Happy Valentine's Day

It’s February 14 once again and we’re celebrating Valentine’s day! Have you bought your loved one a chocolate, flowers or that special gift? If not, you still have time. I bought my husband chocolate yesterday, as is customary in Korea. It’s the women who buys the chocolates for men on February 14th and it will be the men’s turn to buy candies for the women on White day, March 14.
My son and I went to Namdaemun market yesterday and we saw the burned down gate. Sad. I thought that there are more people visiting now than there ever was. I also noticed the presence of police cars around Dongdaemun, the East gate. I’m sure they were not there before.
I bought my husband a Toblerone bar as it’s his favorite chocolate, and gave it to him last night. He complained that it’s not big enough! Aigoo!


  1. Are you saying more people are visiting now that it is burned down? O_o
    I love Toblerones, used to eat them everyday. After trying Ferraro Rocher, though, this candy has to take the silver. Funny that he actually said it was too small, though! XD

  2. @ ms. ellen >> you just say “happy valentine’s day” in korean accent… but my husband said, “happy valentine’s day” in korean would be 발렌타인데이 행복하게 ë³´ë‚´

  3. Yeah, it’s the women who are supposed to give chocolates to men yesterday. But in my case, it was the other way around. I thought of spending a portion of the cash gifts I have for chocolates (don’t have income yet) but I can’t stand the cold outside. My poor hubby… I will make it up with him next time…
    Yeobo, manhi saranghaeyo. Happy valentines day! mmmwwaaahhhhh! 🙂

    1. I didn’t buy chocolates for my husband. Skinfood gave me two small boxes of their dark chocolate almonds. Thank you Skinfood!

  4. is it true that Koreans celebrate every 14-th day of every month.
    January 14 – Dairy Day
    February 14 – Valentine’s Day
    March 14 – White Day
    April 14 – Black Day (for those who dont have gf / bf)
    May 14 – Tulips Day
    June 14 – Kiss Day
    July 14 – Silver Day

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