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Feb 17, 2015
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FHM's 28 Days Of Romansahan: FHM's Ultra-Cheesy, OPM-Inspired V-Day Cards!

It’s our favorite time of the year—that’s aside from Christmas and the FHM 100 Sexiest Victory Party; okay, it’s our THIRD favorite time of the year! But who’s counting, right? What’s more important is it’s now February. The love month. The okay-lang-magwaldas-para-sa-date month. The only month men are allowed to be ultra-cheesy.

But do you have any idea HOW to be cheesy? Are you and your lady constantly bickering about your lack of romance? Do you attribute your singlehood to your lack of wooing skills? Well, we’re going to solve these all for you! FHM will be dishing out daily how-to-be-a-Don-Romantiko tips the whole month of February!


The long-awaited Day of Hearts has come and gone, and... it didn't turn out as well as she expected. We know we don't have to ask, but we will anyway: What the hell did you do this time?!?!?

We know that explaining to her that "NBA All-Star Weekend kasi, dear,"  or whatever your answers are just don't cut it. You're still getting the big, fat, "K" as her cold reply. Your next step is to make amends and start from scratch to become the #BestBoyfriend again.

So if you still have no idea what you should do or what kinds of pambawi gift you should give in order to instanly thaw her ice-cold Valentine's-lonely-heart and make her forgive you for being MIA last Valentine's, here are eleven options to help you make your girl smile again.

Also: Don't do it again, bro. And remember, gifts can make things easier, but don't expect instant forgiveness. Or that she'll ever forget about your unnamed offense. That's just the way it works. Sorry.


MAKE IT BLOOM

Head on over to Dangwa (or your suki flower shop) ASAP and get her a bouquet of her favorite flowers! It'll cheer her up and give her additional home décor for a few days. Plus, prices are back down again, so you won't experience the highway robbery that your fellow bros did before and during the 14th. 


SWEET SOUNDS

We spotted something over at PC Mag that can also be a great bawi option: a good ol' mixtape. But instead of burning your love tunes to a DVD like it's 2010 or spending for a USB stick that looks like a cassette tape, you can go (slightly) DIY by filling any USB stick you have with her beloved tunes, and the ones you love to rock out to as a couple. It's a far cry from that classic boombox scene in Say Anything, but hey, you gotta work with what you've got.

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LET HER GET HER READ ON

Is she a book nerd? On your next date day/night, take her to her favorite book store, pick out titles from her to-read list, and take the lead at the counter. She gets to bring home the books she wants, and work through her list—and you get to divert the attention away from you, at least temporarily. Our resident bookworm told us that titles like The Lover's Dictionary and Mating can definitely make her swoon.

And yes, there's also the Fifty Shades Of Grey.


PREMIUM PAMPERING

Image via thespa.com.ph

Lower your sweetheart's stress level by ponying up for her “me” time at a salon or spa! Amazing haircut and styling, color job or touch-up, mani and pedi, one-hour massage session: trust us, you're going to go from Zero to Hero in a snap.

You can get in on the smooth and soothing action, too! Go with your girl to the salon and see how different their cuts and care are from your regular barbero. You can also check out services made specifically for couples, like The Spa's Couples Retreat.

Do you prefer to get pampered in the comfort of your own home? Book a home massage service for you and her—and sleep well afterward, knowing she isn't angry at you anymore.


BLING! BLING!

Image via Istorya's online brochure

You don't have to move straight up to diamonds, guys. Relax. You can get her simple and classy jewelry and accessories without filing for bankruptcy afterward. There are plenty of budget-friendly choices over at Lazada, and online sellers like Istorya and Heyjow offer really creative and unique bling. If you're loaded (you lucky bastard), head to known retailers like Pandora.


WHIFF IT!

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Know what she really likes for scents? Get her a bottle of her favorite perfume—or take a chance and pick one out for her. Don't know how? We've got you covered, son


MAKE UP WITH MAKEUP

Image via happyskincosmetics.com

We know you'll always love a makeup-free look on her, but if she's into applying “war paint” on her face every day, then indulge her. We suggest taking her to Rustan's The Beauty Source or Beauty Bar, or introducing her to great local brands like Happy Skin and Snoe Beauty.


SNEAKY SNEAKS!

If your girl is a big sneaker fan, then we suggest that you check out the fresh kicks from Saucony 2015 collection. Pictured above is one of their best sellers—the Saucony Jazz Original.

Check out more designs and their array of collections  in Saucony Store Glorietta 3, Complex Lifestyle Stores and SM Department Stores (North EDSA, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Cubao).

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#PASYALPAMORE

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A change of scenery's always nice. If your significant other's been itching to have some extended quality time with you, we have one thing to say: vacation!

OK, you have three additional options here: staycation, out-of-town break or road trip, or overseas holiday. A quick getaway at any of Manila's top-tier hotels is always a great idea; and you've got a trove of choices for local romantic destinations, reachable by land, sea or air. If you're making up for a really huge mistake (or years of delinquent V-Day gift-giving and Bad Boyfriend Behavior), look at places like Batanes, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, and the Negros Island region. If you want total seclusion with your love, or at least feel like you're the only ones there, check out places like Arena Island and (if you're really padded) Amanpulo.


NEW GADGETS

HOT GADGETS ALERT: Welcome, Lenovo's Newest Trio Of Ultra-Flexible Gizmos!

You'll never run out of options when it comes to gadgets! We cover 'em all in our FHM techie reviews and features sections.  LG G3 and Lenevo Yoga 3 Pro are definetly good choices to choose from. Well, that's unless she's been raving for a new gold iPhone 6 for quite some time now.

We know the temptation to keep that new gadget for yourself is tempting, but please dude, don't.


SUPER DATE NIGHT

 FHM Recommends: The 10 Best Restaurants To Take Her To On Valentine's
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Turn the Romance Level Dial to 10 and take her out on a proper date. Reservations, wine, multiple courses and all — she'll love it, and love you again too. And because we know it's getting harder and harder to choose where to go, we've compiled a list of resto-hunting apps to save your repentant ass. Our sister site Spot.ph's lists of top romantic restaurants that are not just for V-Day and some of the great restaurants in Manila are also worth a look.

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