Friday, February 13, 2009

Back to Loving Fridays

Happy Chocolate Day! What's not to love about a Friday that is filled with chocolate? OK, so I know Valentine's Day isn't until tomorrow, but as with most things, things are done a little differently here in Japan.

In Japan, on Valentine's Day, only women give presents, usually chocolate. They give them to not only their loved ones, but also co-workers and any such. It's not really considered a day of romance. The men give return presents of cookies and candy on White Day, March 14th.

As a teacher, I'm given lots of chocolate treats. As V Day this year falls on a Saturday, it is today that I'm scoring lots of goodies, some even homemade. I even got a sweet (pardon the pun) little letter from one of the students too. I'm starting to get teary already about leaving.

I also have a piece of exciting news. DH arranged tickets to Cirque Du Soleil in Tokyo for my birthday in a few weeks time! Two of his friends are in the circus, one in Vegas and one now in Tokyo. The friend in Tokyo got us free tickets. That also means, I will get a final trip to Tokyo before we leave. Yah to that!

Photo from the Cirque Du Soleil Site.
Lots to love about this Friday. Thanks to TinnieGirl for the Friday inspiration!

8 comments:

Guzzisue said...

I think you are really going to miss these Japanese traditions (especially the ones that involve chocolate)

Alexis Jacobs said...

I didn't realize that is what they do here. I think i will wait until next year to clue DH in. :-)

Tinniegirl said...

That's lots of reasons to Love Friday alright. I love reading about the different customs in Japan. What stories will you tell us when you are back in Oz?

Anonymous said...

You know it's Friday the 13th?

flossy-p said...

Eeeek, chocolate for all?!!!! Cookies a month later?!!! And the Circus?!!!! ... in Tokyo!!!??? How much better can your life get?!!!! :D

muralimanohar said...

Someone hook me up to a connection in the Cirque...that sounds AMAZING! lol I have connections that hook us up to free everything at the Royal Easter show..but seeing as I get sick even looking at the rides, it's pretty wasted on me! I think your sweet deal works a looot better. Rofl.

CurlyPops said...

Cirque de Soleil is amazing. What a fabulous night out to celebrate before you leave.

handmaiden said...

I think we all love chocolate...secretly or not. I love cirque and will miss it's melbourne season. what a great way to celebrate yr birthday and a trip to tokyo as well

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