Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Love Letters

I've got plenty of love letters. Don't you just envy me? I've got an entire Milo tin of them. They're in my pantry, waiting to be transferred into a cookie jar for guests who come a-calling during Chinese New Year. People who live in this part of the world know that these fan-shaped, crispy, sweet wafers are also called kuih kapit. But Love Letters sound nicer. At least folks who have never got a real love letter in their lives, can boast that they've got plenty of love letters and they get to eat them too.

February 14 is round the corner. It's just another day for hubby and me. We don't celebrate it, not when we were courting, not now. But many couples will be in a flurry, wording the perfect prose or poem to express their love. For those who are words-challenged, it doesn't matter that they can't pen a love letter to save their lives. The florists, confectioners and gift vendors are there to make life easy for them, for a price of course.

Happy Chinese New Year.

11 comments:

Razlin said...

yummy yum yum!

yuqin said...

hmm..that a great idea to ward off my friends who have been pestering me endlessly to find a guy and get in love...just kidding ^_^ Happy New Year!!

Lydia Teh said...

Razlin, which one?
yuqin, Happy CNY to you too.

dannie choOng said...

hmmm... valentine day huh ? should i be glad that i'm single (money $aved) or should i be despair coz my date will be Ms.Sony & her step sister, Ms.Samsung ?

marsha said...

Valentine's Day should never be celebrated! Even a love-addict like me can tell that some big gung-ho business man started this Valentine's Day thing going to boost sales for his cheesy cheesecakes or something.

bibliobibuli said...

valentine's day is great ... traditionally it is the day when all the little birdies get it together after the long cold winter ... and what little birdies can do, we can do a whole lot better, hey? so bill and coo with the one you love and don't pay any heed to those trying to make a fast buck from you ...

do hope your chinese new year was a happy one and you had a good rest

Jane Sunshine said...

Happy Chinese New Year Lydia! May the year of the Dog bring you health, wealth and much happiness. I really enjoy love letters during CNY and always got mom to order a few tins. I feel wistful thinking of all this now.....

Lydia Teh said...

Dannie, enjoy your single days when the money's yours to spend. When Ms. Right comes, it could well spell some pokai days :)

Marsha, Great businessmen see opportunities noone else sees.

Sharon, Wah, sounds like you're really into this V-day spirit, minus the hype. I'm glad CNY is half-way done. Yipee, the kids are going back to school next week.

Jane, Thanks. If you time your next visit to Msia during CNY, you're most welcome to my love letters.

pu1pu3 said...

I really thought it was the real love letters reading from the first few sentences.I was fooled. Alas, a fool in love.hahha..
THough u don't celebrate it, Happy Valentines to you. May there be more love in this world.

Kak Teh said...

lydia, i remember one year when I sent a tinful of 'love letters' to my husband in London - he received it of course - but in small pieces!

Lydia Teh said...

pu1pu3, I love it when readers fall for my red herring, hehe.

KT, I think you have to bubble wrap them in order for them to arrive intact.