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15 February 2008 @ 06:05 pm
Happy Valentine's Day!! ♥♥  
Happy Valentine's Day!! ♥♥

It's a day late, but I figure that better late than never! ^__^ Last night, I was pretty sick, so I went to bed early and slept through the night. Tonight, I'm heading off to a restaurant in Shinjuku called "Soupya" to celebrate with a few (also single) friends, one of my favorite holidays of the year! ^__^

Whether you love Valentine's day or hate it or think that it's a complete farce, I hope that your day was great! ^o^ I personally really love Valentine's day, but then again I love anything that could possibly be romantic in any way. *such a sucker for romance* How about you? How do you feel about Valentine's day? I'm single and I have been on Vday for years, but I still love it just as much as before-- I guess that it doesn't really strike me as having any kind of pressure attached, which I've heard before. It's just a great excuse to have fun. ^^

The tradition in Japan is for women to make chocolates for their loved one ("honmei-choco"), for their friends ("tomo-choco"), and coworkers ("giri-choco") of which the receiving boys (if there are any) are supposed to reciprocate a month later on white day. I don't really care for the japanese celebrations, so I'd rather just go with the American way and give valentines and candy! ^O^ In the case of this year, I made fudge which is chilling in the fridge and I had better go pack up now! ^o^
仲冬ナナ: Reborn: Sasagawa Kyôko (skater girl)calystegia on February 15th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
That drawing there is very cute! *is totally fond of it* :D

I personally like Valentine's Day as well. Many people are often like "V-Day, yeah whatever" or "I hate it". But I think that Valentine's Day is cute and I'm into anything that is cute and lovey-dovey. And it's a nice theme fanworks, too. :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Yume to Yume - YumeHino signs LOVEhinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^__^

Yeah, I feel the same way. ^^
Whitney: bentou // heeee~kashewmoo on February 15th, 2008 09:26 am (UTC)
I love Valentine's Day, too. ♥ It would've been a lot nicer if I could have spent the day with my girlfriend, but even just being at work and listening to what people were planning with friends/family/significant others was fun. It's also great when people give you cards (one of my coworkers gave us all Cabbage Patch Valentines - they're adorable), the excuse to eat candy, etc. I don't really care for the Japanese tradition, either, so I just celebrated it like I would here when I was in Japan. :x
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Yume to Yume - YumeHinoHug yellowhinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Whit! *hughug* It's really funny, but this is the first time that I realized that you were gay! I thought completely the opposite and was really surprised at what you wrote! ^^ I just haven't been around and good about keeping up on lj, but I went back and read your posts.. I'm so happy for you!!! ^_______^

Yes, an excuse to eat candy is always welcome! ^o^
(no subject) - kashewmoo on February 16th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kei: squeeaoi_tenshi on February 15th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
OMG It's so cute ;~; It's not that late XD Two hours at most over here =D

I usually get a little sad on Valentine's day, but once I hang out with some friends suddenly it isn't so bad :3 Especially when they're all single and you remember that Valentine's Day is just another day~

XD I sent a friend choco for Valentine's Day because she somehow conned me into it and I was like "You better be giving me something for White Day!!! Uwa fudge sounds tasty though *w*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
=^_____^= Thank youu!!

I wish that I could do something to help you not feel sad.. if you were here I would have taken you out! ^o^ And it would have been so much fun you wouldn't have had time to feel sad in even the slightest way. ^^

LOL I didn't give any honmei chocos this year (or last or last or..), but lots of tomo-choco! ^o^
Owlsie .:*・°☆: Chrome [It's magic]alsie on February 15th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
I probably won't really like it until I get to spend it with a special someone. So, for now, discount candy on the 15th is where it's at~

Though, really. Ever since my brothers & I were kids, we'd wake up on the 14th to a card & candy, and sometimes a toy or plush, from our parents. It stopped happening for a while, but then this morning, there was a card & a heart box set out for Ev and I. It felt really nostalgic & happy. ♥
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm discount-candy!! Ahhhh I miss all of the delicious candy that America has. Maybe next year I'll have to make sure that I'm in America on the 15th so that I can take advantage of the sales!! *will find any reason* >:D

Uwaa, that's so cute. ^__^ I can't remember if we got Valentine's things from our parents when I was little.. I think sometimes. Mostly we just bought fun valentines for all of our friends. It kinda makes me want a family of my own, so that I can do all of these fun things with them. But I'm too young for kids! ^^;;;
pipichanpipichan on February 15th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)
I have almost no memories about valentne's day but I think it would be nice when comes the time I have a loved one xP
the picture is so adorable!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^__^

I'm sure that you'll enjoy it a lot when you have the chance to spend it with someone special, definitely. ^^ Until then, you can do like I do and spend it with special friends, and it's still really nice! ^^
rollergalval: whack-a-catgirl card game: glomp merollergalval on February 15th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
Yaaay! Happy VALentines day! haha! <3 I just LOVE this holiday! I like to suprise my sweetie with something special. I'm lucky enough to have a boyfriend who not only REMEMBERS this holiday, but usually BUYS me something USEFUL...like a new ink cartridge for my printer :D w00t!

I like your drawing there! So cute as always! ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! *hugs*

You and Al are just so darn lucky to have each other!! You're definitely one of the cutest couples that I know, and so sweet. Btw, have you set a date yet? ^.~
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on February 15th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
happy belated v-day!
and yeah...you guys get chocolates for christmas from me XD and not on valentines day *hehe*
I'd send roses but they'd be dead before they reached you unfortunately...
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hehee~ *pounce* you're my choco-tomo! ^O^ I Always look forward to the chocolates from you! Next time I'm going to have to send you some of my fudge, if they'll let me mail it. I'm going to perfect the recipe one of these days! ^O^
neongrl on February 15th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
zomg i always manage to somehow be single when valentines day roles around then be couplized for the rest of the year! this year me and my best friend were each others valentines ^_^ it was good. friends appreciate it so much more.. because they won't have broken your heart in a few months!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
LOL I wonder if there's some kind of coincidence by that, being single only on Vday. But it can be a great excuse to celebrate your singleness!!! ^O^ I was Valentines with one of my best friends this year too. ^^
cryduchatcryduchat on February 15th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Fantastic drawing, is it one of yours?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yep! ^_^ She's one of my OCs.
Glenburning_batsu on February 15th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Happy belated V-day right back at you (or as I refer to it these days, "Singles Awareness Day", since every year around this time I seem to be single for an unexplainable reason =p)

Hope ya got plenty of valentines though :)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Happy Vday to you too! ^o^
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You too! ^o^
aiuta on February 15th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's Day to you too! \o/ I've never celebrated it in any way, seeing as it's not traditional in my country, but I think it's really sweet to give the ones you love (and not only in a romantic way) candy and stuff. <3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
What country do you live in? Just out of curiosity. ^^

Yeah, I always love another reason to spoil my friends/family. ^^
(no subject) - aiuta on February 16th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kyo-chan: MKR - Hikaru and Umikyofujimiya on February 15th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I usually believe in V-day as a Hallmark holiday, that love should be shown on random days as well as a "holiday". *is a sap* To be single on V-day almost turned me sour to it, but the day was saved by an anonymous batch of flowers waiting on my kitchen counter last night. It is a great excuse to have fun, and I hope you totally did! Wish I could taste some of the fudge...I loooove fudge...especially with mint.

I've also been meaning to text/email/LJ to ask what your schedule looks like these days, because I never know if there's a good time to chat with you or if I should just stick to email. Anyway! ♥
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Wait.. you're single? What happened, sis???

I wish that I could send you some fudge. Maybe next time I make a batch, I'll try to vacuum-pack it and send it out. This time I ended up making fudge with peanut-butter ribbons, and next time I want to try making mint surprise! (my own recipes, both! ^o^)

These days, I've been so busy that I can't even breathe. Not just work, but other plans too. But I hope to have some more free time soon, so we can work out a time to chat, or of course mail is always good! I'm always excited when I get a mail from you! ^o^
Vickytoldtojoinlj on February 15th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I don't see V-day as anything but another, regular day. I think it's unfortunate that a lot of people seem to think that this is THE day to express their love and caring, rather than just expressing such any other day, but to each his/her own.

Unfortunately, due to what happened yesterday, V-day in this area of IL will be seen as a massacre day for a little while.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
I guess that for me, I'm one of the people who believes in romance all the time, but Vday is always a special day to really make sure that you show your loved one what they mean to you. ^^ *will make a good girlfriend*

What happened yesterday?
(no subject) - toldtojoinlj on February 16th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
Starrie: coffeecrabsushi on February 15th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
My two cents:::: The only good thing about Valentine's Day is that, because of V-Day, we get Massive Sales on Chocolate Day on February 15th, and that rocks.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on February 15th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah-- definitely one of the best effects!!! <3<3