EN: Valentine’s Day is coming. Everyone’s crazy about it, I’ll admit even Carmen called to tell me that her plans are still floating midair, and that air is not even in our city… I’ve been thinking about what should we do this year… Our apartment is not ready yet, so we can’t have a comfy night at home since we can’t cook… Going out for dinner is not really on my list, we’ve been ordering take-out from restaurants so often lately that I’d much rather have a home cooked meal. *Sigh* no wine and pasta this year, sadly… but still, in order to start getting into the Vday mood, I say we watch a movie about this day’s history, since the Ancient Rome until today:

RO: Vine Valentine’s Day. E nebunie mare, recunosc, pana si Carmen m-a sunat sa imi spuna ca planul ei e in plop si plopul nu e nici macar in Cluj Napoca… Ma gandesc ce sa facem in acest an de Valentine’s Day… Apartamentul nu e inca gata, nu am putea avea parte de o seara acasa pentru ca nu putem gati… O iesire la restaurant nu e neaparat pe lista mea, am mancat atat de mult comandat (nr – de la restaurante) in ultima perioada incat mai degraba ma incanta o mancare de casa. *Suspin* fara paste si vin anul acesta… dar ca sa intram in atmosfera propun sa urmarim un video despre istoria acestei zile din perioada Romei Antice pana in zilele noastre:

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(source: History.com)

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EN: What do we want to receive on Valentine’s Day? Flowers, dozens of blood red roses, yes we want flowers, chocolate and champagne, if possible. We want love and actually, we want a never ending conversation… a conversation that lasts until late in the night, filled with laughter that gets muffled as we cuddle in the white blanket. We want attention and compassion, closeness and warmth, maybe a little gossip, a quiet night that’s ended by a late morning sun, that slowly sneaks into the bedroom. That’s what we wish for every year on Valentine’s Day. However, Saturday will not be different until you make something special of it. If you’re reading this now, you’ll understand that beautiful moments exist, yet a lot of times they need a helping hand to form. I wrote below a shopping list for Valentine’s Day, together with feelings and ideas.

        RO: Ce vrem sa primim de Valentine’s? Flori, multi trandafiri sangerii, vrem flori, ciocolata si sampanie, daca se poate. Vrem iubire, vrem de fapt o conversatie care sa nu se mai sfarseasca… pana tarziu in noapte, printre hohote de ras, afundate-n plapuma alba. Vrem atentie si intelegere, apropiere si caldura, poate putina picanterie, o noapte linistita si apoi un soare care sa intre-n dormitor pe furis, dimineata tarziu. Cam asta ne dorim in fiecare an, de Sfantul Valentin. Ziua de sambata nu va fi una diferita daca tu nu o faci sa fie asa. Daca citesti acum aceste randuri intelegi ca momentele frumoase exista, insa de multe ori au nevoie de o mana care sa le cladeasca fundatia. Am facut mai jos un soi de lista de cumparaturi, sentimente si idei – de Valentine’s Day.

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EN: – besides the ones above we add – and I cite “a white boyfriend shirt that is too big for you and you only know how to close one button!” (Mihaela Radulescu), a little fascination for the man you’re in love with, a little perfume and before all of these, a bubble bath accompanied by good music. Some free time, without any rambling thoughts.

I haven’t thought about a certain present for Raul this year and I’m not planning on sitting here and making endless gift lists for your lovers. All you need is time well spent together, nothing more. I know that’s what we want, but there will also be candles, a bottle of wine and a beautiful outfit on my side. At home. Can’t wait!

What are you guys doing on Valentine’s? What do you need, what do you wish for this year?

 RO: -pe langa cele de mai sus se adauga – citez: “o camasa barbateasca alba care sa iti fie mare si la care sa nu stii sa inchizi decat un nasture!”  (Mihaela Radulescu), putina fascinatie pentru barbatul de care te-ai indragostit, putin parfum si inainte de toate aceste gesture, o baie cu spuma din belsug si muzica buna pe fundal. Putin timp liber, fara vreun gand fugar.

In acest an nu m-am gandit la un anume cadou pentru Raul de Sfantul Valentin si nu vreau sa stau sa fac liste interminabile cu ceea ce i-ati putea darui voi iubitului vostru, insa imi doresc mai degraba sa va spun ca poate ceea ce aveti nevoie este niste timp impreuna si nimic mai mult. Noi de asta avem nevoie, insa vor fi si lumanari, o sticla de vin si o tinuta frumoasa din partea mea. At home. Can’t wait!

Voi ce faceti de Valentine’s? De ce aveti nevoie, ce va doriti in acest an?

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P.S: am plecat la cumparaturi! Ne vedem in noaptea asta pe blog cu alte articole legate de Valentine’s, inspiratie vestimentara si un articol special – ce fac un grup de fete sigure, pe data de 14…?

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