Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Today each of my students went to high schools to take entrance exams. I waited for them at the station this morning, and I could meet Yoshiro, Moriyasu, Amada, and Mura, and I cheered them up to win the landslide victories.

Anyway yesterday was the day of Valentine, and I got two gifts from my students. Here are the pictures.

The one with pop package you can see the letters "THANK YOU" is from 12 & 14 year-old girls, and the other gorgeous one is from 17 year-old girl. Have a look at the following enlarged photos!! (≧▽≦)

How much do you know about Valentine's Day?

In ancient times marriage was strictly prohibited by Roman Emperor Claudius Ⅱ. On the other hand, the priest Valentine secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had valentine arrested and thrown in jail. The day when Valentine was executed got to be called Saint Valentine's Day.

Also, I found an interesting article about Valentine on BBC.
The main topic is about the Kenyan rose growers who earn less sales than usual because of the world financial crisis. And additional topic is also interesting. The original meaning of Valentine's Day seems to have been lost a little; in Japan and South Korea girls have to give "giri-choco" to their co-workers. That means giving chocolates is an obligation event for women these days. Moreover, in south Korea, there is Black Day on April 14th, unlucky men gather together to eat Chinese-style black noodles. How pity!! (^。^;)

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  1. I got chocolates too!
    And they were same kinds of yours.
    [S] [U][K][E][candy]
    They were like this.

    By the way,I finished reading[Black Beauty]while I was getting on the train.hu--------
    I went to my new school to take an English test that will divide English class(it was really easy) and order new uniform.
    I can't wait that time!

  2. Hey, was the test easy?? So you're looking forward to getting the result!!(^^)

    And next week I'll lend you another English book!!