Tuesday, April 13, 2010

No Black Noodles for Nate

Dear Natron,

I felt that you should not consider yourself a loser for the third month in a row while overseas, so here is an official audio Valentine from the SkoNats.

I refer to black noodles in the title of this post because apparently if Nate didn't get any Valentines, he would suffer through a Chinese style black noodle dish, mourning being single. Nate, if you meet a pretty girl today, you'd best give her some Skittles.

Thanks to Wikipedia for this excerpt:
Thanks to a concentrated marketing effort, Valentine's Day is celebrated in some Asian countries with Singaporeans, Chinese, Pakistan and South Koreans spending the most money on Valentine's gifts.

In South Korea, similar to Japan, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give non-chocolate candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on the 14th of Feb or March go to a Chinese restaurant to eat black noodles (자장면 jajangmyeon) and "mourn" their single life. Koreans also celebrate Pepero Day on November 11, when young couples give each other Pepero cookies. The date '11/11' is intended to resemble the long shape of the cookie.

The 14th of every month marks a love-related day in Korea, although most of them are obscure. From January to December: Candle Day, Valentine's Day, White Day, Black Day, Rose Day, Kiss Day, Silver Day, Green Day, Music Day, Wine Day, Movie Day, and Hug Day. Korean women give a much higher amount of chocolate than Japanese women.

Cheers. :-)

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