11/11/2011

Published 11/11/2011 by

Happy Pepero Day ~

 
This Pepero Day is super special since there aren't just 4 but 6 Peperos in a row! ^^

Pepero Day is an observance in South Korea similar to Valentine's Day. 
It is named after the Korean snack Pepero and held on November 11, since the date "11/11" resembles four sticks of Pepero. The holiday is observed mostly by young people and couples, who exchange Pepero sticks, other candies, and romantic gifts. Lotte denies starting the holiday and instead states that they noticed a bump in Pepero sales around November 11th and after continued popularity they decided to then encourage the holiday with special gift boxes and other promotions
Lotte usually does about 55% of their Pepero business in November every year.
~ Wikipedia

Now let's have a look back at the 11 resolutions I posted some weeks ago...
I'm quite satisfied because I've been keeping some of them pretty well, others I have neglected but I can say that I see some improvement in several areas. ^^

Let's start with the less good achievements:

❤ study for school like there's no tomorrow
 try not to complain for 1 week straight

There's still lots of work to do about studying regularly and complaining less. I do study but not as much as I'd wish, I do just enough to get going but I wish I could squeeze more out of my classes and really profit of the interesting things I'm learning.
Complaining... that's a tough one! I think I'll keep this resolution and it will become one of my top priorities in my upcoming Happiness Project (yes, I'm planning one and I will keep you updated!)

I also started quite well with some projects but didn't keep them up as much as I'd wished to:

❤ complete Gala Darling's Radical Self Love Bootcamp
❤ keep a daily gratitude list
❤ publish most of my draft posts
 start blogging regularly again! (means posting 2x week)


Well... at least it was reassuring to read in the Radical Self Love Bootcamp Forum that there are many others who haven't completed the bootcamp yet and many who just joined and are starting. This project isn't just something you can do in one weekend. 
Many of the missions require deep thought or taking one's time... and I simply didn't give myself enough time yet. But I'm on it and I won't give it up till it's completed! ^^'  The gratitude list is actually a part of the bootcamp and I really haven't been doing well... I admit it! T.T
Blogging... I wish I'd take more time and I think I'll have to schedule a special time every day (or every second day) to work on it - if I don't make blogging a priority I'll never succeed with my plans here!
There are also still several draft posts of my China/Korea travel I'd like to share with you! You can look forward to many more adventures from Asia!

And now what I've (more or less) accomplished:


❤ let go of past struggles or commitments that keep tormenting me

 start either meditating or doing yoga / mornings & evenings 
 learn to keep my room clean and tidy 
❤ sing every day for at least 15 minutes
❤ drink 1 litre of water every day



I wanted to add some notes about how I accomplished many of these things but it ended in a wall of text and I decide to tackle this list in another blog post. ^^ Maybe you will benefit from my detailed descriptions... ^^

AH!! Just in time, Leaa contacted me and told me that she is trying to reanimate her blog (btw go visit her blog and give some love, she deserves it). I paid a visit and saw this post: 12 goals before 2012. Leaa had found the inspiration on this blog and I was also inspired... so after 11 resolutions till 11.11.11 the next mission is 12 goals before 2012!
I will now unplug and write my new list (did I mention that I'm a notorious list-maker? ^,^)!

Have a wonderful weekend! 
And for those who haven't yet ~ join my small giveaway!




。。。ah, and Jay Chou's long awaited new album has finally been released today! 
I hope to be able to listen to his new songs this weekend already! ^_~ 
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