Nov 5, 2016

22 I Got A Backpack I Love!

Hello, it's me. ♪ Hello from the other side ..

I haven't gone missing. I slowed down on the blogging front for awhile because I didn't have the peace I needed to gather my thoughts for a proper post. I had this and that to take care of - also not the kind of person who would gurgle words out anytime like a journalist has to because it's their job. The piece wouldn't carry any of the enthusiasm I feel if I did. I thought it would be a tragedy to do so even on my mostly-unknown blog. This corner of my world may not mean anything to a lot of people but it's home to my thoughts and my life experiences. It holds my tears, joy, momentous occasions and the things I learned. It is my little online treasure chest.

There's so many stories I wish to pen down so that the future me, the one sitting on a white rocking chair admiring the flowers in the garden with a hot cup of tea, could look back and be reminded of the wonderful life I had led and grin to myself in a silly manner as I recall those moments in my head.

That said, I am really happy to sit down today to tap out this piece on my keyboard. I'd been looking around to buy a backpack for the past few months. The two backpacks I currently own are super worn out; the material has thinned so much from frequent use that you can see pinholes of sunlight coming through when held against a sunny blue sky.

I dragged my friend to a cheap bag store thinking that I could get something there since I wasn't at all a fussy person but maybe I am, balking at the gaudy designs that stared back at me. I walked out empty handed. A couple of months and several stores later, I was still empty handed!

And then I saw it - on Cindyrina's blog , princesscindyrina.com. She doesn't run giveaways often but there it was, a lovely, classy backpack fit for a lady who wasn't into camping out with mosquitoes or trekking through the jungles of Borneo - it was perfect for me, the leisurely weekend traveler! I wondered if the law of attraction was in cahoots with the universe to make this happen for me. Either way, I believed it was a huge sign for me to take part and that I did!

Guess who made the winners list? ..Me-lah. Hehe!

Me and My New Backpack

There was a knock on my door yesterday. A Poslaju personnel stood in front of me; I was looking surprised and confused in an old pair of shorts, messy hair and a t-shirt that smelled of fresh garlic (I was cooking!). I had totally forgotten that the backpack was arriving this week. Haha!

"Ada apa kat dalam?"  The Poslaju guy asked me what was inside assuming I had ordered something from an online store.

"I pun tak tau. Takde orang bagitau pun nak hantar barang.." I replied, clueless as to the contents of the large package.

A Red Backpack From Cindyrina!

The Back of the Bag

Haiyo! I only realised what it was when I tore the sides open and saw it. Gasp! I was so surprised that the bag was this big! It is the most beautiful backpack I had ever seen and am proud to now own. Needless to say, I am excited to bring this along on my Melaka trip. Yup, you heard me. That's my next travel plan.

Before I end, thank you so much for making my day, Cindyrina ! ツ

A little note was attached. Aptly put. If you have to worry about anything at all, let it not be about failures. It is after all, past.


I will be back to blog-hopping next week ...soon!

22 comments:

  1. Nice to have something you really love, be a backpack, or an inspiring note. Have a great weekend, Sharon.

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    1. Thanks, Angie. It is a lovely one. ^.^

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  2. What a nice backpack, Sharon, and I really like the inspiring note by Jack Canfield. I had missed you and was very happy to see your post. I am just happy that you are well. Sending you many hugs and much love. :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I miss you too! xx It's been a tough year. I have lost two loved ones over a short period.

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    2. Dearest Sharon, please know that you are in my prayers. I lost both my parents within a year of each other (when I was in my 20's), and I am an only child, and although I cannot compare the pain I felt to anyone else's, I can certainly empathize. You are a sweet soul, sending you lots of love and prayer for healing and comfort. Warm hugs to you, my cherished friend.

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    3. Thank you for your warm words, Linda. You always know how to make people feel better. xx I am truly blessed to have met such a wonderful friend online.

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  3. That was a lovely gift. Congrats Sharon. And now it is coming in the right time. Can go travelling with your new backpack.

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    1. Thanks, Rose! I am so excited about it. Already planned to pack my bag tomorrow. ^.^

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  4. Hi Sharon! Glad u like it. Thank you for your support.

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    1. Haiyorr..I love it so much ler. You're welcome and thank you for running such a great giveaway! ^.^

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  5. Congrats to you for winning the backpack. It is beautiful, just what you wanted and great for your trip to Melaka!

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    1. Yes, Nancy...it sure saved me money too. ;)

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  6. wow congrats for winning the backpack! it looks nice in red!

    Ultimate Guide to Krabi

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  7. Congrats, dear! The backpack is very pretty & suits you well. xoxo

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  8. huhu congrats on the winning!
    Anello bag is very famous now!
    I have Tigernu, a bag looks like anello but an authentic China brand bag hahaha

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