There's a funny story behind Maneki-Neko between me and Taka. Whenever I remember it I burst in to laughter.
It was during right after my Tokyo Trip that I felt so miserable because Globe bill shocked me with a whopping 36,000.00 PhP cellular phone charges in Tokyo. I felt so so so sad how much money wasted was this. BTW, I didn't even get to use the Globe roaming and they still insist on billing me this. BOOOOO. Yeah Globe sucks!!
I kept crying over spilled milk over it because it's really such a big waste of money that I didn't even avail. That could have been another worth of a trip to Tokyo... But all goes down to corrupt cellphone company.
I felt so miserable and Taka was really very supportive trying to talk to me and cheering me up. I keep saying... "I'm the most unlucky person in the world... Why me? Why me?" and he just tries to cheer me up. It was a bit sad because it was also my birthday and it's so sad to be sad on birthdays...
I randomly said... "I think I need that lucky cat."
and Taka answered baffled, "What type of cat is that?" (He was thinking what breed of cat could be the lucky one)
Then I sent him this photo:
|I said, "This one! It's the Lucky Cat, right?"|
And for a moment then, we forgot why we were feeling so gloomy because of Maneki Neko! Haha! Taka thought all the while I was talking about some special breed of cat while I'm talking about this Japanese sculpture.
Ever since then, we have grew some fascination over Maneki-Neko... It just makes us happy in a childish and silly kind of way.
I even got to collect some of our random Maneki-Neko fascinations... Here are some of them:
|Maneki-Neko in a Milktea Shop in Katipunan Road, Quezon City|
|An Army of Maneki-Neko in Saizen Shop... (I love DAISO BTW)|
|Taka amidst his busy business trip in Zurich in November 2011 didn't fail to send me this cute flock of Maneki-Neko in Zurich, Switzerland. LOL|
|I'm seriously stalking this Maneki-Neko Stuffed Toy in Trinoma. |
I wanted to give this as Valentine's Day Gift for Taka.
But I'm still thinking about it. I'm hoping I will find a cuter one! But i always stalk this specific toy haha!
|And of course... Taka brought the cutest candies when he came to visit me in Manila! This was supposedly for the kids but I hoarded it for myself! I love this Umesh-tasting candy! I love the wrapper most especially! Haha!|
It's a funny story we have that I always cherish. It's a strange fascination with cats... Haha! I can imagine someday we live in a house with lots of Maneki-Neko's! That would be a joy!