This is all about my EPIK teaching adventures in Korea!
Today is White Day… bring on the candy!
In Korea, Valentine’s Day (February 14th) is actually a day to romance men… barf! Obviously a man created this in a jealous rage of not getting treats on Valentine’s Day. Guess I dodged a bullet by landing in Korea a couple days after (sorry Scott)! On this day, girls buy chocolates for men that they like. On White Day (March 14th), men reciprocate by giving women chocolate or candy.
Originally, this day was started by the Confectionary Industry which marketed marshmallows to men, calling it “Marshmallow Day”. Now a days, the gifts include candy, chocolate, jewelry, lingerie and other objects of sentimental value. Today I received those two giant lollipops from a student. I’ve been told that co-workers (and apparently students) bring in treats to share as kind gesture.
Scott was a good boyfriend and bought me my favourite candy and had my favourite song playing when I walked into his place after work today. Cute 🙂
Can you guess what April 14th is? Any guesses?
It’s SINGLE’S DAY!… Actually, it’s called “Black Day”. It’s a day when those who did not give or receive gifts on Valentine’s Day or White Day can get together and eat jajangmyeon, white Korean noodles with black bean sauce, to celebrate their singleness.