in thailand, 12 august is celebrated as a mother day as the queen of thailand’s birthday, mother of all thai people. since when i was young, i decorate my own card for my mom. many years passed, giving a card every year seems like to be our own kind of habits to show her my love into a tangible objects.
for 2015, i want to make her something that i’ve never gave to her before. some beautiful things, a bouquet, or a flower that will never wilt. so here comes a paper’s bouquet. i choose a lily flower, because light-green is her favorite color.
happy mother’s day :^)
“i prefer drawing to talking. drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” – le corbusier, time, 5 may 1961
“Take-Out Drawing cafe” the moment i step into takeout drawing cafe, everything, every little details surprised me. firstly with their scraper
‘NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY WORLD’
and when i asked them for their menu, they said it is in the daily newspaper, page7. i was standing there confused for a little while until the waitress showed me the free newspaper shelf behind me. after we’ve ordered, we walking around for the perfect table to sit. take-out drawing also provides a exhibition space and selling some creative design items.
we ordered a few drinks and cakes, storming ant(₩7,000) blace sesame drinks and their recommended, paul’s meringue factory(₩7,500) at first i thought on top of the espresso is a whipped-cream, but it actually is a meringue. and i was suprised by their organic greentea cake! the taste was super good. the cafe also gives us a great view of yongsan-gu by their giant square window
“drawing is a boundless land where anything we imagine can be built.”
directions: subway line 6, Hangangjin station, exit 3, walk straight for about 150m
Take-Out Drawing 140-892 서울 용산구 한남동 683-139 (Yongsan-gu, Hannam-dong)
POST POETICS, Itaewon (이태원)
an artbook distributer and bookshop, which located in Itaewon area, 3rd floor of MMMG flagship store building. loaded of prints and design ideas was collected here. with this kind of perfect atmosphere, let’s say i really love this place
directions: subway line 6, Hangangjin station, exit 3, walk straight for about 600m and it will be on your left.
POST POETICS 3F 683 -142 Hannamdong Yongsangu, Seoul, S.Korea
closed on sunday and monday, +82 2 322 7023
i write my diary everyday, a kind of long phrase and nonsensical diary, and of course no one was allowed to read it. even myself, i can’t remember what i wrote, because the feeling i have on that time cause me to write. for me, diary is something you have to do it everyday (or in case every ‘special’ day) otherwise, those feelings will change, and you might forget it.
here are some wording from my diary on the last day of my journey
28 april, 2014 7:24pm
i’m on the plane right now, the sun just went down and the sky is blue. my heart just filled with many love from my friends, who came and surprised me at the airport. maybe some destiny lead me to them, maybe all the good i’be made, lead me to them. because they are my very good friends 🙂 i think i got a lot from this journey, maybe it’s actually change my way of life, and my attitude. that meeting strangers isn’t scary at all, because in fact, even your best friends, they were once a strangers before. and sometimes being alone, is isn’t that bad. because when you got more time with yourself, you’ll know what do you actually want. and you’ll grow up.
from my thoughts, growing up is to know how to live this world happily. growing up is to know what do you actually want. and growing up is to care only the one who deserve it. maybe not only to care, you’ll have to cherish them.
‘just know what’s make you happy. without hurting others. that’s really enough’
CAFE 장쌤 (JANGSSAM) 홍대 hongdae ♡
5.55PM tuesday april 15, 2014 ‘maybe when our head can’t remember those details, but our heart will remember these feelings’ – kangkulsri
after a few talk with the owner of this warmhearted cafe (only a few talk as my few korean language) , i found out that she actually did the dessert and the decoration all by herself. (not included drinks and more) i know suddenly that she is happy : ) i saw her busying in her cute little kitchen, baking cookies with a really nice smell. she’s also a tea lover, she do provided various kind of tea that you actually can’t find it so common out there, and the tea was served in a cute little teapot. i spend 6 hours there without realizing the time that has already passed. i’m sitting there drawing,sketching, and practicing my workbook. you can do everything there, some musical university student came here to write a song or compose a new lyrics, cafe jangssam also has a guitar too, and they play such a cute background music, i got a lot of cute tract from this cafe, and just like that, cafe JANGSAM turn out to be one of my most favorite cafe.
mariage fres tea – earl gray umperial (얼 그레이 임페리얼)
karel capel – girls tea (걸즈티)
with free service homemade cookies and strawberry short cake : )
directions: subway line 2 Hongik University Station 홍대입구역 exit 2
밀리미터밀리그람 MMMG – everything is something to us 안국점ANGUK BRANCH store&cafe.
MMMG is one of my favorite cafe in korea, you can feel the warmth in this creative place, it’s not just a furniture or stationery that they put design &idea in it, but also their drinks and food, you can feel the pleasure they put in each cup of drink, and while i noticing those little detail, it makes a curve on my face : ) MMMG is really a place i that can spend time here ALL DAY. some of the customer come to enjoy foods and drinks, buying some stationery, and some of them are here to meet friends, working, thinking, and creating. like me, i come here for sketching, and drawing. so maybe this cafe is filling up with ideas, friendships, pleasure and peace : )
i would love to be here again, even it’s my 4th times here already
stationery corner, where they sell their notebook,planner,poster,tote bag, cases, a mug and more : )
directions: subway line 3, anguk 안국역 station, exit 1
Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm , Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
EVERYTHING IS SOMETHING TO US
honestly, this is my first time seeing a cherry blossom. somehow i am the one that really in love with seasoning. even though i really hate changing, but i think seasonal changing is totally fine to me.
for me season change is much more than just temperature or leaf coloring. i think it’s more about start, moving on, and opportunity in my country there is only summer. summer is good, but i prefer spring, autumn and winter sometimes. spring, in korea, means cherry blossom : ) and yes, here i am
i am not sure am i a bit too late to start owning a blog, but i think i better do it now, than doing noting and wait for a year to pass to tell myself again that ‘am i a bit too late?’