Get this out of the way.
We went to this restaurant called the Place at Nam San Tower. uh…firstly fuck you restaurant you are located super up in the mountain and cars can’t get up??!??!?! How the hell do you expect foreigners like me to get arrive at your restaurant to eat your subpar food?
Well the answer was take a bus. Which was quite easy (bus 2,3,5). But that’s not the point. fuck you. Your food was okay. I ordered the Beef ribs. Meh. The pasta was super delicious though I give you that.
Now to the main topic. What the fuck is White Valentine’s Day?
In Japan, Valentine’s Day is typically observed by girls and women presenting chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to boys or men, as an expression of love, courtesy, or social obligation.
On White Day, the reverse happens: men who received a honmei-choco (本命チョコ?, ‘chocolate of love’) or giri-choco (義理チョコ?, ‘courtesy chocolate’) on Valentine’s Day are expected to return the favor by giving gifts. Traditionally, popular White Day gifts are cookies, jewelry, white chocolate, white lingerie, and marshmallows. Sometimes the term sanbai gaeshi (三倍返し?, ‘triple the return’) is used to describe the generally recited rule for men that the return gift should be two to three times the worth of the Valentine’s gift.
HUH? There’s two valentine’s day already? These corporations really no how to money grab like crazy.
BUT wait….on VDAY girls are the ones that gives guy stuff?? Where the hell are my gifts?
And then there’s another white day so that the men are suppose to return the favor? What is this shit is it like we are transaction or something when you give I have to give back like we are some fucking charity or some shit or we are like an accounting principle aka matching principle we have to match our revenues against our expenses or some shit like that.
Wow that really didn’t make sense. But you get my point.
I just don’t get it. Should everyday be love day. Or valentine’s day.
Shouldn’t we be giving gifts and do nice things to our other half on a consistent basis (notice I didn’t say daily haha).
Seriously. These days are just stupid ass fake days that the companies thought up to make money from you. Also for an excuse for flower companies to put a 1000000% mark up.
Yeah I find these days dumb.
And man, I still can’t take nice pictures at night.
Except for Valentine’s day.
and also White day.
Written from Seoul, Van Gogh Cafe on March 18, 2017