Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine Day will coming on 14 February!!

Happy Valentine Day

Valentine's Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on 14 February. It's the day when people show their affection for another person by sending love cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

Normally, a guy express his feelings to a girl which he loved during Valentine Day..

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Since I was in my high school, I wondered about what is history of Valentine..I heard that it come from Roman.. :P Every couple like to spend time together during valentine day. My eldest sis got big present with 10 pieces of roses! :O My young sis and I don't receive one because we don't have boyfriends..hehe but, my young sis asked my uncle and mum for give a present for her..-_- She is still kid..-_-

I remembered receive some presents from my best friends and junior only since I studied in my secondary school..They are my girl classmates only..We just playing fun only because we don't have boyfriends..Haha! So, I return some gifts to thank them ^^.. I never receive any gifts from guys..:P

I found this history about Valentine Day from another website..

History of Valentine Day

The most popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine thought this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

When Claudius found out, Valentine was sentenced to death and thrown in jail. There, he fell in love with the jailor's blind daughter.

His love and belief in God cured her blindness, and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed "From your Valentine".

Read the story: http://www.pictureframes.co.uk/pages/saint_valentine.htm

I read the manga from Japan.. I know that Valentine's Day in Japan is all about: women giving chocolates to men. Men are supposed to return gifts to women on a day called "White Day" (March 14th), a Japanese creation. It unlike western Valentine Day..

There are getting the another meaning when woman are giving the chocolates men in Japan..

"Honmei-choko" - women express their love feelings to who they liked and interesed in..

"Giri-choko" is the chocolate given to men such as bosses, colleagues or male friends that women have no romantic interest in, just for friendship or gratitude. The concept of "giri" is very Japanese. It is a mutual obligation that the Japanese follow when dealing with other people. If someone does you a favor, then you feel obligated to do something for that person.

If you are going to Japan, you will learn Japan's culture~ :P
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1 comment:

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