Yesterday was 'White Day' here in Korea. Whilst the western world just has the one day dedicated to love over here in Korea they have three.
- February 14th, often called Red Day here, is when women give chocolates and gifts to the men.
- March 14th, White Day, when men give gifts to the women.
- My personal favorite, the final day, April 14th is for all the single people and it's called......
.....wait for it.....
...Black Day! Dun, dun, duuuuun!!!
There's no beating around the bush, if you're single, well...it's a dark, dark time for you clearly!
Joking aside, I actually think the idea is quite good; single people go to restaurants to eat 'Jajangmyeon', a dish of noodles with black bean sauce - hence the real reason for the name! The idea being they get to celebrate singledom with other single people and who knows....maybe meet that special someone! Ahhhh!
With all that being said, what did I do yesterday to celebrate White Day, the day for the ladies??
Nothing! According to my fiance I can't use Valentines Day and White Day as excuses to get gifts. I get one, that's it. Dang it! It was worth a try I suppose!
Instead, the evening was spent doing our weekly shopping (so glamorous!) with all the singles. We did pop to Starbucks as well though and got to sit amongst a tonne of young love-stuck couples! Despite not receiving one measly little gift, I still thought it'd be nice to dress with the theme of love in mind by popping on my pink boyfriend blazer.
Let me begin by showing you my unimpressed face...
|"What do you mean I don't get gifts on Valentine's Day AND White Day?!!!"|
|White enamel watch - 'DKNY'. Gold Orb Pendant Necklace - 'Vivienne Westwood'. Bangles - 'Accessorize' & 'F21'|
|Hot Pink Blazer - 'Grey & Ousborn'. Oversized Black Bag - 'Bally'|
|Mint Nail Polish - 'The Face Shop'.|
|White Day, Korea - 14th March|
So what do you make of the ways Korean people celebrate love here? What do you think of the idea of Black Day for single people?
PS: I passed 1000 followers on GFC a few days ago! I'm planning a giveaway to celebrate and a special thank you post but I wanted to mention it briefly now. I'm so thankful to everyone who shows support to me and my blog :) I remember back at the start of November, when I did my 50 follower giveaway, I thought it'd take me forever to get to 1000! Every day that new people visited my blog and followed me I got more and more excited. I half expect to wake up one day and find you've all come to your senses and un-followed me. But...until that day I want to say a huge thank you, your kind comments and interest in even my most boring of posts is what puts a smile on my face and makes blogging so much fun for me! Thank you everyone :) x