Today is 11-11; therefore, it's Pepero (빼빼로) Day. Peperos are thin, long cookie-like candy covered in chocolate. They are popular enough in Korea to have a day entirely devoted to them and they have chosen this day because 11-11 looks like 4 little sticks, like Peperos...clever, huh? It's a completely commercialized holiday--even more so than Valentine's Day because everyone (practically) gives out Peperos from one company. I was sooo happy to get some Ferrero Rochers! What I like most about Pepero Day are the little cute, "I Love You Katie Teacher", notes that come along with the candy:)
Here is what I got from my students...looks like I have some re-gifting to do or else I'm gonna be spending a lot of time at the gym next week.