There are three unofficial “love” holidays on the 14th of the last three months:
2/14 – Valentine’s Day – guys receive gifts
3/14 – White Day – girls receive gifts (Japan and Korea)
4/14 – Black Day – single people buy black-bean noodles to celebrate/cry about their single hood (Korea-only)
블랙데이beullaek-dei – Black Day 짜장면jjajang-myeon – Korean-style (Chinese) black bean noodles
Adding to the long list of insecure banking and payment systems in Korea, POS (Point Of Sale) terminals were recently hacked. 200,000 credit card users had their information stolen last Friday. As a result, $115,000USD in 268 transactions was stolen. If you bank in Korea, ensure that you’re enrolled in (free) mobile phone transaction notification via SMS.