MANILA, Philippines — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and many opt to spend this day with their significant others. Are you one of them?
If you feel that your life needs a little push in the romance department, there are ample opportunities to level up your love luck this season. Chinese New Year celebrations are still in full swing, and the festivities include popular practices that bring in not just good fortune, but good times.
The revelry continues with Resorts World Manila’s Imperial Festival, ongoing until February 15. Should you drop by, here are some suggestions on how you can get auspicious results for love — not just for Valentine’s, but for the whole year:
Ring in prosperity. Visit The Plaza’s charms and delicacies booths. It’s not too late to stock up on Chinese lucky charms such as bracelets, home decor, and even fruits. These are widely believed to bring providence in all aspects of your life — love included.
LOVE TUNES. Leo Tavarro and Kuh Ledesma come together for a Valentine’s Day special. Photo courtesy of Resorts World Manila
Be serenaded - or hit the dance floor! If you need thrilling date ideas, The Newport Performing Arts Theater always has timely offerings. On February 14, veteran theater actor Leo Tavarro Valdez shares the stage with the country’s Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma for a one-night-only concert dubbed “The King and The Diva: Beyond Classic.” If upbeat tunes are more your thing, head to the Bar 360 Concert on February 15 and jam with world-class artists onstage. Who knows, you might meet someone new as well.
Bond with the gang. Spend Valentine’s with the family! Chinese New Year festivities continue at Newport Mall with the ceremonial firecracker lighting ceremony; lion dance performances, a Chinese orchestra, geomancers, photo booths and more. Fox Movies also premieres the much-awaited Robocop on February 5 at the Newport Cinemas. There’s nothing like spending a day with loved ones to feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
START THE YEAR WITH A ROAR. Enjoy lion and dragon dance performances from Malaysian world champions Kun Seng Keng. Photo courtesy of Resorts World Manila
Peek into the future. Curious on what’s in store for 2014? It won’t hurt to get a glimpse from the fortune-telling booth at The Plaza. Is a new beau in the horizon? What signs should you watch out for? A wise fortune-teller can offer morsels of wisdom, or a hearty dose of positivity. (READ: What’s your horoscope in the Year of the Wooden Horse?)
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