14 February 2011


There were 2 martyrs honored on February 14, Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. None of their stories were romantic, i mean, the stories had nothing to do with love whatsoever! Yet there was a romantic version of this story.
Saint Valentine was a Christian, hence he was sentenced to death. He was jailed beforehand, and there was a rumor that he performed miracle by healing a blind daughter of his jailer. But there was also another version expounding that Saint Valentine was imprisoned for secretly performing marriage ceremonies for soldiers. Roman Emperor Claudius II believed that single men were the best soldiers and banned his soldiers' marriages. He arrested Saint Valentine when he knew about the secret marriages.
On the evening before his execution, Saint Valentine wrote the first Valentine card himself, and it was intended to the blind girls he healed. At the end of his note, he wrote "From your Valentine".
Sweet, isn't it? Nah, that was the long-long-ago story of Valentine. Back to the present time, Happy Valentine people! How many chocolate have you got today? I've received some chocolate and biscuits today. Their chocolate is so yummy and well-packed.

cookies from Cindy

I also made some chocolate yesterday. Me, Vero, and Beatrice went to Cindy's house to make the chocolate. I was the first to arrived there. Then Vero came afterwards; she was late due to the tug-of-war she joined for P2S1.
We started to melt and mould some of it. Then we had lunch together when Beatrice arrived. After that, melt, mould and pack was what we did until 5pm. We also put nut, jelly bean, biscuit and candy in it. Ahh, it was exhausting you know. But it was paid off when I saw my friends' happy faces.

The rose is red, the violet's blue
The honey's sweet, and so are you
Thou are my love and I am thine
I drew thee to my Valentine
The lot was cast and then I drew
And Fortune said it shou'd be you

Gammer Gurton


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