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#EngTalk: What you did on Valentine’s day

How did you celebrate Valentine’s day this year? I did something a little unusual. As we had sunshine, I spent the day outside and then went home in the evening. I would like to hear how you celebrated your Valentine’s day.

 “I don’t celebrate, it’s not my tradition :)” – @mhdafff 

“In my religion, there’s no Valentine Day. :)” – iif latifah karsono ‏@iif_93 


– Hananta ‏@Hananta_s 

“If you are single watch a movie lol.” – @LucasLeiva87

In Indonesia, I think flowers, chocolate, and teddy bears are still the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts. How about you? How did you celebrate your Valentine’s Day?

“I would celebrate Valentine’s day if only shoes were the mandatory gift :)))” –  Kamalia Juzi ‏@kamaliajuzi 

“Though I have boyfriend, I didn’t celebrate it :)” –  Amelia Purwandini ‏@purwamel 

“Watched Kunto Aji’s live performance with another single people :)) ” – Nindya ‏@nindyak 

“Had dinner with lot of friends so we got the 20% discount  #thrifty” –  Md Ayu Dwi Octavanny ‏@okta_ 

Besides all stated above, surely, display of affection does not need to be shown only on Valentine’s Day. Here are some ways to make every day a Valentine’s Day.

  1. Look at the person’s eyes when s/he talks and listen.
    • Seriously, put the smartphone down for a moment, and try not to interrupt until the person is finished. It’s a small life hack that can bring huge impact to the quality of our interaction.
  2. Compliments never go out of style.
    • Tell the person you’re with that s/he looks nice, the face looks radiant, the haircut is so fresh, the outfit is so trendy, and so on. You’ll never know how much it does to make somebody’s day!
  3. Holding hands while in public.
    • It simply shows how much we value the other person’s presence by our side.
  4. Hug or kiss.
    • Of course it would be perfect for someone closely related to you: mom, dad, siblings, bestfriends, or your boy/girlfriend.
  5. Offer helps.
    • It’s really helpful if mom comes home after a long day at work and finds the dishes are done or the house is clean or when dad is checking his car and finds the gas tank is filled. Little things count :)
  6. Make time.
    • Try calling an old friend you haven’t talked to in a while, or better still, pay a visit!

“My mom is right next to me right now, I’m gonna kiss her.” – J ‏@iSwaggyBiebs  15 Feb

All right, fellas! May the spirit of Valentine’s day, no matter how we celebrate it, fill our days with compassion and respect. Thank you for joining reading!


Compiled and written by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, February 15, 2016

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#EngKnowledge: Saint Valentine

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you know the history behind the celebration? We’ll talk about it in this session.

Basically, Valentine’s Day is a commemoration of the death of St. Valentine. I gathered that there were two people with the name of ‘St. Valentine’ who died on February 14. Hence, there is a confusion about which Valentine it is that we commemorate. The first Saint Valentine was a Roman priest. The second was a bishop of Terni.

Not only the person, but the reason of death of St. Valentine is also confusing. A story says that he died after defying Emperor Claudius II who forbade his soldiers to marry. St. Valentine did not obey his king’s order and held some marriages in secret. The Emperor found out and St. Valentine was sent to jail. There, he fell in love with the daughter of a warden. Before the execution, he sent a letter to her with a closing remark “from your valentine.”

Another story says that St. Valentine cured a blind girl so that she could see again. The girl then fell in love with St. Valentine. Both stories came from Emperor Claudius II era (268-270) and ends with the death of St. Valentine on February 14.


Compiled and written by @iismail21 for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, February 14, 2016

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#EngGame: What did you or wish to say to your Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day fellas :) ♡♡♡

So today we are going to do a bit of an #EngGame with prize :) anyone up for it?

Okay, here is what you have to do! :D

What did you say to your Valentine today? Or what do you wish to say? Share it and the best one gets our #TYEBDTY book :D #EngGame

Once again the #EngGame is to answer: What did you say to your Valentine today? Or what do you wish to say? Best words and phrases win!

Fellas have one hour to share! Gogogogogo!

@Elleore: a hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

@Elleore: I love you not because I need you, but I need you because I love you.

@djunov: I wish I could say to everyone in this world that Love is universal. Spread ur love to the world. Not to the person. :)

@fabfebby: hey, Mr. Tied Up All the Time! I wish I could spend this day with you, just the two of us.

@iethaita: wish distance is never our problem because eventually love will deliver you to me but today I miss you my valentine#EngGame

@UtamiEster: I am truly, deeply, madly, desperately, passionately in love with you, my sunshine of mine, Mr. Bi @… xD

@Oo_Rakan_oO: Love is not only a day, Love should be everyday !

Aww such sweet words from all :3

Annnnddd the winner of our book goes to…. *drumrolls

It is @iethaita! Congratulations! :D

To all fellas who have participated the #EngGame, well done! :D


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on February 14, 2015