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.