Getting older

Although it was my birthday yesterday and the first wrinkles are starting to show, I still feel young at heart. I’m a little allergic to grown ups who act like everything is Super Important. A study has shown that the average four-year-old laughs 300 times a day, and a 40-year-old only four. Wow. I think that it’s very healthy to take everything with a little grain of salt. I’d much rather make a joke or funny comment, than to be all business-like. When I was younger I sometimes felt inadequate, other people always seemed to have the right thing to say or do. But these days I simple embrace the child in me and try to be honest and direct. It might come to no surprise that my birthday presents reflect this ;)

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Sally wears an outfit that I received from a friend, who also collects Blythes. I love the tiny details and puff sleeves on the dress! Next to Sally is my new preloved iPhone, which was a gift from Metin. I’m very happy with it, since it’s much lighter than my iPhone 4 and takes better pictures. This was a great excuse to finally get myself a Rilakkuma cover. It was on sale at Modes4U, where they also have the sweet polar bear cover from Shinzi Katoh.

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Oh yes, Metin knows me so well! I’m not sure if this chocolate brand is available worldwide, but I’m a sucker for the Tony’s Chocolonely limited October editions. These delicious bars have got cherry, banana and liquorice (Dutch candy) in it. Somehow the design reminds me a bit of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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While taking these blog pictures Catootje jumped on my desk, for some much needed attention. I tried to capture her, but the back light resulted in dark pictures. I started to play a bit with the manual mode of my SLR and finally came to understand it better. The picture above was taken with a slower shutter speed, allowing more light to enter the camera. But because it takes longer for the picture to be taken, a moving subject will become blurry, turning Catootje into some sort of ghost-like-creature:

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Thank you for reading and have a nice weekend!

6 thoughts on “Getting older

  1. gasp !! oh my goodness, happy belated birthday !! the presents you got are so kawaii Wow i wish you many, many more birthdays and even more kawaii gifts! Cat

  2. I wish I would have seen this post sooner. Happy Birthday Natasja you deserve all the happiness in the world. I also beleive that we should never grow up entirely business like adults are very boring and don’t seem to enjoy life.

    While other’s might find that I simply don’t want to grow up (My Mom for example) other people that I know actually embrace the way I am just yesterday I was coloring my Halloween coloring books at my work desk and wearing my Hello Kitty Halloween shirt. I always always always have toys inside my purse or at my work desk I find that having them with me makes me feel happier inside and they are always there for whenever there is a cute photo op.

    Thank you for sharing your love for Kawaii with the world and always having that childlike spirit no matter your age you make the world a better place! StarHeartSunCakeCake

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