"Hi, I'm Su – my nickname. My full name is Supunee Assawasukon. My hometown is along Thailand's border with Myanmar. My parents are farmers, and I have two sisters and two brothers,...
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"Hi, I'm Su – my nickname. My full name is Supunee Assawasukon. My hometown is along Thailand's border with Myanmar. My parents are farmers, and I have two sisters and two brothers, younger than I am. My youngest sister and I left home to study at university. My major was Mass Communications. I enjoy communicating! It makes me happy.
“After graduation, I went to Singapore to learn languages for a year. I worked for six months, but felt drawn to return home to help my mother in her shop where she sells silk, silver beads and products from Myanmar. In 2000, I left my hometown again, and at first sold products from my hometown. Later, I began creating my own designs, incorporating Myanmar influences. I enjoy my freedom, and the opportunity to be creative.
"I make everything with love – because I love what I do! I enjoy infusing traditional designs with modern style. First, I visualize something beautiful, something that intrigues me. Then I think about the materials in my hand – cloth, silver, and so on – and work with them to make my vision reality. I am thrilled when I create something new and beautiful! I enjoy watching my customers admire my products and discuss them. This is valuable feedback for me!
"Novica is a new friend of mine. To me, a friend is ready to walk beside me, help me and teach me about the wide world. My life is not as grand as some lives, but I am nonetheless able to do some wonderful small things. Someday I want to have a little coffee shop, and sell my creations there to visitors."