will be spending my Valentine's Day writing articles, updating my blog, and most importantly, studying. What is the essence of Valentine's Day? Why is it so important to the lovers?

One of my guy friends jokingly said the other day, "Somebody's gonna be born on November again.". I'm pretty sure most of you know what that means. It's the day when most hotels are fully booked, as well as restaurants, and it's also the season when you can't seem to find any more red flowers no matter where you go, or what flower shop you look for. It's also the season where chocolates seem to mysteriously disappear off from shelves, whereas just a couple of months ago, nobody was even looking at them.

And suddenly, all the surroundings are red and full of hearts. The air is also suddenly filled with the tingling feeling of being in love for most people. Everybody's suddenly planning on going on dates with their loved ones, whether it's dinner at a fancy restaurant or going off on a vacation for a day just with that special someone.

Unfortunately, Valentine's Day is not a holiday where you can just get off from work and have fun. It's still an ordinary day where you have to work and get paid for it. If you do otherwise, you are at the risk of losing your job or not getting paid for it.

If you're single and lonely, that doesn't mean that Valentine's Day isn't for you too. Since it's the day of the lovers, you can spend it with your family and friends too, since you do have some love for them too. If you do have a special someone in your life, but can't afford to take that special someone on a date or even just treat that special someone to someplace romantic, you can just rent a movie, cuddle up on the couch, or you can cook for him/her. It's the thought that counts, right?

As ling as you are both still filled with love, Valentine's Day can only get better and better for you both.