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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's day

Happy Valentine's day to all!!!

If you have a date, then it's valentine's day for you. Good for you. Enjoy the date!!

If you are copying me, being without a date, then, why not? It's friendship day also... Jio your friends out for a date!!

Me? Haha.. I might have a date to one of the romantic place later in the evening... Haha... the place is around Padang, Esplanade and perhaps, the Marina Bay area and if time permits, East Coast Park. See, i got it all planned out swee swee liao...

To those who know me... Shocked?? Stunned?? Envy??

Nope... dun be shocked, stunned and envy me. I might be going out for a darned recee. Friday is afterall, Chingay rehersal, Sat is the Chingay and Sunday morning is the NUS Biathlon at East Coast Park.

Ah... Get the point liao? No dates with pretty young skirts for me... :(

So, what's the big hoohaa behind Valentine's day? What's the history of Valentine's day?

Dunno? You all are celebrating Valentine's day and you DUNNO how Valentine's day come?!?!

Okie... I must admit.. I also dunno, but hey, I never celebrate Valentine's day before...

From various internet sources, Valentine's day is in honor of a saint, St Valentine.

"One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

Got it? Now, spread the stories to your loved ones, and bored them to slumber...

Business plan... Go sell roses, chocolates, heart-shaped cards.

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