Xylitol toothbrush & Jumping Clay, anyone?

We’re so into K-pop culture that I think we’ve got K-popped! stamped across our foreheads!

While at the wet market this morning, a lady manning one of those make-shift stalls called out to us and went:

Lady: Would you like to buy a toothbrush, it’s from Korea?

Orchid & Liz stopped mid-step and walked up to the stall to check out her wares. Apart from toothbrush, she was also selling Jumping Clay.

The Xylitol toothbrushes we bought. Gingerbread boy not included;
that one was a Christmas present. He’s so cute, I just wanted to put
him in. Tee hee….

Lady: I’ve been using the toothbrush myself and I find it really good. It has two kinds of bristles – one short and one longer – giving your teeth a proper cleaning as it reaches into the hard-to-reach places.

Since it was about time I changed my toothbrush (칫솔), we decided to get some from the lady. You get three toothbrushes for RM20.

We also learnt that the lady named Andurea backpacked in Korea back in 1996 and missed speaking Korean and eating kimchi!

Andurea: I love kimchi and used to be able to speak a little Korean, but now I don’t anymore. Simple words like kamsahamnida and annyeonghaseyo, I remember. There aren’t many people around to speak Korean with here and Koreans whom I meet here speak English.

Everything in Korean, but the pictures are worth
(more than) a thousand words.

And then she told us that she imported the toothbrush and started selling it because she liked using it while she was in Korea.

Liz: How do you get your stock? Do you have people in Korea sending you stuff and such?

Andurea: I actually get it from my sis-in-law. She does the paperwork and nitty-gritty stuff. I just sell the products.

Then Andurea proceeded to show us the other product she was selling, the Jumping Clay – a non-toxic, extremely lightweight modelling material. It’s called Jumping Clay because it bounces or “jumps” when you drop it on a hard surface. The product is also from Korea. 🙂

Grasshopper made out of Jumping Clay. Isn’t he cute?

Orchid: Do you have a website? We could blog about you. We have a blog called K-popped! and we write about all things Korean.

And so Andurea proceeded to give us her website’s URL: http://www.lunako.com

Dragonfly crafted out of Jumping Clay.

You can actually find Andurea at the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail wet market. She might be there, depending on whether she gets the permit to do business that week. You won’t miss her as her stall is located at the market’s entrance.

Sorry, no pics of Andurea or the stall because we didn’t bring our camera. Who would have thought we would chance upon something for K-popped! at the wet market!?!

Pics of Jumping Clay courtesy of Lunako

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