Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I'm not sure how Thai people feel about Valentines Day, or if they celebrate it much, but I do know that 7-11 has had a little Valentine's display up for a few weeks with various cards and candy and hideous plush roses. Although I'm usually not a huge fan of the holiday, I couldn't resist picking up a little gift for Mike.
This card was wrapped in plastic and had a label that was entirely written in Thai, so I assumed that the writing on the card would be in Thai. I was kind of excited about that, but when I got it home and opened it up to write inside, I realized it was in English. Kind of a letdown, but I still think it's adorable.

I love the sentiment on this chocolate heart, but I'm not quite sure what meaning they're going for. Is it a "pick which one you mean and circle it" kind of thing? An "I love you because we're married and I don't really have a choice anymore but it's your lucky day because I like you too" message? A clarification "I love you, but I'm too scared to say it, so I tell you I like you very much but I love you is actually what I mean"? Whatever it is, I love it I like it very much!


Liz said...


That Girl said...

Maybe love and like have different meanings/connotations in Thai?

sweeetheartfever said...

haha. amazing. happy valentine's day!!! (belated)

Rebel said...

I think it means I love you - maybe because I have to maybe because I just do... but I also like you a lot too, like, if we weren't together I'd still want to be friends with you. I think it's sweet.

I also think it's just a few random English phrases that they picked up. ;)

There were a few stands here with flowers, stuffed animals, pink and red heart stickers etc. And I made my students write valentines day cards... that's the most I've celebrated the holiday in a long time.

Maria said...

Hope you had a great V-day weekend!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute!!