Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Diaper Poop Alarm Device

Here is an interesting product made in Korea to detect poop in diapers. An alarm and light goes off once it detects urine and feces. I can see this being useful in a daycare setting when many babies are being cared for at once. But I personally think a mother's smell is good enough..

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Chuseok week!

Here's a great description of Chuseok and how it is celebrated in Korea. Click here.

This is a great week to get deals at Korean markets as many are having Chuseok sales on meat and fruit!

Friday, September 17, 2010

YouTube Video of Girl doing Korean "Macarena" Dance

Here's the popular YouTube video of a cute little girl promoting Samsung’s Smartphone Galaxy S for the U.S.market. She is doing the infamous ‘gok-ji-jeom’ dance which became a craze in Korea after celeb Kim Soo ro introduced it. This dance routine became so popular in Korea that it was used by the Korean cheering squad during the 2006 World Cup. The video has gotten close to 3 million hits!

Source: Korean Herald

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Calling all Taekwondo Kids!

Here's a Taekwondo Essay contest that you can enter! It is sponsored by the Korean Embassy Cultural Center.

Korean Festivals and Parades for Chuseok

Here is a list of events being held to celebrate the Korean harvest holiday, Chuseok (추석):

LA Korean Festival
Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2010
Seoul International Park

KORUS Festival (Virginia)
Sept. 17 - Sept. 19, 2010
Annandale KMART Parking Lot

Chuseok Festival in NY (Korean Produce Association)
Oct. 9-10, 2010
Randall Island Park
12 - 10pm www.kpany.org

Korean Festival in Houston
October 23, 2010
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

Bernardsville NJ Chuseok Festival
Oct. 3, 11:30 -3:45pm
First Presbyterian Church of Bernardsville
321 Mine Brook Rd. Rt. 202 s. Bernardsville 07920

30th Annual Korea Day Parade and Festival NYC
Broadway and 32nd Street
Oct. 2, 2010
*Please let us know if you know of any others!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jack's 100th Day Party

Need ideas for your child's Paegil party, otherwise known as the Korean 100th day birthday celebration? Check out this amazing party inspired by the Taeguk Korean symbol. All DIY items and decor by Jack's Mommy! More information can be found on her blog. Click here.

What is "Paegil"? One hundred days after a baby is born, Koreans have a small feast to celebrate the baby's survival and health. The feast is much smaller than the Dol party. Rice cakes, red bean cakes and other traditional Korean food is usually provided.