Valentines in Japan: An obligation to love and work

Up until last year I had never been in a relationship during Valentines Day. Not that I really cared. In fact like with everything these days, it’s just another example of mass commercialisation in our consumerist society. Now that I’m in a relationship, I still harbour the cynicism towards it. But I put in some effort to make it a special occasion. Last year my girlfriend and I took a weekend trip to Osaka, but unfortunately this year it’s on a Tuesday. So I’ll probably end up getting her some flowers and taking her to dinner. Continue reading “Valentines in Japan: An obligation to love and work”