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Romance gets tills ringing again as stars turn out for make-up launch on sequel to Valentine's Day

The commercial hype surrounding Valentine's Day is already a month behind us, but some retailers have been hoping a similar event would bring them another sales boost.

Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am

Businesses brush up on cashing in on Valentine's Day - with singles not forgotten

Emotional blackmail or disingenuous romanticism? Welcome to another Valentine's Day.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Skip gifts but embrace romance, lovers told

Every day should be Valentine's Day when you're in a relationship, says counsellor

Shops and restaurants may be encouraging lovers to spend on Valentine's Day, but counsellors believe even the most wealthy should skip the expensive gifts in favour of simple romance.

14 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Show that you care - send in your sweet messages

Lovers around the world celebrate Valentine's Day, which falls on February 14.

Many girls and boys receive sweets, such as chocolate, on this day. And girls often get flowers, which makes them very happy. Some people make their own presents for their sweethearts.

On this day, people express their feelings for their loved ones.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Valentine's Day


Forget sending red roses.

What about gold ones instead?

Did you know it is the tradition in Japan for women to give chocolates to men on Valentine's Day?

What are some aims of this type of marketing scheme?


It is common for Valentine greetings to be humorous or cute and to have fun with the English language.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

You See Colours by Delays

You See Colours by Delays

Review by Gillian Wong, Shatin College

The latest album by British indie band Delays showcases the group's unique style.

Their electro-pop sound, which has a rock edge, has been compared to the Cocteau Twins and the Stone Roses. You See Colours is the band's second release, following their 2004 debut Faded Seaside Glamour.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

Wishing for the one Valentine gift she can't give - life

Unlike many women who received flowers and chocolates, Liu Yanwu bought roses and facial masks for her soldier Valentine, before asking him to marry her.

'He told me several times that he wished he had better skin,' Ms Liu said with a laugh, holding hands with Bu Jianping as he lay in a Guangzhou hospital.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Lonely hearts download a date

With a flood of advertisements heralding the approach of Valentine's Day, single mainlanders turned to the internet to find someone special - even if it's just for a day.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

If an excuse is needed to show love, this is the day

Having been bombarded with advertising in recent weeks telling us we should buy something special for our loved one on Valentine's Day, the pressure to take the advice is immense. To do otherwise and forget the occasion by not buying flowers, chocolates, jewellery or any of the recommended myriad of other gifts would be to ignore the societal expectations of doing what is normal.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Licence to love, or die

You can't say transport officials have no sense of romance. For Valentine's Day today, the department is auctioning 190 licence plate numbers at the convention centre in Wan Chai. Among these are DL213, LJ213 and CW2013.

14 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Further Valentine's Day suggestions for the unattached

1. Act surprised and embarrassed when the flowers you ordered arrive at your desk.

2. Hide in the crowd. Attend tonight's Herbie Hancock concert disguised with hep-cat shades and a stick-on goatee.

3. Log on to Reverend Sun Myung Moon's homepage.

4. Draw the curtains. Strip down to your underwear. Look at your body in the mirror. Cry.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Valentine's fun for everyone with a click of the mouse

Today is Valentine's Day. Who are you going to spend it with?

It is not only a time for romance between lovers, but also an occasion to express our love and gratitude for our friends, parents and favourite teachers.

Hong Kong Education City has set up a Web site for this special season, with games, e-cards, message boards and love stories for everyone to enjoy.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Patchy drama

Wonderful You (Pearl, 8.30pm) ends on a suitably romantic note for St Valentine's Day, with its central characters getting hitched. The nightmare of hitting 30 is over for this group of friends.

But this is gritty north London, not a Hollywood fantasy, and the happy ever after is distinctly qualified.

14 Feb 2000 - 12:00am