“dol”: a korean baby’s first birthday

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14 Responses

  1. Robyn says:

    Your entries really enlighten me with life in Korea… Quite interesting… (:

  2. Razel says:

    Thanks Betche….right i remembered…i was the first pinay you ever met…hehehehehehe ~~ you can’t forget me babe….
    Thanks for coming anyway…..
    Just wait ~~~ you soon to be the host…

  3. Maica says:

    can you explain me the age system in korea? is there something else that they do to their ages like add 1 or something?

  4. KHwan says:

    You mentioned, 3 items. I thought it was 4? The money, bowl of rice (never go hungry), pencil, or the thread?

  5. Betchay says:

    @KHwan – nowadays, it’s really up to the parents… in some dols i’d attended, they also use computer mouse, stethoscope, books to “predict” their child’s future profession…

  6. marian says:

    they actually add 1 year, cause they believe that they have spent a year already in their mother’s wombs. thats what i read in “Rank Korea.”

  7. Song says:

    When babies are borne, they are considered one year old in Korean system. Whenever new years roll around they are one year older than previous year. So if you gave a birth to a child on December 31st, the very next day they are already considered two years old!

  8. Jacky says:

    happy birthday to him, yes they add one year, same with Chinese parents.

  9. meeh says:

    i asked about this first b/day from that page where you had your father in law celebrated his 70th b/day & not seeing this article first i’m sorry that i asked you about it, i guess now i have an answer to my question about baby’s first b/day in Korean way. Thnx.

  10. Fergielei says:

    best wishes for your bday. GOD BLESS YOU
    .-= Fergielei´s last blog ..Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009 – Main Event =-.

  11. Kath says:

    Thank you so much for sharing thoughts i hope to read more informative articles on your site soon.

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