Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Happy Pocky Day!
Today, 11/11 is Pocky Day. Many happy returns.
Pocky are these thin breadstick things coated in chocolate, or strawberry or white milky crap. They are additively good and I eat at least a box every day in Japan. They even have a special "Men's Pocky" made from "bitter chocolate." Who knew men liked bitter so much? Oh wait, me.
Apparently the "holiday" was started in 1999, which is 11 somehow in one of the many ways of counting years in Japan. So 11/11/11 which sort of looks like six sticks of Pocky next to each other.
It feels sort of wrong to even promote this sort of thing, it's very much like Hallmark trying to sell us on "Administrative Assistant's Day" but I can't stop myself. Go Pocky.