I remembered going through the same checklist every birthday/Valentines' day since we got together. It looked a bit like this.
What present to buy for my boyfriend.
(At the time he already has one bought by his mom)
(Oh wait i already bought him one last year. And it's still not broken yet? Argh..)
(What am i thinking? He has more clothes than me..just to clarify he buys them in bulk every Chinese New Year)
(As a poor student i couldn't afford it.. i remember one particularly embarrassing birthday present where i spent 3 months saving to buy an RM 150 MP3 player.. yes i was that poor..and i bought it in Singapore.. he didn't use it at all cos he could listen to music from his computer and in his car. In the end i used it more than him on my long bus trips back home. I used it frequently for 2 years till it broke. Yes that's how long an RM 150 MP3 player lasts)
9. Argh..i can't think anymore
And so i was met with the same dilemma this year.
Eventually, since i was enjoying some quality time in JB, i decided to try and flex my creative chops with somewhat amateurish results.
I cut off white textured A4 paper into 4 (seems like i have loads leftover from my Form 5 autograph paper days) and drew random yummy food on them, then colored them in for effect.My inspiration here.
I also had bought a rather cute photo album.
It slides open to reveal the other half of the handsome couple.
And so i filled it with whatever photos i could find on my computer in JB in 4R size and pictures from my I phone in 3R size (some with lovely lomo effects). The 3R pictures i stuck on coloured paper and wrote captions on them. The 4R pics i had to stick the captions on the photo.
In between i had my random pieces of art.
And so it was not difficult nor expensive to rustle together a whole album of hand made love.
Plus : Jay Chou concert ticket. I'm not too sure if this is more of a present for me or him but i don't care i'll consider it part of the Valentine time deal anyway.