Valentines’ Day is coming up quickly and I’ve noticed that chocolate has practically exploded in the different stores around our home in Korea for the holiday. Korea and Japan have their own unique way of celebrating Valentine’s Day that you may have seen in manga/manhwa, anime and dramas. If you’re not familiar with it, let me explain. Girls typically gift the men in their life with chocolate on February 14th and the men in turn reciprocate (usually with a much better and more valuable gift) one month later on March 14th. In Korea, the fun tradition goes even further with April 14th being a day for single people to eat Jajangmyeon or black noodles to celebrate being single. (Taiwan is also actually similar but their celebration is opposite with girls getting gifts on Feb. 14th and guys getting them on Mar. 14th.)

Here are some other things you can see in a Korean Grocery Store:

This really got me thinking about all of the cliché relationship stuff that you see all too often in Asian dramas. Usually the cheesiest but the cutest of them all are found in High School or High Teen dramas. There’s plenty of ways that these relationships start, and time and again it’s usually with some sort of confession of “I like you!” Often the love confession is done by the guy and plays out with a special accessory, (example: a necklace or a hair clip.) But typically when I see a girl asking a guy out it’s by presenting to him a note that lays everything out on the line. Examples of this love note presentation include the It Started With a Kiss/Playful Kiss series and Devil Beside You amongst others. Frankly speaking, it’s probably the least/most effective way to tell your crush that you like him in dramaland, but is certainly one of the most unforgettable! At least it’s one of my personal favorites.

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That being said, since Valentine’s Day is all about showing that special guy that you care for them, I thought, what better time than the present to make a video all about this type of Asian drama (High School) love confession? So throw in some chocolate to the boring old card and there you go, a fun spin on the Asian drama love confession and how to do it properly just in time for Valentines Day!

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What other clichés would you like to see me make a video all about? Let me know in the comments!

  • Nic (MyKoreanHusband)

    hahaha, loved it when Richard just walked past…

    • hallyuback

      He’s learning.. 😀 Had to put in the ISWAK/Playful Kiss reference though!