Friday, February 13, 2009

love is...

A cute bento box filled with animal shaped rice:

Adventures in Bentomaking is one of my new favorite food blogs. I wish I had a kitchen so I could make all kinds of adorable bento lunches, but for the time being I'll just live vicariously through Pikko's posts.

Happy Valentine's Day! It's weird, this is the first year I haven't been hyper aware of the holiday. My parents own a flower shop so for as long as I can remember Valentine's Day played a huge role in my life. As a child it meant baby sitters for a whole week, when we got old enough to watch ourselves it meant TV dinners for a whole week, and when we were old enough to drive it meant working at the flower shop for a whole week.

Walking around in Shanghai today I would have totally forgotten that it was Valentine's Day at all but then I spotted a woman selling roses on the street and it sparked my memory. I figured I should treat myself to something, y'know, a sort of self love version of the holiday, so I booked it over to the DVD store and bought the second season of Gossip Girls and three new movies (The Reader, Changeling, and Madagascar 2). I was surprised that Valentine's Day wasn't nearly as hyped up as other American holidays have been (like Thanksgiving and Christmas), but I didn't mind too much since I have yet to find my Korean Valentine. I wonder how Easter in China is going to pan out.


Pikko said...

Hey Strawberry,

Thanks for linking to my blog.

So funny what you said!! I grew up in a florist too, so I know exactly what you mean. I know the streets of my hometown like the back of my hand due to many deliveries!


Andy said...

OH my!! I would LOVE to get my food decorated like that!!

Happy Valentine's day!