Solitaire (Singapore) - - Contents - Maripet Ledesma Poso Deputy Ed­i­tor

AH, VALEN­TINE’S DAY. Some of us love it, some of us hate it, and some of us claim they don’t re­ally care about it. Here goes the tricky part, though. What­ever we say we feel about the oc­ca­sion, deep down each and ev­ery one of us, we all just want to feel spe­cial on that day. No mat­ter if we’re in a bud­ding, three-month re­la­tion­ship or way

into our 30th an­niver­sary. Some may ar­gue that Valen­tine’s Day is just an over­rated, cap­i­tal­is­tic ploy out to rip off all the ro­man­tics in the world — and maybe it’s true. But with the busy life­style we all lead, it’s also a good ex­cuse to just take one day to be ex­tra ro­man­tic to each other. Find out what your woman likes and make it hap­pen. Not be­cause you have to, but be­cause you know it will make her feel spe­cial and ap­pre­ci­ated. The fact is, we don’t re­ally care whether our men show the love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion in the form of the usual flow­ers and cho­co­lates, a silly note stuck on the fridge, or just an ex­tra tight hug in the morn­ing — what mat­ters is we know you paid at­ten­tion and took a lit­tle ex­tra ef­fort in show­ing you care. Yes, cliché but true — it’s the thought and the ex­pres­sion that count. So, whether you — the men in our lives — are buy­ing into the ro­mance and com­mer­cial­ism of it all or not, please know that par­tic­u­larly on Valen­tine’s Day, we are more ap­pre­cia­tive of ev­ery sin­gle, tiny, nice thing that you do for us. That be­ing said, why not make the woman in your life feel ex­tra spe­cial with some­thing a lit­tle sparkly, wrapped in a pretty box, per­haps? Be­cause aside from feel­ing ap­pre­ci­ated, you know the other thing that women want? Re­as­sur­ance. That, one, yes, you are still pas­sion­ately in love with us. And, two, you love us enough to give us some­thing fab­u­lous. Flip through our Love & Di­a­monds is­sue for some ex­cit­ing spreads to in­spire you in keep­ing the ro­mance alive. Cheers!

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