Happy Valentine Day to all of you! It is really cloudy here in Idaho Falls. At least it stopped brizzling.... so hopefully we can get out from the home for a minute, we watched some news. The pope is in Mexico, and we tried to watch some news with him on the air. He is in a poor suburb f Mexico City where there is lots of femicidice.... women are disappearing from the streets. He is a great man to try to highlight all these difficult problems.
My internet connection is very slow, I even ask some of you to post less videos since I cannot get to the earlier posts. Not sure what is going on.
Thank you for your nice valentine greeting, very thoughtful indeed so.. I am sorry of your loused weather in your part of our world, here it is just warm with sunshine but perhaps not for long into the new week.
My computer is using WiFi to a router so I well understand the word slow, if to wait forever to be patient, then the photos will down load.
I hope that you have had all a wonderful Valentines day in the place where you are. That you may have been surprised by a Valentines card of flowers, or just took the opportunity to enjoy that day and spend it with your loved ones or with fond memories of that loved one (s).
Maybe you took the opporotunity to engange in an optional rite to renew your marriage vows or you meybe prayed a novena prayer "to support single people seeking a spouse ahead of St Valentine’s Day."
I am single, but enjoyed the fresh memory having had a dinner with a fine female colleague of mine of the ICT department in a cosy, Indie (independent/alternative) Arnhem restaurant Pub called Stella by Starlight.
Karl, do people celebrate Valentine Day in Mexico in Pueblo where you are?
Pieter, being single is not always bad, you know that. How people celebrate Valentine day in Netherlands?
In America it is not strictly love/couple day. It is more about being nice to each other. Ela received a flower from her school, all the girls got flowers and boys received candies.
yes, indeed so is valentines day celebrated here, it is not a national holiday, but well celebrated in Mexico. It is named," Dia del Amor y La Amistad". Meaning: Day of Love and Friendship.
In Spanish there are two ways of speaking love: Te quiero mucho: usually to close friends and relatives. To say: Te amo: is to your lover/husband and wife as a romatic manner.
Mexican people for the most part, have very happy dispositions, and are very family oriented to a very large degree. They are very protective of family and close friends for the most part. This my self am not accustomed with. For of course family is very important, it is our harbour we always seek as a safe haven in what ever storm for our selves and our loved ones.
But, latins and of course we are speaking of Mexicans, seem to carry this to a very high degree over our selves in Europe.
It seems not to differentiate rather poor or very well to do, each Mexican home is sacred to each and all of that family.
Like in Denmark and Norway, although February 14 is known as Valentinsdag, it is not celebrated to a large extent in the Netherlands, but is largely imported from American culture, and some people take time to eat a romantic dinner with their partner, to send a card to a secret love or give a red rose to their loved one. The cut-flower industry in particular is still working on promoting the holiday.
For instance I am not particulary precise about Valentines day. Some years I participated in this celebrations, the other year not. This year I let it pass by, also because there is no particular lady or love in my life right now. Although I am fond of and love some ladies I know in Amsterdam, Castricum and Arnhem. But for me Valentines day can be any day of the year, because I often take a girlfriend to a romantic dinner, or like to send card or present every now and then. So some people celebrate it over here and other don't. Shops have special Valentines day cards, there are special Valentines day arrangements in restaurants, Hotels and pubs/café's, and maybe special movies in cinema's.
Wellknow Dutch people are asked if they celebrate Valentijnsday. The majority says no or just say that they spend a nice day with their partner or loved one.
One of the girls says; I haven't planned anything, but it is already good if your or sweet/kind to your partner. My boyfriend (partner) is a romantic guy, so maybe he planned something for me.
I think that here in America the meaning of Valentine's day is broader that just a couple or love pair meeting. It happens on February 14, when winter starts recessing. We need some shine in our life. Thanks for sharing... I am always worried that if the certain day is devoted to celebrating a love or family, people who do not have a current partner or close family feel excluded.
That is unfortunately true Jaga. Some lonely single people, old people or sick people without relatives or friends feel excluded not only with Valentines day, but also that other celebrations of love Christmans and Easters.
I am a happy bachelor or single, because I take much effort in being social and enjoy life with friends, colleagues and family. I have nice girlfriends and like the company of nice women (them).
I just talked with friends about a party I want to give. I said to them. I hope that not only male friends show up. I like a mix and hope that my girlfriends show up too!
A party or mneeting with only men or only women is boring. That´s why for me Gay bars are boring. I miss the opposite sex.
P.S.- To my GLBT friends, don't be offended, I just like the company of women, weather they are straight, lesbian or bi-sexual. (In Dating the firs cathegory is less complicated ofcourse. I say this, because a few times in the artistic and cultural world I come from I was mistaken and liked a lady who was more interested in her own sex. I learned quickly after that. But have a few very good lesbian and gay friends. Two of them are Lesbian, jewish and leftwing. Pro-Palestinian types.)