Thursday, November 6, 2008

Miffy says: If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much.

Miffy is an unassuming white bunny who wears a dress, paints, and is an all together nice soul. Today I learned that the picture book character, who I smugly felt was superior to Hello Kitty, originates in Holland, not Korea. For years I thought Miffy and her friends sprung from a Korean mind in retaliation to Japan's Sanrio characters. Crap. This is a little like when my friend Han discovered that Bruce Lee was Chinese and not Korean. For several minutes three of us told him over and over, "Bruce Lee is not Korean!" to which Han finally replied that many in Korea think The Dragon's Korean-born.

Miffy rice rolls by Los Dragonnes

and Miffy with deep-fried Mickey Mouse ears by Keiki