Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Pepero Day!

November 11th in Korea is kind of a national holiday. While everyone else is celebrating their veterans, Koreans are busy giving each other Pepero (배배로). Pepero is basically just a cookie stick dipped in chocolate. It's a completely made-up holiday; I think the story of its creation involves middle-school girls giving each other these long, skinny cookies in hopes that they would stay thin forever (I know, it seems just a bit counter-productive). November 11th was chosen as Pepero Day because it is 11/11, and the 1's look like Pepero. Here's the stack of Pepero I received yesterday:

Each box contains about 12 sticks
I ended up re-gifting all of them to my middle school students. I only ate 1 stick, and that's because one student gave me one from the box I gave him; he's so adorable, I couldn't say no.

I revamped my blog; I found this template over at Yummy Lolly. Oh, and I also checked out another gym near my house. It's about $65/month, or $150 for 3 months. That's the cheapest I've ever seen in Korea, so we'll see. Maybe I'll join, or maybe I'll just settle for braving the cold :)

Have a good day!

7 comments:

Christina said...
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Christina said...

Testing 123

Marc said...
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Rachel said...

I know Pepero well! I'm glad you regifted and found a reasonably priced gym. You are my Seoul Sister!!!! I can't believe you have all these linkages to my home land. I like the way you decorated your blog...its very cute.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Wow! I could not imagine living in Korea. Good for you! I am a new follower of yours and I hope you are doing well with the band.

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

Happy Pepero day to YOU! And I am so happy you have found a more reasonably priced gym!

The make-over on your blog is incredible - I think I'm going to have to go check that site out! Thank YOU!

jahobbany said...

Hey Christina :) I found your blog today via willnevin's. I have to comment because I tried this Pepero just a few weeks ago for the first time. I had vanilla flavor and couldn't help but think it looked just like a cigarette! So, I totally pretended to smoke it. I mean- my 13 year old self pretended to smoke it :P

Looking forward to reading more about your journey! :)

-theNeale

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