I cannot remember the last time I actually did something to celebrate Valentine's Day, but apparently I am suitable to write about it.
When Tokyo Weekender asked to write a piece about Valentine's Day, I had a moment of panic- what do I know about love, let alone dating? Would I have to share personal stories? Gasp! And I didn't want to write about tacky or cliché ways to celebrate this holiday, as it's definitely out of my element.
You can read it here!
My ideal evening would be a visit to the zoo combined with a flask of something strong to keep warm.
PS- In Japan, on Valentine's Day, girls give chocolate to boys. Boys reciprocate a month later, on White Day. After two years in Japan, I still haven't participated in this tradition, but I'm tempted to, solely as a cultural experiment. Wish me luck.