Monday, February 14, 2011

Unromantic Tsinoys

They say that Tsinoys are not romantic -- they'd rather give you something useful like blackberry covers rather than spend for "useless" flowers and chocolates. Of course, that's just a generalization but my grandfather and father were certainly good examples of these.  My mom probably got more designer bags and perfumes than flowers from my dad, even if the designer things are actually more expensive.  Well, I guess that's the "practicality" of the Tsinoys setting in.

That does not mean, though, that Tsinoys don't love the women in their lives.  They do, but they are just not as showy as Pinoys.  And they may not be sweet in the usual Pinoy way, but if they love their women, they would make sure that they take care of their women really well.


limraul said...

Nice post and right on the spot. Fortunately for my wife and daughters, I belong to the romantic group of modern tsinoys because every valentine's day I give my wife a dozen white roses and one pink rose each for my two daughters. I must admit though that I thought about the practicality of giving flowers versus other more practical gifts each time I buy them but my romantic side always win out in the end. And the happiness that I see in their faces whenever I give them flowers are priceless.

theworkingmom said...

Your wife and daughters are fortunate indeed! While I always tell my husband not to buy me something I'll throw away in a few days' time, I feel so good when he does give me flowers, like what he did last Valentine's day as a surprise to me. :)