my success is about Him ෆ

this morning we launched our “Sweet Series” inspired by my Seoul trip.. From the cafe to your everyday fashion, a stylish start to autumn ෆ Put on the things you love for your daily consumption.. Like a cup of coffee or simply a slice of cake.. Our Autumn 2014 desserts you can wear ^^ Thanks so much for the awesome response from the web since this morning until this very second as i sit here in my room under my fluffy blanket ^.^

Hanarupark 101 meet everybody fave, Rilakkuma Dominique Bracelet ^^

As i am blogging away, i stumble upon this note that i got years ago and it makes me want to share with you all about success.. With success comes a problem. Just ask Nadab, Elah, and Omri. Or interview Ahab, Ahaziah, or Jehoram. Ask these men to describe the problem of success. You might be thinking, if I knew who they were :p These are men we should know. They were kings of Israel. They ascended to the throne, but something about the throne brought them down. Their legacies are stained with blood spilling and idol worship. They failed at success. They forgot both the source and purpose of their success.

You won’t be offered a throne, but you might be offered a corner office, a scholarship, an award, a new contract, a pay raise. You won’t be given a kingdom but you might be given a beautiful home or money or resources. You will, to one degree or another, succeed..

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And when you do, you might be tempted to forget who helped you do so.. Know the purpose of success.. Why did God help you succeed? So you can make Him known.

Why are you good at what you do? For your comfort? For your retirement? For your self-esteem? No. Why are you good at what you do? For God’s sake. Your success is not about what you do. It’s all about Him..

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This note makes me realise how busy and hectic my schedule before and after my Seoul trip and sometimes i forgot to pray or at least give Him thanks >.< Forgive me, Lord.. And this is my prayer today, “I want to hear the voice of God before i hear anyone else’s in the morning and His is the last voice i want to hear at night”

Everything in this life is finite, meaning it doesn’t last, but only one thing is truly infinite and will last forever.. Yes, everything in this life can and will let you down, but the beautiful thing about it is this, when everything lets you down in this world it leads you to the one thing that is truly beautiful…..

the unfailing love of Jesus Christ ♡

Interview with God (하느님과의 인터뷰)

I dreamed I had an interview with GOD
하느님을 인터뷰하는 꿈을 꿨습니다.

“so you would like to interview me?” GOD asked.
“If you have the time,” I said.
“네가 나를 인터뷰 하고 싶다고 했니?” 하느님이 물으셨습니다.
“시간이 있으시다면,” 내가 말했습니다.

GOD smiled.
하느님은 미소지었습니다.

“My time is eternity… what questions do you have in mind for me?”
“나의 시간은 영원이다… 무엇이 묻고 싶니?”

“What surprises you most about humankind?”
“사람들을 보면 뭐가 제일 신기하지요?”

GOD answered.
하느님이 대답했습니다.

“That they get bored with childhood, they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.”
“사람들은 어린 시절을 지루해 하지. 그래서 빨리 자라길 바라고
그리고는 늙어서는 다시 그 시절로 되돌아가길 바라지.”

“That they lose their health to make money… and then lose their money to restore their health.”
“돈을 벌기 위해서 건강을 잃어 버리고
그리고는 건강을 되찾기 위해서 돈을 잃어 버리지.”

“That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present,
such that they live in neither the present nor the future.”
“미래를 염려하다가 현재를 잊어버려.
마치 사람들은 미래에도 현재에도 살지 않는 것 같이.”

“That they live as if they will never die, and die as though they had never lived.”
“죽지 않을 것처럼 살더니 살았던 적이 없었던 것처럼 죽지.”

GOD’s hand took mine and we were silent for a while.
하느님이 나의 손을 잡아 줬습니다. 그리고 우리는 잠시 침묵에 빠졌죠.

And then I asked,
그리고 난 물었습니다.

“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons you want your children to learn?”
“아버지로서 자녀들이 어떤 것들을 배웠으면 하시나요?”

“To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved.”
“다른 사람이 자기를 사랑하게 만들 수는 없다는 것을.
단지 자기가 사랑받게끔 놓아두는 것 뿐이라는 것을.”

“To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.”
“다른 이들과 비교하는 것이 좋지 않다는 것을”

“To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.”
“용서함으로 용서를 배우기를”

“To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love.
and it can take many years to heal them.”
“사랑하는 사람에게 커다란 상처를 주눈 데는 단지 몇 초의 시간 밖에 걸리지 않지만
그 상처가 아물기에는 몇 년의 시간이 걸린다는 것을.”

“To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.”
“부자는 가장 많이 가진 사람이 아니라 가장 적게 필요한 사람이라는 것을.”

“To learn that there are people who love them dearly,
but simply do not yet know how to express or show their feelings.”
“너희에게 사랑을 표현 못하거나 말하지 못하는 사람 중에서도
너희를 깊이 사랑하는 사람이 있다는 것을.”

“To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently.”
“두 사람이 같은 것을 보고서도 다르게 느낄 수 있다는 것을.”

“To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.”
“다른 사람을 용서하는 것만이 아니라 자기를 용서해야 된다는 것을.”

“thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“시간을 내주셔서 감사합니다.” 나는 겸손히 말했습니다.

“Is there anything else you’d like your children to know?”
“당신의 자녀들이 알았으면 하는 다른 것들은요?”

GOD smiled and said…
하느님이 미소지으며 말했습니다…

“Just know that I am here.”
“내가 너희와 함께 여기에 있다는 것.”

“Always.”
“언제나.”

“Always.”
“언제나.”

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back in town, back to work

just arrived from Seoul last night.. it was the shortest trip ever.. 4 days >.< but thanks Dad, it all went well though i can’t feel my hands and legs now :p but the good thing is finally i can write a new blog post today ^^

it all started with one meeting on monday then a quick snap of our new designs on tuesday while strolling around samcheongdong then another meeting on wednesday about our rilakkuma michy where we team up with this korean leather designer to make a coloured leather that match with our rilakkuma charms and yes they up on the web already..

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and now that i am back in town, discussing about our new series with my twinzie.. and the hint is.. there’s always space for dessert ^.^ i am all excited, please wait for another 3 days while we prepare our new designs here ok.. follow us on instagram for more update..

for some of you that been following us quite some time already know that our designs ain’t a mass production and we always make each design special with their own story..  my fave one is Hazel bracelet that i design based on my seoul trip story, so it will be different in every season.. and on this trip our Hazel bracelet got one new charm, it is a fridge..!!! do you know why? coz that’s the only thing i look for after my trip ^_______^ to put all my fave drinks inside..

and for Clementine, we always mix and match the beads with a funny story behind.. last week we launched our Clementine from Seoul, using hello kitty charm who about to cook omelette and brew a cup of cappuccino for you.. and yes our Clementine gone within seconds last week..

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last but not least is our Autumn Charlotte Bracelet.. using kitty in korean king and queen dress and pairing them with tensha beads in autumn colour ^^ just perfect.. no wonder this Charlotte bracelet is always everybody fave since 2012 ^^

that’s all for now and i’ll see you all next week with the new series..!!!!!!!

as september rolls around..

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and people finally say goodbye to summer >.< autumn in Seoul is one of the best seasons.. the weather fights between warm to cold, just perfect ^^ and going back to Seoul in 6 days where autumn season is about to start makes this trip back home even more exciting..!!! autumn is my fave season of the year or that part of it which runs from the beginning of september to november.. i put it like that coz we can never agree when autumn begins and ends..

and today we got tons of limited design to grab from..!! our “autumn song” designs are so adorable, new pastel colors to choose from and look who’s back this fall??? the kitty hanbok, the autumn owl and rilakkuma michy (will upload on my first day in seoul, wait up all) pre order yours now and we will send em on september 22nd ok ^^

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Autumn Charlotte Bracelet inspired by my Seoul trip..

today as i sip my coffee and read all of your comments on our instagram hashtag #hanaruparkinkorea a huge smile anticipating all your sweet and thoughtful comments.. i feel so blessed ^^ stay true all coz good people are not easy to come by and you’re such a gem..!!! sometimes we need special holidays to remind us to pause and give thanks to our friends and family but what about the people you engage with online? the people that support your work.. it doesn’t always require a lot of planning to say “thank you” in meaningful way, sometimes the opportunity just presents itself.. THANKS TO MY FOLLOWERS..!!! love you to the moon and back and back again ^_______^

it tugs at my heart.. when you enjoy what you do, it no longer becomes work.. The Word of God helps me to stay grounded in His promises.. The Lord has been so merciful to show me that life apart from Him is nothing and what i really want is to bring Him Glory through my work ^^

well, i should start packing for seoul, my 3 fave words :p can’t wait to finish all the meetings on my first day then grab my coffee around samcheongdong..