Hello Market 2014 at Liang Court 10-11 May (11-6pm)
Here is my friend and his company's booth setting up their stall for the Japanese Flea market today. The space was quite cramped and close to the stage (a bad idea during performances that I will explain later). Some people told me that they were unable to find my "booth" and thought I will be there for the whole day. Actually I have no booth, just a standee poster with gifts from the sponsoring company to give away, so I was only there from 11-2pm as mentioned in my giveaway posts... Sorry if you came much later!!!
They were selling these cats called "Maneki Neko". Lots of shops in Japan has these to bring in wealth for their business!
They also have some graphic t-shirts with cute Japanese packaging (of course right?) and candies. The Yuzu (pomelo) candy tastes pretty good and the Glucose candy is said to give you a sugar boost and become more alert (good for studying and late nights?).
This soy sauce is 100% made in Japan using traditional methods. "Triple-Sec" is a salad dressing that contains Yuzu (pomelo); "Demi-Grace" for dipping meat; and "Honjozo" is a kind of low-salt soy sauce. I was given a set to try and gave away 4-5 bottles for my fans and random visitors who guessed the correct number of cats.
There was also free sampling of onigiri after filling up their survey, but I didn't get to try one...
This is the actual working suit of a ninja as featured in my comic strip:
There were many colours available and each selling for $170. The costume is 100% made in Japan, including the fabric that is said to be made from the same cloth used for kimono! Wear to your office with varying results!!! XD
Challenge accepted to count the number of cats!
Unfortunately as I said, since the booth was close to the stage, it later became a popular "parking" space... (kopi, my dog, freaked out of course)
Because of performances... Dancing girls always win.
Nevertheless I am happy to meet some fans and friends. Thank you for coming! :D
And yup, I was supposed to wear my shirt but I grew a tummy recently and thus wore it at home instead...
But not to worry if you are interested to buy my shirt, I will be designing more after I finish my book! Please keep a look out on my FB page or blog for the book launch! See you soon!