Korean Culture & Language

Pepero Day 💕

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November 11 is Pepero Day here in Korea. It’s not a public holiday (red day as it is called here) but just a commercial holiday celebrated by Koreans by giving boxes of Pepero to their loved ones. Pepero is a cookie stick, dipped in chocolate syrup and is manufactured by Lotte in South Korea. It’s quite similar to Jack n’ Jill Chocolate Pretzels we have back home in the Philippines.

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November 11 was chosen because when written as 11.11, it resembles four, long Pepero sticks. This is such a good marketing strategy for Lotte Company – making a holiday named after their product.

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Have you tried the popular Pepero game? Hehehe! 🙂

Few days before Pepero Day, supermarkets and bakeries display Pepero boxes, chocolates, flowers, stuffed toys and gift sets and most of the time, sell them at discounted prices. Currently, the regular price of Pepero is 1,200 won per box.

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Some Koreans especially young teenagers love to make customized Pepero sticks and handmade chocolates for Pepero Day. It is also a fun activity for children. DIY Pepero  and chocolate kits are available at the grocery stores.

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My homemade chocolates last 2013

Pepero Day 2017

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My favorite Pepero variants and chocolates! Yey!

My husband is not into sweets so I made some special Pepero sticks for him. I asked him to try this “new variant” and as expected, he loved it! 🙂

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Pepero sticks made of 10,000 won bills 🙂

This year, Pepero Day fell on a Saturday. Since it was a rest day for both of us, Hubby and I decided to take an afternoon walk in the park because that’s what we like to do in Autumn.

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May your feet take you where your heart wants to go…
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God’s amazing creation!

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Ajushi ❤ Ajumma
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Oh..look at those fallen leaves!

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Annyeong! ^___^

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One of the best feelings in the world is when you hug someone you love, and they hug you back even tighter.

I wanted to stay at the park a little bit longer but it felt colder than expected, so we just went on to our next stop. We headed to Qoo-Qoo for a buffet dinner. It was my first time to try this buffet chain and I must say, it is much better than Ashley.

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The restaurant is located at the 15th floor of a shopping mall in Jang-an dong.
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First round.. haha! 😛

That’s all for my blog update today! So tired and sleepy already. Thanks for dropping by! Happy Pepero Day, everyone! 🙂

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