Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is not a native Chinese holiday at all, but in China, especially in Shanghai, people won’t miss any chance to celebrate love, thanks, or just for fun, as long as there is a related holiday.
Me? The same.
Happy Valentine’s Day to Wendy
For this V Day, I planned really early. I started to grow rose last May in the garden. It is just outside our window, so we can see the rose grow everyday.
I am happy that in Jan, the rose start to boom, and have sever really nice flowers.
Look at the flower outside my window!
I agree it is not that beautiful, but I watched it everyday, and thinking about cut it and present it to Wendy during Feb 14.
I also pray that the flower is still there are one month.
The miracle is, after one month, the flowers are still there – although just few, but they are still there.
In the last week or so, I often joked to Wendy, and happily bring her to see my rose, and promised that I will send a rose to her during the Valentine’s Day.
Cut the Flower
So tonight, I cut the flower and gave it to Wendy.
At least, I have a rose on V-Day.
Hmm… Both Wendy and I regrets for a while after the beautiful rose is on our hands. When it is on our hands, it is no longer outside our window. Wendy said: “You really should leave the beautiful flower on where they are, and so we can see the live rose everyday.”
Hmm… Maybe she is right. But….
Photo of the Rose
Now the rose is on my table. Sorry for cutting it off from where they belong to. Their life may end quickly, instead of being there for another month. Why didn’t I have this kind of feeling for any other flowers I bought? Look, they are beautiful, isn’t it?
I also brought home some “professional” rose, because I don’t want Wendy to feel that I just want to cover this day up with a cheap (or zero cost) rose.
But now, I do feel my relative ugly rose is more expensive than the “professional” roses.
Anyway, I hope Wendy is happy with all the arrangement I made. (Of cause, this includes Yifan – who enjoyed tearing the wrap paper of the rose a lot).