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(BBC-US)   March 14 is White Day in japan, where you have to buy gifts for those who gifted you on Valentines Day. Yay Commercialism   (bbc.com) divider line
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2019-03-14 04:19:24 PM  
White Day? Commercialism? I think you meant "Neo National Socialism."
 
2019-03-14 06:01:41 PM  
In Trump's America, every day is White Day.
 
2019-03-14 07:26:18 PM  
Well, in the U.S of A, March 14 is Steak and BJ Day
 
2019-03-14 07:54:28 PM  

SBinRR: Well, in the U.S of A, March 14 is Steak and BJ Day


I just explained this to my wife (here in Japan).

Eye-rolling is apparently an international thing.
 
2019-03-14 08:06:01 PM  
bush: go out and shop
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2019-03-14 08:08:11 PM  

lostcat: SBinRR: Well, in the U.S of A, March 14 is Steak and BJ Day

I just explained this to my wife (here in Japan).

Eye-rolling is apparently an international thing.


Yeah, I received the same response here.
 
2019-03-14 08:16:04 PM  

lostcat: SBinRR: Well, in the U.S of A, March 14 is Steak and BJ Day

I just explained this to my wife (here in Japan).

Eye-rolling is apparently an international thing.


How can you tell?
 
2019-03-14 08:18:59 PM  

johnsoninca: White Day? Commercialism? I think you meant "Neo National Socialism."


This is Asia. Their perceptions of colors are generally not the same as westerners. Also not just Japan, tho it did start there.

FTFWikipedia:

"White Day is a day that is marked in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and China on March 14, one month after Valentine's Day."

Also:

"White Day was first celebrated in 1978 in Japan. It was started by the National Confectionery Industry Association as an "answer day" to Valentine's Day on the grounds that men should pay back the women who gave them chocolate and other gifts on Valentine's Day."

It's called white day because the original confection of choice was white chocolate.

/i hate consumer holidays
 
2019-03-14 08:53:02 PM  
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2019-03-14 09:45:28 PM  
The secret is to pretend to be an anti-social loner, then you don't have to buy anyone gifts.
 
2019-03-14 10:29:19 PM  
A *heh* white gift *heh heh* for your Valentine.
 
2019-03-14 10:29:51 PM  

nytmare: The secret is to pretend to be an anti-social loner, then you don't have to buy anyone gifts.


They have lots of those. They are called hikikomori.
 
2019-03-15 12:54:37 AM  

OkieDookie: A *heh* white gift *heh heh* for your Valentine.


That's a good point. You could always cook something.

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2019-03-15 02:58:52 AM  
I hate the way Japanese corrupt the western holidays. Why not celebrate Steak & BJ day as $GOD intended.
 
2019-03-15 05:47:12 AM  

TheSwizz: lostcat: SBinRR: Well, in the U.S of A, March 14 is Steak and BJ Day

I just explained this to my wife (here in Japan).

Eye-rolling is apparently an international thing.

How can you tell?


You must be the funniest guy at the local rallies.
 
2019-03-15 06:58:27 AM  
I dunno what all of you folks are griping about.  This holiday teaches young males reciprocal responsibility and I'm not gonna sit here and see you act all high and mighty about it.
 
2019-03-15 09:02:52 AM  

rjakobi: I dunno what all of you folks are griping about.  This holiday teaches young males reciprocal responsibility and I'm not gonna sit here and see you act all high and mighty about it.


This morning while we were eating breakfast, this young boy walks into the yard and comes to the door. He was bringing "obligation chocolate" for my daughter, who have him some chocolate on Valentine's Day. According to my wife, he tried to escape before the cold give it to him, but she caught up to him. So it seems like his mom made him bring chocolate her for my daughter. He clearly didn't want to be here.
 
2019-03-15 02:14:55 PM  

lostcat: rjakobi: I dunno what all of you folks are griping about.  This holiday teaches young males reciprocal responsibility and I'm not gonna sit here and see you act all high and mighty about it.

This morning while we were eating breakfast, this young boy walks into the yard and comes to the door. He was bringing "obligation chocolate" for my daughter, who have him some chocolate on Valentine's Day. According to my wife, he tried to escape before the cold give it to him, but she caught up to him. So it seems like his mom made him bring chocolate her for my daughter. He clearly didn't want to be here.


Isn't that kind of obligation pretty standard in Japan?  Gift giving can become insane because of the need for reciprocity.  And the need to hit people back for the gifts that you were given last year.
 
2019-03-15 03:20:50 PM  
Since it's tax season, both Valentine's Day and S&BJ are off the ticket.
 
2019-03-15 06:26:40 PM  

nytmare: The secret is to pretend to be an anti-social loner, then you don't have to buy anyone gifts.


"Pretend".  Yeah.
 
2019-03-15 08:46:18 PM  

advex101: lostcat: rjakobi: I dunno what all of you folks are griping about.  This holiday teaches young males reciprocal responsibility and I'm not gonna sit here and see you act all high and mighty about it.

This morning while we were eating breakfast, this young boy walks into the yard and comes to the door. He was bringing "obligation chocolate" for my daughter, who have him some chocolate on Valentine's Day. According to my wife, he tried to escape before the cold give it to him, but she caught up to him. So it seems like his mom made him bring chocolate her for my daughter. He clearly didn't want to be here.

Isn't that kind of obligation pretty standard in Japan?  Gift giving can become insane because of the need for reciprocity.  And the need to hit people back for the gifts that you were given last year.


I'd say yes in general, although the obligation can float in most cases, until an opportune time arises for reciprocity. But in this case there's a specific date in play.
 
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