Update (January 16th, 2003)
Forgot one thing. Got several roses from my parents on my graduation day. Funny, it slipped my mind before. I guess graduating was not such a big issue in my life.
How many flowers have you got so far? Never being praised for my good memory, I couldn't answer the question for sure. So far, I can only remember five incidents when people gave me flowers. Hmmm. Makes it nine, then.
I was still in junior high. A boy from elementary school (my friend's brother) shyly gave me a red hibiscus. Then he ran away. I thought it was so sweet. That is one of the reasons why, even till now, I name hibiscus as one of my favorite flowers.
When my ex asked me to be his girlfriend. He picked a deep pink rose, hid it in the garden. He told me, if I said yes, I should take the rose from his hands. If no, then, don't bother. I threw the rose away, saying, "Hey, I have my own mouth to give you the answer. And the answer is yes."
After a fight, my ex gave me a red rose, asking for my forgiveness.
A friend bought a red rose. Not knowing what to do with it, he gave it to me. I then gave the rose to another friend.
On my 23rd birthday, a good friend of mine, Syarif Lubis gave me a long-stemmed white rose. I wonder where you are right now, Syarif dear? Last time I heard he was in Malaysia...
My partner gave me a roseplant for Valentine. I especially love the flowers. The color is broken white with deep pink coloring on the edges.
When I sang commemorating the event Independence Day, someone went to the stage and gave me a flower. I couldn't really remember what it was... or even, who.
My parents' good friend, Tante Ida, brought many flowers for my engagement party. Among them were colorful roses.
When isman and I got married, we got more flowers than we could handle. So we gave most of them away.
In my case, I give flowers more than receive them. When I was still in university, I sometimes brought flowers (roses or chrysanthemums) for my friends. I also sent roses to people without telling them about it. I usually asked somebody else to write "Your Secret Admirer" in the card. (inspired by a story from A Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul) I think this is a sweet and romantic thing to do...
thanks to roi