On this day, November 11th in South Korea people exchange peperos (similar to Pocky). It apparently used to be done so that one could become taller and thinner…I can see the symbolism but it’s perhaps a little counter-intuitive. Anyway, it’s now become a simple gesture of friendship (if Wikipedia can be relied upon in this case).
Well, I’ve finally gotten around to trying makgeolli, which I guess I would describe as a type of rice beer? It’s quite tasty, actually with a slight fizziness, and a creamy, sweet and sour flavour. It is a little bit fruity as well. This shop actually sells frozen grape and grapefruit makgeolli, also, as well as makgeolli bread. I’m sure the bread is delicious, but I’m too full to try it at the moment.
In anticipation of my move to South Korea to teach ESL for a minimum of one year, and possibly the start of a decade-long adventure living and teaching abroad, I’ve decided to start a shiny new blog! This will be my first visit to Asia, my first time living overseas, and my first time teaching, so at the very least, boredom should not be an issue! If I enjoy teaching ESL, I plan to continue doing that for a while, probably in multiple countries. I should be leaving before the end of this month, so stay tuned!