When I was a kid, I would see my cousins collecting all these G.I. Joe action figures, marbles & comic books. On the other hand, I was busy collecting all those cutesy Kerokerokeroppi stuff. Years would pass by so slowly & quickly at the same time and voila, our collections are now collecting dust–that is, if we’re lucky enough to still know where we could find them!? I’m super guilty of collecting things and taking them for granted years later. Luckily, I chanced upon this article on Frankie Magazine that says it’s okay to collect stuff because that’s how we pretty much relate to the world around us. *Whew! Guilt finally reduced by half although I still cannot make sense of my love for cartooney frogs. Ribbit!*
Then, I had this let’s-collect-things-that-are-not-necessarily-things-that-others-can’t-steal phase. I just thought it would be good to be rich with love, family, friends, knowledge, experience, life lessons and good memories! *Since when did I start sounding more profound since my graded reflection papers back in school?* That’s when Ponggo & I started hiking & traveling more–within our means at least 🙂
Anyway, these days, I’m so caught up in so much work (which is why I’m home and not having dinner with friends tonight–I’m hostaged by work–on a weekend!!?!?–and this is my mini escape). I hope I’ll always remember what I should be collecting–i.e. not the stuff mentioned in the last two frames! (Umm…Sorry chocolate sandwiches. I have totally overlooked the fact that you have 500+ Kcal’s per 100 grams. Good luck with the weighing scale tomorrow, self!)
Hmm….Looking back, maybe collecting those googly-eyed frog merchandise wasn’t be so bad after all.
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