Yup, I bet you guys already have right guess on what I’m going to write about. *wink*
It’s the celebration not only for couples but for the entrepreneurs as it’s the perfect business-thriven moment to burst up the sales by exploiting the name of “love”.
Hey, Wil.. Why do you turn out to be against the idea of modern celebration of valentine?
Not really, I might say that I enjoy being in the valentine couples crowds.
Good question, as there’s endless number of chocolate fairs which means so many tempting choco stalls are displaying their wares, attracting customers by giving the testers. So, simply passing by from one to another stall will give you the chance of having various kinds of free trial choco-s, and my target is Godiva, nyum nyum.. 🙂
If you happened to read my last year posting, The Valentine Day custom is different in Japan while the girls give the chocolate to the guys, the opposite will take place on the white day (March 14).
So everywhere, in convenient store, cafe, supa, choco-s are well sold. I was in the queue of a girl who bought 12 boxes of Ferrero Rocher choco.. w-h-a-t -a- n-u-m-b-e-r!
Yeah, coz in Japan, we know what so called giri-choco (the obligation choco you give to the ones who contribute no romantic relationship to you such as your acquaintances, bosses, superiors).
As this year, the valentine falls on Sat, I asked most of my Jap gal friends, they planned to give the choco one day earlier which means yesterday, Friday.
And this year, I just prepared home-made ones, presenting the messy products from newbies kitchen…. marshmallow choco and hearted choco for lab fellows. And a box of cocktails choco for my sensei.
Anyway, I just wanna wish you all Happy Valentine Day.
Not necessarily to celebrate it on Valentine as the every single moment you pass with your loved ones are more than precious. 🙂
Let’s spread the love to your surrounding, have thoughts on the other world crying : hunger from the recession fallout, the wars, and so on.
-Tokyo Feb 14 (25degree C in the Winter )-