Life NaBloPoMo

Old is Gold…

This week’s BlogThis Challenge is

Photograph anything old. People, your old teddy, buildings, antique nick-nacks, books whatever you like – what you think about it, if it does or doesn’t inspire you – what makes it interesting or special?

And here’s my photograph:

 

This is my teddy. My koala to be precise.

I got him when I was just a year old and he is still around today when I’m almost 26. Unfortunately, he is currently not with me and this picture was taken when I visited Bombay earlier this year after a span of 4 years. The only reason I didn’t get him with me was because he wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. Both times.

I sometimes think that he is a sign that I was meant to settle down in Australia. He represents my love for Australia. Getting a koala at age 1 inspired me subconsciously to come to Australia. And make it home.

I know he is missing an eye. I can’t remember how he lost it. But I do remember being upset. We had stuck it on with superglue. But apparently, superglue isn’t that super either! Who would have thought?

I realise I never really gave him a name. At least not one I can remember. But I did have him in bed with me for years. I would talk to him (more so during the pre-Gilly days) when things got difficult and when I was stressed. He has seen my tears, my happiness, my anger.

And he’s patiently been through it all.

I do miss him and wish he was here with me to share Sydney.

If you want to check out other blogger’s old photographs, please look here for more.

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Reply
    PNA
    November 13, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I got my Mushi, my cutie polar bear…Mushi because I got it from the Mustafa shop in Singapore… he too is so cuddly cute…

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    Matt Parker
    November 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Haha i got a white teddy bear(sounds girly?)thats missing an eye too… 😀

    Ill post the photo on my blog soon!

    Why dont you ask someone to mail the Koala to you ?Then you can have a grand reunion 😀

    Also check ur gmail..

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    BlueMist
    November 13, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Never had a soft toy or barbie for that matter until I learned to make one. and now that is gone to my niece. 🙁

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    Sonu
    November 13, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I think I was the one who ripped off his eye when I was younger. Sorry about that 🙁 but don’t worry about him coz I’m taking very good care of him. I love him too!!!

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    MilesPerHour
    November 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I might just take a picture of my knees since they feel about 80 after all the sports I have played in my life.

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    Sidthegnomenator
    November 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    PB, your Koala is lovely! I can’t wait to do this challenge – it’s a great idea.

    Can’t decide what to photograph, though …

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    Titaxy
    November 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    oh my god, it’s so great that you still have something from sooooo many years ago…

    i never got any soft toy until few yrs ago when sis decided to gift me one :P..and after that i decided to buy myself a few small ones..LOL..

    your koala is cute. 😀

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    G
    November 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    🙂 Cute pic. Why dont you get him couriered across? Will make you feel better, and you won’t need a roomie either. 😀

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    Richa
    November 14, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Awww…that’s so cute! Love the topic for This Blog so much so that I wish I lived in Australia! 🙂 I might have had more than one post on the topic…

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    Pesto Sauce
    November 14, 2009 at 4:56 am

    You played with a Koala and knew you would be in Oz. I used to be fond of guns, wonder where I will be?

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    Psych Babbler
    November 14, 2009 at 8:05 am

    @ PNA: Would love to see Mushi’s pic sometime! 🙂

    @ Matt: Oh looking forward to seeing the pic of your teddy. And no, it’s not girly. I reckon there shouldn’t be any gender differences when it comes to toys. For eg, if a boy wants to play with Barbie dolls, so what? And re getting my family to send it here…too expensive. Will try to get it myself the next time I visit…will try to not buy as many shoes and books and clothes as I did this time! 😛

    @ BM: You make soft toys! Awesome!!!

    @ Sonu: It was you!!! Lol I think I remember now. Anyway, will get him when you are no longer living there.

    @ MPH: ROFL!

    @ Sid: Oh I’m sure you have many interesting ones! 🙂 You’ve travelled heaps and work in a library too…so there should be something antiquey around…

    @ Titaxy: Wow…only until a few years ago? I had Koala and several other small ones…there was a bunny, a pup, a small teddy, a chipmunk etc etc. Loved my soft toys more than dolls. 😛 Would love to see pix of yours

    @ G: Too expensive to get him couriered. And he won’t be a good substitute for a roomie because he can’t help me financially 😛

    @ Richa: Thanks! 🙂 I’m sure you can just take it on any way…would love to see what pix you put up!

    @ Pesto: Lol…let’s not even go there!!! 😀

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    Nu
    November 17, 2009 at 3:05 am

    whoa ! Koala at age 1 really signifies something 🙂 Hey but next time you go to Mumbai please get some space for him na…he too must be missing you 🙁 Bring him home here.. 🙂

    you know me too have been fond of TWEETY…and hubby dearest bought me a huge Tweety soft toy on valentines day 😛 hehehe…may be sometimes I’ll post her pic 🙂

    I guess everyone of us,even at this age,has some or the other soft toy as fav and close to heart 🙂

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    Lizzie Graham Interiors
    November 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I love him! He is so cute! Looks like you love him even in your twenties! 🙂

    I got given a Kangaroo when the 1982 commonwealth games were on in Brisbane. I still have her to this day! She would be 27 years old! wow!

    Lizzie 🙂

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    ...Mrs.P!
    November 24, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Aw, he is so cute!
    I remember when my teddy bear that I got at birth lost one of his eyes when I was about 7…I coloured it back on with a black marker!

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