When it comes to celebrating and professing one’s love, it appears that Valentine’s Day is not the only time to do so.
In China, there’s a massive occasion called Chinese Valentine’s Day or Qixi Festival that sees lovebirds dedicating sweet messages to each other throughout the day.
While not as commonly celebrated in Singapore, the Chinese traditional festival that falls on the 7th day of the 7th Chinese lunar month, is not very much different from what couples typically do on Valentine’s Day, by giving flowers, chocolates, and other presents to their sweethearts.
In the case of celebrity couple Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu who were unable to spend the day together (due to the actor’s work commitments in JB), they made sure to let each other know of their thoughts.
Taking to their respective social media pages on 25 August, the couple dedicated their love and appreciation for each other in the form of throwback photos from their past vacations.
Joanne’s post reads: “With you, I’m fearless. Happy Qixi.”
Yuwu on the other hand, wrote: “Happy Qixi to the ends of the Earth!”
In a separate comment not too long later, the 43-year-old who is born in Guangzhou, China, also wished everyone happiness and thanked them for liking the shows that he has acted in.
Image source: Instagram/qiyuwu
Yes, the lovebirds might be separated by the causeway, but the heart knows the way to each other.
Joanne previously shared in a separate post (22 Aug) that Yuwu had customised a T-shirt for her as a birthday gift since they could not head out during the circuit breaker earlier this year.
“The last date we had was on our balcony on my birthday,” wrote Joanne whose birthday was on 25 April. | Image source: Instagram/joannepeh
The 37-year-old wrote: “He found an old T-shirt of mine, some vintage trimmings I got off a thrift store and sewed it secretly one afternoon on the pretext that he was reading his scripts and didn’t want to be disturbed. Usually I know when he’s up to something, but this time, it caught me completely by surprise.”