Here in Korea, November is an important day too, a rather strange one: Peppero Day. For those of you who don't know what peppero is, it's a Korean version of Pocky, but it doesn't taste as good IMO.
Last week, almost all the convenience stores, grocery stores etc were selling and advertising peppero like mad. The companies or the stores would tape the boxes in a way so it would resemble a flower, heart or a star. It wasn't any cheaper though. Of course I didn't know why and who, but after today....it explains a lot.
The point of Peppero Day is to give peppero to those you care for. I got a few from my students, including a box of hazelnut cream wafers.
So why Peppero Day?? Apparently the date 11/11 looks like the peppero cookie sticks. So the company came up with the idea with some students to make it sort of a Valentine's Day. What a way to earn money for Lotte lol.
Here's one of my uber disgusting barf looking dinners I made. My one pot meal... I bought a pack of mushroom soup mix hoping to make it into a cream sauce by adding less water. When it said "pasta soup" on the box, I should have known there was pasta IN the soup mix. I thought the "soup" was the sauce for regular pasta.
I got mini fusillies yay, with super bland and tasteless cream sauce. The tuna added all the saltiness....all the tuna cans I've had so far, it's salty. What happen to "tuna packed with water"?! I also added some Spam. It's really popular here, especially during major holidays where you gotta get your in-laws a present. I saw a gift pack/box of Spam for $35 for 6-8 cans. WTH???
If only Campbell's cream of mushroom didn't cost $2.30CAD, if only processed cheese was cheaper, if only I had a toaster oven, I could make a damn casserole instead of that!