5 Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day! The flowers, the chocolates, and the candlelit dinners. And while these are all nice ways to celebrate it, some people grow tired of them--maybe because they’re *too familiar*, like a default setting, if you will.

If you’re one of those people looking for ways to shake it up on February 14, read on. Here are not-so-usual-ways to spend it.

Take your pet out on a date

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love--all kinds of it, including puppy love. And by puppy love, we’re not talking about childhood infatuation, we’re literally talking about your pet. Think about it: When was the last time you and your ~good~ little boy / girl spent the whole day bonding? Take a walk in the park, go people watching, and just enjoy each other’s company. Besides, we’re pretty sure he or she misses you--a lot.

Watch a blockbuster with your sibs

Remember that catch up session you’ve been meaning to do with Ate, Kuya, or Bunso? Well, we have a feeling it’s been long overdue! That alone is your cue to call them up and invite them to watch a movie. You don’t even have to go out to the cinemas, you could stay at home and binge watch. It’ll be fun!

Volunteer for a cause.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give back. After all, it’s about love, love, love! Reflect on what you stand for, support a cause, and sign up as a volunteer! Whether you choose to teach, or to build an animal shelter, we’re 100% positive that it’s going to be a memorable and humbling experience!

Give yourself a treat.

How often do you find yourself sacrificing something for other people’s happiness? I mean, that’s noble and all, but do you ever just stop and think about what YOU want? On Heart’s Day, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to whatever feeds your soul. A yummy cupcake? Sure! An open mic gig? Why not? A new vinyl record? By all means! It could even be as simple as giving yourself some ‘me-time’, and lots of TLC. After all, you deserve it!

Plan a night out with your barkada.

Spending some time with your barkada could save yourself from the *pressure* and *awkwardness* of trying to ace a romantic evening with a date. With your buddies, it’s all about having a good time, catching up, and laughing your hearts out! And those inside jokes you live for? Love Day is the perfect time to relive them--over drinks, say, our favorite San Miguel Flavored Beer*! May refreshing Apple and Lemon flavors, with just the right beer buzz!

Gawing mas #sweeeet (at mas fun) ang V-Day with the barkada and San Miguel Flavored Beer!

The most important thing to remember on February 14--or any day, for that matter--is to celebrate love, however you want to. In the end, anything that will make you and the people around you happy, will definitely be worth it!

Oh, and before we forget, Happy Valentine’s Day!

*Drink responsibly. For ages 18 and up.

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