To this very day, Valentine’s Day, my family and I immigrated to the Land of the Free a year after the Philippine People Power Revolution of 1986 ended. I personally don’t like Valentine’s Day altogether,1 but I do have a reason why I’m celebrating with my family.
Even my parents, though married and still very much in love with each other, also hate Valentine’s Day. Yeah.
- For me it’s a dangerous day for diabetic people— waste your money on chocolate and dessert and then get overdosed by too much lovey-dovey sweetness that even when you’re bitter, the sweetness still attacks you. [↩]