Posted by: Leap of Faith | February 15, 2010

Painting the Town Red

It was a very unusual way to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in the Kingdom but our whole family enjoyed every minute of it.  Delicious food, games, red roses and the company of close friends kept us all entertained during the night as we “discreetly” painted this town red.

I’m sure those of you who have followed our life here in the Kingdom already know by now that the public celebration of holidays here, other than the Ramadan and Hajj, is deeply frowned upon by the religious police.  Because of this, Western holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day have to be celebrated in private so as not to catch the attention of other people. Of course, we Pinoys always come up some way to go around this – strongly adhering to the saying if there’s a will, there’s a way. 

So, without any further ado, here is how we celebrated all hearts’ day (and Chinese New Year, pala).


PS: Thanks to our friend, J. Roquim, for some of the photos used here.







  1. yes tito Keith if there’s a will, there’s a way di nila mapipigilan ang mga taong nagmamahalan.

    • Super agree ako sa yo, Toni. Nakakatuwa ngang isipin how we managed to still celebrate this event despite the restrictions here in the Kingdom. Until our next get-together.

  2. wow…thanks for sharing this and i would like to congratulate you for the succesful celebration.yeah right if theres a will theres a way…ayos..double celebration..vday and chinese new year…

    • Salamat, Dacz. Oo nga, ang galing how these events fell on the same day. Yung daughter ko nga eh in-theme for both events.

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