In Japan, on Valentines Day, girls give chocolate to boys, while boys reciprocate exactly a month later on White Day. It's my second Valentines Day in Japan, and I've never actually followed the tradition (last year I was too shy, and this year.... well, I ate the chocolate already). I've always thought Valentines Day was overrated, but I am growing to love it more and more, as I realize it's the only day of the year I don't feel guilty indulging on tons of chocolate.
Sorry, boys in Japan. Eve and I ate all of the luxurious chocolate we picked up at the import food store, along with some Earl Grey tea and a screening of Pretty in Pink, while staying warm and cozy at the kotatsu. Japan has been cold and snowy, as for the first time in years Osaka has been covered by a white blanket.
The snow will probably melt tomorrow, but it's been a lovely reminder of winter snowfalls back home, which I surprisingly dearly miss.