Sunday, February 17, 2013
I'm a little late posting about V-Day, but Thursday is my Japanese class, and then the weekend just flies by. Valentine's Day is celebrated a bit different here in Japan. The holiday isn't really about roses, jewelry, and a nice dinner like it is in the States. It's mainly a chocolate fest, with girls and women giving the sweets to the boyfriends/husbans/friends/coworkers. Men are supposed to reciprocate on White Day, in March.
We Robinsons take a little of both traditions for our Valentine's Day. I made a nice dinner for the boys and gave them some Godiva chocolates. I had the "I Like You" poster made and gave it to Nathan. In case anyone is interested, I made the large God's Eye in the picture, and Ethan made the small one at school in 6th grade. Nathan bought me a Korilakuma kokeshi that now stands proudly with the rest of my collection. (Note to self; stop collecting kokeshi. You can't bring them all home.)
I also made a cake for the boys this week, which I was pretty proud about, since baking is not something I do very often. Besides banana bread. Man, I love that stuff.