Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My plants

Oh no! My blog. What's happening to me? Why can't I update this blog of mine? I just didn't realize about the date. I thought I've just created a new post here but I was surprised to see that it's almost two weeks of not updating it. Hmmm...What should I say~ Oh, it's almost spring here. I already some flowers in the street and near my neighborhood specially here in my apartment. And I also planted some flowering plants for the spring. I hope the seeds will grow. It's just happened that one of my plants withered so I used the pot to plant the seeds. It's one of my favorite pots here at home. While I was cleaning last weekend, I saw the seeds in one of the cabinets. I got them for free last year when we visited a flower garden so I decided to remove the withered plant and planted the seeds. I wish I could put some pictures of them but it seems like the blogger is not working well on me. Too bad because I can't post some pictures. Anyway, I'm gonna post them as soon as I can.

Well, that's all for now guys. I'm gonna tell you more later. Goodnight!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Candy Day

Every 14th of the month has a special meaning to Koreans. They are the Days of Love that lovers even singles do such things every 14th of each month. After celebrating Korean Valentines Day, it's about time to give candies for ladies. Today is March 14th and in Korea it is called the candy day where men have to give candies to women. Actually, I almost forgot about it. But today someone gave me some candies and she said it is Candy Day tomorrow. Oh great! It's my turn now! It's my turn to receive candies from my loveone. Would he really give me some candies? I'm not a candy lover although I have a sweet tooth. I love chocolates not candies so it's really unfair to give chocolates to men on Valentines Day and ladies would receive candies on Candy Day (March 14th). I asked my hubby if he would give me some candies. He just smiled so I said, I prefer to receive chocolates rather than candies. muhaha...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sam sam (Samgyopsal Day)

Yesterday was March 3 and in Korea it is called Samsam Day. Sam means three (3) and March is the third month of the year and it was the third day yesterday so it is called Samsam (3/3) Day. Samsam day is the day when Koreans have to eat Samgyopsal (grilled strips of pork belly, similar to bacon). It's not a rule or tradition, it's just a kind of joke that some people follow specially kids who force their parents to treat them for samgyeopsal.

I bought samgyeopsal last weekend and I put the left over in the freezer so I was thinking of serving it last night. I usually use the left over when I make kimchichigae but I thought of it yesterday. For me it's just my alibi to eat samgyeopsal because it was samsam day but the truth was, I just didn't want to cook. It's my hubby's job to cook samgyeopsal and I just prepare some vegetables. But because we just had samgyeopsal last weekend so we were not craving for samgyeopsal so we went to the restaurant nearby and had daejigalbi (grilled pork ribs) instead.

Samgyeopsal Day saved me last night for dinner. I didn't have to cook and I just watched TV when I came home.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Birthday in Korea

It's my hubby's birthday so I bought a cake and cooked Myokgu (seeweeds soup) in the morning. In Korea, birthday celebrants have to eat myokgu. They say because they now grew one year older. Myokgu is also the food that a mom who has just delivered a baby has to eat. I don't know what to buy for him so I just gave him cash and told him to buy a new game CD for his xbox. Besides from the money, I also inserted a letter in an envelope. My hubby gave me back the money. He told me to use them for my allowance. Then we dined out together. That was supposed to be his treat but because he gave back the money so I paid in the restaurant and bought him a small gift.

When I was buying a cake, the saleslady asked how many candles did I need. Then I started to count my hubby's age. Gosh, I can't imagine that he's now in that age. Specially here in Korea that we have to add one more age because you started to count even when you are still in your mom's womb. So if you are 30 years old now, then you are 31 here in Korea.