Half Way

I am halfway reading comments, approving and answering back.  Thanks for those who find this site helpful. To those whO are suggesting corrections thank you too sorry if I can’t reflect them ontime…. You guys keep me inspired on this journey.  However, can’t help but be pissed off with some readers who write comments like rewrite your entry. I do accept corrections although sometimes I don’t have time to edit entries. Please… I started blogging 2 years ago a lot of my entries earlier may have wrong Hangul spelling. Why? Try typing in your alphabet keyboard memorizing the Hangul counterpart of each letter and tell me how easy it is.  And do you know what learning curve means? It means I am no genius okay?!

I also did write about Korean Unmasked. What did I say about the book? opinionated and subjective, and so does my entry about it. For God sake this is a blog, not a reference site or your source of truth kind of thing.  This is because this is a personal blog and I am someone who is trying to learn too not an expert.

If you have differing opinion or review about Korean Unmasked, buy the book, read it and write your own opinion or review about it. Make sure you write it on your own blog and not on the comment portion of my blog entry. I can take comments about my broken Korean but to tell me to rewrite my blog because my review is wrong or incomplete it really pisses me off.  I am not competing with anyone’s knowledge here in Korean, Japanese or Chinese if you disagree or wanted to point out something feel free to do so but to ask me to rewrite my opinion it’s overboard.


Happy Pepero Day!

There is something amazing with the date today =)  11.11.11.  It may mean nothing to me and people from other countries but in South Korea today is Pepero Day.  Pepero is actually a stick type biscuit similar to Japan’s Pocky.

This is my favorite pepero variant

Pepero day I think is celebrated like Valentines in South Korea. The young ones and couples in particular exchange Pepero sticks since 4 sticks resemebles 11/11 or November 11.   While Lotte, the manufacturer of Pepero brand biscuit denies starting this holiday, the observance of Pepero Day  boosts their sales.  According to some stories, this started in 1994 in a middle school for girls in Busan.  They said, the girls exchanged Pepero sticks and wished they were tall and slender as Pepero sticks.

I really love this biscuit.  Good thing it’s available in the Philippines.  The ones covered with chocolate and almond is my super favorite.

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