VALENTINE’S DAY DISASTERS

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VALENTINE’S DAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT FLOWERS, CHOCOLATES, CANDLELIGHT DINNERS AND ROMANCE IN THE AIR. BUT SOMETIMES, THINGS CAN GO HORRIBLY WRONG! THESE CELEBS SHARE SOME OF THEIR MEMORABLE VDAY DISASTER STORIES!


AISHA LINNEA
Model

“In the 4th grade I had a huge crush on the most popular kid in class and everybody knew about it. Valentine’s Day approached and I found a piece of paper with a drawing of a girl labeled ‘Aisha’ with hearts all around the page and his signature. I start carrying the card all over the school with a grin on my face only to find out it was a prank and everyone was laughing at me all along. He then proceeded to ask my best friend to be his real Valentine. Terrible.”


Amna Babar
Model

“I don’t know if this exactly counts as a Valentine disaster story, but when I was in the 12th grade I had crush on my best friend, and when he invited me to a cafe alone on Valentine’s Day, I was beyond excited to go on a date with him. I was dressed to impress, but when I arrived I realized that he had invited me to meet his girlfriend! I was so young and it was hard to handle, but it became a learning lesson for me!”


Zahraa Saifullah
CEO, HELLO Pakistan

“I have this funny story of a guy I knew in college. He was an acquaintance and we had a seminar together, but we hardly spoke. One Valentine’s Day he sent me a lot of anonymous gifts and then finally showed up with a guitar outside my window in full Indian movie mode and sang ‘To The Moon and Back” by Savage Garden. He finished off his performance by proposing to me! Needless to say, I was totally mortified.”


Amna Bashir
Designer

“A couple of years ago, I was travelling for work and was supposed to be back by the 16th of Feb, but I decided to surprise my husband by getting in two days earlier. Everything was working according to plan; I had the gift, the outfit and the ticket for the flight back. Except last minute, the flight got diverted to Islamabad due to a fog in Lahore! I decided to drive down while the fog cleared, and got home in the evening exhausted beyond words, only to discover that Asif had taken the kids out for a meal. By the time they returned I was fast asleep. He was shocked to see me, and in my groggy state I explained to him my labour of love and passed out yet again! As good as it was to be with my Valentine, it was a ride from hell!”


Salima Feerasta
Blogger

“I once got a Valentine from a classmate while I was doing my Masters. It was an Urdu poem that I couldn’t even read, and of course it was from the only Pakistani in my year, a ‘fresh off the boat type’. I gave it to my Dad to translate, which my mum found hilarious. I totally avoided the poor guy because I didn’t like him that way, and don’t regret it at all! But in hindsight, I should have said no in a kinder way.”


Zari Faisal
Designer

“My first ever ‘big love’ in life asked one of my best friends out for Valentines, and I was really sad about it. Then on the actual day, he completely disappeared on her. When I spoke to him later, I told him off, after which he told me he was actually in love with me. Needless to say, both of us stopped talking to him… but we all got over it eventually! He’s still a very good friend, and has introduced me to some of the best music in life.”


Raana Khan
Makeup Artist

“I planned a romantic candlelight dinner at home with my husband last Valentine’s, and before even eating our meal we dozed off! Both of us had a long day at work and couldn’t manage to stay awake. Not the most romantic night!”


Maha Ahmad
Fashion Merchandiser, Sana Safinaz

“I decided to surprise by husband Sameer on our first Valentine’s Day since our wedding, by cooking him a meal and having a candle lit dinner by the pool. I made pomegranate salad with feta, garlic bread, chicken in white sauce with puff pastry, shrimp pasta with cherry tomatoes, and lastly, a plain simple chocolate cake. Mind you I’m not a chef, I had just taken these recipes from my mother, but was clearly overreaching. Everything was perfect, and he was very surprised, but it wasn’t till I served the main course that everything went downhill. He was slowly nibbling at his chicken and then said he was full from the salad and garlic bread and couldn’t eat any more. It wasn’t till I tasted the food myself that I realized what an epic fail it was! My dinner was inedible!!! Sameer was flattered regardless because of the effort I had put in.”

 

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