While it was fun to go shopping and surf online for info, ultimately I was repeatedly coming to semi-dead ends. No matter how hopefully a lead was, I still couldn't find the actual items here in the USA. How is that possible anyway? I looked everywhere and asked everyone I could think of...still nothing. I can not understand why the Dol Janji are not found in one of the NYC korean towns. I mean I know those korean parents do something for their kids 1st birthday!
So in the end I came back to the same choice I started with...I could pay the $50 dollar shipping to have Paula ship what she found to me...something she kept trying to talk me out of...or I could just find some items myself and do a homemade tol ceremony, like all my asian friends suggested. As I think about it, this seems the way to go...I can still honor Daniel's korean heritage plus save some money. Which is a very good thing since I have so little of it these days.