Omg this week is passing by so quickly!
A blink of an eye and a week passes by just like that.
Sunday last week was an expo day for me and parents and my 2 biao jies. I was supposed to go to my music school to watch the concert rehearsal as I need to listen to the songs also before I wrote the MC clue cards la. Buthen mum asked me not go and go with her and daddy to the Franchise & License Expo and Asia Philatelic Exhibition instead..
So there I went!
Franchise and License Expo 2008 at Jakarta Exhibition Center (JEC) was our first stop.
A lot of famous companies which services can be franchised were exhibiting here, like Circle K (a 24 hour convenient store from US, the rival of 7E in Indo last time until 7E went gulung tikar and Circle K stays till now), Happy Puppy Family Karaoke, Snapy digital printing, Panorama Tour & Travel, tutor places, mini markets such as Indomaret and Alfamart, ILP English Course, coffee shop, even a nail art company and a children’s princess costumes stores (it’s so cute I tell you! The princess costumes are just like those in fairy tale books! And they are not cheap either. It can cost up to Rp1 million or more for a full set of dress, shoes, and accessories. Kids nowadays are so pampered), automotive company, etc.
But I personally feel those were not enough. Mum feels that way too. Lol
Why did we go to this franchise & license expo?
The answer is simple: to look for a franchising opportunity. Lol. What else anyway? :p
And so we looked around. Me and mum, my dad, and my 2 biao jies all went separate ways. Hahaha.
Ermm.. I didn’t take photos of the expo. We walked around until I was really starving since I haven’t eaten anything in the morning >.<
So off we go for lunch!
After we were all full (very full, indeed), we jumped to our next destination: Asia’s 22nd International Philatelic Exhibition at JITEC.
My mum is a philatelist btw. She loveeeees stamps! 🙂
I’m quite like it too 😀
It really was a heaven for philatelists! An uncle of mine went to this exhibition twice! He went back there on the 2nd day as he didn’t bring enough money to buy stamps on the first day. Yes, he is really crazy about stamps, and he is rich so there isn’t a problem for him to buy lotsa stamps. Hehehehe
But those old postcards were so expensive. One from the year 18xx costs Rp200,000.
I want that one la, but bo lui 😦
Then you know what’s crazy?
Got this 1 stall selling old photographs!!
Not those kind of sceneries photographs. If that kind, it’s not surprising la. But this one was FAMILY PHOTOS!! You know, like those old old old black&white family photos, my mum and grandma’s years. Not just family, they also got some people’s portraits. Dunno where did they get them from. Lol
Mum: wah, u sell this for what? later if the current generations (of the family and people in the portraits) see these they sure buy and keep them in an album.
One of the stands there has this…
Anyway, it’s a huge poster created from (if not mistaken) 2,000 stamps of famous people. Walau eh, the creator was so rajin and patient *shakes head*. It was in newspapers also.
During the exhibition, we could get a free ‘philatelic passport’ to fill with stamps from different countries 😀
Bought the ‘starter pack’ at this one stall which consists of 49 stamps,
These are my favorites:
There was also Soeharto’s stamps collection made by the Indonesia Post:
I didn’t get it. Neither did my mum 😦
Oh ya, they also got this one-of-a-kind BMW:
Anyways, some entertainment at the exhibition…
I’ll end this post with some of the purchases of the day:
On the other note: I’ve resigned from my part time job as an assistant in Kumon! I’m going to do internship in a marketing company. Stay tune!
Trick or treat?!