Of course we needed some roses for our Love Week and staff and students spent an afternoon making them from ribbons, wire and green tape. There are a couple of techniques to use and they require some patience and skill but eventually everyone managed to make as many flowers as they wished to give away.
This year we decided that the week leading up to Valentine's Day would be our Love Week. During love week everyone becomes a "Secret Angel" to someone else. The Secret Angel is supposed to show appreciation to their "Human" by giving them small presents or do nice things for them without revealing the Angel's identity.
The Friday before Love Week everyone wrote their names on small pieces of paper and we put all of the names in a box. After lunch everyone took a name from the box and got to know who their Human was. The following week lots of presents in the form of notes, cards, noodle cups, coffee, chocolates, poems, flowers, magazines, music CD's and all sorts of things were exchanged. The atmosphere became loving and cheerful as many gifts were presented in humorous ways.
One week later we revealed the identities of the Secret Angels during our morning break, and this event was as much fun as the Love Week itself.
Love Week is a common tradition at Thai universities and we can really recommend any school, organization or company to make one week of the year into a Love Week. It really creates a good feeling among students and staff.
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