“An apple is an excellent thing – until you have tried a peach.”
George du Maurier
“Sweet as a peach.”
“There ain’t no revolution, only evolution, but every time I’m in Georgia I eat a peach for peace.”
I remembered the day when I heard of Sulli’s death last October was coincidentally Wine Day, a couple day in Korea. I remembered I was celebrating it at a bar near Bugis with Taenggu and drinking some red wine when I read about the news on a kpop entertainment news website. It came as a shock to me on a special day like this.
Later on as I wrote a few posts on social media expressing my thoughts and condolences over her death, including this one IT WAS WINE DAY AND R.I.P SULLI that talked about my personal spiritual experience on that fateful day, it suddenly occured to me that Sulli was actually born on the same day and year as my younger brother! Not only so, every 29th of the month is coincidentally the day I would celebrate my monthsary with Taenggu too.
So here I am on this triple special day, not only done an artwork for my 62nd monthsary with Taenggu (refer to #62 MONTHSARY: MY LOVE AFFINITY WITH THE MERLION (我和鱼尾狮的情缘)), I decided to also make one simple but cute artwork to celebrate Sulli’s birthday too!
As I read up more about Sulli following her death later on, I got to know that she had a nickname “Peach” due to her natural blushed cheeks that resembles the fruit (refer to these photos of why Sulli was called a “Peach”). This reminds me of one of the Kakao (a very popular Korean mobile instant messaging app) characters called Apeach.
So I had an idea, why not make a paper art of Apeach drinking a glass of peach flavoured wine reminiscent of that Wine Day when I felt as if Sulli’s spirit had also come up to the bar to drink wine with me?
So here’s what I did.
So, would you like to have a-peach wine? 🍷
To Sulli who may be daydreaming in Heaven right now,
Hope you like my artwork! Hehe I see you like a younger sister who was born on the same day as my younger brother.
Hope you continue asserting your influence to create a kinder, responsible online community in our modern world during your afterlife too with the new Sulli’s Law!
A-peach wine for you? 🍷
Handmade with love,
Listen to: “Peach (복숭아)” by IU