My fascination with unicorns started when I was in grade school. It was during those times when I would wait for one of my fave TV shows, “Starla and the Jewel Riders” trying to save Avalon while riding a cute mythical character tirelessly flying in the sky trying to stop the evil sorcerrer with the help of other jewel riders, Fallon and Tamara.
I never really had the chance to buy unicorn stuff when I was in school given that I only have enough allowance for my school needs. But my obsession with those cute, fancy-colored, magical unicorns did not stop.
Three years ago, I chance upon a stall in a nearby mall that sells unicorn merchandise. From bags to mugs down to head bands and pens they do have it. Every time I drop by at that store, I would stop at those cute stuff and find myself in awe each time I’d see them. I thought I already outgrew my love affair with them but then I ended up buying one item after another. Luckily, I have friends and loved ones who know how obsessed I am with unicorns and would end up buying me one as a present on special occasions, or simply, a token of appreciation. My heart feels very happy and I always get giddy every time they give it to me. And I would silently tell myself, these are the best gifts ever.” Because truly, they are. They bring smile on my face and happiness in my soul.
If you’re a unicorn lover just like me, let me show you my small collection who never fails to bring smile on my face only by staring at them every time I feel tired or stressed. Each unicorn stuff holds a special place in my heart. For one, it is obviously my favorite and of course, these are mostly given by people who are dear to me.
Okay, so let’s begin.
Meet Pixie.. My first Tokidoki unicorn stuffed toy. Pixie is a gift from my fiancee. We saw it on Tokidoki’s Instagram page and little did I know that when one of his relatives went to Singapore, he asked them to buy it for me. He gave it to me few days before my birthday. And yes, I cried happy tears receiving this cute little creature.
Another Tokidoki brand that melted my heart upon receiving is Bowie… You heard it right, it was named after David Bowie, the famous singer, songwriter. It has vibrant colors and exquisite embroidery making it a perfect plush not only for kids but also for the kids-at-heart like me. Bowie was also given to me by my fiancee and was purchased in the US with the help of his mom.
Let’s all make way for this another cute creature (drum roll please), Violet. We bought it from a local department store for only PHP100.00. I liked this stuff toy, particularly, for its materials and simplicity. It is not the usual colors we see with unicorns. It is monochrome, fluffy, and has retained the magical looks the mythical creature has.
I don’t have names yet for these cute LEGO minifigs. But of course, they are equally adorable and cute stuff that adds colors and characters to my collection. They were also given to me by my fiancee who is, by the way, an avid fan of LEGO minifigs and brick sets.
Apart from stuffed toys, I also have unicorn notebooks and journals. The one on the left was given as a Christmas and a birthday gift of one of my closest friends. She personally created and chose the papers and carefully compiled them to become a notebook. Being a sentimental friend that I am, I decided not to write anything on it to make sure that it would remain as beautiful and neat as it is.
The one on the right side was a notebook I purchased to be used as a journal. But I can’t decide yet if I’m going to write on it… =)
One of my personal favorites is this cute unicorn lamp. I use this when I just want to relax, turn the lights off, and listen to my favorite songs.
I also have a unicorn card holder which was given to me by my fiancee’s aunt. Since I’m not into using big pouches or wallets, this one is a perfect idea to have my money and cards organized in one place.
One of my most valued unicorn stuff is this mug. It was given to me by my best friend all the way from Singapore as a birthday and Christmas gift. It took me a couple of months too finally decide if I’m going to use it or keep it. But I think my love for coffee and longing for my best friend win! So, yes, I’m using it every single day.
This hand-painted wall decal was created by my fiancee. His love for arts (and for me, I guess) has made him researched and designed this pattern. We made it simple also to save paint and to not overwhelm my small room with too many colors.
There you have it for now. Hopefully, I’ll be able to add some more in the coming days.
Unicorns, though I know were just mythical creatures, will always be my favorite. Not only because they remind me of my childhood but also of the innocence I have of wanting to save the world. I know I am not Starla and the other jewel riders. Hence, I don’t have powers to fight the evil sorcerers but I can always make other people believe in the magical power of kindness and a good heart. I may not have wings and pixie dusts but I can always make them see the beauty of life in my own little magical ways.
I hope you do enjoy reading this blog as much as I did showing my small, valuable collection. What about you? Who are the characters that make you smile? What other creatures that make you wonder, hence, believe in magic? Share your thoughts on the comment section. Til my next blog!