What Makes #PeperoDay More Appealing to Everyone

Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City
Hello my ever loving friends!

Hope you have a wonderful week, though I could imagine how some of you are still in a lot of stress from work. But don’t worry because I’m here to share something a little fun, and I hope that this will bring you a huge joy.

Nope I’m not giving you any giveaways, or freebies, or even bribe you just to make you read this post, lol.

Seriously, if I somehow make you entertain, please continue reading – you don’t know how much I truly appreciate it, spending your few minutes (some even seconds) browsing this page.

And for those of you who are not interested – I am also truly humbled that at least you click the link.


That only means at least I got your millisecond of attention, lol.


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Okay back to our stress reliever topic.

Few days ago, I was browsing my Facebook feed when this ad catches my attention – it’s actually an invite ad for a public event at Globe Iconic Store at Bonifacio Global City, to celebrate the #PeperoDay.

Honestly, I think I’m one of the very few people who haven’t know “what Pepero is”.

I was thinking it is some kind of anime cartoon character, or a kind of mammal. But then when I searched it online, I just learned the REAL PEPERO IS!


PEPERO is actually a brand of cookie stick manufactured by Lotte Confectionery in South Korea in 1983.

(OMG so that means as of this year Pepero is already 33-years old!)

So yup it is just a cookie stick.


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


I know you are rolling your eyes, and some of are even raising your brows while thinking:

“How come this cookie stick has its own special day, and everyone is getting crazy?????!”

Here’s the thing…..

We Asians especially those located in the Eastern part are very traditional and very sentimental for things, which creates and build good relationships, companionships, and camaraderie.

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Every year of November 11, South Koreans celebrates the #PeperoDay, which is like a Valentines Day. The current purpose of this fun celebrations is to exchange peperos sticks or boxes (whatever you like) to your friends and family, and your love ones.

Actually the origin of this cute celebration started from a story setting some time ago in 1983. In the story, it says that there are two female friends / best friends in the middle school and they’re both wishing to be taller and thin someday (maybe they are having that discussion while eating these cookie sticks!) lol.

The story (or legend whatever) is kind of funny and silly, yes.


But if you will understand it with a pure heart, and with no doubts – I think there’s something good about it.

It’s like these pepero becomes an instrument to create that bond between these two female friends, holding on to their dreams and wishes, and happily thinking that one day, those dreams will come true.

I personally find it so sweet and inspiring.

When was the last time you are alone, and wants to have at peace with your own thoughts while nibbles something?

I sometimes do that, and it’s hard to explain but this simple gesture make me calm and happy.


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


While I was roaming around this afternoon and observing these long lines of excited people, patiently waiting for their turns, I realized that Pepero is indeed doing its job to give smile and happiness to everyone.

Yes these are just cookie sticks with different flavors just like other cookie sticks in the market, but having this celebration, and showing the importance of giving and sharing makes my heart truly beats with happiness.

I could see couples sharing their cookie sticks and giggling about it because hey its really cute!

I saw some kids happily embracing their boxes of Pepero, because “Momma these boxes are sooo cute and fun and I want to collect it!”

Well I agree with this little monster, LOL.


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


So I’ve also bought 4 boxes, one of each flavors because I find Pepero so appealing… very attractive that I felt like I’m a little girl again, so happy just seeing those very attractive boxes. I spent my today's lunch money for these boxes of sweets (hopefully only contains low carbohydrates), LOL.

I would literally collect these – just like that little girl wants, lol.

This morning, they only have four (4) flavor to choose; The Original, Peanut, Almond, and White Cookie.

YUUUUMMMYYYYY!!!!


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


Each boxes are being sold for Php50.00 (approx. US$1.00) and when you bought two boxes, you have to enjoy these fun activities and personalizing your Pepero boxes – like having it penned and designed by these artistic calligraphers, making your Pepero boxes ready to give for your friends, family and your BAE, just like these below:


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


Isn’t these adorably spells SWEET?!

Noticed under the personalized notes is the promo code for you to get a FREE ONE (1)-MONTH SPOTIFY PREMIUM, in collaboration by Globe Telecom, valid from November 1 to 10, 2016.

Why not make it FREE for at least two months until December????? (raising brows here)


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City

Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


You’ll also got to enjoy FREE DECORATIVE PEPERO samples at the Pepero Café.

I decided not to take part of it, because of a very long queue! LOL

Who will say NO for FREEBIES???? Hell NO!!!

And if you are feeling so expressive, you can write your thoughts on this freedom wall and say anything INSPIRING, LOVING, HOPEFUL, ETC.

Okay this event encourages positive and hopeful thoughts, so no room for negativities!


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


Of course, I’ve also shared my positive and loving thoughts, because I am in-love and I’m happy! Mine is pointing by that arrow, LOL


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


http://blairvillanueva.tumblr.com/post/153037373113/chill-and-sing-with-anica-ordan-here-at-globe




And of course, nothing will make this event more endearing with FREE CONCERT, right? Yeah that part I did enjoyed even I just have to stay and snoop for a few minutes, as I have actually an appointment right next to this building, ooopps!

Some got to finished the TASKS and won some little surprises (another sweet!)


Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


But to tell you frankly, I have no patience to take some little tasks, just to aim for some surprises, especially if I know that I don’t need it, so why bother, right?

But I admire how patient they are…. like I’ve said I have another appointment this afternoon, and I was only dropping-by LOL

http://blairvillanueva.tumblr.com/post/153037380638/truly-ironic-because-i-have-no-plans-to-share-my



Celebrating #PeperoDay at Bonifacio Global City


Okay no further explanation needed for my photo – I just love the number 1 and the colors complements my tan complexion, my hot body and my personality, LOL

I love it!

Well overall I did enjoy having a quick stop at this Pepero camp to enjoy #PeperoDay.

Will I give out or share my Pepero?

Definitely nope. It’s ALL MINE! LOL


.... and I'm looking forward for an actually Pepero Café





xoxo, Blair



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58 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Wow , great snack as souvenir ,Pepero change to new packaging?

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    1. Oh they just created a special packaging for that occasion.

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  2. Pepero sticks, tried and loved it so much.

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    1. me too, and becoming obsessed with it! Actually I'm thinking of using the Pepero package for DIY project

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  3. So cool!! Too bad they don't have it here. Looks like such a big celebration for Pepero Day

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    1. Yeah, it was my first time to participate. In Japan on that same day, they celebrate the Pocky Day, lol I think these two are strong rivals :D

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  4. Nice events Personalising pepero with calligraphy definitely a nice gift for friends :)

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    1. so personal and sweet! Can be stored to scrapbooks too!

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  5. I would have never guessed they were cookie sticks. :)
    You look cute posing with them.

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    1. Thank you Indrani. When the product is cute, you must pose also cute.

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  6. The packaging look so special and nice. Wondering is that available out there.

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    1. Yeah they make a special packaging for Pepero Day. But still it carries the original packaging.

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  7. wow lots to try.
    sure kids love this too.

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    1. Yes Sherry! The chocolate chips flavor is so sweet!

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  8. Me and my children love Pepero too. We always take it as snack while watching our favourite movie.

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    1. Pepero Day is a good concept to promote sharing!

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  9. wow! What a happening event! I hope Malaysia will have such similar event too! Happy Peppero Day! :D

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  10. Love this so much! Almond is my favourite.

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  11. Many of my friends are crazy for Pepero. I've eaten it before and thinks it is no big deal. I didn't know about Pepero Day until now. LOL

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    1. Hahaha yes, I got so interested with its story. I didn't know that Pepero Day in Korea is a big deal!

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  12. Pepero cafe, that is just awesome. pepero based drinks, pepero based dessert. those who crazy for pepero would definitely go for it

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    1. Yeah, even Pepero-uniforms, Pepero chairs, etc, lol its crazy! I wish they have that!

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  13. i love pepero very very much!!!! Always my favorite snack!!

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  14. That's fun that they established a day on their brands name, good marketing. Love it when brands do activations like these!

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    1. Yes, and makes me have a reason not to feel lazy after lunch break. hahaha

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  15. nice event! love their box design, very special.

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  16. Peppero is my kids fav. I buy it on a regular basis as snacks for them.

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    1. Is Pepero has a similar taste with Pocky? I haven't tried Pocky yet.

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  17. I love the sound of pepero day! Exchanging yummy cookies on sticks. What more could you ask for! Ree love30

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    1. Hahaha yeah, but I didn't share mine! Too yummy to share :D

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  18. I wouldn't have guessed Pepero is a cookie stick brand! Cute story, I particularly love this idea of sharing a good moment with your family/friends/love while just sharing cookie sticks :)

    http://www.be-sparkling.com

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    1. I find Pepero Day story so emotional and also romantic :)

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  19. i love pepero!!!!always my TV snack when i watch drama~~hehe

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  20. Ahhh my favourite snack! Love this alot

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  21. The event looks way happening!! I love Pepero too, my go to snack =D

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    1. Thank you Sharon, I'm getting addict too with Pepero

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  22. Nice packaging of Peppero and the event looks fun.

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    1. Yes it is Betty! Does Pepero also organized a Pepero Day at your place?

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  23. my personal favourite is the oreo pepero...hehheeh i did wish that i would find someone when I took a bite on my pepero..:P

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  24. These Pepero are super cute! Hard to believe they're only biscuits dipped in chocolate but they are so tasty and addictive. Maybe it is the crunch!The question is Pocky or Pepero? Hm!

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    1. If Pocky and Pepero are both available, I won't choose I'll grab them all!

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  25. I've honestly never heard of pepero but sounds good and looks like quite the exciting event!

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    1. Hello Shane, yeah when you visited Asia, its a kind of different fun world, and I love it :)

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  26. I love Pepero! Hope they will have this kind of peperoday in Malaysia too!

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    1. Oh yeah, do that you and your family and friends could enjoy the Pepero feel!

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  27. love peppero. looking forward for a cafe as well. thanks for the post.

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    1. Yeah well that is my another wish - Pepero café!

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  28. Such a massive pepero event. Talking about pepero, i need a box of it now. haha. cravings

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    1. When I visited the Daiso store two days ago, I saw that they are selling huge boxes of Pepero for only Php288 pesos.. Way cheaper than SM Malls.

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