Sunday, February 24, 2008

the rose

every valentine's day, since maybe 15 or so years ago, we hardly ever go out to celebrate on the day itself. traffic is usually horrible on this day specially in the vicinities of restaurants and nightspots such as Timog Ave. or Makati Ave. and waiting out a long queues at restaurants is not our idea of romance. so we would either go out on the day before or the day after valentine's or--heaven forbid, for new lovers out there--not even go out at all. but it's always a great idea to have some lovin' fun, valentine's day or no...and so we do.

i hit this bright idea courtesy of Joyleen and Cabbie. i was hitching a ride in Joy's car with, Nita, and Zabeth a couple of days before Valentine's. We had just come from scrapshopping at Helen's. Joy pulled out this intriguing rose Cabbie bought from her for hubby Ro. my eyes widened as i made out the details of the big white flower. it was no rose! the flower head was a bundled up brief (or boxers?) and i burst out laughing. i thought that was pretty ingenious so i planned to make one. but if you don't have the time or the inclination to make one, just buy from Joy's friend here. it definitely looks better than mine does.

anyways, the next day, i bought a long stemmed fake rose at Crossings for P80 something and a pair of Jockeys for P150. i was looking for a red one but they didn't have it. i found a white one with a red garter and settled for that. i experimented with the ingenious folding to make the rose head but i just couldn't get it right! finally, i just rolled it up the best way i could and tied a ribbon around it to stop it from unrolling. Yep, it would have been really easier to just buy it.

had fun fiddling with it though (at least at the beginning) and i seemed to have made hubby happy with it as you can see here. did i get anything for valentine's? no mam i didn't! but that's ok, he's getting the credit card bills soon and i'd have to maybe duck...or, hopefully, he would remember i was sweet enough to give him this on valentine's day so i wouldn't have to.

6 comments:

C70 said...

ROFLMAO, AU!!!!!! How 'sweet'! HAHA, bet you had a raunchy night that evening!! *wink, wink!*

Lee i. said...

Hahaha...i saw this flower IRL. Buti you got your DH to pose like that. Does he know that's going to end up in a scrapbook????

Au Lim said...

oo nga e...i guess he was in a good mood that day. the kids were taking photos of themselves after i asked them to take a photo of me. tapos biglang ni-grab ni hubby yung "rose" na nasa tabi nya and posed! hahaha! and yes, walang sisihan, he should know by now that photos like that do not only end up in a scrapbook but in a blog as well...hehehe...

Alby said...

Hi Au! How sweet! I also got my hubby an underwear. I should have learned about this sooner para may rose din sya. He ended up opening a boring gift bag. Hehe.

LeslieinTN said...

LOVE the photo of your husband with the rose. LOL He's a good sport. The rose is sooooo cool. Too bad I didn't find it before V Day! ;) I'll try to remember for next year. My hubby did good this year - after almost 12 years!!! LOL

Maybelle said...

Au, request naman for you to demo this during the next eb? Cute ni hubby with the "rose"!

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