Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My New Roommate :)

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We interrupt the posts on my holiday up North to introduce a new member of our household! If you have seen this post, and this one, you would know that Moomin holds a special place in my heart. My best friend K (who can read my thoughts, make me smile, know exactly what bag I will like, and other such best-friend-ish talents) brought him back for me from a recent trip to Hong Kong (the biscuits in the background are Moomin biscuits also from K...double hooray!).

I know...Moomin comes from Finland, not Hong Kong, but I’ll have you know that he holidays in Asia quite often.

If you have your own unexplainable love for cute, inanimate objects such as cartoon characters and children’s toys then you know, and perhaps share, my joy. If you don’t, no fear, this will be short and the regular agenda back shortly.

Hoooraaaay! Thank you K!!! I love him :)

And that’s not all he can do…


You cannot imagine how brilliantly invigorating it is to see a light-up, color-changing Moomin after a stressful day at work. When the yoke of the daily grind bears heavy, be thankful if you are (like me) the type that smiles at small pleasures…you’ll never be down for long :)

32 comments:

Andreea said...

i absolutely lov the moomin family :)

Veron said...

Yes, I do have a love for cutesy stuff! Your moomin is too adorable!

Cakespy said...

All about the small pleasures! I adore your new buddy!!

Suzana said...

Oh Joey, he so cute!

mtan said...

He/She is soooo cute!!!! Another thing to look forward to seeing soon!

Bordeaux said...

He's just too adorable! Has the cutest expression.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

It truly IS the little things in life that make the difference.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Andreea! Me too! They are so adorable and Tove Jansson is a genius :)

Hi Veron! Sometimes I think I should just grow us, then I think, "Naaah!" ;)

Hi Cakespy! Yup...what's life without our little pleasures right? :)

Hi Suzana! Heehee, he thanks you :)

Hi M! Isn't he just! Moomin's a "he" :) He has a girlfriend...the Snork Maiden :) I will show you later :)

Hi Bordeaux! He does! If you read the books you will see his personality in his expression :)

Hi Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict! I agree! :)

christine said...

if you are (like me) the type that smiles at small pleasures…you’ll never be down for long I couldn't agree more. :) And he's a cutie! Can't wait to meet him tonight. :)

lobstersquad said...

oh! so adorable!!! I have a moomin mug right by the computer, filled with pencils, I love it.

Midge said...

Awwww! He's adorable, Joey!

Jen Tan said...

soooo cute joey!!!! as cute as it is called...moomin!!!! =D

Dhanggit said...

my daughter have one too..but its a bunny...really glow stuff in the dark that changes color too bad my daughter cant appreciate it yet :-)

valentina said...

Oh Gosh Joey, I used to love Moomin too!!! I had a friend who was obssessed with it & she wanted the Moomin Candies!
lol!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Nens! Glad you got to meet him tonight :)

Hi Ximena! He does tend to put a smile on one's face doesn't he? :)

Hi Midge! He is :)

Hi Jen! I know...even his name os cute :)

Hi Dhanggit! I'm sure she will one day :)

Hi Valentina! Heehee :) Glad to find another fan :)

tinymango! said...

oh my gosh! i LOVE moomins. love love love moomins. i know they are "trolls" but i still like to think of them as hippo derived animals.

ive been in love with hippos since i was 14 and i still have my original hippo stuffed animal that ive had since i was young. as a child, in england, moomins were a big hit with me. cheers, great entry!

Sakai said...

cute hippo

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Extremely cute!

Cheers,

Rosa

LyB said...

Adorable! I just love the way he lights up. You're lucky to have such a best friend!

noble pig said...

I don't believe I've heard of this character but he sure is cute!

Tartelette said...

What a cuty! Adorable roomate!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Tiny Mango! So nice to see another person who loves Moomins :) Even though they are “trolls”, they differ greatly from the usual darker version of trolls :)

Thanks Sakai!

Thank you Rosa :)

Hi Lyb! I love him being all lit up too!

Hello Noble Pig! Isn’t he? :) He is the creation of a Finnish children’s book writer :)

Hi Helene! Hehe…he is! So well behaved too ;)

Pille said...

I agree -that's one very adorable roommate :)

SimplePleasures said...

moomin looks so cute!!!!!

Gattina said...

oh Moomin is sooooooooooooo cute! I can't keep track with what-in, but I will ask my sis about this and maybe, start my collection as well :)

Toni said...

Moomin is so adorable! Look at that expression! Awww.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Pille! I thought you would agree :)

Thanks Simplepleasures! :)

Hi Gattina! Hope to see that! :)

Hi Toni! He really is an endearing character..especially when you get to know him :)

Ling said...

Hi Joey,

read most of the Moomin books when I was a kid (mum would pick out books randomly at children's book fairs for me!!), and they have a very special place in my literary history. Have you read another of Jansson's books, "The Summer Book"? It's magical.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Ling! I wish I had met the moomins when I was younger...yes, they are special books indeed and I think Jansson's storytelling is brilliant! I have heard of the Summer Book but unfortunately cannot find a copy over here...I'll keep my eyes open in book fairs and sales though!

Jess said...

http://en.moominvalleyshop.com sells some books and roommates. :)

ChichaJo said...

Thanks for the link Jess! :)

Hungry Husband said...

Yay! This is just so adorable even with the lights off.