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Toto’s Nostalgia Museum and Giftshop ♥ 토토의오래된물건

For tourists, the area of Insadong in Seoul is a wonderful place to visit for a view of the cultural aspects of Korea.  Places to dress in hanbok, souvenirs, street performers dancing to 강강술래, and hidden traditional tea houses that make homemade 수정과 punch!

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Flea Marketing

Myself and Herself have half a kind of a hobby these days. By these days I mean Autumn, as its kind of a seasonal thing. We go to flea markets and sell our *ahem* stuff.

The reason why we say it’s kind of a hobby is because we’ve only ever done it three times, and at the same time we only have so much to sell. But yeah, we’re well into it. We’ve a big black suitcase packed full of old but decent clothes, a few other bits a and pieces, as well as our mat for sitting on, and we head off and start selling our stuff. It’s good fun, social, and we usually come out with a few quid in our pocket.

I think it’s kind of a fad at the moment, because there seem to be flea markets for all sorts of occasions. There are a couple of charity ones, and of course there’s one in Hongdae, and for some reason they seem to be getting a lot of attention of late. Don’t ask me why. Probably because of Hongdae, but who am I to presume?


Let’s Visit Toys R Us 토이저러스 in Korea! (Image heavy!)

I love toys~ and I think most of you guys that read my blog on a regular basis are aware of that fact! If not, I have a whole related category that I plan to fill up with all sorts of features and eye candy ^^


Baskin Robbins Korea~ Pink Pirate Ship Lego Kit for Children’s Day

So the month of May marks Children’s Day in South Korea! Since the holiday is all about children, many places here have special children’s day items~  yearly I look forward to the goodies Baskin Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts Korea put out because they are usually extra cute!


I Park Mall’s Bandai Gundam Base & Hobby Shops (Yongsan)

Gundam is a staple in anyone’s childhood that grew up in Asia, of course this included Koreans even though the importing of Japanese entertainment goods was fairly tight due to Korea’s censorship back in the day. With the notion that Japanese anime were too sexual and violent for kids in Korea, a lot of manga were censored and banned.  Despite that, Japanese anime and toys did manage to slip in here over the years and Gundams of course have a special place in Korean boys hearts young and old!


Cute Korean Childrens Books

One thing there is to know about me is that I love children’s books, especially ones with cute illustrations. Even now that I am older I still vividly remember which books I loved when I was young…often it had to to with the artwork.  Actually Nara is the same way, so it may just be an artist thing since we are both very visual people~ but who knows!  Anyway, since we live in Korea now I have had a really great time randomly poking around the children’s book section at the bookstores in my area! Let’s take a look together~


Youn-Ji Dolls 연지인형~ Pretty Little Hanbok Beauties

Today I would like to share with you one of Korea’s loveliest cultural collectable dolls~ Youn-Ji  연지 by Sonokong! Youn-Ji 연지 is an 11″ fashion doll that was specially developed to celebrate Korean traditional beauty and aesthetics ♥


Sonny Angel Dolls: The Big Gamble

My Sonny Angel Dolls
My Sonny Angel Collection's rapidly growing

Korea Brand Spotlight♥ 봄곰 Bomgom

 

 

Today I have a really fun Korean indie accessory brand to share with you~ 봄곰 Bomgom! If you like toys, random fun items, and have a playful style this brand is one you should definitely check out!


Seoul Doll Free Market #47 (image heavy)

 

Do you love collecting BJD (Ball Jointed Dolls) or other collectable fashion dolls like Blythe, Pullip, Etc? Well if you live or are visiting Korea they have a convention just for you~ “Doll Free Market”!   Over the summer I attended a smaller spin-off doll convention here in Seoul, but I was told that this one was the main event here so I waited till the next one came around so I could see if for myself and share the info with you guys!


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