I want your Love..."
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I want your Love..."
Just a little background, each series basically includes 10 regular bricks - representing the 10 series (Basic, Jellybean, Pattern, Flag, Horror, Science Fiction, Cute, Animal, and a couple of Artists) that are part of each series... but there will also be an BLIND (SPECIAL ITEM) issued that one can usually acquire for a PREMIUM price or by buying a whole case pack... since I do not have $$$ to spare on buying a case pack plus I am not even collecting each series, i tend to just buy this and that but this series proved to be a downfall as am basically in love with each one of them... i thought i really was in love with the STAR TREK one but upon seeing the line up - all cautions went out the window... so far I have acquired 7 out of the 10... and am still searching for the others, especially after seeing Juliana's Blind Box Item and Sue's BAD ROBOT - 1 of the 10 from this year. So for now, here it is... the current state of my Be@rbrick Collection.
Monday, January 25, 2010
so the song goes.... fitting for this Monday morning when it is raining like Cats & Dogs once more.... so much so, so gloomy, that it should get one down...
but not ME, NOT TODAY!!!
am FIGHTING it all the way.... instead I will look for the RAINBOW!!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Hope this starts your weekend off well....
Friday, January 22, 2010
1. HOPEFUL OR ESCAPIST LOVE: When we fall in "love" (or something like it) because we imagine that the person we've fallen for will transform our lives, figuratively--in the sense of relieving our existential or psychological suffering--but often literally as well.
2. SAVIOR-COMPLEX LOVE: When we fall in "love" (or something like it) because we think that we can "save" the love object. Kind of the flip-side of escapist love.
3. SELF-LOATHING LOVE: When we fall in "love" (or something like it) because the other person treats us just as badly or as negligently as we think we deserve. (An extreme example of this would be a relationship where some kind of abuse--emotional, vituperative, physical--occurs frequently.) This is roughly the opposite of narcissistic love.
4. REDEMPTIVE LOVE: When we fall in "love" (or something like it) because we think the love object will redeem us--that his love will mean that our own lives are worthy or meaningful. Similar to escapist love, but maybe a bit more extreme, and less concerned with any literal transformation. (Cf. Dostoevsky.)
5. PRACTICAL LOVE: When we fall in "love" (or something like it) because we recognize that the other person has similar values and similar life goals, and we think that he or she can help us attain them.
6. ANATOMICAL LOVE: When we fall in love (or something like it) because the love object is so different, so exotic. He or she does things so differently from the way we do things that we are mesmerized and captivated. A.k.a.: the love that happens when "opposites attract." The opposite of narcissistic love.
7. NARCISSISTIC LOVE: When we fall in love (or something like it) because we see our own favorite qualities in the love object.
LINK to the ORIGINAL POST:
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
COLLECTION PHOTOS HERE
and here's the cool VIDEO ADVERT for the line - with David Beckham to boot:
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Was hanging out Eslite Bookstore in the Warner Viewshow Village area to pass time.... walking about, to my delight, I happen upon a cool poster hawking about a TOY SHOP on the 4th floor of the building... needless to say, I RUSHED there at once - and BOY was I glad I did....
Not that big of a shop really, but it was jam packed with so much goodies - vinyl toys... a lot of the items I have only seen in Toy Magazines... so it was GREAT to finally see them Up Close and Personal... lots of Be@rbrick items in different sizes.... tokidoki stuff - though nothing I do not already have - THANK GOD!!! and lots of others - some I was not sure at all what they were.... or where they were from.... but it matters not... it is just GREAT to actually be viewing them there....
and the BEST part of the shop was a big display case with 400% Be@rbricks going around and around and around (the way the sushi's do at those Sushi Bars... Believe me, I was soooo close to GRABBING all I could eat... I mean, take home...hahahahaha..
spent a bit of time at the LIBRARY as well, reading mags, and catching up on "this n that".. always a pleasure flipping through magazines: fashions, toys, architecture, & news, now and again - hahahahaha) always so much going on that I wish I could see in person... places I wish I could visit.... and toys I wish I could have.... I was also HAPPY to have discovered a new TOY SHOP & SAD that, there is more COOL & FUN stuff to add in my OPEN PLAZA collection (SEE Follow Up Blogs) ...... oh well, back to reality.... and the trials and tribulations of life....
Happy Monday to you all... here's wishing for a GREATR WEEK for us all!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wow, there's really so much to learn about these CUTE bears... so many different series's available and Special Limited Edition ones, not to mention the various sizes they come in nowadays.... A collector must really have self control & focus or the collection can go OUT OF HAND - FAST!!! As you already know - am already working on filling up 2 display cases... LOL!!! So am really trying (NOTE: Operative Word - TRYING!) to concentrate on certain series's - DESIGNERS (Comme des Garcons, Bathing Ape, FNAC - so far); ANIME/MOVIES (Terminator, Speed Racer, Evangelion, etc..); Artists (Jimmy Liao, tokidoki, kennyswork, etc..) & countries (19 issued so far and I have only 5 of them... long way to go - see bottom part of display case on the left...)
So, that's the latest of my Be@rbrick Quest.... Happy Friday Everyone!!!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So, I was talking with a few friends about the horrors of it all... swapping stories of the BIG Quakes: in San Francisco ('89) and here in Taiwan ('91) - both of which I have managed to experience and survived... of course everyone has a different opinion... Act of God, Mother Nature, and so on... and at times like these, one thing is always sure to be questioned: "WHERE IS GOD?"
Am not really a religious person, but I do hold on to my beliefs... I do believe in God... I believe that he will not give us anymore than we can handle.... and God is everywhere you see/find Love... and in the case of Haiti - God is where the VOLUNTEERS are...
God is where the countless Medical volunteers; the soldiers; the firefighters and the trained sniff dogs; the countries extending a helping hand and sending relief aids, money or otherwise...
God is where the many regular people, such as you and me, who will donate their time, money, material (clothing & food) and whatever else we can that we feel the the victims will be needing...
and God is where the Haitians who suffered from these calamity and still managed to get back and help one another... not take advantage of the situation to loot and cause more havoc....
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Here's another BLAST FROM THE PAST - Akbar & Jeff, a couple of my FAVE characters from the Life in Hell comics, by The Simpson's creator, Matt Groening. I remember in the mid 80's I always turn to look for them first in the daily newspaper.... and the ones with Akbar & Jeff cracks me up the most... readers used to debate whether they are brothers, twins, or lovers... but the creator did say, that they are GAY.... and with strips like this one - I found it in one of my photo albums, i guess I clipped it from the paper at the time it was published - one can definitely see their GAYNESS!!! hehehehehe
Just wanted to share another FAVE BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Always choose...to heal, not to hurt; ...to forgive, not to despise;...to persevere, not to quit;...to smile, not to frown;...and to love, not to hate...At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought, but what we built; not what we got, but we shared; not our competence, but our character; and not our success, but our significance!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Did not know much about the show 'cept it is about a High School GLEE Club and that it has a lot of singing and dancing, as I have been seeing the video postings of the show's musical numbers on both YOU TUBE and FACEBOOK... and of course, it just won the latest People's Choice Award for FAVE NEW TV COMEDY SHOW...
What a laugh a minute!!! The show is really funny and fun.... love all the musical numbers - each one entices one to jump up and dance & sing along.... love that all the characters gets their turn in the spotlight - to sing or dance or both... love the WITTY and often jaw dropping dialogue/lines - especially the ones that comes out of Sue's mouth (she is the BRASSY Cheerleading Coach)... love the GAY boy and his FUNNY "SINGLE LADIES" bit.... and don't get me started on the Mohawk boy who plays PUCK, Mark Salling... young Brad Pitt in my opinion with a voice and rhythm to equal the looks.... even the the teacher who heads the GLEE Club is too cool to watch.. not drop dead gorgeous but once he sings and dances - you will be swooning -- for sure!!!
Each episode is jam packed with musical numbers - and the choices, albeit funny at times, works for me... I mean what other show can do a MASH UP of The Thong Song with I could Have Danced ALl Nite - lordy!!! So far, a lot of my FAVE songs have been used, Beyonce's HALO, Jordin Sparks' NO AIR, Niel Diamond's SWEET CAROLINE, Lez Miz's ON MY OWN - did I not say eclectic selection... cannot wait what other songs they will be covering...
Just finished watching all 16 episodes this afternoon... and Am craving for more... not even sure how many eps have been shown already... so for sure I will be on the look out for the rest.... or fill my withdrawals with bits and pieces on YOU TUBE...
Try to catch the show - you will be glad to be a GLEEK, too!!!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
ONITSUKA TIGER, one of Japan's trendiest and more POPULAR shoe boutique has been issuing tokidoki X Onitsuka shoe wear for a few years now.... always LIMITED - these shoes have been sooo very hard to find - well, for me anyway....
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
-which also happens to be Friday = "fridae funnees"!!! Here's to a GREAT 2010 for Us All!!!