First Valentine’s Day on Campus

Valentine’s day has been one of those annoying days in a year for me. It’s when all the couples do cute things for each other, like giving boxes of gourmet chocolates and bouquets of dozen roses, while I sit around trying to trick myself into believing that it’s just another ordinary day. I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s day.

But luckily, this year was a little different. At UCLA, I’m currently involved in a Christian fellowship on campus called “Intervarsity,” an interdenominational and multicultural Christian club. Apparently, the club has an annual tradition of the Intervarsity boys getting together the night before Valentine’s day to prepare something little and sweet for the girls. I had no knowledge of this tradition, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a rose with a cute note attached to my door on the morning of Valentine’s.

Also, I was able to treat myself and my friends with some macarons, thanks to Cafe 1919 offering macarons for sale all-day-long especially for Valentine’s day.

Little things can really change someone’s day. I am lucky to be a part of such a loving group of people. I’m enjoying my life at UCLA.


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