|From Mom with Love :)|
My eldest sis and her hubby came to Singapore last Saturday. We invited them together with my brother and his children (my sis-in-law was on business trip) to our house for dinner last Sunday, happened to be the last day of Chinese New Year.
She came with Indonesian sweet soya sauce and sambal terasi (Indonesian chilli paste), and vitamin C that I ordered. She also carried another plastic bag. She opened the bag, took out something and laughed at the same time. "Mq, this is from Mama. She bought you Doraemon, but the face is weird, hahaha...," she said while continued laughing :D. And as you can see above, that was the Doraemon doll that my Mom bought for me :)
Yes, my sis was right. The face usually doesn't look like that. It supposed to be round, but this one was flat, and it looked a bit funny. Really cartoon. But if you noticed, there was a heart shape pillow that Doraemon was holding and it was written "I Love You", with two bears were playing throw and catch of the heart. For me, that was very sweet...My mom bought that for me, knowing that I love Doraemon, but she bought that at my age now!!! Haha... And I was so touched lo... In her eyes, I will always be her small child ba! Hehehe... Thank you Ma, I really appreciate it!!! I haven't given it any name yet, as I really have no idea what name should I give... Any suggestion???
There was a Doraemon alarm clock too given by my Mum. I've used it now replacing my old alarm clock because sometimes the old alarm didn't ring and had caused me waking up late, and therefore, reached office late too...
My family and close friends know that I like Doraemon. I started liking it from reading the comics. I bought all the series (in Indonesian language) and read all of it - maybe around 33 books? Can't really remember, it was bought so many years ago. Then the series were started played on TV when I was fifteen years old. Every Sunday morning I woke up at 8 am just to watch it.
I love Doraemon because he would always be there to help Nobita who was in need (or bullied by his fellow friends), and at the same time, he also made others happy too. I love the time machine and lots of other gadgets that he has. When he took out and used his gadgets, I felt that my dreams were coming true too, as if I was part of them.
After that, I will daydream. I wish I could fly using the Bamboo propeller, fly high into the sky; sit, relax and even swim in the clouds. I wish I could use the torch light that could change things to smaller size. I still remember when Nobita and his friends used it to make themselves in smaller size, then they entered into the small house (like those house made for dolls), and inside, they could enjoy as if it was real house with all the furniture and equipments/electronics. I wish I could borrow the door that can open to anywhere I want. Like that, I can save a lot of air ticket money and travel all around the world, anytime, any season I want hahahahaha..... I wish I can use the time machine, to see how I looked in the past and how I will be in the future.. Hahahaaha... All seems impossible right? Only Doraemon can make the impossible things to become possible. We also can, but inside our dreams only hehehe....
Now, I have a lot of Doraemon things with me too. Either I bought it myself, or other people bought it for me. I have really lots of it!!! But no place to display. They land up inside my dark wardrobe and some was inside the store room. Poor Doraemon....
My mom, my sis in Hong Kong, my other sis, my best friend, PY, and my hubby were main supporters of my collections. I even have a colleague who helped me to collect the Doraemon magnets from 7-Eleven by befriending the staff there to get the magnets for me haha... I really thank all of them for their supports. But I think I have enough as I don't have enough space to store it anymore. I was once keeping the Doraemon biscuits purchased from Japan inside the cupboard, then only to find that cockroach had smelled it and grew his eggs on it. Alamak!!!! No choice, I had to throw it away :(
As I grow up, I realize another thing... To love, is not to have. You can't possibly have everything you love in your life. Just like my Doraemon collections. I can't possibly keep and keep buying it or storing it. I can only be grateful for the thoughts, concerns, hearts, and love that they have given to me. But the thing itself won't last forever. It will change, get old, spoilt, and one day when I am not around anymore, what will happen with them? I was thinking of donating it out to children, but I am afraid it will hurt the feeling of the people who gave it to me. So, right now, I will keep it, use it, and store it until the day I'm gone.