Three things going on in that particular day. Best part of it all, it’s a three-day weekend for me. Yay President’s Day! Sure, most of you peeps are probably groan on this particular day due to a certain celebration that majority of the people in the world somewhat abhor or simply don’t really care about, but hey, it’s also a brand-new year for many people at many parts of the world, so don’t fret! February 14th still rocks! :D
First and foremost, it’s our *counting fingers* 23-year Anniversary here in the U.S. My family and I moved here on this particular day in 1987 after my dad’s immigration visa finally got approved. Though I also admit that we left the Philippines some months right after the People Power Movement/Philippine Revolution in order to restore our family ties together. Political turmoil between the long-time dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the revolutionary widow Corazon Aquino somehow severed our family ties with some of our relatives as well as each other. One side was on the Marcos side and the other side was on the Aquino side. I was only around eight-years-old back then so I can’t really remember or really understood what was really going on and why this entire revolution really affected many Filipinos around that time. Anyway, to make the story short, February 14th became the day we decided not to become Filipino citizens anymore, so to speak. It’s not that we’re not proud of being Filipino or anything, it’s just that we believed back then that living in the U.S. would give us a better life, better opportunity, and most of all, better freedom. :)
Second is Chinese— Lunar New Year. Yeah, I don’t want to be all bombarded with flaming from the people who are staunch believers of political correctness. I can understand political correctness and all but sometimes I think people are just going overboard with that term. Regardless that it is Lunar New Year and many countries around Asia do celebrate it, in general the holiday itself was derived and influenced by China. It’s still Chinese New Year to me. Anyway, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. My youngest sister was born in the Year of the Tiger, so she declared that this year would be her year of success. Well, so far she’s been successful in her college years with an internship of six months (since late last year). :)
I was born in the Year of the Dragon. To be more specific, the Fire Dragon. The Year of the Dragon happens to be 2012, which is also the same year many believed would be the end of the world. Darn. I was even looking forward to this year as a year of prosperity. In fact, I was looking forward to this year as a year of prosperity. I’m seriously sinking low in my finances and I need a complete boost and repair my standing once again. I am poor, man… been poor since 2009 starting with my laying off from Motorola. Damn them. :veryangry:
Last, but somewhat least, it’s Valentine’s Day. If only sending out cards saying “Happy Valentine’s Day” or “Be My Valentine” to all the random people you know around would count it’d be something people can aim for. Unfortunately in the U.S. it seems that only the lovey-dovey couples dig this day because it’s supposed to be their day. If I were in Japan or Korea right now it’d be easy, somewhat. Girls would just make (or buy) chocolates to the guys they really like and pray that they eat it. If not, there’s always the consolation chocolates where girls can give them to guys they’re buddy-buddies with and say “Yo, Happy Valentine’s Day. Don’t get yourself on a sugar high now, dude!” Other than that, it’s just eh. :roll:
Oh, and on February 14th, there’s also the New Moon. No, I’m not talking about that Twilight novel sequel or something. I’m talking about the actual new moon! It says so on my calendar, so if you’re astronomically inspired, check out the new moon that night. :D
And that’s it! I really need to write more often, even knowing that no one’s really going to read it or even comment at it.