Yes, yes, yes, I know...it is the day after Valentine's Day....I also know that when it comes to this particular "day of love", being in Japan just really sucks. (Sorry, but, I'm about to go on a bit of a rant ..... )
"Why?" you ask.....well....thanks to a chocolate company the day is "celebrated" (and I use that term oh so very lightly!!) differently.
First of all....men in Japan....do nothing.
Women are the ones buying the gifts....the chocolates, in particular. Not only buying, but many women and girls are making chocolates, cakes, cookies....all in the name of love.
On March 14, we have what they (again...a chocolate company's idea!) have named"White Day", where men are to buy something for the woman who gave them something on Feb. 14th....and it needs to be....you guessed it...white. White chocolate cookies...sox (!)...handkerchief...I even got marshmallows one year!!!
I know....I know....I'm living in Japan...."When in Rome..." yada yada yada!!
I guess I just miss that exciting feeling of wondering what would happen on Valentine's Day...
I was lucky enough, on a few occasions to have really nice boyfriends or just boy friends, who actually put some thought into a Valentine....it was all just pretty romantic. *sigh*
And yes...this year...I bought chocolates for "my boys"...made strawberry Valentine cupcakes for my morning class...and...bought flowers for myself....really nice flowers!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day....I wish you all....flowers, fun presents, and lots and lots of hugs and kisses!!!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Posted by dkuroiwa at 11:24 PM