Not a fan of Valentine’s Day and think it’s just a consumerist-oriented holiday that causes massive traffic in Manila? Do you think it’s too cheesy to do anything romantic with thousands of other couples? Or maybe it just so happens that you’re single this time of the year?
Whatever it is, welcome to Team Anti-Valentine’s Day!
While it would be a good idea to just simply ignore this day, that’s not really being realistic. Unless of course you decide to actively skip seeing your social media feeds filled with photos of flowers, teddy bears, and what your couple friends had for their Valentine’s Day dinners. Seems impossible. Plus, ignoring V-Day doesn’t sound like fun!
If we can’t beat ‘em, fine, let’s join ‘em! So why not gather all your Team Anti-Valentine’s Day friends, go out there and be together alone!
Celebrating Together Alone Day doesn’t have to be boring! In fact, it’s a good reason to
be bitter together enjoy each other’s company and create fun and lasting memories of singlehood friendship.
Here’s a quick list of things you can easily do (together alone) this Valentine’s Day weekend:
Not only does this count as physical activity (you could actually burn up to 204 calories per hour), bowling is also a lot more fun with friends.
With more people, you get to rest for a bit (working out gets tiring!) while waiting for your turn and the concept of “the more the merrier” applies should you decide to make team bets! Having the losing team pay for dinner is always a good idea (although not cheap if you suck at bowling).
Where to go bowling:
- Paeng’s Billiard and Bowling, Eastwood City
- Bowling Centre, SM Mall of Asia
- E-Lanes, Greenhills
- SM Bowling, SM North Edsa
With rooms that can accommodate up to 10 or more people, this is the perfect (non-couple) place to go this Valentine’s Day weekend. Sing bitter songs with your friends like Irreplaceable by Beyonce or Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. or be extra cool and rap like 2Chainz instead.
And if you can’t stand how other people sing, maybe a bottle of beer will make them sound better. Ha.
Where to sing your hearts out:
- Red Box, Greenbelt
- Red Box, Trinoma
- Red Box, Eastwood City
- Music 21 Plaza Family KTV, Quezon City
- Beat Karaoke Bar, Bonifacio Global City
- Good Times, Bonifacio Global City
Scream Park Manila
If you’re not too keen on going bowling and don’t really like singing with other people, how about paying to see someone try to scare you instead? Open nightly from Wednesday – Sunday, it’s fits perfectly right into the V-Day weekend. When zombies are running after you, it’s a lot easier to forget that
you’re single it’s even Valentine’s Day!
Scream Park Manila is located at Diosdado Macapagal Avenue corner. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City.
Hopefully, with those three places you’ll have non-cheesy pictures to share this weekend. And if you didn’t like any of them, you can always meet up with your friends, check looloo, and eat out!