Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mission Accomplished!

Wondering what this is? Continue reading it to know the story.

This is my pin collection.  I've been collecting them since I started traveling.  I started with key chains though, as those are more common to find.  Some of these I bought while on a trip, some were given by family and friends, some are rare finds from my parents' old table drawers, while some are marks of achievements and accomplishments.

Up until this week, these have been hiding in the dark, inside an old shoe box.  I never really knew how I should display them until I found this thick picture frame.  I didn't just want to pin them on canvas and display them because doing so will expose them to dust and they could fall off and be lost forever. 

I am happy that I am finally able to display them.  But sad as well, as I can't help but notice that some of the pins are missing!  I wonder what happened to them.  Especially my Coca-Cola World Cup pin collection.  If you look at the picture closely, you can see 4 pins forming a Coca-Cola bottle shape in the middle section.  Although these seem to fit, the 3rd piece from the top is actually the same that of the 2nd piece but only with a different picture on it.  I remember painstakingly buying Coke every time I came back from work back in Japan.  I knew I was able to complete 1 bottle set and almost complete a 2nd one as well!  But now, I can't find the rest ...  This makes me feel a bit sad because these pins have traveled a long way from Japan to Manila to Cebu and now in Davao.  If I had  at least one complete set, that would have been enough but now I know I'll always wonder what happened to that 3rd piece. 

Well, I guess that's life.  We try so hard to hold on to and keep things that are valuable to us hidden inside a box, where we think it's safe but where it's value can't be fully appreciated.  And then life happens.  And before we know it, we lose the chance to live life and appreciate whatever we have. 

Now that this frame is done, I look forward to adding more pins from my future travels!  And I hope to be able to come up with a new one in a few years time.  Not to forget, the other shoe box full of key chains! What should I do with those?! (^o^)/

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  1. cool kaayo steph! suon nya ko ani na idea... ^-^

  2. thanks shie ^^

    creative outlet for us whose work doesn't require that much creativity at times hehehe ^^


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