Valentine’s Day – why hate it?

The day is here that a lot of people dislike. Not because they are alone and have to be reminded of it, but because they think love is supposed to be celebrated every day and not just on one.

I understand their argument, but can’t fully agree. I wouldn’t say that I love Valentine’s Day or think that I will get lots of presents, but I believe that this day actually symbolizes something beautiful.

We have many different days that are celebrated during the year, but just because it’s on one day doesn’t mean that we don’t think about it any other day. Like World Peace Day – shall we only have peace on this day and celebrate it? No, it should be honored every day, but we continue making white doves and sing songs at school for that day (at least here in Spain). Or what about pancake day? I’d like to have pancakes more than once a year.

And it is the same when it comes to Valentine’s Day; it should be celebrated every day and the fact that we have a special day for love is something very admirable.

So keep on loving!

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Spanish sushi

I had a girls night yesterday with my friends and we went to an acquaintance’s restaurant that just opened. And listen to this: it’s a Japanese Andalusian restaurant!

It’s called La Hermandad de Sushi (the brotherhood’s sushi) and the dishes are an infusion of the Andalusian and the Japanese kitchen. The owner, Takashi, is a flamenco enthusiast and plays the Spanish guitar, sings sevillanas etc. Last weekend he had an event at his restaurant with sevillanas (Andalusian flamenco-like dance) to prepare everyone for the feria that is coming up in a few months.

The menu offers a variety of different types of sushi but also typical tapas. Something very Spanish is a flamenquin which you could get inside a maki at this place. We tried maki with salmon, avocado and philadelphia, maki with fried octopus, nigiri with tuna and rice croquettes with carrot and curry. Everything was delicious even though I’m not the biggest fan of sushi..

To drink I had some sake which was really nice. I thought it would be a lot stronger, but it was almost as flavored water (yes, that might be an exaggeration).

La Hermandad de Sushi. Worth a visit!