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It Pays To Choose Your Flowers

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by , 02-14-2013 at 09:56 PM (3992 Views)

As I walked along the sidewalk near E-mall, going towards Novo to buy my daily necessities (footpowder,earbuds etc.) on a typical afternoon, I remembered my good friend's advice to me, which immediately set a time warp, creating a wormhole through my brain.

The recall goes like this:
ME: Ani! ok raba kaha kung muhatag kug buwak nia? I mean ok rman cguro kai meju ok naman amu tagad.
HER: Ok keo moi! sus Valentines btaw ron.
ME: Nya saputon nya to? basin makalitan ba nya malain napud cia. Kapui bia sad hehe.
HER: Ok ra lagi!
ME: Sure? Bntai ha salig ku sa imung nakita hehe.

..A series of teases follows..

I immediately had an idea; I like to pick a rose, a long-stem rose that is, on a box. Any kind of rose will do as long as it is of good quality. But color wise, I'd prefer carnation over red, it looks cleaner than the scarlet ones. I thought of an immediate imaginary excerpt, that my flower will send a "message" that "it is best to give a one-stem flower over a bouquet, for a bouquet tells that a man can give everything, but in such way that it is small and short; it signifies an attitude towards small and easy things, while a long-stemmed flower ( in this case a rose) signifies that a man might give someone less than expected, but shows more of being assertive and erect; A man that has focus and knows what (or who) he's dealing with. Besides, one-stem flowers are cheaper than bouquets, lol.

So, I walked across USJR to Freedom to search for this special thing. I did haggle wars with the vendors to no avail, and the flowers are a bit mediocre. The plastic box intended for the flowers are nowhere to be found; they were sold out earlier as what the vendors said. But I didn't give up.

I walked downtown towards a flower shop, but all I can do is to ogle on those lovely flowers. The price tag was quite high, not enough for my limited budget. Remembering several flower shops near USC, I tried my luck. So I chanced upon a certain shop that makes good plastic cases with ribbons but its not the container I like, for what I need is a box. Besides, their flowers are not that good.

Later I stumbled upon another shop near Jollibee, They have good flowers, good containers but the containers are messy (with glitters and all); It's a cylinder with a flower in it. I like the idea but hell, why would I want to give something messy?

So what I did is that I choose a flower; The longest stem of the bunch ( I think) with its carnation bud still in a still-born trance. The next thing I did was to assemble a wrap around it, so I got back to the first shop and render it's wrapping skills. It cost me 80PHP (seventy for the flower, ten for the wrap) which looks like a rose that might cost you 300PHP. Pasensya, tihik jud ko hehe..

At 7:30PM (today) I mustered my courage and went to her place, the "recipient". I gave my flower, smiled..and said:"Happy Valentines".Her expression is a bit funny; at first after receiving my rose, she immediately went to her room, then seconds later, she went out saying "Happy Valentines sad! Thanks!" Her friends are present, especially the one I collaborated with. Jokes and teasing commenced and we had a funny evening after that.

It's a good feeling, really. It pays to choose your flowers!
Happy Valentines Day
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Updated 02-15-2013 at 05:35 AM by moy1moy1 (grammar)



  1. neversaydie's Avatar
    Nice one moy thumbs up!! when you know how to choose your flower or to choose things that you want to give to a special person, it could give the implication that you really know who that person is, not just the outside but more on the inside.. from what you chose , shows what and how that person is to you.. It is the feeling of seeing a thing and this person will always come to your mind even at a first glance.. it's how this simple thing represents this special one...
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  2. graphicare's Avatar
    hahaha...update us for the next episode of your affection towards this girl ha...hehehe....
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  3. moy1moy1's Avatar
    ^ lol. both stories are isolated. aguy hahaha
  4. kstcable's Avatar
  5. kageron's Avatar
    sometimes the unexpected gifts have the priceless memories.
  6. Pandas.Box's Avatar
    Nice! ^_~*
  7. arnelillut's Avatar
  8. cebu.opportunities's Avatar
    Ka pihikan ni TS. Nindot sad ning butangan og story and how you associate the flower/s sa imo hatagan dah. Mas cute and touching kysa merely receiving flowers without knowing the effort of acquiring one and words the giver put in it.
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  9. unthoknee376's Avatar
    makahilak mn sd tag diamonds sa kakilig.!
  10. moy1moy1's Avatar
    ayaw sad nang diamonds oi samad2 mn sad ta ana haha!


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