It started out when I proclaimed my love of owls about 2 years ago. Since then, my friends had been tagging me whenever they came across cute owl pictures or videos, or ended up buying random owl-stuff when they were traveling because they were reminded of me when they spotted one. Today, I realized that my owl collections has grown quite rapidly.Β It is dominated by lovely accessories like rings, necklaces and bracelets–though I also have owl bedroom lamp, owl clutch, owl coffee-tumbler, owl pen, owl bedroom-slippers, owl lip-balm, owl postcards, owl ceramic paperweight, owl magnets, owl wallpaper, owl bookmark, owl paintings, owl nail buffer, owl shirt, owl scarf… you name it!



I decided to keep these owls inside this beautiful jar and put them next to my bed, so I can have a look at them everyday–as soon as I wake up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. The lights will make them glow in such a serene way, it makes me feel warm at heart πŸ™‚ These owls always remind me of my friends’ lovely thoughts and kindness–and so, how can I not be grateful every time? Moreover,Β these owls had traveled from everywhere: Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, Pakistan, Turkey, US, UK, Brazil… it makes me feel like all the kindness in the world can actually fit nicely inside a small transparent jar!




For my lovely friends who have carried me (and my love of owls) in your thoughts, thank you very much. I am so blessed to have you! :’) The owls will always remind me of you, too! *kisses*


14 Responses

  1. I like your owl jar!!! Ahh.. thats very cute…
    I want one of your owl πŸ™‚ hahahaha…

    I just hope you will have any owl souvenir again..

    warm hug from me… πŸ˜€

  2. Awww…..such a beautiful collection.
    Aku juga suka ama owl (yang hidup), tapi ga koleksi pernak perniknya. Palingan suka beli kalo ada baju yang gambar owl gitu πŸ™‚

    1. Aku pingin berteman dengan owl hidup :)) aku pun nggak niat koleksi awalnya, tapi kemudian teman-teman mulai membawakan pernak-pernik owl, jadinya sekarang punya banyaaaak :))

  3. this is so cute! i like owls much too.
    i feel i should send you a beautiful little owl someday πŸ˜‰

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I took up a personal journaling project this week: writing a love letter to myself before bed. I work on a thin A6-size handmade paper journal I got from a paper artist, Els. The journal is thin and small enough, so it doesn't overwhelm me. It feels like I am only going to work on a small project.
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