20SB, Nanowrimo and Pepero

Maybe some of you have been wondering what I’ve been up. I mean, the last two months I was doing pretty good with posting a blog like twice a week. Now it’s halfway through November and this is my third post. It’s a bit embarrassing…but I’ll tell you why!

First of all, I joined a group called 20sb; it’s a big online group for bloggers in their twenties to network out. Basically, it’s for those who want to find other bloggers with similar interests and to read their blogs and hopefully get some new subscribers in the process. So for the past month, I’ve been busy reading other people’s blogs. There are A LOT of interesting blogs out there (and a LOT of inactive ones). I’ve also been on the lookout specifically for other ex-pats but have come across a few other interesting ones along the way. (Hence the more blogs listed at the bottom of my site and the new page devoted to a ‘blog roll.’)

Okay, so that explains some of my time; obviously I’m not sitting at my desk reading away, right?! Well, my friend practically begged me to join her on this lofty goal of NaNoWriMo where you write a novel (at least 50,000 words) in one month. So, I have been busy hacking away at this. If you want to watch my progress (and at times lack thereof), here’s my profile. If you’re writing too, then add me as a writing buddy! I could certainly use some more motivation. Only one of my ‘writing buddies’ (who I actually discovered on 20sb) is keeping up with the word count. *sigh*

Oh, and Pepero (빼빼로) Day happened (again). I think it’s only celebrated in Korea and Japan…anyone out there know of another country?  Anyway, the ‘tradition’ is that on 11-11, people hand out pepero to friends. Or if you are in a relationship, it’s the time to buy your significant other pepero (and the guy typically buys more) to show how much you love them. Last year, I had felt a lot of love from students/co-teachers (with about 5 pepero sticks/boxes); this year, I received a grand total of ONE box from a coworker in my office.  Nothing like treating myself to a whole bunch of them in the shape a heart! bwahaha.

Types of Peppero: plain (red), almond (green) and nude (yellow)

I’ve also been busy with other things, but they’ll get posted later. Oh and of course Veteran’s Day does not happen here, so happy (belated) Veteran’s Day…next time add some fun in your life and eat and share some Pepero (or Pocky) sticks!



  1. Hello! I found your blog from 20SB a few weeks ago, and have been reading your posts. 🙂
    In Japan it’s Pocky Day, but Pocky and Pepero are essentially the same thing. I completely forgot about Pocky Day here though, oops! But my friend went all out and ate 11 Pocky at 11:11 on 11/11/11, haha.

    1. Haha, that’s awesome about the Pocky sticks. I think Japan has more variety as far as flavors. (The only flavors I didn’t enjoy this year were strawberry and peanut.) Oh, and thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Anonymous · · Reply

    Hey Dear it reminds me of Valentine’s Day here in the states — lovely I like it. Also, want to wish you a late Happy Birthday. I didn’t forget it just was not on the computer. I went shopping with Aunt Dee for the day. I hope you had a nice birthday. Love you Gramma

    1. They also celebrate Valentines Day here. Come Valentine’s Day, prepare for a (hopefully) interesting article about V-Day and White Day.

  3. Oh I practically begged you, did I?

    I’m pretty sure I quite literally did. And I’d like to point out that you ARE kicking my butt!

    But just you wait!! I’m going to catch up!! I swear it!

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