10 ideas for an awesome Valentine's Day

EN:

I love to find ways to make life more enjoyable, relationships feel more special and make holidays my own. It's not about spending money, it's about sharing love and appreciation. Bingo! That's probably my biggest talent right there!

So, as you may have guessed, I did my thing and started soul searching for what I thought were great ideas to do on V-day, for those of you who needed a bit of inspiration.

Don't worry, I got your back!

 

Let's put it this way, there's a lot more to surprises than flowers and candy - and I don't mean a teddy bear!

Though, I must admit, I do love cheesy clichés, but what I love most is having inside jokes and games..

You know you have a damned good relationship when you have all these little things only you two could ever understand.

Yeah and that's exactly where you should start!

Okay, now let me give you a few things you can try in your own way to make this Valentine's day the most awesome of all!

RO:

Imi place sa gasesc solutii pentru a-mi face viata mai distractiva, relatiile mai speciale si sarbatorile mai personale. N-are nici o legatura cu cheltuitul abuziv, ci mai degraba cu iubirea si aprecierea pe care vreau sa o impartasesc. Hop, si cred ca aici am nimerit punctul meu forte!

Cum presupun ca ti-ai dat deja seama, am intrat in elementul meu si am inceput sa compun o lista de idei pentru ziua de 14 Feb. Asta pentru cei care au nevoie de o farama de inspiratie!

Te-am salvat!

 

Sunt multe lucruri creative cu care poti sa-ti surprinzi persoana iubita inafara florilor si cutiilor de ciocolata - Si nu ma refer la ursuletii de plush!

Desi, ca sa fiu sincera, imi plac si cadourile cliché, dar ce-mi place mai mult de atat sunt glume si jocurile noastre personale..

Asa stii ca ai o relatie al naibii de buna - cand sunt mii de lucuri marunte pe care numai voi doi le-ati putea intelge!

Exact de la asta trebuie sa pornesti!

Bun, lasa-ma acum sa-ti dau cateva idei pe care le poti potrivi pentru relatia voastra si veti avea cel mai memorabil Valentine's Day de pana acum!

 

 


1. Got a soundtrack?

In my early teens, I had this crush. It was a fling and it didn't last very long, but one thing really, really stuck to me.

One evening, after dawn, when we used to go on long walks on the yellow light streets, I lent him my iPod that I used to carry around in my pocket.

After a few days he handed it back to me, with a mysterious grin on his face.

All my music was gone, but there was a new folder entitled with a lyric of our favorite song back then. " We can rule the world. "

I can still remember laying back on my bed that night, after going home in a rush, to listen to every track..

Oh - and I did. I probably listened to all the songs for thousands of times until we lost touch.

There were happy songs, sad songs, even stupid songs on it, but they all meant something, you know? All the tracks we sent to each other, we commented about, sung over or sung to each other, they were all there!

I used to go to sleep listening to them, I went to school with them in my mind and never changed the song that shuffled it's way in. I just let them sink in and take over my mood. I knew all the lyrics were holding some kind of truth about us, captive between the lines and it was a pleasure to search for it.

You can try doing something like this.

What are your songs?

What would you like to dance on on your wedding day?

What songs make you cry when he's away?

What songs make you think of her?

Or you can even let the lyrics aside, or even the background stories and find new tunes, then let your other half fall in love with them! It's a great way to relax no matter where you are, and well, you don't have to spend a thing!

..Unless you want to gift an iPod or any other music player along with them - which is not a bad idea if you've got a budget. There are these tiny Shuffle iPods, that come in a bunch of colors and are pretty cheap ( about 200lei ) - & stylish!

Oh, and if it works out for you, why not sing yourself?

La rasaritul adolsecentei mele, mi s-a pus pata pe un baiat. Relatia a fost o mai mult o joaca si nu a durat foarte mult, dar ceva a ramas intiparit in amintirile mele pana astazi.

Intr-o seara dupa apus, cand obisnuiam sa ne plimbam pe straziile luminate galbui, i-am imprumutat iPod-ul meu, pe care il inghensuiam mereu in buzunar.

Peste cateva zile mi l-a returnat si misterul i-a cuprins zambetul.

Toata muzica de pe el disparuse. Dar in locul ei, aparuse un folder nou, intitulat cu un vers din piesa noastra preferata de atunci. " We can rule the world. "

Imi amintesc perfect cum plecasem in graba in noaptea aceea, doar ca sa pot asculta fiecare piesa singura, acasa..

Oh - si am facut-o! De mii de ori pana am pierdut legautra cu baiataul.

Era o selectie unica de piese fericite, triste, chiar si prostesti, dar toate inseamnau ceva pentru noi, stii? Toate cantecele pe care ni le-am trimis, peste care am cantat sau care ni le-am cantat unul altuia.. Toate erau acolo!

Adormeam ascultandu-le, mergeam la scoala cu ele in gand si nu schimbam niciodata piesa. Le lasam pe ele sa-mi schimbe starile si sa-mi captiveze atentia. Cautam adevarurile despre noi printre versuri..

Poti pregati ceva de genul.

Care sunt piesele voastre?

Pe ce ti-ar placea sa dansati la nunta voastra?

Care piesa te face sa plangi cand e plecat?

Care piesa iti aminteste de ea?

Daca vrei, poti lasa versurile la o parte. Nici macar nu e neaparat sa le stie din avans. Alege tu un soundtrack nou pentru relatia voastra. Fii tu relgizorul si vei vedea ca inevitabil se va indragostii de fiecare sunet. E un mijloc de relaxare perfect oriunde ati fi si nu te costa nimic!

..Asta daca nu vrei sa-i dai si un iPod sau alt player pe care sa se afle muzica.  - Ceea ce nu-i o idee rea, daca ai un buget. Exista iPod-urile Shuffle care vin intr-o gramada de culori, sunt micute si foarte stylish! & sunt destul de ieftine! ( cam 200lei )

Ah, iar daca te descurci, de ce n-ai canta chiar tu?

 

 


2. Culinary Satisfactions always work!

Treat yourselves with a great meal!

While there are plenty of restaurants with food to die for, there is still something a lot more intimate in having a meal at home, together.

I guess the only thing you should keep in mind, is to do something out of the ordinary for you two. If you're used to cooking together, then just go out in a fancy spot; If you don't normally cook, then I think this is your best chance to impress him/her with your skills.

Double dates are cool too! You can make it fun with a bit of a challenge. Pick out a dish and cook it together with your loved one. Then compare the results with another team. Pizza and pasta are the first that come to my mind. They're easy, quick and you can get really creative.

Rasfatati-va cu o masa copioasa!

Desi sunt suficiente restaurante care te fac sa crezi ca poti muri fericit, nimic nu se compara cu o masa intima, gatita acasa impreuna.

Pana la urma, probabil cel mai de efect este sa faceti ceva iesit din comun. Daca obisnuiti sa luati masa acasa, mergeti acum intr-o restaurant select. Daca de regula iesiti pentru asta, atunci cred ca a venit momentul sa il/o surprinzi cu talentul tau in bucatarie!

Mai chemati un cuplu! Competitile aduc un bonus de distractie. Alegeti un fel de mancare si formati echipe! Tu si iubitul/a puteti gati impreuna, iar la sfarsit gustati toti din toate.  Pizza sau pastele sunt primele care-mi vin in gand. Sunt usor de preparat, merg repede si te poti juca cu ingredientele.

 

 


3. Massage, oils and candle light

When was the last time you had a massage? - Like a real one?

Yeah - thought so!

The thing is we all love massages. We do! It loosens up all our muscles, makes up feel connected with every part of our body and well.. it also makes us feel connected to the person who's making it, right?

There is no such thing as a bad massage, as long as your hands are warm and slippery and you don't rush. Oh, and don't move your hands to much off the skin!

Take - your - time.

Massage her/his body for a whole hour. Dim the lights and use oils, they pretty much take you from amateur to pro in less than 1 minute. Light up candles, scented with discreet odors, just a bit sweet, like vanilla. Let things unravel on their own.

Oh, somebody is going to thank me big time for this!

Cand a fost ultima data cand ai primit un masaj? - Unul adevarat?

Da - ma gandem eu!

Toata lumea iubeste masajele. Chiar asa! Ne relaxeaza muschii, ne aduce in contact cu fiecare parte a corpului nostru si.. ne aduce in contact cu persoana care il realizeaza, nu-i asa?

Nu ai cum sa dai gresi, atata timp cat ai mainile calde si alunecoase - si nu te grabesti! Ah, si nu-ti lua palmile prea mult de pe piele!

Nu - te - mai - grabi!

Maseaza-i corpul pentru cel putin o ora intreaga. Stinge luminile si foloseste ulei, acesta te va aduce de la amator la profesionist in mai putin de 1 minut. Aprinde lumanari parfumate discret, incearca ceva usor dulce, ca vanilia. Lucrurile vor merge de la sine.

Oh, cineva imi va ramane dator pentru asta!

 


4. Write a cute letter

This is meant to be funny, not heavily romantic!

You can write a thank you letter and make a list of every little annoying  thing you do and he/she has to put up with. It's a great way to make communication easier between you guys about the "bad parts".

And I bet it's going to be a great laugh, 'cause we all have our perks and weird obsessions, don't we?

You can also write a request.

Will you be my Valentine, little miss know-it-all?

Or a list of all the reason she's goofy, but you still want her to be your date tonight.

Write a gift card. - One free massage with lots of love for this sexy person in front of me!

You should also hide it in the mail box and make sure she checks it. There's nothing like the surprise factor to make everything fall into place.

 

Incearca sa faci ceva amuzant, nu siropos!

Poti scrie o scrisoare de multumire si sa numerotezi toate lucurile enervante pe care le faci, dar pe care ea/el le accepta. Va detensiona situatiile mai nepacute pe parcursul relatiei.

Si sunt convinsa ca va fi foarte amuzant, doar toti avem propriile obsesii si ciudatentii.

Poti realiza si o cerere.

Will you be my Valentine, little miss know-it-all?

Sau o lista cu toate particularitatiile ei, iar in ciuda lor, tu tot vrei sa o scoti la un date!

Fa-i un gift card. - Un masaj gratuit pentru persoana sexy din fata ta!

Apropo! Poti ascunde scrisorica in cutia postala sau oriunde nu s-ar astepta si esti sigur ca o va gasi. Elementul surprinza iti va face jumatate din treaba!

 


5. A gift that keeps on giving?

Gain a new skill, find a new passion or learn something new - together.

Try things like dance lessons, French courses, horse back riding, join a photography class, you know, that kind of things.

Valentine's Day may be just one day, but a relationship is about long term memories together and this is a great day to start a big one!

Obtineti o noua abilitate, gasiti o noua pasiune sau invatati ceva nou - impreuna.

Cum ar fi lectii de dans, cursuri de franceza, calarie, inscrieti-va la un curs de fotografie, stii tu, lucruri de genul.

Ziua Indragostitilor e doar o singura zi, dar o o relatie se beazeaza pe amintiri pe termen lung impreuna, iar ziua aceasta e un inceput minunat!

 

 


6. Have a movie marathon!

Andrei and I have been planing to do this since forever.

Maybe we'll actually have an all-nighter this V-day.

I imagine it goes something like this: Snack shopping, movie selection and a hypnotic roller coaster ride with movie thrills, in the comfort of our own pillow-filled bed.

I also think a cartoon marathon would be even cooler.

What was your childhood favorite? It's going to be so great to relive that with your soul mate, I promise.

Goodies! I can already smell the popcorn!

Eu si Andrei planuim asta din totdeauna.

Poate reusim cu ocazia aceasta sa ne tinem de plan pana dimineata.

Imi imaginez ca ar decurge cam asa: La cumparaturi de gustari, o selectie atenta a filmelor si o calatorie hipnotica multumita emotiilor redate, petrecuta in comfortul patului nostru plin cu perne.

Ce ar fi si mai dragut ar fi un maraton de desene animate!

Care au fost preferatele copilariei tale?  Ar fi cu siguranta mult mai placuta retrairea lor alaturi de sufletul pereche.

Deja imi mirosase a popcorn!

 

 


7. Go couple shopping

I don't mean snacks this time!

Buy something matching for both of you. Start a little tradition and collect something every year.

Or you can pick out something for him/her, and he/she will do the same. This is great with lingerie and perfumes, 'cause it's pretty much the other person who's enjoying it anyway.

Si acum nu ma refer la snacks-uri!

Cumparati-va ceva asortat pentru amandoi! Incepeti o mica traditie si colectionati acel ceva an de an!

Sau poti sa-i alegi tu ceva si partenerul/a sa faca la fel. Asta merge perfect cu lenjerie sau parfumuri, pentru ca pana la urma cealalta persoana e cea care se bucura cu adevarat de ele.

 

 


8. Oh-oh, it's adventure time!

Go on a Road TRIP! Yuhuu!

Valentine's Day is Saturday, so you can even spend the whole night wondering away from home.

Be spontaneous and chose a random destination or somewhere you've been dying to go to, but never made the time.

Just hop in a train or your car and don't ask so many questions. Sometimes people worry to much and miss out on all the adventures. Don't you think so?

Mergeti intr-o excursie! Yuhuu!

Valentine's Day va fi sambata, asa ca aveti timp o noapte intreaga sa va pierdeti pe undeva departe de casa.

Fiti spontani si alegeti o destinatie la intamplare sau mergeti unde v-ati dorit de mult sa ajungeti si nu ati avut niciodata timpul necesar

Sariti intr-un tren sau imbarcati-va in masina personala fara sa va punteti prea multe intrebari. Cateodata tindem sa ne facem prea multe griji si sa ratam toate aventurile, nu crezi?

 

 


9. Make it last forever - on camera!

If you're going to try out any of the ideas I listed above or do something else on your own, it doesn't matter, just get it on cam!

Last Valentine's Day we had a little video taken of us together and it's so great to get to watch it again after a while. ( find it here. )

We forget too easily - we're just human.. but we can hack life and save moments we couldn't otherwise.

Thank God for technology and let's use it to make everything that matters last!

Indiferent daca vei pune sau nu in practica ideile din acest articol, aminteste-ti doar sa filmezi macar o secventa din zi!

Anul trecut de ziua indragostitilor ne-am lasat filmati. Vreau sa-ti spun ca e atat de misto sa te mai poti uita din cand in cand la un video care a surprins un moment din viata noastra, incat chiar merita efortul. ( uite-l aici. )

Uitam prea usor - suntem doar oameni, daaar putem insela timpul si salva amintiri, de altfel pierdute.

Sa ne bucuram de tehnologie si sa imortalizam tot ce conteaza!

 

 


10. Have a midnight walk

Get dressed so you won't be cold and take his/her hand. Go walk for an hour on the streets, with no destination.

People are always busy, always in a rush.

Of course we do, don't we all have so many things to take care of on a daily basis? Even if do go on by foot, we rarely take the time to look around.. and notice.

Just do this, you'll thank me later.

It doesn't matter if you're not a tourist in a new place, you'll probably be surprised how many things you missed right at home.

Free your mind of all problems and keep your eyes wide open, there's so much beauty around you.

Stop for a hot chocolate or a glass of wine somewhere along the way to warm up and don't be scared of having some quality quiet time together.

Just enjoy the loving squeeze of the warm hand that's holding yours.

Imbraca-te bine sa nu-ti fie frig si tine-l/o strans de mana. Mergeti la o plimbare pe strada, fara o destinatie anume.

Oamenii se grabesc mereu, sunt totdeauna ocupati.

Sigur ca suntem! Mai mereu avem cate ceva de rezolvat, nu-i asa? Chiar si atunci cand mergem pe jos, foarte rar avem ocazia sa ne uitam in jur.. si sa observam.

Faceti asta! Imi veti multumi mai tarziu.

Nu trebuie neaparat sa fiti turisti intr-un oras nou, vei fi surprins/a cate lucuri ai ratat chiar la tine acasa.

Elibereaza-ti mintea de probleme si deschide larg ochii, sunt multe de vazut!

Va puteti opri la o ciocolata calda sau un pahar de vin undeva pe parcurs, sa va mai incalziti. Nu te feri nici de momentele de linistie impreuna, isi au si ele rostul.

Bucura-te doar de stransoare fierbinte a mainii care o pazeste pe a ta.