Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 14th--The "Other" Valentine's Day in Japan

March 14th is White Day

 

Things are done a little differently in Japan.  Guys are the only ones who receive Valentines on February 14th.

Probably, half the candy sold during the year, in this part of Asia, flies off the shelves during February.


A month later, the guys are supposed to give gifts to the ladies.

Maybe, another 20% of the year's chocolate sales occurs during the month of March.

Guys tend to forget stuff.  So, here's a reminder.



Last night, I went and bought a bunch of chocolates, on the way home.

Knowing I'd be busy tonight, I started passing out my White Day gifts early.

After I saw about three of the sweethearts, I had enough beer and went home.

Wildlife photographers have to be up early in the morning.


Thank These Love Birds for the Reminder



Walking along the bank of the Okukubi River in Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan I spotted them.

It was March 13, 2013 at 10:36AM when I started taking these photos.

The captions, ahem-ahum, are just my imagination, talking to you.


Him: Hi, Honey.  What's for supper ?


Her: It's White Day and you forgot to bring me a gift.

What's for supper ?  What's for Supper ?  What's for supper ?  That's all you have to say ?

Guess what, you insensitive duck ?  You're swimming in your supper.

  EAT IT !


He tries some and it tastes like fish so, he spits it out.


Him:  OK.  It's White Day.  I'll go get us some pizza.


Her: Don't forget, ANCHOVIES.


Dudes, if you are living in Japan, don't forget, the Other Valentine's Day !


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