For Kapuso actor Aljur Abrenica, the price tag that comes with the Valentine's Day gift doesn't matter at all.
"More than anything else, more than material things, it's the effort.
"Whatever it is, whether letter man iyan o activities na gusto niyong gawin, basta nag-effort...
"Lalo na naggugol ka talaga ng panahon, ng idea, para ma-enjoy niyo iyong araw na iyon… masarap."
Thought and effort indeed count a lot. And for Aljur, the simpler but more thoughtful the gift, the better.
"Material? Hindi naman ako maano sa mga materyales na bagay, dahil ang materyal kahit sino kayang bilhin iyan, e.
"Kailangan it's more on sentimental na experience.
"It's more on ano, e… Gusto ko letter talaga, e. Sulat."
Asked why: "Kasi doon mo makikita iyong, unang-una, iyong pagkatao ng isang tao, iyong emosyon niya talaga.
"It's more on... kasi, if there is someone special in your life, you're not investing things, e. You're investing time, feelings, effort… Doon [sa letter] mo makikita iyon."
If you think your love shares the same sentiments as Aljur, then go ahead and write him the best, most thoughtful letter you've ever written.
But don't just settle with writing on ordinary paper. Like Aljur said, put in a little effort.
Invest in fine writing instruments and good quality paper for that perfect handwritten love note.
Pick something chic and elegant, like this stationery and envelope set from international brand Peter Pauper Press.
And use an equally opulent pen to write with, like this rose gold fountain pen from another global label TWSBI.
Both brands are available at the Scribe Writing Essentials store located in Eastwood Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Glorietta 5, and SM Aura Premier.
Visit them online at facebook.com/ScribeWritingEssentials.