Tomorrow is already February 14, 2012. It’s a Tuesday. And yes, it’s already Valentine’s Day. Everyone has been very excited especially those couples who have been planning to go out on a date tomorrow. Valentine cards, chocolates and flowers are a sure sold-out. Yes, flowers.
My colleagues and I were about to go home this afternoon when one of my colleagues told us that we had to wait because she was waiting for a surprise – a bouquet of flowers. Well yeah, it was supposed to be a surprise but because of an “unexpected circumstance” (only I and my colleagues knew about this), the surprise was spoiled! Anyway, we patiently waited. While waiting, we already got so excited about the surprise and brainstormed on how would that surprise look like. It took a couple of minutes for us to wait, so we decided to go down to log out and wait for the ‘messenger’ at the gate. So, we then went down. As we reached the Prefect’s room (where the Biometrix is), we saw a box on the floor. We thought that it was just something else. But, when we saw to whom the package was to be given and thought that inside could have been flowers too, we immediately put the box on the table in the said room. Thinking that it could be flowers too, I and my colleagues got tickled pink again! We might probably have the same thoughts then: “Awww! How sweet!”
After logging out and feeling shuddered in delight, we walked towards the school exit. Before reaching the exit, my colleague cheered, “Naa na daw siya sa may gate!” So, I and my other friends hurriedly ran to the gate and got even more excited! We ordered her to stay a bit far so she wouldn’t see the ‘messenger’ bringing the surprise. From afar, we saw a man holding a bouquet of flowers and our excitement had gone the wildest! As he was approaching, our smiles could have probably reached our napes and our giggles could have been heard from a distance (and sorry, we almost forgot that we’re teachers!) When he gave the flowers already, we jumped with glee and we felt that we were more excited than our friend who received the flowers. We went back inside the school, took her some pictures and took some pictures of us, too! After all these, we then went home with hearts smiling and beating happily.
For me, today was one of the most “kilig” moments in my life. I know I had felt this feeling way back when I was still in my teenage years, but I could not imagine that I could still feel it now. I feel happy for my friend who received the surprise from her boyfriend who is now in abroad. Likewise, I feel happy for my work colleague who has a package from her husband who is in abroad, too. Do I feel envy? Maybe. But what I feel more now is true happiness that love has brought and genuine sweetness that this thing called “flowers” have caught in our hearts.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ♥