So what if you don’t get a gift on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and every couple’s expectations to receive a gift is so high.  Word on Kigali’s streets will shed some light on the feelings and reactions on a gift well received or in absentia. “If I do not get any gift from my lover on a Valentines Day, I would feel very bad since I expect to get one. Instead, I will make sure that I give him mine to show them what he should have done.” Fiona Mbabazi, Journalist with the Rwanda Television (RTV).
L-R : Fiona Mbabazi ; Aline Gahongayire ;Kim Kizito ; Josiane Ingabire ; Lion Imanzi
L-R : Fiona Mbabazi ; Aline Gahongayire ;Kim Kizito ; Josiane Ingabire ; Lion Imanzi

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and every couple’s expectations to receive a gift is so high.  Word on Kigali’s streets will shed some light on the feelings and reactions on a gift well received or in absentia.

“If I do not get any gift from my lover on a Valentines Day, I would feel very bad since I expect to get one. Instead, I will make sure that I give him mine to show them what he should have done.”

Fiona Mbabazi, Journalist with the Rwanda Television (RTV).

“I would not feel bad in any case because I am sure that love is beyond the Valentines Day gift. I will not do anything and that can never stop me from giving my lover what I intended to give them.”

Aline Gahongayire, Gospel singer.

“It would be a challenging situation for me but it is obvious that I will fell like this person is not there for me. I then try to give her my gift and if she does not appreciate, I will suspect that someone else is probably taking over.”

Kim Kizito, City Radio Presenter. 

“I will not feel special at all before my lover. I will not even bother asking him why he didn’t give me a gift. Instead, I will try to accept what has happened and I will not do anything to revenge.”

Josiane Ingabire, Miss Jojo’s Dancer.

“If I happen not to get a gift from my lover, as a man I just take it simple since I believe that Valentines Day is not only about gifts. I can never feel bad or even resort to doing anything against my lover.”

Lion Imanzi, Production Manager, Contact F.M 

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