A kind of a French Valentine’s

So, in Brazil we don’t reeeaally have a Valentine’s Day… there is a date when lovers exchange gifts, but it is by June. And in Japan, during the year I’ve lived there, I learned that it was actually a day for girls to give chocolates to men, but it doesn’t necessarily needs to be the one you’re in love with, it can be to a work colleague for example. And apparently Japanese also have a “chocolate system”, with certain types of sweets designated – if you have other intentions than of friendship, you can get a different type of chocolate or biscuit.

I myself have given chocolates to friends, but never celebrated with a dear one. Except for this year! And it doesn’t really need to be that complicated, does it? I like French things and he wanted to try the macarons, so I’ve decided not chocolates this time. We didn’t really say we were going to buy anything to one another, but he got me a cute Frenchy box.


We’ve shared a delicious gnocchi and exchanged simple gifts, and it was just really nice because… well, simply because we have this connection. And I guess that’s what Valentine’s is really about, no?

It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t buy her an expensive gift or night out, just let her know you really like being with her, it is really not that complicated.


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