With less than a week to go, I suppose most people are busy preparing for V-Day. I remember back in Las Islas Filipinas, all the restaurants, hotels, and motels are fully booked on this day. And well, the single people among us might just choose to sulk, or have some sort of single's night.
Well, I'm not exactly single but I don't have anyone to spend V-Day with this year... at least physically. Having been suddenly thrust into a long distance relationship I still have to figure out how to make V-Day special with him, if at all.
This LDR thing has been going on for quite a few months now and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. Thanks to Skype and Black Berry, we manage to keep in touch very regularly. Such electronic communication never equals having him around - oh, far from it - but what choice do we have? There are times when I baaadly feel like touching or hugging him, but I don't lose sleep over it. Those are just passing moments. In general, things are mostly smooth.
I guess our advantage is we built a good foundation during our time together in Bangkok. We really took the time to know each other, to develop trust, and so on. It's quite difficult to describe what exactly that foundation is, but perhaps a large part of it is the confidence that we are mutually working for the relationship.
The thing is, I don't know how to do LDR. I just take it one day at a time. I have friends who have been through long-term LDRs, and I gathered sooo many different approaches from them. I couldn't come up with a framework for LDRs based on the diversity of my friends' experiences. Perhaps there are no formulas? Or perhaps, I just have to do it my own way. It's like going around a forest without a map or compass. One thing though, right from the very start I told my self to relax.
So including this V-Day I'm just going to chill. In fact I've made plans, but not because it's V-Day. It just happens that Lea Salonga is coming to BKK for a Valentine concert, so, of course I'm going to brave the traffic and drag my (now) fat ass to the other side of town. I hope she sings On My Own kase parang bagay ang title sa aking mood. Chowz!