February 10, 2022

Published Thursday, February 10, 2022 with 0 comment

16 Bizarre Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

While chocolates and roses can be very flattering, especially on Valentine's Day, some people choose to stay away. If you are the apostate or rebel kinds, and abhor the cliché traditions around Valentine's Day, you don’t really have to give up on the Holiday altogether. Here are some eccentric ways to make it a Holiday of fun, laughter and yes, in a non-cliché way – togetherness. Even if you are single, these things will be fun to do.

1. Go camping – have a bonfire, roast marshmallows and some quiet time in the lap of nature. Bonus – stargazing.

2. PSP marathon – if you and your partner enjoy video games, this can be serious fun. Spend the day snacking and playing.

3. Haunted movie binging – usually people do the romantic movie binging, but what the heck, we are talking ‘different ’ here. Plus, if you have the nerve for it, horror movies can be way more fun than the rhetorical romcoms.

4. Go bar hopping – instead of making reservations in a fancy restaurant, go to all the happening places in the vicinity. Have a plan though, you wouldn’t want to end up spending the night in traffic.

5. Game night – call in your friends and play fun games like taquilla bingo, poker, charades or strip twister. Even the thought of it can be whole lot fun.

6. Go shopping online - If you choose to go to the mall or store, there is a chance the whole Valentine's Day theme décor, hearts and roses everywhere, might be too overwhelming. Take advantage of the last minute Valentine's Day discounts and shop online. Use coupons for added savings.

7. Impromptu road trip – neighbouring town, mountain, lake, or other end of the world, just put some clothes in a bag, throw in some food and go!

8. A concert, musical or play – anything that live.

9. Amusement park – take the ride you always feared, eat food you loved as a kid, play silly games and win teddy bears; it’ll be awesome, not even kidding!

10. Visit a psychic or astrologer - Gets your stars read, find what the future holds. Do it, especially if you haven’t yet. Just for the fun of it.

11. Rage room – it actually a great way to bust all that stress. Break things, lots of them, let the rage calm you down. You’ll come out all zen.

12. Thrift shopping – if you are all that brand conscious, do it for someone else. Buy clothes at bargain basement prices and give them to the homeless.

13. Train ride – when was the last time you sat in a train? Not subway, the good old train. Book your tickets for a town you’ve never been to, go around being all touristy, and come back.

14. Hospitals – play the guitar for cancer kids, bring in some gifts for people in a retirement home, play games, make paintings, spend some quality time with people who really need it.

15. Go carting – the thrill, the speed and the works. It can be a very rejuvenating experience.

16. A day in the snow – make snowman, snow angels, play in the snow, sip hot chocolate and enjoy a good snow day.


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February 08, 2022

Published Tuesday, February 08, 2022 with 0 comment

Did You Know This About Valentine's Day?

Whether you are obsessing over Valentine's Day or just curious about interesting facts you don’t really need to know but still would love to, here’s some fascinating information that won’t let you down.

Teachers ace the V-Day race

Couldn’t believe it too! But it’s true – teachers score the highest when it comes to the number of V-Day cards received. Another surprise entry into the high-receivers’ club is pets. Post COVID, doctors and medicine practitioners have garnered a lot of attention too, but they still haven’t made it to top five.

Valentine's Day chocolate tradition was started by Cadbury

Know how corporates and retailers have sabotaged Holidays and introduced consumerist traditions; resulting in purely materialistic customs? Well, it’s true for Valentine's Day too. But this time around, the de rigueur tradition is actually sweet, both literally and metaphorically. Boy giving the girl chocolates for Valentine's Day is a Cadbury construct, not that we mind it, but chocolates have almost become synonymous with V-Day like the De Beers campaign of proposing with a diamond ring.

Letters to Juliet

How can one talk of the day of romance and not touch on the iconic play Romeo and Juliet. People from all across the world send letters to Juliet on Valentine’s Day. These letters are officially addressed to Juliet in Verona, Italy, the hometown of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

XOXO

Signing off as XOXO for ‘hugs and kisses’ has become so common that no one really knows where did it originate. There are several theories though.
During the middle ages literacy was not exactly a commonplace. People would sign important documents as “X”, which was easy and also resembled the Christian cross, and kiss it to show their sincerity towards all that was in the document (the same way they kissed the Holy Bible). Since then “X” is believed to be the sign for kiss. Regarding “O”, the theory is a little more obscure. Similar to illiterate Christians, illiterate Jews signed their names with “O” when they entered America. Why they chose “O” still remains a matter of speculation.
Another theory suggests that the symbol “X” represents two mouths kissing, and “O” looks like an embrace.

Some also believe, these symbols are relatively modern, started with telegraphic messaging as the shortcuts for ‘hugs and kisses’. If this were true though, there would have been some proof of when and who started it.

Whatever be the origin, ‘XOXO’ is as popular as it gets and has become the global representation of ‘hugs and kisses’.

Red Roses

Thankfully V-Day’s red roses do not owe their origin to a commercialized device, this one actually dates back to ancient Rome, where in red roses were believed to be the most treasured flowers of Venus – the Goddess of love.

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February 04, 2022

Published Friday, February 04, 2022 with 0 comment

Fun Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day With Family and Friends

If you are overwhelmed with customary Valentine's Day celebrations – champagne, roses, chocolates and gifts, and are bogged down by the pressure of perfect dress, perfect date, perfect evening and so on, try something different. Remind yourself what this Holiday is about – sharing warmth and laughter with loved one/s, celebrating your relationships and creating beautiful memories that last a lifetime. So why be dragged into social compulsion of celebrating it with a romantic-partner, when you can very well have a fun-filled, casual yet meaningful celebration your family and friends – people you love, people who love you back; no pressure, no strings, just pure fun!

If you are game, here are a few awesome ideas to have a fun-filled, spectacular Valentine's Day with your loved ones.


Karaoke

Happiness is all about letting yourself loose and singing on top of your voice. Metaphorically also, but literally do just that. All you need is a karaoke set and a bunch of crazy friends or family. Tell the world that you are happy and you know it!


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Game Night

Whatever be your game – twister , charades , ‘never have I ever’ , ‘incohearent family’ , bingo , ‘5second rule’, ‘escape room’, taboo or something else, having a game night can be ultimate fun.



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Cook-Off

Organize a fun filled cook-off. Rather than making it into a serious cooking challenge, make it a fun-filled event. Have competitions like – ‘Worst Dish You Have Had’ or ‘Quickest Mess’ or ‘Food that Even My Dog Won’t Eat’ or get creative and think up of something weirder, and wackier.


Picnic

Beach, park, forest or even in your backyard, a picnic sure sounds fun. Best part – you are not obliged to play the host, just have fun with all your favorite people around you. Some light snacks , fruits, salads and beverages , along with a frisbee , ball or some other outdoor game, and your picnic will be a great hit.

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Wine Tasting Night

Get some lesser known brands of wine or the ones you’ve not tasted earlier, some gourmet cheese, make a charcuterie and you’ll have a super fun wine tasting session, nothing like you would have ever attended.

Get all you’ll need for a fun filled wine-tasting evening – charcuterie board , charcuterie snacks , charcuterie meat and best of all, funny wine glasses.



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Movie Night

While this may not sound like a very creative idea, but it sure is fun. Just have Valentine's Day snacks , wine , soda  and you’re good to go. Jazz it up with a screen , projector and fairy lights .



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