white day

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, but have you ever heard of White Day?

White Day is a month after Valentine’s Day, on March 14th (also known as Pi Day). On Valentine’s Day in Korea, girls give guys chocolate and flowers etc. But on White Day, guys return the favour and give chocolate and candies etc. to the girls. And you can’t forget the single people either – they get their own day on April 14th, Black Day. It’s called ‘Black Day’ because on that day, all the single people go out and eat jjajangmyun (black bean noodles) together, and if you eye another person eating jjajangmyun by themselves then.. maybe you guys can get together ๐Ÿ˜‰

But all that aside, today is White Day. Or at least, the day that I’m typing this on is White Day. I came here to Yonsei University with 4 of my friends from UBC: Stefanie (my roommate), Vivian, Claudia, and Estevan.

Estevan was nice enough to get us all treats for White Day… being the only guy in our group. At first he said that we’d have to racewalk to win the treats (obviously he’d win.. he has the longest legs out of all of us) but of course in the end we just shared everything. ย I’d jokingly told him about a macaron place Stef and I had gone to where the macarons were pretty good and of a decent price, and he actually went there and got us some! He’s the sweetest guy (although he jokes around and is mean sometimes), and I really feel like whoever gets him as a boyfriend will be an extremely lucky girl.

Even though we only got to spend a little bit of time together eating the treats (some of us had to go out for dinner), it just makes me really glad that I was able to get to know these people on a closer basis – weย are from the same home university after all, and it really reassures me that I have friends to count on even when I get back to Vancouver. Just a little gesture like this (maybe not little since he bought food for 5 girls…) makes me really happy that I have friends like this, even when I’m in such a foreign place.

Happy White Day, everyone!

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