“Where did you put our phone since? I will break your head soon” Those were the exact words my self-acclaimed best-friend screamed over the phone, I remember them exactly because these are the words she says almost every time, and this is also because my phone is mostly in silence and I miss a lot of calls. I knew she was going to call me when I intentionally ignored the tag on Instagram talking about Valentine.
Unfortunately, my name is Valentina. Whenever we get to the second month of the year is when I remember I have an unforgivable beef with my parents, no other reason than why they will give me a stupid name like Valentina, just because I was born on the 14th of February. They thought it was cute, can you imagine?
I don’t even know where to start from on why I hate the name, is it the way Yoruba people call the name? or when people just decide to shorten it to Val or Tina without my permission? I’m still struggling with Valentina, which one is Val or Tina again? The worst of all is when someone will be forming genius and say, your birthday is February 14? As if that is not obvious enough. The weird part is Valentina actually means healthy, strong, brave, its meaning isn’t related to love.
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My self-acclaimed best-friend called me to make plans for valentine, since it is also my birthday. If you think she is making plans because she really loves me, you are missing it big time. It’s because she doesn’t want to be bored on that day, she has this boyfriend who is a major football fan. Did I say boyfriend? that was supposed to be fiance, my babygirl got engaged late last year!!! It was awesome.
Back to the matter, unfortunately for my homegirl, there will be champions league match on valentine’s day and our fiance can not risk not watching it. Babygirl then decided to help my ministry and hangout with me that day, she said most of our friends will be like her that day, so we can just have a girls hangout. I would have been excited about this, but this girl has done things to me before. Like one proverb I learnt in Lagos, “the person that shit will not remember, it is the person that pack it that will never forget”
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Last year, this same fiance that was boyfriend at that time traveled during Valentine last year. My best friend said she was going to come to my place for the night, we will eat and gist all through the night. For some reason I was hyped, I cooked my sought after jollof rice, ordered pizza for midnight stuff, I even subscribed on my decoder so we will have movies to watch, this girl stood me up. That she stood me up wasn’t the most painful part, but she not telling me till I called her by past 7. That was the point she moved from best-friend to self acclaimed best-friend.
I’m just waiting for her to make plans this year, I will make my own side plans too in case anything happens. I have a lot of valentine saga stories, I just hope this year just comes out normal which I doubt. I will sure update you tomorrow, just be here.