Monday, May 25, 2015

Jeju Island Trip

5.22 - 5.24.2015
It has been a long way around for me to land Jeju Island.
I would say..took me an year to go.

I have tried 5 times to go to Jeju Island last year, 
but somehow God have stopped me..and had to cancel it. 
I would say, it was much easier for me to go to Japan than Jeju.
So, I went to Osaka last year.

This year, I tried... and nervous about getting canceled again due to an emergency work, 
or other happenings. But!! Finally God allowed me.

It wasn't just a trip, but it was a trip for my soul to rest.
The only thing I booked was an airplane ticket and a rental car.
NO search ahead, just heading where the wheel takes me.

(below: Ham-Deok Seo-Woo bong beach 함덕서우봉해변
Def. the best beach in Jeju-better than Hyup-jae 협재해변)

(below: 성산일출불)
It's the place to see the sunrise, but I think it's also a great place to go in the
afternoon, when it's bit cooler in the daytime.

(below: 천재연 폭포)

(below: 비자림 this place was AWESOME!!-must go.)

(below: Anthracite in Jeju
합정에 그 유명한 앤트라사이트 opened in March.2015
MUST GO! great coffee and not-too-sweet hearty bakery
I love how the architect used the historical site and renovate)

(below: 방주교회 - designed by Itami Jun)
Sunday Service: 9:30am /11am
Morning service: Mon-Sat. 6am)

(below: Encountered amazing Korean indi-band!!!
@ 이호테우 해변 E-ho-tae-woo beach)
Right across from the beach, ISLAND FACTORY is a great, hot-place
to visit for a coffee/bar/bakery.
Guesthouse host mentioned that the 4 guys who runs the place are
raised in Jeju and very passionate what they are doing.

I heard there are only 3 Latin bands in S. Korea.
One of them are "South Carnival" 사우스카니발
who are originated in Jeju Island. 
There are 9 members and every single of them are so professional, fun and very
very talented. I can tell they LOVE the music.
I was amazed that they are raised in Jeju. I would have thought
they have studied abroad and came back couple months for concert.
But no-they even made music in Jeju-country language.
It was blast.

(below: Hana Guesthouse
하나 게스트하우스 @ 이호테우해변
Wonderful host, very clean and reasonable price to stay.
I will never forget her heart-welcoming smile and every word she chooses.)

(below: Sunday service @ 성안
Seong-Ahn Presbyterian Church
Service starts @ 7am / 9am / 11am / 1am / 7:30pm
Amazing sermon)

/  I will not forget this trip, Lord
thank you so much leading every moment /

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1/2 Left? 1/2 Gone?

Can't believe almost 1/2 of year 2015 has past
I countered Nordstrom's website.

Friday, May 1, 2015

GYMBOREE 16SS Product summit in San Francisco

Mar.17.2015 -Mar.20.2015
Attended Namyang intl's first Gymboree product summit fair.
Developed 90 styles knit and woven based on the trend and
developed 30 styles of graphics.
All the graphics are from my creativity.

It was definitely not an easy task, but it was worth it.
Hadn't been awhile in bay area since I graduated high school in Palo Alto.
Felt like I visited hometown :^)
got to see my old friends back in junior high.

here is a snap of two months of hard-work

(below: sequin + applique)

(below: one-point graphic)

(below: one-point graphic)

(below: applique embroidery)

(below: print + puff print)

(below: print +washing)

(below: applique + embroidery)

(below: print on terry)

(below: print +applique +embroidery)

 (below: suspenders idea in applique + embroidery)

(below: print +puff print+ nickel free dome)