11.11: Pepero day!

Thought I take some time off my dinner time/crazy schedule since there’s something worth celebrating for tomorrow!

You might already know how Koreans love celebrating all sorts of special days (e.g. 100, 200, 300 days anniversary etc..) but who knows they even have a day dedicated to Pepero? November 11th, also known as Pepero Day is a day specially dedicated for friends, family and lovers to exchange Pepero!

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Yup, it’s almost like Valentine’s Day except you exchange Pepero! And why is November 11 Pepero day you might ask? It started many many years back when random school girls exchanged Pepero sticks on 11.11 and since the date 11.11 resembles four sticks of Pepero… TADA!! A great day for more Pepero sales!

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If you are not aware, Pepero is a stick biscuit coated with different flavors such as almond and chocolate, strawberry, chocolate and many more! This is also the Korean version of Pocky which many of us might be more familiar with. However, I guess the K-wave has swept us so hard that I don’t see anybody eating Pocky anymore! It just seems like everybody is switching over to Pepero now!???

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See! Even Yuri is endorsing Pepero Day!

And I heard that it’s actually quite a “huge” day in Korea where supermarkets even have this crazy massive set-ups just for Pepero! Just take a look at the video below! :O

To be honest, I wouldn’t mind celebrating this day either since it’s such a cute concept and who doesn’t like Pepero right?!!!! Anyhow, Watsons is currently selling the Almond Pepero at $3 for 3 boxes!! It’s a super good buy since everywhere else is selling it for $1.20! So why not get them and make someone smile tomorrow?? :D

Before I go, I shall leave you guys with a really cute Pepero song!



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