Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Not much of a Valentine's Day celebration here in South Africa - other than a very small section of the drugstore devoted to cards / candy and radio advertisements for Valentine's Day themed events at bars, not much mention of it here. Radio DJ's talked about it, but they talk endlessly about anything they can think of rather than play music - seriously, it's worse than it is in the US.

It's really weird having a traditionally Winter holiday here when it's 75 degrees and sunny outside. It makes the 'holiday' seem that much more pointless when the familiar stereotypes are not applicable - big fancy dinner, bundling up to go outside, being cozy inside, etc. I couldn't imagine what Christmas here would feel like.

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