Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine

Before I go on any further, here's wishing everyone a H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E ' S D A Y even though it's already over. It's better late than never, right?

Just came back not long ago after spending Valentine's Day with Destinee + Nie Nie + Evelyn. We didn't do anything special though, went for dinner and after that we went to watch "P.S. I LOVE YOU" at The Cathay.

I was full of anticipation for this movie because I had finished reading ages ago and I really love the book a lot. When I finished reading the book for the first time, I actually cried. It was a truly touching love story. However, it was a different story when I watched the movie. The story line was the same but many parts of the movie were different from the book. For example, in the book, the letters didn't arrived in the form of a cake and there was definitely no tape recording at all. In the book, the letters actually arrived at Holly's mother's place in the form of a package.

Sad to say, I was really disappointed with the movie after comparing it with the book. Even though I teared at the last part when Daniel was reading out Gerry's last letter to Holly, I still preferred the book to the movie. I guessed that's the problem with having read the book before watching the movie. If the book was written really well, you will have full anticipation for the movie and if the movie sucks, you will feel disappointed.

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is beautiful, smart, and married to the love of her life—a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry (Gerard Butler). So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it’s a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself.

The first message arrives on Holly’s 30th birthday in the form of a cake and, to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to order her to get out and “celebrate herself.” In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way: P.S. I Love You. Holly’s mother (Kathy Bates) and best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow), begin to worry that Gerry’s letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but, in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future.

With Gerry’s words as her guide, Holly embarks on a touching, exciting and often hilarious journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into new beginning for life.

Some of the presents which I received this V Day.

And that was how I spent my Valentine's Day. A simple dinner followed by a romantic movie. A simple yet lovely Valentine's Day with the girls. To me, Valentine's Day is not meant for couples only, it's a day where you can spent it with your love ones as well. Anyway, if a couple is truly happy with each other, every day is a Valentine's Day as well.

As a parting shot, here's a big thank you to all the lovely people for all the lovely gifts. I truly appreciate and treasure each and everyone of them.

Once again, H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E ' S D A Y to each and everyone!

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