The weather has been completely unforgiving these few days in Perth, I can take my shirt off
and everything else off sitting down, not doing anything, with the fan on full blast and still sweating like a pig. Arrghhh, I seriously hate such extreme hot weather, especially summer in Australia. Cruel cruel sun. You can feel your hair and skin burning as you walk around under the sun.
Well, this is so much in contrast with what my cousin from US told me about the weather there currently. It is winter up there, and it has been snowing like mad in New Jersey. Heh, speaking of FIRE and ICE.
16 inches thick of snow, house and cars buried. Nice !!!!!
It is Valentines day, and not having anyone to celebrate with makes this poor miserable pathetic hopelessly loveless boy wonder around Perth looking for "intereting things to see". Well, it is Valentines after all, and I was really hoping to gauge in some hot public
***** To my surprise, i found "nothing" *****
Yes, NOTHING. Everything seems the same like ordinary days.
The shops down in the city do not have special Valentines promotion for candies, chocolates and wine.
The reastaurants do not have extraordinary offer for two.
No one selling flowers anywhere. No flowers on Valentines DAMMIT !!! Arrghhh !! So not real !!
No couples kissing hugging
Instead, all I saw was this:
An OLD couple sitting together waiting for the bus. And...
OMFG !!! She was placing her hand at his very very wrong place.
Man, I do not get it. Even a place as disconnected (Ok, thats not the right word) as Kuching has Valentines spirit filling the air. You can see people selling roses and other flowers at EXTREME prices EVERYWHERE. Even Pizza Hut has this promotion of producing Pizza's in the shape of Heart. Cloths and shoes are on special sales just for Valentines. Man, it is the perfect opportunity of make MONEY !!! Like Christmas, Valentines is just another commercial puppet. I just do not understand why such atmosphere is not brought up on Valentines down here in Perth. Maybe it is the weather. Or maybe people here are already so open to each other that Valentines do not mark anything special in the daily carlender of romantic events to run. And it was in the wide open daylight, maybe things will be different when the night comes. Maybe. But so far, the sight of Valentines in Perth is dissapointing to me.
Well, it is not that I care that much about this particular day. Not having anyone to share this sweet moments with just gives me this unsettling feeling, that I am incapable of something that many others are capable of. Like I am lacking certain important element in life and survival. I feel so incomplete. I guess that is just me. No flowers, no chocolates, no sweet kisses, no dinner
Heck, it is just one day, one ordinary day. And I shall live by it.