The piece below is a post from my secondary school WhatsApp group.
Y’all know yours sincerely, SAMA, was a very gentle, easy going, God fearing and responsible student back then at FEGCO. I have no idea what Valentine Day Celebration was all about back then! 😎🚶
Below is my fair share of Valentine in #FEGCO.
If you did receive Val’s gift back then in FEGCO, please raise your hands 🙌. LOL.
Valentine came with lot of drama back in school, it make me laugh hard now that I remember.
It is a usually staged, perfectly planned activity by the guys who give these gifts, while the babes anticipate the arrival of gifts and a new found love.
Some guys prefer wthe hand written note on A4 paper properly ruled out to show their artistic talent, the letters with “For-Your-Eyes -Only” signs and those with “Ignore-The-Error” written on top before you read. 🤣
I can tell you the thought brings feeling I can’t describe. Were the gifts from the purest hearts or just for show off? Was it to intimidate that girl you asked out that said no, or was it because you could afford it or saved or collected extra at home because of that purpose?
I can’t but imagine how the purchasing of gift was done, was it with thoughtful intentions or just that girls love perfumes, wine and cards?
Most times these gifts will always come with the rose flower in transparent containers with a card saying “I LOVE YOU”. Abeg who has put a ring on any of those fingers? 😂
Yes Love is a beautiful feeling, I wish many back then knew why it was celebrated. I had my fair share of val’s day shenanigan back in FEGCO. First time I got such gift was in SS1, I was on my way back from the dining hall after manging the specially prepared Eba and okro properly made by seasoned chefs 😂😂.
I can’t remember what the gifts were but it had a card that stated someone’s name that took a while to recollect who he was.
Was it the hostel drama of girls trying to see the gift they will love to hide because you don’t want friends to see? Or the soap opera of why was it you that got the gift from him and not me?
Also the guys feeling fly by coming to the legendary Love Lane/Mango tree close to the Girl’s hostel to visit the babe that got his gift thereby starting a conversation that may lead no where (in hindsight, it has proven that it has led to nowhere. 😁)
I miss the innocent days were some had bad thoughts nd actions planned for Valentine. (like the packaging of poo in Milo tin with a very attractive package to be opened while surrounded by the curious lady folks! Una wicked oooo 😁😂🤣)
My last Valentine’s gift in FEGCO includes a wine, wristwatch, a Val’s card, perfume and a Glo sim with things I wish I could remember now. I gave out the Sim card in school because I couldn’t take it home (where I wan tell my mama sey I see sim card? 😂) and the person still uses the sim till date (don’t ask me who I gifted it to because he who gave the gift can’t remember the number). 😅
I now have mixed feelings about Valentine, but I know true love does not have a special day to be shown. Love is beautiful. Love is kind and above all, self love is very important. It is the Genesis of loving others.
I choose to Love ….
Who will be my Valentine? I guess it’s not too late to ask. 😁😂🤣😃😅
Enjoy the celebration of love my people! 😍😍💋💋👄👄