The western Valentine's Day used to be just another ordinary day for me, let alone Chinese Valentine's Day which was a lot less celebrated on Hong Kong. I didn't care much about valentine's days but don't get me wrong, I was not the kind of "couples haters". I would just like to lead a completely normal, happy and simple life with my friends.
There was actually nothing bad about being single because you could lead every day just the way you liked without needing to take care too much of a significant other's feeling. Yes, that's freedom.
But these days, I'm different. Being in a relationship now, all the lovers-related days always reminds me of someone who I love and care about; Valentine's days are no longer just another ordinary days to me.
When I said "no longer another ordinary days to me", I didn't imply the necessity to have great celebrations. Today's Chinese Valentine's Day (Qixi Festival) celebrates the annual meet of the cowherd (Niulang) and weaver girl (Zhinü) in Chinese mythology. The two lovers' legend has been a romantic story to us even though they didn't make great surprises or give valuable gifts to each other. Their true love and never-give-up spirit are what we are in remember of and what we should learn about.
Take a minute and think, when was the last time you met the one you love? Have you ever complaint to your partner that s/he hadn't spent much time with you? I'm often told that "love is not just about THE moment, it's about on-going and lasting". If I'm only living the moment today, I will be easily blinded not to see the future, the better future.
It's a typhoon night, I wonder if Zhinü and Niulang are hugging together and standing against the strong and blunt wind on the day of their annual meet....