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January 14, 2020

Did you know chopstick etiquette (chopstiquette) differs from county to country? And chopstick sizes and shapes differ from place to place? Next time you go out for Japanese, Korean or Chinese, you'll notices the subtle differences for yourself! 

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January 9, 2019

Mela and the Elephant

by Dow Phumiruk and illustrated by Ziyue Chen

Sleeping Bear Press

Book Review: 

Mela sets out to explore the banks of the Ping River. Her little brother follows, hoping she’ll take him along. “What will you give me if I take you?” she asks. When he h...

January 25, 2018

My First Book of Japanese Words by Michelle Haney Brown, Illustrated by Aya Padron, is an ABC rhyming book of Japanese Language and Culture. The book starts with a Japanese language pronunciation guide, then, introduces us to the sights, sounds and culture of Japan, dr...

January 22, 2018

The title of this book really grabs your attention: The Bigger and Fro.... The Bigger the Fro? What about a big fro? The rest of the title is, the More I Know -- The Bigger the Fro the More I Know. Now that is a great title to a book! Written by Andrea Scott, illustrat...

January 10, 2018

The Soohorang (수호랑) is the mascot of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. What is a soohorang? Sooho (수호) mean protection and horang (호랑이) is a tiger in Korean. Derived from the white tiger, considered Korea’s guardian animal, it symbolizes the protection offered to the...

May 8, 2017

Did you know chopstick etiquette (chopstiquette) differs from county to country? And chopstick sizes differ from place to place?

The training sticks pictured here has one thumb hole and two for the index and middle fingers.  Enter for a chance to win a left or right-han...

May 5, 2017

Kid's Korean Culture Giveaway is here! In honor of Children's Day in South Korea, we're giving away a bi-lingual Korean/English book, kid's training chopsticks and a delicate handmade envelope. Enter for a chance to win!

http://www.joysunbear.com/giveaway

April 28, 2017

What day is like Christmas without Santa?  May 5th -- Children's Day in Korea!

To celebrate this upcoming holiday, I'll be giving away some Korean presents. And you don't even have to be a child! Stay tuned and check for details coming soon on my friend, Joy Sun Bear's,...

January 6, 2017

For Multicultural Children's Book Day (MCCBD)*, I did a book review of Little Artists by Niki Daly, published by Kane Miller Press.

Little Artists Books is a boxed set of four baby hand-sized board books, titled Ruby, Carlos, Mondi and Nina. Each character is a person o...

September 15, 2016

Korean Thanksgiving, or Harvest Moon Festival, falls on Sept 15 this year. While there are many gastronomical treats representative of Korean Thanksgiiving, 송편, songpyeon, a glutinous rice cake, best evokes the flavor of this three-day holiday. Songpyeon contains stuff...

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Interesting video on the benefits of having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain and the three types of bilinguals.  Link to TED-Ed's Mia Nacamulli...

Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

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