It’s the Little Things

A random post about a motley assortment of bric brac

Andrew: When I brought my laptop bag to a prayer meeting once, Marcus commented that Jasmine should get me a new bag.

Jasmine: Well… So I guess the next best thing to buying Andrew a new bag is to blog about what’s in our bags!

While Andrew was blogging just now, I got a wee bit bored and decided to snap pictures  of our belongings. This may seem somewhat wu liao, but it may serve to illustrate how different we are.

Exhibit #1: Phones

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His very corporate-looking Nokia E72, and my very pink, tiny D&G Jalou (it’s only 84 grams, which makes it rather handy for slipping into evening clutches, and getting totally lost in all other bags).

[Andrew: Of course, to say that I only focus on ‘function’ would be under-stating the fact that I did select this limited edition bronze coloured version of the E72 as opposed to the usual silver or black versions. Heh. I must say I’m rather pleased with this purchase as I can now take sermon notes in my phone as well instead of having to bring a laptop and I can refer to my sermon notes while taking public transport.]

[Jazzy: Ok, fair enough, so what if the phone looks like a refrigerator? At least it’s a limited edition bronze refrigerator?’]

Exhibit #2: Accessories

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Andrew’s accessories are all about function. We liked the deconstructed look of the exposed mechanisms of his Kenneth Cole watch, which (I like to think) makes him look serious and reliable [Andrew: And hopefully, sophisticated.] , and of course, his trusty camera.

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In comparison, my red lipstick from Chanel and DIY rainbow pedicure, though somewhat smudged after a droplet of water from my laundry splattered on the still wet varnish (I couldn’t decide on one colour yesterday, so I decided to use all three)!

[Andrew: Dearie is into a ‘lipstick’ season now where she’s been experimenting with her three different lipstick colours every date. Today, she even considered changing lipstick colour within the same date. Heh.]

Exhibit #3: Essentials

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Jasmine: When I excavated the contents of Andrew’s laptop bag (yes, he’s still toting that around), I found a laptop (duh), folded-up church newspaper, battered Bible, office lanyard and a packet of tissue paper (he’s the one who brings the tissue paper).

[Andrew: I guess you can see.. erm. some ‘colour’ coordination there, all… blue?]

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Andrew: As you can see, Dearie’s ‘necessities’ are much more ‘colourful’ and cuter than mine, with a running ‘Japanese’ theme amongst these necessities of hers. In the foreground, we have Oyako-chan, a Christmas gift from Stephie off e-bay. Immediately behind that is a spectacle case from Kokon Tozai, proudly sponsored by yours truly and of course we have the Hello Kitty ‘Air Mail’ wallet that Dearie bought from Shanghai. I really like the Hello Kitty Wallet too!

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