Children’s Day (어린이날) in Korea

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:

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