If you've been paying attention to this blog for any length of time you would know that Koreans have two "Valentine's Days" but the 2nd one is a month later, on March 14th, and is called White Day. It's also the day where boys are supposed to give candy and chocolate to girls. So I was hoping for some delicious treats. I didn't get much, especially compared to last year, but that's okay. Matt bought me the basket of goodies (awww) and students gave me the other stuff. I love the giant lollypop and I really giggled when a boy named David proudly presented me with two fruit roll-ups. Hahaha! "Teacher, teacher, America jelly!" (They call any kind of soft, gummy, chewy candy a jelly here.)
My biggest surprise though was that little blue box. White Day was on Friday and so I had 4 regular classes and then my level 5 Screen English class. I just started teaching Screen English and these students I only see once a week and this was actually their second class. This level only has 2 students, actually, a girl and a boy. I walked in and only the girl was there. The bell rang, I went to start the video when suddenly Jun Jae rushed in, all out of breath. He apologized for being late and then presented me with this adorable box in a very respectful way (head bowed, box held in both hands). I was so shocked! And it was my most delicious White Day gift- some kind of hazelnut truffles with a white chocolate top. Like a mini mountain of scrumptious! Yay for White Day!