Monday, 15 February 2010

Valentines Day

Did you have a good one?

Here in Japan, women give gifts to men on Valentines Day, usually chocolate. As well as giving things to people you actually like, you are also expected to hand out little gifts to men you work with too, especially those senior to you. There's even a name for those presents - giri-choko, meaning 'obligation' or 'duty' chocolate. Then on 14th March, White Day, the men return the favour.

No giri-choko around here, but I did make some mini chocolate chip muffins. H had some fresh out of the oven for breakfast and then we both had some mid-afternoon while K was napping.

H also received a little Valentines card lovingly made by his wife and son...

... and in the evening we had cheese fondue, as requested by the man of the day.

Happy Valentines Day H! We love you.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of white day. I'd like to receive chocolate. I wish we had that in the US!