Love is in the Air

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As some (or all) of you know, I’m Brazilian. And in Brazil, Valentine’s Day (Dia dos Namorados) is on June 12. 

Besides, I’m single. 

No reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day today or even to enjoy all the love being spread on the internet then, right? 

Wrong! 

I actually like Valentine’s Day. I do. Yes, the North-American one, celebrated today. 

In Brazil, the day is celebrated exclusively by those who have a girlfriend/boyfriend, husband/wife. Now that is boring, because, of course, it does not include me. However, the North-American one, on the other hand, embraces the idea of love. And love is not exclusive to lovers per se, but to friends and anything else you might actually… love! Now that includes pretty much everybody (unless you are a grumpy person that does not love absolutely anything). 

Because of that, I decided to treat you with a bonus post this week! I want to share with you my love for… 

  • Translation. I love my job! If you are a translator and also love what you do or if you are not a translator, but love your translator or simply support us, this is a great opportunity to spread the love! Have you already heard of these wonderful initiatives: Love Your Translator and Pro and Proud? Access the links, learn more and help us spread the love. 
  • You! My lovely readers who follow my posts, read them, share them, comment, follow me on social media. I ♥ you!

Here’s a Happy Valentine’s Day full of love to you all! 

My present to you is this great list of love-related articles. Enjoy!

Why writters and bloggers need a lot of love
Be my Valentine!
Do you heart your translation company? Why communication builds a strong relationship
Valentine’s Day: legend, traditions and tips to celebrate it
A whole lot of history behind ‘x’ and ‘o,’ kiss and hug
11 British Chat Up Lines for Single People to Use on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day: How to Talk About Love

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6 thoughts on “Love is in the Air

  1. What a nice post, Caroline. I love the idea of a Valentine’s Day celebrating everything you love, not just a partner. And yes, I do love my job, I love a good book, strong coffee and social media (guilty as charged), and my partner, of course.

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      • :)))) I didn’t see that one coming (the partner bit). Luckily I wasn’t drinking any coffee/tea/water, or my laptop would have been a sure victim.

        Yes, I don’t see why we can’t celebrate with friends and family. My partner and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s – maybe because it has become overly commercial and cheesy at times. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it and it’s great that people celebrate it, but it’s not for me. We might actually go out later on this evening with another friend who is single, as we do this every Friday and why break the habit just because it’s Valentine’s and people expect only couples?

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      • LOL
        As we say here in Brazil, “perco o amigo, mas não a piada” (I lose the friend, but not the joke). And I could’t miss that change of making a joke.

        I’m sure that friend of yours will really appreciate it! Being left alone at home just because it’s Valentine’s Day is not fair at all!

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