Blame it on the culture that we practice, the prices of flowers and the profit hungry traders that tries to make their retirement fund during Valentines.
How often do you buy/receive flowers?
Is it me or do you get people shaking their head when you approach the florist to buy a nice bunch of flowers and whispering starting almost immediately as you walk past them with the nice rosy petals shining with their glorious colours.
Even back in University days, visiting the florist was a chore. The time you go out to buy the flowers, the path you take and the entrance to take when you walk back to your room. Almost immediate gossip will flow like the river if you are sighted with bouquet of flowers.
Back in Malaysia? the sight of a decent florist is rare and the fact that flowers are being bought only for certain occasion makes you look like an alien in the crowd carrying around flowers.
Or is it just the ego in me to buy flowers for your loved one? The macho man inside me carrying sissy looking flowers walking around the shopping mall? Or that i rather buy not one but several bowls of wanton mee or bak kut teh instead of seeing the petals whitter away after a few days?
I wonder and I ponder.
Wishing you an early Monday blues. Damn the internet, when are my pictures going to load?