After 3 weeks of "working vacation" to Korea, here I am, back to my working desk.
You might already know from my Instagram posts for the reason I went to Korea this time was to participate Seoul International Handmade Fair. Other than that, I managed my time to explore the city and visited beautiful natural places outside Seoul.
In this post, I will share my experience during this fair, and another separate articles for the "vacation". :)
A day before the fair begins, all of the exhibitors were busy unloading stuffs and finding our booth location. It didn't take very long for me to set up my equipment, as I could only brought important sale-able items and not so much on the decoration.
Besides customers from Korea, I also met other people from France, UK, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. I guess I'm the only one from Indonesia! 😄 Many people interested in my Druzy Festive collection for its uniqueness. They told me they've never seen such gemstone jewelry in Korea. And that's why I came here to present my works! Yippie! XD
Not only to introduce my creations, I also met so many great artists and friendly people during the fair! It's really exciting to make new friends and to exchange our contact.
Lucia said, one day she wants to hold a fan meeting with people around the world, in Seoul. How cool! 😎
We had dinner together for 4 straight days after the fair ends. Oh~ I will miss those moments!
After all, Ra Young unnie is the best neighbor I've ever had! She bought me coffee, lunch, cake and macaroon, looked after my booth when I left for a period of time. She also bought one of my bracelet (she said she fell in love in the first sight and wore it everyday during the fair! ❤️), moreover, gave me one of her lovely card as a present. I hope we can be neighbor again in the next fair!
She is an illustrator with her work inspired by warmth feeling and nature, also some illustrations with beautiful scenery were sketched when she was on her trip to Spain. I love her doodle kind of watercolor paintings and the colors she put in her works. I bought some of her lovely creations and they are now pinned on my working desk board. :)
They're really a group of nice people! Ohsang and Hoya is a sweet husband and wife couple from Portable Lollipop. They love cats and most of their works are made from wood by themselves, or in collaboration with other artists. Their cat figure plush toys were made by B.rgds, team who specialized in making fabric related items and of course, plush toys as seen attached on the wall.
Few days after the fair, JC and Noa from B.rgds, brought me to visit Portable Lollipop country-style shop with so many hidden treasures from Japan, as well as their office studio. We had a nice 뽀뽀치킨 dinner together and played a random fun quiz. Hope to meet you guys again soon!
On the last day, Min brought his team members and introduced them to me. They helped me greeted Korean customers in my booth. How fun! 👏 I even received a bracelet gift from Bhavishya at the end of the fair! Thank you!
Next time I go to Hong Kong, I'll visit you guys!
Last but not least, I'd like to express my gratitude if you've been following my Instagram posts while I was in Korea. Thank you! To wrap things up, it would be very much appreciated to know if you've read this whole post in the comment below! ;)
Next, I will post up vacation places that I've visited and are worth to go! ✈️
V.Part 1 - Calming Natural Places in Korea
V.Part 2 - Dove into Historic & Cultural Places