i've wanted to do this a long time ago, but still hasn't got a chance and too lazy to get the pictures (well, in this case the picture will be uploaded soon as i get the mood to do so)
i collect mugs since i was in high-school--the one i think looked interesting or different. One day, my cousin from Canada gave me my first inspiration for starbucks city mugs, so the collection continues as i travel (i'm a bit sad the fact that Italy has no Starbucks since they call it "the dirty water" an all--but i have to admit, coffee in Italy is sure heavenly.)
i read it when i was 10. As the price of the comic books grow i lost interest in collecting them and chose to read it online. But deeply i always have this ambition to collect all of them in comic books form instead of downloaded files. With a little help from my mom--she found a nice place in Blok M that sells outdated comic books with great price--i finally manage to completed it.
Yeah, knew this book since i was about 13, and it was expensive back then so i bought some and borrowed some, therefore it's never been a complete collection. One day my friend called during her internship in Bali, she said she got the last-four-books collection and wondered if i wanted them. i did, of course. Yesterday, i was the one that gave her the call "i got all the collections! and it cost only Rp. 5000 a book, do you want some?" and i guess, my Darren Shan is also a complete series now.
I don't drink all the wines of the corks i got (wines are too expensive in this country, but the ones i enjoyed i signed the date and the country i bought it from), mostly i harvested the along Champ De Mars in Paris (the huge field in front of the Eiffel Tower). People Hang-out there everyday, drinking wine and everything, so i figure i'll take some that i could put in my plastic bag and collect it.
first inspiration came from my dad a very long time ago. He likes to take free stuff displayed on the street. Since he's been around the world, i got loads of postcard from the cute and unique ones to the WTF ones. No, people don't really sent me postcards. it's more i'm the one that sent them (or so to say, i'm the lucky one.. :D) but i still want to collect the same postcards i sent to my friends so here goes..
The originak plan was to sew them all to my lovely backpack that i caried around every time i travel.
well, not every country has a "famous landmark" so to make sure i remember where my picture was taken i insisted to take at least one picture of the country flag in whichever country i was in.
City Sewer lids
some cities took their sewer decoration for serious business. and i took it seriously too.