Note: Before you bust out your calendar to start counting each day, just use the 100 day calculator on Naver!Yesterday, I asked my students what the weather was like outside.Usually when I ask this question, they perk right up and shout out that the weather is windy, snowy, rainy, or cold. How could I have forgotten that my poor middle school students are teeming with hormones and are in the prime age of “that awkward phase” we all wish we could forget but cruel mothers and photographs filled with braces and pimples won’t allow us to? I decided to scratch the lesson I had planned for the day and just talk to them and let them vent about their teenage problems.Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day, so I expected them to be especially excited to shout out a new answer than the usual gloomy weather ones they’d been giving me all winter. I asked them all sorts of questions in English about dating in Korea and couples, and we spent all of our 45 minute class time chatting about Korean dating culture. Meeting the expectations of your significant other may not always be easy.But add on top of that cultural differences and you got a whole new pandora’s box.People meet at schools, work, random encounters on the streets, etc.But is one of the most preferred ways to meet other singles.
Celebrating Every 100 Days People around the world celebrate yearly anniversaries; really lovey-dovey couples celebrate monthly anniversaries; and unhealthily obsessed teenagers celebrate even more often. Of course the big yearly milestones are celebrated just the same.
But instead of counting months, the Korean equivalents to the lovey-dovey couples that celebrate monthly will instead celebrate anniversaires in denominations of 100 days (i.e. It’s more common for younger and more affectionate couples to celebrate this way, so not everyone pays attention to this.
But this is definitely a Korean way to celebrate being in love.
They’re used to this warm up after 10 months of being my students.
When I came in as their teacher, the weather was already starting to chill. I know I should have been more sympathetic, but it was just too cute.