Olympics badge: gift
Angry Birds badges: anime merchandise shop
Jewellery: indoor market
Phonecharms: indoor market
The earrings I think will make very nice collar tips, but I don't know where the wire cutters are, as I need to snip off the pins on the backs of the earrings. More on those some other day when I locate them. And I wonder if sandpaper works on metal?
Angry Birds is all the rage in China - everyone and their cousin has an Angry Bird on their t-shirt or shoe or bag. Apparently it's the same in Finland, where Angry Birds is the national treasure. Cel jokes(?) their whole economy is dependent on the game.
I also bought a bucketload of really awesome tights, but I haven't got round to photographing them yet. They'll probably get their own little post to themselves.
I absolutely adore this fish bracelet. Chinese people like fish, 鱼, because its homophone is 余, which means abundance. I'm not so sure about peanuts or apples though... The little turtle on the ring has moving head, limbs and tail.
|Totoro: anime merchandise shop|
State Alchemist pocket watch: anime merchandise shop (a different one!)
The Totoro, from Miyazaki's My Neighbour Totoro, unsurprisingly, is smashable and extremely spikey for the fur effect, so it had to be transported in a coat of bubble wrap to get here in one piece. It's actually a money box but I won't be putting anything in it because the plastic plug on the bottom is wedged in very tightly, and I daren't manhandle such a fragile object.
The State Alchemist pocket watch was actually the display watch, but it's a different model to all the ones in the boxes, and looked slightly better quality. Consequently I bought it without any packaging, for very slightly cheaper than the boxed ones.
I've been wanting a high-collared blouse for some time, and now I've got two. The one on the right I bought first, and it's over three times more expensive than the one on the left, which I found in some sidestreet store. Oh well - when I get plenty of wear out of both of them maybe I'll stop feeling so bad.