The Magic Mango Family

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One day in Medellin, Colombia, I walked into a shop of handmade products. I liked their products.

Carefully and shyly, I told the shop assistant: “I also make some toys…”

I didn’t even finish my sentence before she told me that the shop belongs to an NGO which helps women to establish their handmade businesses. I can bring my toys.

I was happy and excited. I brought my toys and they loved them.

These toys are created for the brand Magic Mango Creation.

Bubu dog

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They were beautiful couch surfing hosts in Medellin, Colombia.

We had many interesting talks over many dinners. One day, she told us about her childhood toy, a dog whose name is Bubu. The dog got old and dirty but he was still her favorite. That reminded me my own childhood toy, and everything that remains special to me no matter how broken they become.

This dog was made for them as a reminder of all the precious things in life.

 

 

Fluffy leaf

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In Germany.

They are a pair of loving parents.

I’ve never heard of any parents being so loving and caring in such an open and lovely way.

What a lucky family.

I spent a beautiful 3 weeks time with them. Funny and relaxing.

It was in Autumn, and the leaf was a gift.

Sri Lanka flag

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He has the habbit of collecting the flag of each country he travelled in.

In Sri Lanka he couldn’t find any flag that has a suitable size.

So this one became a birthday gift.

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去到的每一个国家,他都会收下那里的国旗,缝在他大大的背包上。

在斯里兰卡,我们无法找到一个合适的尺码。

于是,这个就成了他的生日礼物。

Juggling pyramids

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In Myanmar I learnt this method of making juggling ‘balls’.

It was in a juggling festival. The organizers made tons of this to teach young boys and girls from various groups how to juggle.

And I taught it to the kids. Days after, the playground was full of kids playing them, not necessarily in a juggling way though.

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是在缅甸,我学到了这个做杂耍球的方法。

在一个杂技节上,组织者们做了好多这样的杂耍’球’,去到不同的组织和学校,教那里的孩子们一些基本的杂技。

我把这个方法交给了印度的孩子们。几天后,这样子的’球’出现在了学校的各个角落。当然,它们出现的方式并不一定是在’杂耍’…..

Sunflower

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It was in India.

In Southern India, there were a group of kids.

They are from poor families of the north, and they look like Asians.

I spent one and a half months’ time with them. I lived with them and played with them.

In my English lessons with them, we talked a lot about gardens and flowers. And sunflower is their favorite.

I made this flower for them, as a demonstration of what you can create out of cotton and cloth.

🙂

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那是在印度。

在印度南部,有一群孩子。他们来自印度北部穷苦的家庭。北部地区和中国,缅甸接壤, 于是他们看起来和中国人, 东南亚人一样。即使在印度,他们也经常被误认为游客。

我在那里和他们渡过了一个半月的时光。

在我给他们的英文课上,我们说起了好多的花和花园。他们最喜欢的花,是向日葵。

这朵花,是做给他们的。

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Funny cat

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I meet him in the Philippines and traveled with him in Indonesia. It was great.

One day I decided to make him a cat, for that is what he attracts.

😉

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我们在菲律宾遇见,一起游历印度尼西亚。那真是自由,美好的时光。

一天,我突然决定,要给他做一只猫。因为,那是最最喜欢他的生物。