Thursday, July 2, 2009

coffee, tea & serendipity

Three weeks ago, my friend J and I spent four days in Seoul, Korea. We arrived at our hotel in the trendy Myeongdong district late in the evening (11pm), so we had to walk quite far to find a restaurant that was still open.

On our way back to our hotel after dinner, the rain suddenly poured! Naturally, we took shelter inside the only place that was still open at that time – a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafe. As we approached the counter to order anything that could legitimize our stay, J exclaimed, "Look, a Bearbrick!"

Below was what he saw.

It was the 2nd Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Be@rbrick, a Korean exclusive – you wouldn't find it anywhere else in the world. I was really planning to get one – what a coincidence, eh? :-)

This (below) was the box that it came in.

Those angular brown patterns are the same ones on the bearbrick's torso. They are supposed to be the Korean letters for b-e-a-r-b-r-i-c-k. On the actual bear, the consonants are in front while the vowels are at the back. (Or is it vise-versa?)

And you probably thought they were just pretty patterns, huh? :-)

All pics by yours truly.

11 comments:

Jevi said...

wow~ i always wanted to get this~

hi~ i'm Jevi from Malaysia~ love your blog~

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Thanks, Jevi! It's really well-designed, I know. Someone from Seoul should sell on eBay, right? :-)

bbx said...

sorry to thread jack...
any thoughts on a Michael Jackson bear?

Bearbrick Lover: said...

bbx: LOL Great idea! But maybe Medicom doesn't want to deal with the Michael Jackson enterprise – could be expensive and complicated... :-)

RomiW said...

Wow, the design is nice. I managed to get my hands on the 1st one, hope that I can get this one too!~

Bearbrick Lover: said...

RomiW, if you're from Seoul, then that would be easy. I have not seen one on eBaY though...good luck! :-)

Romi said...

Unfortunately I am not, hopefully it will show up on YAJ or Ebay. :(

Btw, How many 100% bears do you have now?

bbx said...

yeah money changes everything...
but you know an all-black-with-single-glitter-hand secret 1/192 would own all. RIP

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Romi, I've stopped counting! :-)

fiona said...

ooohhhh nooo, i want these! cbtl is my favorite hang out with my girl friends. how i wish they'll offer those be@rs here too...

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Fiona, you should have told me, I could have bought one set for you! :-)