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!


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. :-)

Cathy {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.

Anonymous 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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