Hey love birds! How did you all spend your Valentine’s? This being our 7th Valentine’s together, boyfriend and I spent it quite simply. I didn’t take a lot of photos. Ever since I stopped being a food blogger, I lost interest in snapping details of my activities. So allow me to make up in words what I lack in pictures ^_^
A week before Valentine’s, the boyf went to the city for the weekend but unfortunately, I had a fever that went up to 39.9 degrees! It was horrible. I thought I would be rushed to the hospital. But he tended on me like I was a little girl – gave me a sponge bath, cooling gel sheets and meds to drink. He also took my temperature regularly. I thought to myself, what have I done in my life to deserve this guy? By morning, my temperature was back to normal – 37.4 degrees! And I was up and about and ready for Chinese New Year! We went to Chinatown, ate at one of the oldest Chinese fast foods, and witnessed students perform a dragon dance as we eat. It was said to bring us good luck.
Couple of days after, boyfriend had to leave again and return to our hometown Roxas City. I couldn’t. My work required me to stay in Iloilo, and I am also pursuing my education in law in this city. This predicament enabled us to see each other only four times a month – more or less. But because it was Valentine’s day, he had to return here again not long after he just left ^_^
Both of us have big appetites. That’s out of the question. So it was settled that we will be having a dinner buffet for our Valentine’s date. We finally decided with the recently opened Gloria Maris in Amigo Terrace Hotel, one of the finest Chinese restaurants in the country.
It’s one of the few Valentine’s that we spent on the day itself, to avoid the rush. Sometimes we spend it on Valentine’s Day Eve – February 13th, and await the coming of midnight.
The food at Gloria Maris was, although it kept running out on the buffet table, splendid. There were about 5 or 7 main courses, 2 choices of soup, a few desserts, and wait for this - a dim sum bar! I just loooove dim sum and Gloria Maris serves only the freshest and tastiest. I find it amusing that Gloria Maris also serves taho, which I also love!
Except for the single-stemmed rose he gave me, there’s nothing cheesy for our presents. I think we have eventually “graduated” from giving corny gifts. LOL! We want to give each other practical things, something that we can actually make use of – and not just to display and gather dust. He gave me three copies of classic novels – Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities and Uncle Tom’s Cabin. For him, I gave a pair of jogging pants. I knew he was looking for a good pair to inspire him to do more exercise. Now, he’s been jogging every other day! So I guess it worked :P
Check out how we spent Valentine's day last year, and couple years ago! ^_^