A Valentine's Quickie with Belle & Ava S8 EP4

Here's a fun and candid Valentine's Day episode with your hosts, Belle and Ava. In this special edition, we celebrate love, friendships, and the unique ways people honor Valentine's Day, whether in relationships or embracing singlehood.

In This Episode:

  • Valentine's Day Perspectives: Belle and Ava share their Valentine's Day experiences, touching on the societal pressures of the holiday and the trend of Galentine's Day, where friends celebrate love together. [00:00:00 - 00:01:11]
  • The Commercial Love of Valentine's Day: The hosts delve into the commercial aspect of Valentine's Day, discussing how it influences celebrations and personal expressions of love. [00:01:11 - 00:01:33]
  • Valentine's Day Traffic in Manila: Ava brings up a unique challenge of celebrating Valentine's Day in Manila—the notorious traffic, leading to creative at-home celebrations. [00:01:39 - 00:01:56]
  • Social Media and Relationships: Belle and Ava explore the cynicism surrounding overly sweet Valentine's messages on social media and ponder the authenticity of such public displays of affection. [00:02:20 - 00:02:56]
  • Gifts and Expressions of Love: The conversation shifts to personal anecdotes about Valentine's gifts and gestures, highlighting the importance of thoughtfulness over material value. [00:03:45 - 00:07:17]
  • Relationship Dynamics and Expectations: Discussing the balance between career focus and personal life, the hosts share insights on maintaining relationships amidst busy schedules and societal expectations. [00:37:25 - 00:39:53]
  • The Single Life and Future Planning: Belle shares a powerful story about a woman who chose to become a mother through surrogacy at 47, sparking a discussion on the importance of considering future family plans while single. [00:43:21 - 00:48:18]

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Valentine's Day is definitely super commercial. And I love it. Like, I'm all about it." - Belle
  • "We kept that tradition on till about after university... It's so sweet that friends do that." - Belle, on celebrating Galentine's Day
  • "Valentine's Day traffic. I didn't realize that it was a thing." - Ava
  • "The longer the Valentine's Day post, the more they've cheated on each other." - Belle, on social media and relationships

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