Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sheikh Valentine

I am for any occasion that would promote love between people. So I don't have anything against celebrating Valentine's Day in Egypt or anywhere else. My problem is (whoever said:"When will she stop having so many problems?" will receive no love from me today) I say, my problem is with the exaggeration in the celebrations, and with the over commercialization of this occasion

1. Exaggeration: Over the past two days, I've been watching TV programs on the government owned & on the private Egyptian channels. I also watched morning & talk shows from the US networks. If I did not know better, I would have sworn that Saint Valentine was actually Sheikh Valentine, and that he was born in Tanta.

2. Commercialization: This and other occasions of sentimental value have been commercialized to a point were the value behind them is smothered by a shopping craze. Please don't tell this to my dear husband who did buy me a Valentine present (I appreciate the effort he put into picking this particular present since it is perfect for an OCD patient like myself. No not a bottle of Dettol, but close). What I actually appreciated most, was that he made the dishes after dinner.

I wish you LOVE.

4 comments:

patrick said...

I have to agree with you about the exageration and the
commercialization. But my curiosity is going to kill me about The Present. What did hubby get you? I got nothing for Nadia because she's been away. I did tell her though, how much I still love her. She would have received flowers had she been here.

nahoul said...
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nahoul said...

A new line of perfume from Escada called "Clorox" !!!!

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