One of the reasons why Korean kids are lucky, they celebrate Children’s Day (어린이날) every May 5. We don’t have this kind of holiday in Philippines, which I think we should have. Children deserves to have their own special day. Here in Korea, parents take their kids to the parks, malls, buy them toys, dine in a good restaurant, go to noraebang (KTV), a lot strolls along the Han River. They said, children’s day is for kids up to 13 years old. But we don’t care, if you want to feel like a child for that day, live like your 13 years old.
No classes today, so I went out to have lunch with my former room mate, I had a full bowl of Kalguksu (literally “knife noodles”) , it is a noodle soup, what makes it unique is that it is made of hand made, knife-cut wheat noodles. The broth tastes like chicken, but some makes it with anchovies, or other seafood. It is slightly garnished with dried seaweed and black pepper. It has a very light taste compared to Philippine’s Lomi or Mami. Filipinos love salty and well-seasoned dishes that’s why. This bowl of kalguksu costs 5,000 won.
After lunch, my korean friends, want to get this Children’s Day Promo item at Baskin Robbins, a popular ice cream parlor in Korea. The promo? Buy 16,000 won worth of ice cream , and you can buy the Lego version of Baskin Robbins store or truck for 10,000 won. My friends and I pitched in to buy that much, you can already buy a family size bucket of ice cream with 16,000 won. It’s children’s day, so we should eat ice cream, and enjoy it the way kids reward themselves with a cone of ice cream. While eating ice cream, my friends start to build their Baskin Robbins lego. And here’s their finished product: