Friday, March 14, 2008
Happy White Day! I believe this is a strictly Japanese holiday. (I'd be interested to hear otherwise, if I'm mistaken.) In Japan, only girls give Valentines (usually involving chocolate, I believe) on February 14th. The boys don't have to do anything but accept the gift(s). A nice deal for the boys, don't you think? They get to wait until March 14th, White Day, to reciprocate, if interested. (I'm a little unclear as to whether boys are obligated to reciprocate for a Valentine they've accepted or not.) This has always struck me as being a wee bit unfair to the girls - for one thing, having to wait a full month for a reply seems, well, nail-bitingly difficult - but perhaps that says more about my personality than about the holiday.
Here's my gift from the Short One - a nice piece of original artwork. I think it shows a lot of artistic insight, don't you? Oh, and the crayons to the side are the triangular non-rolling crayons that have recently become the SO's absolute favorites - he won't even touch the regular round ones at the moment.
Anyway, may you have a wonderful White Day yourself. I'm still struggling through with my contest project, so probably no new work to show until next week. I will stop in to say "hi" tomorrow, though.