The Friday Valentine's Day Roundup | Speaking of China

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  1. David
    David February 10, 2012 at 6:20 am | | Reply

    As Valentine Day approaches glad to see that Hollywood finally breaks a taboo…

    Chinese male gets the white female!

  2. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian February 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm | | Reply

    A Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! For those who are celebrating, may love reign.

  3. Sveta
    Sveta February 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    Happy valentines day to everyone.

  4. cvaguy
    cvaguy February 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm | | Reply

    Happy valentines day!

    I am torn between getting iPad 2 for valentines gift or getting iPad 3 later. What is your suggestion ? Time is running out, may be iPad 2 for now ?

  5. Barbara
    Barbara February 11, 2012 at 10:35 am | | Reply

    @cvaguy: do you want to be romantic or practical? personally, I think that a box of chocolates and cinema or sth like that would be ok. I mean, maybe I’d feel awkward and maybe even disappointed if my bf would give me an ipad, no matter 1, 2 3 or any other number.

  6. Barbara
    Barbara February 11, 2012 at 10:36 am | | Reply


  7. piaochong
    piaochong February 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm | | Reply

    First time commenting, but i am finding your website to be very helpful in my new relationship with my gorgeous chinese boyfriend! I just wanted to say, that me and my love have decided that this year i will prepare something special for valentines day, and he will prepare something special for 7.7. I am not too fond of giving lavish gifts, so this year i plan to prepare a big dinner, with many of his home specialties. 🙂

  8. cvaguy
    cvaguy February 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    Barbara – I got her flowers and a card with my painting in it, hope that covers romantic part. She does not like Chocolate but she likes to read news paper. iPad would let her read news papers online.
    What you say reminded me that she would not care about 2, 3 etc. Only I do. So I will just get her iPad 2. Thanks for the suggestion.

  9. Bruce
    Bruce February 12, 2012 at 8:55 am | | Reply

    Buying roses is one thing but if you can grow your own roses that will have more meaning ( lots of hard work). Take her to a SUSHI restaurant. I know I know what you’re thinking but next yr take her to a different place. Don’t go to the same place!

    Bruce 🙂

  10. cvaguy
    cvaguy February 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm | | Reply

    Bruce – How can you grow roses in this time of season without a green house ? Instead, I custom made the card with my own personal touch and she always enjoy my painting 🙂

  11. Bruce
    Bruce February 13, 2012 at 9:43 am | | Reply

    CVAGUY, give her a kiss on her cheek after you give to you her. maybe a kiss on the lips? yes! do it and it should be natural. don’t be like a robot.

  12. Cvaguy
    Cvaguy February 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm | | Reply

    Bruce – Don’t worry. I kiss her all the time 🙂

  13. Bruce
    Bruce February 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm | | Reply

    CVAguy, damn why are you sooo lucky? 🙂
    Some women are easy to please. Other women don’t want you to kiss her on the lips, just force one on her. Mostly women want to be loved and appreciated that’s all. You just have to know your woman on giving gifts. Some will be happy if you take them to French Restaurant and some just want it simple. ” kiss me you fool!” lol 🙂

  14. cvaguy
    cvaguy February 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm | | Reply

    Bruce – I just grew my rose … I made it from paper, Origami Rose 🙂 She knows buying roses would be too easy for me. I like to surprise her and see how she reacts when she wakes up.

    She is the one who likes kiss. I like cuddle more. But I don’t do any of these in public. May be some day.

  15. orange_rain
    orange_rain February 14, 2012 at 5:21 am | | Reply

    Happy Valentine’s day! I’m trying plan some special Valentine’s dinner & dessert for my husband, what should I make?

  16. Bruce
    Bruce February 14, 2012 at 8:35 am | | Reply


    giving flowers is not about real or not real. It’s the meaning. I do planting garden, trees and bonsai for my personal hobbies. I can show you how to grow flowers etc. Kiss her more often. WOmen always want to feel loved and feel young again.


    Does he like grilled tuna or pan fried salmon or white seabass ( lots of oil/omega 3) w/ asparagus. Maybe New Zealand rack of lamb w/ garlic or grilled fillet mignon w/sweet potato or spicy spagetti ( asian style). beef salad ( zesty , sour , spicy fresh chili mixed with lime and fishsauce ) or multi herbs salad. or thai basil stir fried chicken w/ rice . Dessert can be cheese cake or fried ice cream and rum ( light the rum at the table).

    Not good enough for Valentine’s Day? 🙂

    Bruce hahahahahah lol

  17. orange_rain
    orange_rain February 14, 2012 at 9:22 am | | Reply


    thanks for the tips, he eats pretty much anything so I should try those dishes sometime! But today I dont want my cookings to end up into disaster so I propably choose safely some chicken dish, and for dessert I will make my mother’s blueberry pie (and strawberry milkshake because I know he loves that the most):)

  18. Bruce
    Bruce February 14, 2012 at 10:07 am | | Reply

    I love to cook . Your ingredients should compromise each other like a marriage . The fire and the cooking temperature should be extremely hot hot hot!If you are a good cook, everything should be tasty . When I cook, you will see flames, fire and smoke flying everywhere. I’ve invested a lot of money into my kitchen, outdoor kitchen( my favorite!) and cookwares. have fun

  19. orange_rain
    orange_rain February 15, 2012 at 2:22 am | | Reply

    I’m very poor cook, so our compromise is usually that my husband cooks and I wash the dishes.. But he really appreciates the times when I’m cooking for him. Now we only have Sundays to eat together because of my husband’s work, but soon we will hopefully be both home for the dinner time so I have more chance to experiment with new dishes:)

  20. Bruce
    Bruce February 15, 2012 at 7:38 am | | Reply

    That’s fine! It doesn’t matter who cooks as long as you two are a team.

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