Yesterday was Valentines Day. It was my second V-day with David and the first time we have celebrated on the day - last year he was busy in Geelong so we celebrated like a week or two later. Anyway, David had work on Valentines Day, and we weren't having a romantic dinner together at some fancy restaurant because:
1. He hadn't organised it by the time my mom asked whether we wanted to eat at home together
2. I kind of wanted to eat at home (because my mom mades awesome food - and its FREE LOL)
David came after work, and surprised me with a bunch of red and pink roses. The family dinner was happening because another
guest was coming - the son of my father's friend. He had just come to Melbourne to study and of course it was only right for us to invite him for dinner as he did not really know anyone else in Melbourne.
ANYWAY, turns out... his English name is also David. HAHAHAHA.. so confusing. I guess I will call my
David 'oppa'. Oppa also got me a Valentines Day gift which he actually had prepared ages ago. He told me that it was "embarrassing", which is definitely not a good sign. I hate embarrassing things, I even hate being embarrassed in front of my boyfriend. Hurrrrrr, the present was definitely embarrassing. I have no idea how he even thought it was a good idea LOL.
Basically.. he got me like huge canvas prints of some photos. I guess it is sweet, but where the hell am I going to hang that? Maybe when/if we are married we can hang them around LOL It's the thought that counts.. if he thought it was such a good idea, he can keep them LOL
Well I guess what I made for him isn't any better. I made some 'chocolate huggers'. After much Pinterest researching I found this idea HAHAHAHA Yinnie told me to print out the template, but I decided not to because I need to 'get my creative juices running' and also use my own style and design. I made them with Vicky hahhaha. It's fun to do crafts together. I quite liked my end results even though it was kind of lame. The bad thing is, the chocolates were melting because it was so hot - like 30+ degrees, so when I tried to blutack the arms on the chocolates it sank in LOL
Dinner was good because my mom made yummy food. After that we headed to Box Hill's Chinese New Year Festival. It was nothing special but I think the first time that David and I have been to a CNY festival together, and the first time that David has been to the Box Hill one. It is very mediocre - all the rides look so old that they could break down any minute. We got some beef (honey & chilli) and pork (honey) jerky to share - the pork tastes better.
I also tried to find some Korean dramas with Chinese subtitles/dubbing, which they usually have I think, but there was none. There were only K-dramas with ENGLISH subtitles.. hurrr y they do dis. I want to buy some for my mom because she really enjoys watching stuff whilst she sews. I guess I will have to buy it at Springvale or something LOL.. so many dramas I want her to watch XD
After that we went home because there was nothing much else.
On Valentines Day in general:
To be honest, I do not think that Valentines is really anything special because it is not even a special day in OUR relationship. But yet it is a day that every couple celebrates and some people are even willing to spend hundreds of dollars on it?! Since it is not that important to me.. I just went back to the basic idea that Valentines Day is when the girl gives the guy chocolates... that's why I made the chocolate huggers. And they are cute imo LOL
I don't have anything against V-day, I mean I would like to spend the day with my boyfriend doing couply stuff as well, but I would rather spend my precious gift ideas and money on more important dates tbh HAHAHAHA Especially the gift ideas.. hURRRRRRRR I HATE GETTING GIFTS FOR GUYS.
DO U EVER EVEN LOOK AT THE CAMERA M8!? hurrrrr
15th Feb 2015
Today was the first time in a while that David and I were actually able to have LUNCH together. I took the bus to Glen in the morning so that David wouldn't have to come and pick me up, especially because he had only just
started getting ready when I got on the bus. I went to JB Hi-Fi and got some printer ink and David met up with me there. After that we headed to the city.
We managed to find a FREE parking spot next to Flagstaff Gardens (YAY) and we walked in the heat to D House Cafe, where we were going to have lunch. We got popcorn chicken and baked rice as usual, and also some wonton noodles this time. It was too much. Service here is pretty shit and the bowls are quite dirty, but I guess this is the price you pay for 'cheap' food. Oh well.
ice milk tea ONLY $2!
After lunch we were on the hunt for a white shirt. I am starting my new job on Tuesday and I need some white shirts. We went to Target, and nothing my size. We headed to Uniqlo, and there were 2 that were okay, but the sleeves were too long. Nothing I can do, so I bought them both... $70, also bought a singlet thing so that my bra won't be visible under the white shirt - $10. HURRRRR. Oh well. Uniqlo is pretty nice. THE SERVICE IS FUCKING AMAZING, I CANNOT. THEY BRING YOU TO THE DAMN CHANGE ROOMS AND GET RID OF ALL THE FKN TAGS AND SHIT, DAMN THEY ARE AWESOME! They are also so nice and friendly even though I am awkward as hell. They are...so.... nice.....
Anyway, David also bought a WHOLE NEW OUTFIT LOL He actually rushed out of the house to get to the Glen (god knows why), and wore jeans and a really tight t-shirt... which was killing him on this 33 degree day. He was like pulling the damn shirt down the whole day, I'm like: STOP THAT. So yeah, we bought a nice navy polo from Uniqlo and also some beige shorts. I am a damn stylist because it went very well with his Lacoste shoes. David mostly looks good with navy.
Anyway, after that, we went to Victoria's Secret to buy a birthday present for Amy because it is her birthday tomorrow! We got a mist which smells really nice and fruity. I prefer fruit smells rather than floral, but I actually don't even wear perfume - deodorant only. David asks me why LOL Ceebs smells, also don't have any perfumes and would probs ceebs even if I did have some LOL.
After that we were dead tired. We sat outside Top Shop on these chairs and just relaxed. By this time it was somehow like 5PM already. We had walked around a lot. I actually want some Nike shoes because they look comfy and also stylish. Hurrrrr, my feet hurt.
I wasn't even hungry but it was dinner time. I was dying of thirst and actually wanted some orange juice (I always want either Solo or orange juice), so we went to grab dinner... at Oriental Spoon. We decided to get a fish cake casserole. It was very.. fishcake-y and looked so damn good, but we could only eat like half. Who knew fish balls/ fish cake could be so filling! I got some lemon squash because I kind of wanted something fizzy, and David got Coke Zero. We also got some takoyaki for entree, which were pretty yummy.
lawl u wish your eyes were that big
The banchan (side dishes) were okay, but I felt that the kimchi wasn't sour enough for me.. still tasted good though. The fish cake casserole was very mediocre, but at least it was only $37. Most of the casseroles were under $40, which is normal price... at least it's not over priced. The presentation was so good, and I think the other times I have eaten here, the food is pretty good. Would recommend. Service is also quite attentive although they do seem a little under staffed for such a big restaurant, but they are friendly.
Romantic strolls in the park
HAHAHAHA Yes, it has been so long since we have done this, but I guess we need this since it's been so long since we have been on a 'date' longer than just dinner. We walked back to the car, and put our shopping back and then just had a stroll around Flagstaff Gardens.
There were quite a lot of people around: people playing with their dogs, couples lying down, people sitting on benches reading etc. We walked along the paths and talked about a lot of stuff. It felt like a really long time since I had talked to David properly and without a lot of people around.
something wrong with ur eyes or....? sigh..
Even yesterday on Valentines Day we did not really enjoy it as a couple, but I guess today was to make up for it. I am glad that we had the stroll in the park because it lifted up my whole mood and is rejuvenating our relationship. After dinner I thought we were just going to head home, but David suddenly suggested this, and I guess the fact that it was such a great surprise suggestion made me so happy LOL Thanks oppigu.
After that we headed home. I was quite talkative in the car on the way home, which is a good sign. The past few weeks I have been quite emotional and agro. At least I was good today. Also I must learn to treat people with more respect and not be so rude. Sometimes I say things that might hurt people's feelings and try to pass it off as a joke, but yeah. I am bad. I will try to correct myself.
The Sunday that I had been waiting for was very great. Although we didn't even do anything apart from eating and shopping, it was just good being with my boyfriend and enjoying each others' company. Although I have much to improve and so many wrongs to correct, my flaws did not ruin today. Thank you oppa for always being patient, loving and caring, and letting me be selfish and unreasonable most of the time. I will be a better person with time, I hope. i l y.
Oh yeah and I am also extremely nervous to start my new job T_T
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