Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We are working to remedy this situation and we apologize for the inconvenience.
UPDATE: The store is up and running now. If you experience any difficulty, please contact us. Thank you!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Hanskin was the Original creator of the BB Cream in Korea and has won many awards, including the Brand of the Year 2007 and the World Prestigious Brand Award in 2008.
Available for $24.99. Click here to order.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My friend recently had a baby shower at a Tea Room and she used towel cakes to decorate the table. The towel cakes were also used as a party favor. Aren't they cute with the floral tag?
Saturday, June 27, 2009
For the past year, Korea has been into these blanket vests (literal translation). They're like the sleep sack but they open up at the bottom but has a button on the bottom so it stays put. Makes for easy diaper changes! Kids of all ages wear this to sleep. Great for the summer since it's light yet keeps your babies warm.
Friday, June 26, 2009
We just added these DVDs to our store. You can purchase them here.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Here, the kids are learning how to make duk.
If you're ever interested in learning more about the tradition of duk-making and are in Korea, check out The Institute of Traditional Korean Food. A definite place to visit to learn more about the history of Korean cooking.
Pictures taken by Soo Hyang Choi (www.seriouseats.com)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here's a clip of their most popular song, "Tell me" that has gained popularity even among young children in Korea.
To learn more about them and their tour schedule, click here.
Monday, June 22, 2009
i-Phyeonhae has come out with a new design...very similar to the Ergo. I really like the Korean words on the carrier. If you're interested, let us know! We can special order it for you. One size. Has adjustable straps. Comes with side pouch. The price is $119 with free shipping. It can take up to 2 weeks since it's coming from Korea. Email us at email@example.com to order.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The next class starts Monday, June 29th.
If you know of other Korean cooking classes, please let us know so we can list them on our blog.
Update of another class:
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Monday, June 15, 2009
However, the most widely practiced Korean belief with regards to postpartum care would be the consumption of seaweed soup (Mi yuk gook). I often hear stories of my friends who are so tired of eating Mi yuk gook but are forced to continue eating it by their Korean mothers .
I have included a great article written by Joong Ang Daily News regarding the traditional practices on postpartum care in Korea. Click here for the actual article.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
We have just added these to our store! Perfect for your child's lunchbox or a gift idea! Click here for more info.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Kkachi durumagi is a children's colorful overcoat in hanbok, Korean traditional clothing, which was worn on Seolnal, New Year's Day in the Lunar calendar. It was worn mostly by young boys and literally means "a magpie's overcoat". The clothes is also called obangjang durumagi which denotes "an overcoat of five directions". It was worn over jeogori (a jacket) and jokki (a vest) while the wearer could put jeonbok (a long vest) over it. Kkachi durumagi was also worn along with headgear such as bokgeon (a peaked cloth hat), hogeon (peaked cloth hat with a tiger pattern) for young boys or gulle (decorative headgear) for young girls.
Etymology and color
The name is composed of the two words in Korean; kkachi referring to Korean Magpie and durumagi, a type of overcoat. In Korean mythology, magpies are regarded as auspicious messenger delivering good news but also a provider of prosperity and development.. The date before Seolnal has been referred to as "Kkachi Seolnal" (kkachi's new year's day). The overcoat was named after the bird to reflect the folk belief because children longed for the cheerful holiday's coming.
Kkachi durumagi is also called obangjang durumagi because it is composed of five colors, representing five different directions (obang) -- east (blue), west (white), south (red), north (black), center (yellow). The concept is based on Chinese philosophy, ying and yang and Five Phases.
Seop (섶), the overlapped column of the garment in the center is made of a yellow fabric while gil (길), the large section of the garment in both front and back side is made of a fabric in yellowish green. For boys, blue color is used for the portions called git (깃, a band of fabric that trims the collar), goreum (고름, strings at chest), doltti (돌띠, embroidered belt) respectively and purple is used for mu (무, gusset). On the other hand, kkachi durumagi for girls has red or purple colored git, goreum and doltti and dark blue mu. The sleeves are made of two sheets of fabrics. The outer surface is made of a yellowish green fabric or saekdong (colorful stripes) fabric whereas the inner is rose pink in color.
In old days, kkachi durumagi were worn as seolbim (설빔), new clothing and shoes prepared for Seolnal, while at present, it is used as a dorot, a ceremonial garment for doljanchi, celebration for a baby's first birthday.from Wikipedia
We have given great prizes in the past, such as pajamas, videos, podeagis, play mats and dolls. This month's prize will be a Korean Cookbook!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What is a Doljabi? This is when the baby is placed at a dol table with various items in front of her/him and is encouraged to pick one of the items up. It is believed whatever he/she picks up will determine his/her future.
What do these items mean?
Thread: Long life
If you would like to purchase these, click here.