Tuesday, March 14, 2006

White Day

Happy White Day!
On March 14th, exactly one month after Valentine's Day, men who were lucky enough to receive gifts of chocolate have the chance to return the favor by giving the women who gave them gifts of chocolate a more expensive box of chocolate or sweets (for some reason or other, these return gifts seem to be priced slightly higher than those the women purchase). Again, the stores provide plenty of reminders of the approach of this day so that even the most forgetful man cannot say that it slipped his mind. The gifts of chocolate that men buy are in white boxes (after all, it is "White Day") and come with separate shopping bags to put them in.

and I was very lucky to get chocolates, cookies, etc. from my co-workers whom I gave chocolates on Valentine's Day. I wanted to take a picture before I opened the boxes but completely forgot as I was too curious at that moment! I have never received so many sweets as I did this year! I sometimes find some Japanese customs weird but this time it was fun!

If you'd like to know more, you can find many articles on the internet about White Day and Valentine's Day in Japan.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

my favorite japanese words

there are so many words that i like because i like the sound, image, etc.

every time i try to think of my favorite words in the languages I can speak( only 3 unfortunately) , i always end up remembering only one or none....

the list might go on but i'd like to share my 4 favorite Japanese words( these days, might change my mind late :))) :
1) papparapa ( meaning "stupid")
2) odoroki momonoki sanshono ki ( a phrase borrowed from an old animation- used when you are really surprised but not many young people know this these days....)
3) hikkurikaeru ( meaning "roll upside down, turn over")
4) uchi benkei (A lion at home, and a mouse abroad.)

what are your favorite words in the languages you speak?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

another rainy day in tokyo

today was a nice peaceful day at work as my dear(!) upper highs were out all day:)) except the gloomy and rainy weather.

unfortunately, I cannot make up my mind on what to write today , sorry about that.

hope all is well with everybody.

cannot believe that it is already March!

another rainy day in tokyo

today was a nice peaceful day at work as my dear(!) upper highs were out all day:)) except the gloomy and rainy weather.

unfortunately, I cannot make up my mind on what to write today , sorry about that.

hope all is well with everybody.

cannot believe that it is already March!