Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Pepero day

Today is  Korea's celebration for Pepero day. It's similar with Valentines day.  It is named after the Korean snack Pepero and held on November 11, since the date "11/11" resembles four sticks of Pepero. Every teacher here in the office had a unique way of greeting each of the students. And for me, I greeted them with enthusiasm and I asked them if they could also give me some (though it's impossible to do so, teasing is just a rapport building between me and my students.)It's kinda upsetting because 2 of my academy classes were done eating their pepero so I didn't have the chance to capture the box of pepero.: (

But Teacher Cherry sent through the message pop up her students showing her the strawberry flavored pepero, in which my advanced students confirm that it's not the original one. But it's ok. I was relieved to see this.

(photo taken by Cherrydale)

After handling 2 consecutive academies, I had a one on one class with Sam. During the circle time, I asked her if she ate some pepero today. And she said, " Yes." I told her to get it, unhesitantly she showed the pepero box. I excitedly took her a picture. : )

( Sam shyly showing her pepero)

Thank God for my 2 hour break atleast I could prepare some of my stuffs for this day, you know whether personal or job related paraphernalia. (That was the time where I had an idea in blogging about pepero)

          It needs to have a distinction between my kiddie and advanced student. So there you go.  It was more detailed to communicate with my highschool students. During the conversation that I had with my 3 male students, they told me that this day was only for couples. Since he was single and noone gave him pepero, he was quite upset for what he saw. Anyway, I affirmed him that we love him. He was relaxed. They were really funny students. ^ ^

I've tasted pepero already. It was like a crunchy snack coated with chocolate. Our Korean manager gave each teachers when she returned from Korea. Nice one! * ~ *