Monday, February 2, 2009

San Toki

One of our family projects has been to learn some childrens songs in Korean that we can sing to Clarissa when she comes home. Josh and I are experts at singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in Korean, and we're learning Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and a few other fun songs. We have a CD of childrens songs in Korean and we've really had fun with it.

One song that I've discovered recently is San Toki. San Toki is the most well known childrens song in Korea, every kid knows it. It's kind of like Twinkle, Twinkle in the US. What kid doesn't learn that song at some point?

Anyway, that song isn't on my CD so I had to turn to the internet to learn it. It's a cute little song that is really fun to sing. I'm not completely clear on the translation, but it has something to do with a bunny on a mountain.

Yesterday I was looking for it on Youtube to make sure that I have the tune right and I came across these adorable Korean women singing it. I don't know why I like this video so much, but for some reason it makes me smile. I suppose it's just because it's a Korean song sung by Korean moms and everything Korean related makes me smile these days.

So here you go, San Toki. Watch it a few times and you'll have the song in your head all day. :)


Tracie said...

Hi, Wendy ~ Where did you get your Korean CD?

Tracie :)

PS. I'm also glad we've moved into February. The longest three months of the year are these three at the beginning! Have I mentioned that I love SPRING???

Julynn said...
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Julynn said...

Hello, I was looking at my youtube account, and I noticed that you had linked to the video of my mom (she's the one on the far right) and her sisters singing San Toki.

I'm so glad that the video brought a little joy to you (it brings a smile to my face every time). I moved to the US when I was four, and for part of my honeymoon, my husband and I visited Korea (my mom joined us there after the first part of our honeymoon). The last night that we were there, we had an impromptu karaoke session.

Anyway, I think it's lovely that you're adopting a baby, and it's just wonderful that you'll be teaching her her culture. One of my few memories from Korea is singing San Toki for my grandparents.

I hope you make many happy memories of your own!


Wendy said...

I'm so happy that you left a comment!! I'm thrilled to hear the story of the Youtube video. Your mom and your aunts are absolutely adorable singing that song. Every time I need a little pick me up I watch them sing San Toki and it makes me smile. It looks like you have a really fun family.

I appreciate you posting it, you've helped our family learn a really fun song and it's something that we can teach our baby about her culture.

Thanks again for the comment, it made my day! :)