I am really blown away by the Valentines Day machinery in action. It seemed that only a few weeks ago, Christmas and New Year was all we heard about on the radio, TV and in magazines and newspapers. So suddenly, that's been replaced by adverts for Valentines Day this, that and the other. There's a Red Ball, something happening for lovers at Ocean View with Chante Moore and Kenny Lattimore, 112, Donnell Jones and a host of other international and of course some of our own home-grown stars performing. I walked by the Bola 3 jewellery store at The Palms this evening and saw that its floor was strewn with red rose petals. Waoh!!!, as trashy Nigerian mags would exclaim.
As usual, I ask "Was it like this when I was growing up?" I guess so (sans the international artistes visiting our shores perhaps). I've always been somewhat derisive about the day, so maybe I just never paid much attention.
It seemed like only yesterday when I wrote about the last V-Day. That's one nice thing about keeping a blog - you can track many of the events in your life (or at least, since you started blogging). So many minutae of where I was, what I was thinking, doing or planning are recorded for me to read. Okay, it's really scary how the last year zoomed by so fast.