“Words can’t express my fillings for you.”
“We are like dumplings. We have different ingredients in us. That’s what makes us a dumpling. That’s what makes us unique.”
“Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth.”
“‘Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind. Hey Mickey. Hey hey Mickey!’ Face it, you didn’t read that, you sang it…”
When thinking about what to do for Yuri’s birthday artwork this year, the first thing that came to my mind is her signature hand sign shaped like a dumpling with the phrase, “I mandu you”. (Mandu means dumpling in Korean) Similar to Sooyoung’s version of “I peanut you”, “I mandu you” is like Yuri’s very own hilarious way of saying “I love you” to her fans.
Not sure exactly when she started doing this hand gesture, but the idea could have inspired from her hilarious mandu dance she did during a random sexy dance battle on Weekly Idol when SNSD appeared as guests in 2015. Watch Yuri’s mandu dance below at 2:08-3:21.
My artwork idea was to have a picture of Yuri doing the “I mandu you” hand sign, either hand drawn or printed, on a magnetic white board frame where I could put real dumpling magnets on it or over Yuri’s hand sign to portray it in a funny way. I also want to add elements of Mickey Mouse on her, for as far as I know, she’s a fan of the iconic cartoon character too and I also made her a Mickey Mouse Christmas card before in 2017.
So let’s get started on making it!
And the artwork is done! Fun and fairly easy! I had lots of giggles while doing it. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 😂
Now here come lots of dumplings with fillings of my detailed photos of the completed artwork flying into your mouth! 😂🍙🍙🍙🍙🍙🍙🍙🍙🍙🍙
Haha and the dumpling magnet is really squishy!! Feels so nice to pinch it!
In addition to the artwork, I also got Yuri a pair of dumpling earrings. Lol who is bold enough to wear them out?? 😂
Hope this artwork can bring lots of smiles to your face and lift your mood up when times get tough like it did for me! I mandu you! 만두해 🍙❤️
With lots of love and mandu,