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Valentine’s Day 2016

It was V day a few days ago; and I got around to doing the post a bit late.

Anyway hope all of you had a great day with your loved ones.

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This year, it was Chhoriā€™s first V day so we made it special for her by taking a few photos. I always want her to remember this day as a happy time shared with family. I also want her to know that we love her a lot and will be there for her no matter what.

Here are some photos from the day with Chhori. I hope these photos will tell her many stories in the years to come.

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Also in the morning, AS made a very yummy breakfast. I have to give him A+ for his effort and the result. He made this nice round pancake with a red heart in the middle accompanied with mixed berry smoothies. It took him quite some time in the kitchen though šŸ™‚

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Chhori was very excited and happy about everything. When we put her in front of the breakfast tray, she was so excited that we couldnā€™t stop her from trying to grab everything.

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This year for Valentineā€™s we became 3 from 2 and I love it so much. Hope one day in a few years, it will be 4 from 3 and we have a complete family šŸ™‚

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Take care everyone and hope to see you with another post very soon.

from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Our V day 2014

This post is a few days too late but finally here it isā€¦ I know most of you think Valentineā€™s Day is overrated and I do believe that and here are some of my post from previous years.

But love is not about spending thousands of dollars for your loved one. Rather it is the day to make your loved one feel special.

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As I mentioned on the previous post, my V day started great with my dear hubby showering with me with lots of love. In the morning I got an amazing message on our benchtop with rose petals. It was followed by a warm hug, which absolutely made my day.

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He also gave me a bunch of roses with a balloon with the messages, ā€œI love you.ā€ and ā€œI am crazy about you.ā€

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We went to work together and after work caught up in the city for dinner and a movie.

While I was waiting for AS, I was a bit annoyed that he hadnā€™t turned up even after saying he will be there in 5 minutes. But I couldnā€™t complain when I found out the reason. He bought me another rose, a single one this time. He said, ā€œI donā€™t think you should be walking around without a flower in your hand so I bought you another rose.ā€ Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve such a wonderful husband.

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After a brief stroll in the city, we went for dinner. It was a Korean BBQ and we ordered pork, chicken with salad and sides.

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The marinated meat was nice and we loved the food. We had a great time.

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After dinner, we went for a movie and went back home on time to relax and rest. It was a simple celebration but it was one of the best days of my life.

The next morning, he came to me when I was getting ready to go out. He gave me a lolly in the shape of a heart and said. ā€œHappy day-after-Valentineā€™s Day.ā€

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He just melted my heart and I fell in love with him all over again. Hope all of you had a great one too.

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Valentine’s day 2013

Like every year, Valentineā€™s Day, the day for love, has arrived this year as well. I am sure you know I am crazy about love from my previous posts here and here.

If you don’t know, I am telling you that I am a hopelesslyĀ romanticĀ person and my husband knows that. It isĀ notĀ that I want him to spend lots of money and spoil me rotten on this day but at the same time I don’t want not to celebrate this day like many of my friends who think it is tooĀ commercialisedĀ to care about. I know Hallmark and florists are making lots of money on this day by selling emotions but I really don’t need roses, romantic cards or heart shaped chocolateĀ to feel spoilt. Ā Simple gestures like breakfast or home-made dinner will make me super happy for sure. I will even be happy with just a big hug and cuddle.

I am really happy to have a hubby who is so caring and loving in my life. He always makes me feel very special and I am so incredibly blessed to have him as my partner and my best friend. He has endured so much, including leaving everything that he has known his entire life behind and moving to Australia just for me and that means more to me than I can express in words. I treasure the good as well as the difficult moments we have shared together.

This year, as I was still very unsettled from myĀ recentĀ holiday and with a mid-week Valentineā€™s Day weĀ didn’tĀ really planĀ whatĀ we were going to do. We just thought it will be nice to have a dinner out and that was it.

So like every other day, on 14 Feb 2013, my alarm woke me up at 6:00 am.Ā LazilyĀ I work up and went to the bathroom. I was half asleep when I came back to the room and I saw there was something on my bedside table. When I went closer, I realisedĀ that it wasĀ a bunchĀ of red roses! I turned around and he was lying there with a big smile, the smile that I fell in love with.

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I kind of knew I would be getting some red roses that day. Normally he comes home with it in the evening. I have always told him not to spend too much onĀ Valentine’sĀ Day roses. I know that it is a big waste of money as they are super expensive that day.

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Anyway, back to Valentine’s Day morning, I was so happy seeing the flowers that I was lost for words. All I could do was hug him tight. I don’t know how he smuggled flowers to our place the day before but he did a damn good job. Even though IĀ didn’tĀ expect this it was such a great feeling to be loved. To top it off, he told me that we were going for a massage after dinner and that was all that I had wished for.

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I really wished it had been a day off but I needed to get out of bed to go to work. As we were going straight from work to dinner, I wore a red dress with matching red shoes.

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Work hours felt long but finally it was time for me to meet my baby again. We met and went for dinner. We chose a low key place over big fancy ones as most of these places would be too crowded. The Thai restaurant we went to was not very busy so we were served quickly. We had Satay Chicken forĀ entrĆ©eĀ followed by some curries andĀ specialĀ fried rice for main. We skipped desert as we were going for a massage and didn’t want to be too full.

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Also I had bought some really cute cupcakes for my hubby (he didn’t know I had them in the car).

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The massage place was a few blocks walk away from the restaurant so we strolled hand in hand until we reached the place. We had been there before and AS knew I had loved it. I just love the vibe of this place because even as you walk in, you can feel very relaxed because of the ambiance and of the sweet aromas. We waited for a few minutes and it was our time toĀ relax under competent hands.

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We always go for Aromatherapy Thai massage and we went for the same this time as well. As the lady massaged each part of my body; my stress reduced and my body was relaxing. I just loved the feeling you have when you get a goodĀ massage. An hour passed so quickly and we were done. But my body was thankful for every minute of the awesome massage.

We drove home and when we got to our apartment, I gave AS his Valentine’s gift; lots of mini cupcakes which were beautifully decorated with a cupid, hearts, and romantic words. He was really pleased with his cakes and enjoyed his desert. I am really happy that he loved it as itĀ tastedĀ soĀ freshĀ and soft.

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And this is how I spent my Valentine’s day this year. Do share how yours was?

P.S I think I am more romantic than I care to admit as I justĀ realisedĀ today that I have a special category called Valentine’s day in my blog. Seriously, who does that!

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Did I tell you that I am hopelessly romantic? šŸ™‚Ā 

This is our first Valentineā€™s Day as a married couple. Everyone told me that all romance dies off after a while once you get married and I am here to prove them wrong. This is what I have planned for our old age (Hope my husband reads this.)

I want to be an 80 years old grandmother with a romantic husband who comes home with roses for me on Valentineā€™s Day with a box of chocolates or a cake šŸ™‚ . Judging by what he did the day before, I am sure it will happen in the future.Ā 

Anyway the day before was Valentineā€™s Day if any of you missed that. It is still not too late to buy a rose for you partner yet. It was our second Valentineā€™s Day together as I mentioned in my previous post (Click here if you missed that). But it was our first as husband and wife (I feel so old when I remember that I am a married woman now). So when I opened my eyes in the morning, I hugged him and wished him a very happy Valentineā€™s day. It felt so nice to have him next to me.Ā  I feel so lucky to be blessed with such happiness.Ā 

So as usual, I woke up and was ready to go to the shower when he asked me to go to the kitchen and make some breakfast. Normally, our breakfast is cereal and boiled egg during weekdays so I was not in a hurry to make it. I told him I will do it after the shower and went to brush and have shower. Once I got out, again he asked me to go to the kitchen, I was planning to get ready and then I would go to the kitchen. I was a bit annoyed that he kept insisting for me to go to make breakfast but I thought I better do it.Ā 

So I just went to kitchen to boil some eggs and there it was on our dining table, a roses and a card. Thatā€™s when I got why he was asking me to go to the kitchen so early in the morning. I was really touched so I went back to the bedroom to thank him. He had this big grin on his face (like a satisfied lion) happy that he was able to surprise me. Ā The card read,Ā 

For my Wife M

On valentine day

I lose my socks

I lose my head

Sometimes I lose my waysā€¦

Iā€™d like to lose a kilo or two (but they seem here to stay)

I lose my drive to get things done

Sometimes my temper tooā€¦

But thereā€™s one thing

Iā€˜ll never lose,

And thatā€™s my love for you

Happy Valentineā€™s Day!

Love

A (with smiley).

Every word in that card was just so true and felt like every word described our relationship so well.Ā  It made my day. The smell of the flowers was so sweet and I couldnā€™t stop smiling the whole day.Ā 

Last year we exchanged our gifts after work so I was thinking to do the same this year. I wasnā€™t prepared in the morning and I felt bad. I knew what I was going to do but I couldnā€™t risk of him finding out a day in advance. Also I have no idea how he pulled it off but I had no clue that he had bought flowers already the day before. When I asked him where he hid the flowers, he said that he canā€™t tell otherwise he wonā€™t be able to do it again.Ā 

Just to be in the spirit of Valentineā€™s Day I wore a red dress to work that day and it was nice to see some of my work mates doing the same.Ā 

I had already bought perfume for him but it was at work. I went and bought a heart-shaped cake from the bakery. They sell amazing delicious cakes so I was sure that one will be great as well.Ā 

When I gave him his gifts, he guessed it was a cake, how disappointing. Anyway he loved his cake and perfume.Ā 

It is funny that we didnā€™t go and watch the Vow as it was the Valentine movie this year. Instead we went and watched The Safe House. It was an ok movie for me as there is too much gun fight but AS loved it.Ā 

After that we went for dinner. The restaurant was full with lots of couples. To start with we had chicken and corn soup, followed by roast and seafood. They have lots of choices for salads as well. Then for desert we had chocolate mousse, cheese with crackers and fruits. Finally we had tea/coffee to wrap up our dinner. Once dinner was over, they had Vegas Spectacular show on the stage. It was just amazing with Brazilian music with show girls and guys performing. They had great audience participation and the MC was so funny. It was total entertainment. I just loved the whole act and the girls were just amazing.Ā 

After the show we danced to a few songs and it was over for the evening. As both of us were working the next day, it was time to go home to our warm bed. Overall, it was an awesome Valentineā€™s Day with my husband. Just loving him more šŸ™‚Ā 

Share the loveā€¦

It is February and month of love. If you havenā€™t notice I have even changed the banner in my blog since the first of February to celebrate Valentineā€™s Day. I am a hopelessly romantic person and I have always wished that men were more romantic than they are. Anyway I canā€™t change that but at least my husband understands that romance is very important to me so he always makes sure that we have a great time during special occasions. Valentineā€™s is one of them.Ā 

I know Valentineā€™s days has become so commercialised that it seems like buying the most expensive gift is the best way to express love to your loved ones but I am not in that bandwagon. For me the thought counts more, so no matter what he buys me, if he has put some thought into buying the gift, that is the best gift ever.Ā 

I read somewhere that Valentine’s Day is a complete hype created by the candy companies, card companies and flower mongers to capitalise and make money on something that comes from the heart. I agree with that but then you can always be creative and not spend all that money anyway.Ā 

I know all the advertisement on TV and papers are about making us spend lots of money on their products but believe in me, most women (I am saying most because I am sure some women have a different idea) will love a small gift like a box of chocolate or flowers for Valentineā€™s day just so you let her know how much you love her. I even told my husband that I donā€™t need a big bouquet of red roses as they are triple the price on Valentineā€™s Day than any other day. He can always buy me that bouquet on some others days when it is not as expensive.Ā 

IĀ think the best gift for your partner can be something you can make with lots of love. I made a scrap book with photos and memories of our time together one time. It was very personal and it didnā€™t cost me much but I spent lots of time making sure that every page reflected our happiness. Another thing I have done is made heaps of small cards with message which can be used later. Like a card said ā€œToday is the time for you to get a massage. Exchange this coupon for a kiss and massageā€. It was really fun as I gave this to him last valentine.Ā Also Valentine ā€™s Day cupcake is awesome idea too which I did last year. It was cheap and personal as I put his name in the cupcakeĀ  šŸ™‚

I know not everyone is lucky to have their Valentine close to them so make sure if you are planning to send something, do in time so it reaches your loved one for the day. We have been through that. Our first ever Valentineā€™s days as a couple, we spent apart. But I remember it being on a weekend so we spent the whole day Skyping. I wanted to surprise him so I sent him a cake and flower through an online store. So he got that while we were online. I loved the expression on his face.Ā 

But for him everything didnā€™t go as planned. He ordered a teddy bear and flower for me online. He didnā€™t tell me because he wanted to make sure it was a surprise. Unfortunately the company didnā€™t delivery it on that day. So he had to tell me and I had to follow up with the company. They messed it all up (never apologized) and delivered it two days later. I was really angry with the company as they charge arms and legs on Valentineā€™s Day for those items. But I was really happy just to know that my then fiancĆ© had put an effort to make sure our first Valentineā€™s was special.Ā 

I know some people may argue against celebrating Valentineā€™s Day. If I love my partner 365 days of the year and buy flowers occasionally then why do I have to show it only on that date. My answer to them is, as a gift given to any person on March canā€™t be considered a Christmas gift or having a turkey in June doesnā€™t make it Thanksgiving, in the same way Valentineā€™s Day is in February even though you like it or not. You can argue all you like but I am sure your partner may not have the same idea as you do. You can surprise the one you love with a romantic gesture on some other day throughout the year but do it on this day as well if that makes a difference to your partner. If you both agree not to celebrate, then that is a different story.Ā 

Last year we celebrated our first Valentineā€™s day together. It was really a treat as it felt so good to wake up in the morning and wish him Happy Valentine than waiting for him to wake up and Skyping with all the time difference. Anyway we went to Sydney tower for dinner and I couldnā€™t ask for more. He bought me flowers and made me smile the whole day. A perfect day.Ā 

Also last year he uploaded this special photo on his profile in Facebook and I couldnā€™t believe my eyes. The photo was taken when we were mocking around during our photo shoot. I just loved it and that is theĀ most romantic gesture ever.Ā Normally he doesnā€™t like pubic display of affections unlike me but he just melted my heart with this photo.

This year, we are planning to go out for dinner as well. Will update with more details later. Let me know what you are planning for Valentine ā€™s Day. Also if you have some great gift ideas, do share.Ā 

Hope this Valentine ā€™s Day is the best you ever had!!!