The boyfriend just added a new item to my Casio collection!
He knows that I've been looking for a small "delicate" watch for a while now and see that likkle baby watch squooshed in the middle of all her big brothers? That's the one he bought me. The smallest Casio and one with the least buttons and functions (only date and time) that I've ever owned. Haha.
For most of my life, I've worn (and collected) watches with faces bigger than my puny wrist, usually boys'/men's watches, save for a few cartoon character watches and the designer watch that my father bought me when I graduated high school. I like feeling their weight on my wrist and how they always look better and are less precious and fragile compared to dainty girly watches.So I can't figure out why the sudden interest in smaller timepieces (I'm not usually one who lusts after luxury goods but I'm finding the classic Chanel chain watch, in silver, very attractive at the moment). Maybe it's got to do with age and wanting to wear things that are more understated. Or it could be the need to go against the flow - suddenly every girl and her best friend have a clock on their wrists.
It takes a lot of getting used to, though. So light and almost invisible compared to the usual bricks of rubber/stainless steel that I wear. Yesterday, for a moment, I thought I'd lost the little one when out at the crazy Boxing Day sale. Haha.
Let's Talk About Toys!
This Tintin figurine (I love how it's presented like one of those dioramas in museums!), my gift to the boyfriend, might just be the can opener that opens a whole new tin of worms. Haha.
We both love Tintin comics and have resisted buying these cute collectibles because we know that once we start, we might not be able to stop. Or rather, me and my have-to-have-things-in-sets mentality might not be able to stop.
Then last week, when we were out shopping for the real kids in the family, we saw display cabinets chock full of Tintin and Snowy (I love the Snowy toys more because he's a puppy and I love puppies!). I noticed how the boyfriend was studying the displays more than he usually would with such cutesy-shit nonsense and I knew then that I've found his present. I went back to the shop alone the next day and bought this "Explorer Tintin". Because the boyfriend has a thing for pith helmets.
Present-buying for him will be easy from now on! When I don't know what to get him, simply buy another Tintin figurine to add to his collection.
I told you I couldn't stop at one...
I sneakily put this magnetic bendable Snowy in the basket. For myself. Tee hee hee.
People always say to not start smoking because once you have had a puff, it's not easy to stop? I think it's the same with collecting. Don't start!