My 1st Pepero Day!!

My 1st Pepero Day!!

My 1st Pepero Day!!

First couple boxesI freakin’ love Pepero Day!

November 11th is 11/11.  The idea is that the four ‘1’s look like four Pepero sticks lined up.  You are supposed to give boxes to friends and loved ones (or people you have affection for) kind of like Valentine’s Day.  The boxes are even made so you can literally stick a stamp on, write an address, and mail it to someone!  Some of my students wrote a little message for me in the message space, I’ll post those pictures at the bottom for you to read.

Pepero is Korea’s version of Pocky.  Pepero is a long thin cookie stick dipped in chocolate.  DELICIOUS!  There are different kinds of Pepero and I got 5 different kinds from my students: Original (cookie stick dipped in chocolate), Nude (where the cookie is like a straw and chocolate is on the inside), Oreo (white chocolate with Oreo cookies stuck on the cookie stick), Almond (almond bits stuck on the cookie stick with regular chocolate), and a GIANT Pepero (basically one large original Pepero).

My kids were so sweet when handing me the boxes of Pepero!  Some were really shy, while others were just so exited to give them to me!  Two of my students had wrapped their boxes in wrapping paper and bows; SO CUTE!  A few students wrote a little bit on the back of the boxes they gave me.  Some were shorter than others, but the fact that they wrote anything at all was very thoughtful.  In total, 10 students gave me Pepero and I got 11 boxes of Pepero and 2 giant Pepero sticks.  So much yummy goodness!!  Honestly, I was so touched by the students thinking of me enough to use their parents money to buy me a box.  There are so many other people (friends/teachers) that they could have given to box to, but they chose me!  It’s moments like these that let me know I made the right decision coming to this country and this school.  I couldn’t be happier 🙂

This was stuck to the two Giant Pepero. The message says "Enjoy your meal!"

This was stuck to the two Giant Pepero. The message says “Enjoy your meal!”

This student is so sweet! She is pretty good at English and is a very good student.

This student is so sweet! She is pretty good at English and is a very good student.

This student is also sweet. Her English is good as well, but she is always so nervous to mess up that she doesn't try speaking to me too often. She made sure that I saw the back and the word "delicious." :)

This student is also sweet. Her English is good as well, but she is always so nervous to mess up that she doesn’t try speaking to me too often. She made sure that I saw the back and the word “delicious.” 🙂

I know that this doesn't look like much, but this means A LOT to me. This cutie is not good in English, at all... He is even given a special super easy English exam because he is so bad, BUT he wrote hello! He recently is starting to talk to me a bit and is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I'm so glad that he is starting to talk to me more. I love when the kids are encouraged to try talking in English. It makes me feel like I am doing something right.

I know that this doesn’t look like much, but this means A LOT to me. This cutie is not good in English, at all… He is even given a special super easy English exam because he is so bad, BUT he wrote hello! He recently is starting to talk to me a bit and is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I’m so glad that he is starting to talk to me more. I love when the kids are encouraged to try talking in English. It makes me feel like I am doing something right.

This is the sweetest thing ever! When he handed me the box he was so shy!! He is such a good kid. I think that it's adorable that he wrote "(his name) student" and "hilary teacher!" He is in 3rd grade (9th) and will be leaving middle school for high school after this semester. I don't want him to go!

This is the sweetest thing ever! When he handed me the box he was so shy!! He is such a good kid. I think that it’s adorable that he wrote “(his name) student” and “hilary teacher!” He is in 3rd grade (9th) and will be leaving middle school for high school after this semester. I don’t want him to go!

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