Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pororo Coloring Pages Downloads

Here are some free Pororo Coloring pages that you can download! Click here for the link to!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Pororo Category Added

To make your shopping experience easier, we have recently added a Pororo category on our website at! Come check it out and see some of the new products we added! We have Pororo stuffed dolls, tables, bento/dosiraks, computers, and much more! Click here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Newly Designed Little Seouls Party Website

We recently updated on Little Seouls Party website. Please come visit and check out our newly designed site at You can find custom Korean inspired birthday invitations, thank you cards, banners, party favors, doljabi items, memory boards, and much more! Although our items are catered towards the Korean 1st birthday called a doljanchi, we can customize for any special occasion!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sanrio Small Gift Show

Sanrio is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year! They hosted a Sanrio Small Gift Show in Santa Monica to commemorate the special occasion. Since we live nearby, we decided to go and see what it was all about!

I did not realize how crowded the show would be. I also did not realize that most of the participants would be adults and not children. Sanrio has a huge following among all age groups! Despite the crowds, my kids had fun playing miniature golf, riding the ferris wheel, playing booth games and visiting the art exhibit. The line to the gift store was over 2 1/2 hours long, so we were unable to view the adorable items for sale.

I hear the next Sanrio Small Gift Show will be in Miami. For more information, you can visit their site here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

This Week's Winner of the Hangul Poster Giveaway Contest

Congrats to the Stellakis Family!

Below is a photo of their family with
the judge on the day their son's
adoption was finalized.

Below is what they shared about their
adoptive journey:

We decided to adopt after our first son
was born, following a complicated
pregnancy.Our little Lukas Gang-seok arrived home to
us from Korea on October 21,2009. He is an
absolute love and we can't imagine not
having him in our lives! Of course, this
experience has changed our lives in many
ways...we have developed a real appreciation for the
Korean culture and are so grateful for the love and
care that Lukas received while still in Korea.

Welcome Home Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to the Lee Family!

Hear their personal adoption story below. Thank you for sharing! And congrats to your upcoming arrival of your son!

We are a second time around adoptive family waiting for our second son to come home. Our daughter was also adopted from Korea (pictured with us and our biological son). Our son's name will be Jamin S. Lee. We decided to adopt after our son Jadon was born with medical issues (that did resolve over time with no adverse effects) but were told by our doctor that a second pregnancy would be very dangerous. My husband grew up in Daegu, Korea and I worked in Daegu for 4 years as an ESL teacher/professor. So, we went ahead and adopted our daughter Arianna from Korea three years ago. After meeting many Korean American
families who mostly adopted girls, we realized there was a need (if we were going to
adopt again) to adopt Korean boys. So, here we are waiting for our little Jamin to
come home! I would LOVE to win this because the bedspread I picked for our son's bed
actually has airplanes on it like the poster!

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Week's Winner of the Hangul Poster Giveaway Contest

Meet the Albano Family! Hear their story:

We decided to adopt when infertility was introduced
to us after already having
one biological child. I
am now SO THANKFUL that infertility was our ‘issue’

since our family now boasts our two beautiful,
wonderful, brilliant Korean-born
Adoption changed our lives so much that we now are
HUGE adoption advocates! We
feel priviledged to be
a part of a larger adoptive family and especially
to be a part of the Korean culture. We are
so thankful and blessed to be an
adoptive family.
Our children: Christian, biological. Lily & Mimi,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Konglish in the US and Korea

I am a second generation Korean American, who speaks basic Korean mixed with English when speaking "Korean." I say "Korean" because I think I'm speaking "Korean" until native Koreans or first generation Koreans smile at my use of "Konglish." What is Konglish? Konglish is the use of English words in a Korean language context. I notice my Konglish is most heard when speaking with my parents, since I talk "Korean" with no inhibition.

Here's an example:

"Umma (엄마), Chinese food muh goh sheepa (먹고 싶어) or Korean food?"

My mom, who immigrated to the US as a young adult, also uses a milder version of Konglish when speaking to our relatives in Korea. It's funny how she doesn't even realize that she uses English words in her Korean conversations!

I am not surprised that Konglish is also widely spoken in Korea. In Korea, however, English words are sometimes used out of context or made up words are used. For example, "fastaurant" is not a word in the US but Koreans may use it for fast food restaurant.

If you want to learn more about what is going on in Korean Konglish, read Rick Ruffin's article in Yonghap News by clicking

If you want to test your use of Konglish, try speaking Korean to a person who knows no English, then you will realize how much you depend on the use of Konglish.

Photo credit - Yonhap News Agency

Friday, November 5, 2010

This Week's Winner of the Hangul Poster Giveaway Contest

Winner is the DeMaster Family!

Their story:
"We decided to adopt because we knew there were so many children in the world
waiting for families and that our family wasn't complete yet! We adopted
from Korea because we were very impressed with how they care for orphans,
with excellent foster families and wonderful medical care.

Adopting Julia has changed our family for the better! After having two
boys, it is fun to see how raising a girl is different. Julia is such a
smart, adorable little girl and she brings us so much joy. Our family knows
that blood doesn't make you a family, love does!"

Each Friday this month, we will be selecting an adoptive family to highlight
their family's adoption story. The selected family will also win a Hangul Poster.
We hope by highlighting a family a week, we will help raise awareness and honor
this special month devoted to Adoption.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy National Adoption Month Contests

To celebrate National Adoption Month, we would like to honor adoptive families by doing special giveaways! We will be doing 2 giveaways. The first one called "Welcome Home Giveaway" is open to those waiting to bring their child home and who has received their referral photo. The winner will receive a personalized Welcome Home Banner and 20 personalized announcement/arrival cards!

To enter the "Welcome Home Giveaway" Contest, please submit a (1) referral photo, (2) child and family's name, (3) brief statement about how you decided to adopt, (4) future bedroom photo/and or family photo (if available) and (5) why you want to win this. *Also, please let us know if it is okay to share photo and story for contest purposes. * Submit your entry to and make sure you subject your email as "Welcome Home Giveaway."
Winner will be announced on 11/19/10.

Our second contest is the "Korean Hangul Poster Giveaway" Contest. We will be randomly selecting 4 adoptive families (one each Friday for the month of November). In order to enter this weekly giveaway, please submit a (1) recent family photo, (2) brief statement about how you decided to adopt, (3) share how adoption / child has changed your family, and (4) child and family's name. *Please also let us know if it is okay to share your photo and story for contest purposes.* Submit your entry to and title it Korean Hangul Poster Giveaway. Only one entry is needed for the 4 weekly drawings. Winner announced each Friday!

Poster will size 12 x 18.