Yes, I am a Doll

26 January 2010

I was awarded/ tagged by pretty Amynaree a couple of weeks ago. Sorry it took me this long to post this! It's just that I wanted my post to be well-thought of :)

Here it is!


You're a Doll award

The rules are:
1. Remember to link back to the person who awarded you!
2. Select 5 more bloggers that you think are dolls and link them at the bottom.
3. Tell about a character from a book/ movie/ drama that you like most.
4. Post the picture and title on your blog  permanently if you like.

I originally thought of choosing one of my fictional heroines, Rebecca Bloomwood from Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series. Like her, I also cannot control myself all the most of the time when I am out shopping (or even when I am in the convenience of my own home, doing online shopping). I find her really funny (the books have lots of LOL moments), and think it's awesome that (like all romantic comedies) everything turns  out all right for her in the end. And of course, she always has her boyfriend-turned-husband - the gorgeous Luke Brandon - by her side. It was turned into a movie last year (which in my opinion should have been given a different title seeing as how it completely deviated from the events in the book. Isla Fischer did a great job portraying the role though.) and Ms. Bloomwood's name (and reputation) became even more famous.

"That moment. That instant when your fingers curl round the handles of a shiny, uncreased bag - and all the gorgeous new things inside it become yours. What's it like? It's like going hungry for days, then cramming your mouth full of warm buttered toast. It's like waking up and realizing it's the weekend. It's like the better moments of sex. Everything else is blocked out of your mind. It's pure, selfish pleasure."
- Rebecca Bloomwood
Confessions of a Shopaholic (book)


"When I shop, the world IS better. And then it's  not. So I do it again."
- Rebecca  Bloomwood
Confessions of a Shopaholic (movie)

I wanted to choose her at first. But then again I thought, "Hey, I may shop a LOT, but I am still conscientious. Besides, I do not shop beyond  my means. I do not have a credit card, I pay for everything in cash, and I make sure I do not spend money that I do not have." So yeah, that's one thing we don't have in common. But then again, for all her flaws, I still have to say that she is a very lovable and adorable character. There's a Ms. Bloomwood in all of us. :)

So after that long introduction, I now say that I chose Jasmine.


Princess Jasmine
*image from Google

Okay, this is further proof that I may be 19 23 but I act (and feel) younger than my age (sometimes I want to attend a crash course on maturity XD). Jasmine may not have her own movie (she is Aladdin's  leading lady in the Disney movie Aladdin) unlike the other Disney Princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Ariel (Belle shares billing with the Beast) but I still like her best. I even wanted to dress like her on a Halloween party we had in Elementary so imagine how upset I was when I learned costumes were only for Kindergartens.

So why do I like her?

Simple! It's because she has a pet tiger! (I have been wanting to have a tiger for a pet for the longest time!)


who wouldn't want to pet Rajah?
*image from Google

I'm kidding of course, that's not the only reason. I like Jasmine because aside from the fact that she's beautiful and sexy, she is also brave, spunky, and knows how to use her sexuality to her advantage. She did not want to be bound by the rules of Agrabah and marry someone she does not love so her family's lineage can carry on having the throne, so she escapes to the marketplace where she meets our dashing Aladdin. And remember how she managed to get the truth from "Prince Ali Ababwa" that he and Aladdin are the same person? And how she flirted with Jafar so he won't see that Aladdin and his friends has come? Oh I can go on and on! And of course, one of my favorite movie scenes ever is in this film - their magic carpet ride while singing A Whole New World is one of the most romantic and sweetest scenes ever. ♥♥

And because my Mother is awesome and  she feeds the child in me, she bought me this book:


Princess Treasury


the book is so thick and heavy! like an old-fashioned story book :)


Table of Contents
The book contains stories of the six Disney Princesses, with illustrations lifted from their animated movies


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs



Sleeping Beauty


Cinderella



The Little Mermaid


Aladdin
(how cool is it that Jasmine is the one in the cover even though it is Aladdin's story? :D)


there's Jasmine looking grumpy because he thinks "Prince Ali Ababwa" is such a stuck-up :D


"Prince Ali Ababwa" visiting her for a late-night rendezvous awwww


Beauty and the Beast


credits


back cover

Have I ever told you I have like 80 necklaces? These are two of them:


I ♥ Princess Jasmine necklaces
I actually have another one (originally from Disneyland. Pendant is in gold setting) but I wasn't able to include it in the photo x_x
I have two of the necklace in the right (I bought the other one and then Ana gave me that as a gift.)

And here I attempt to channel the Princess Jasmine in me:


except that the only likenesses I can see are our jet-black hair and the color of our tops :D

That was quite long! Now I am tagging and awarding these ladies who I think are real-life dolls!
Meream
Toothfairy (even though she doesn't accept awards just yet, it would be interesting to see her answer the tag.Ü)

And Rick, you know I would really want to give you the award as well, but somehow methinks the award is not too flattering for you. Ooh, how about a Ken doll? Then you're in! :D

I hope you are all having a fabulous week! ♥♥


22 comments:

Duni said...

Congratulations on that fun award!
You definitely deserve it :)
I feel so much younger than my age too ;-) (I confess, I read all of the shopaholic books...I was a little disappointed about the movie though). I think Becky Bloomwood is a very likeable character, although sometimes her shopping sprees are too outrageous!

have a nice day,

Duni

r u s s said...

JASMINE definitely! She's one of the Disney princesses that really rocks. She's not the damsel-in-distress type and I agree with you, she is sexy!
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I'd wait for Rick's answer. LOL. Almost forgot, Jasmine has the nicest pet tiger ☮.♥.☆

Jessica said...

Oh my I agree, Jasmine is one uber SEXY princess! But my favorite has got to be Belle. :)

Thanks for the award, Krissy. By the way, I love the back cover of your book. Soooo us, the shoeaholics! :)

LiLu said...

I was always an Ariel kinda gal. And yes, I did used to swim holding my feet together and pretending I was a mermaid... what's your point?

RicAdeMus said...

How about GI Joe instead??? But I'm not in the military! LOL

Jasmine...I can see the similarities. =)

Anagon =) said...

Cute sis your top! :D Jasmine nga! :D
And I love it that you still have the Jasmine necklaces, ang cute! :D Wee I have to be Snow White, just because it was "assigned" to me by my sisters hahaha! :D

amynaree said...

thanks for doing the tag! your princess jasmine outfit is so cute!

i miss reading the Shopaholic series, I hope she comes out with a new book soon the last one I read was when she had a baby!

Manju said...

i don't have a favourite disney princess. my favourite princess has to be sailor moon. it's the geek in me. haha
but i love the midnight rendez-vois scene in aladin!
thanks for the award krissy *hugss*
p.s. you should post your whole necklace collection someday...the whole 80 of it

the girl in stiletto said...

i went to disneyland paris on few occasions, and they always have disney parade like every night and the person they use as princess jasmine was really pretty. and aladdin was goddamn hot too. ahha.

oh wait, that's not the point.

thank you for tagging me!!!!

p.s manju, i love sailor venus. it's not geekiness. it's awesomeness!

*~kAy~* said...

aww.w. you're such a doll <3

Leah said...

Yes, you're a doll Krissy and a real-life princess too. Gosh, it's so hard to think of a character in a book that I can relate to. The books I'm reading are all about cops and thieves. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing this award with me. Big hugs!

Abby Kihano said...

ill do the princess tag :] thank you very much for the tag!

also, i guess the girl from the book could be a princess too.. i mean we're all princesses in anyway! :] what just because not everyone of us has a tiara... we can't be a princess? lol.

and jasmine is a good choise! i like her because she has the brains and she doesn't get pushed over by other people. and she knows whats she wants. plus... she has a pet tiger! what more can you ask for!?

also, thank you for the comment! kids are interesting. they sure think that they have the answer to everything. i wish we can be like that. they're pretty independent too.. or at least.. they think they are.

Nikolett said...

Aww, I adore your love for Disney things! When you first said you were Rebecca Bloomwood I was like, "Nuh-uh! You've got some of her flair but I think there's more to you!" So, I think Jasmine is the perfect choice for you (love your Jasmine-esque outfit!). And, she's my favourite Disney princess too haha. Thank you for tagging/awarding me, you're so sweet! <3

// krissy ♥ said...

@ Duni: Thank you :) Yes, outrageous is the right word I was looking for! I am not that outrageous when it comes to shopping :)

@ Russ: I love that she knows how to stand on her feet, and not just wait for any Prince to come rescue her :)

@ Jessica: Oh, indeed! :)

@ LiLu: I used to do that too, mainly to imitate Dyesebel, the Filipinos' counterpart to Ariel :)

@ Rick: Yes, GI Joe is indeed tougher than Ken doll :D

@ Anagon: Weeeh thanks! I still have all of them :D Assigned? How come?

@ Amynaree: Thank you! Yes, I do hope Sophie Kinsella comes up with new books for the Shopaholic series, but I wonder how she can stretch the story further? :)

@ Manju: Oh I love Sailor Moon! I had all the action figures, as well as paper dolls and trading cards, but I lost them to the fire :( Yes, I will definitely post the rest of my necklaces :)

@ Ejannz: I wanna go to Disneyland! :D

@ Kay: Thank you :)

@ Leah: Thank you :) Well you can pick characters from movies! :)

@ Abbby: Yes, we're all princesses :)

@ Nikolett: Thank you for that comment, that's so sweet! :)

Kym said...

thanks for the tag princess jasmine! haha! ;P i can't believe you'd want a pet tiger.. wait.. nevermind.. i do believe it.. you love pets! hehe! :) and i admire you for not having a credit card... i got sucked in by all the "points" programs... so now i use a credit card so bf and i can get points to watch movies in the theaters for free! haha!

Pop Champagne said...

congrats on the award! That would be cool to have a pet tiger, but i dunno don't think i can ever trust it to not kill me though! I do like Jasmine the most out of all the princesses, cuz she can kick a$$ if she wants to!

oOchaOo said...

thanks for the award sis :)
hmmm... a pet tiger....
kung sa pusa nga scared na ako.. tiger pa kaya hehehehe LOL.
sana kasing bait din nung pet ni princess jasmine :)

i like jasmine too, she's fierce LOL
and i love her outfit :)

thanks again sis!

// krissy ♥ said...

@ Kym: Haha but I want a credit card now so badly so I can buy me a camera XD

@ Pop Champagne: That's also a problem since tigers are carnivores by nature (ulp) but you're right about Jasmine being able to kick ass! :)

@ Cha: You're welcome! :)

GirL With GLasSes... said...

krissy this is such a cute tag. i like it and thank you for tagging me =) ill post it soon. mwah!

// krissy ♥ said...

@ Jing: You're welcome! :)

Andhari said...

I'm jealous with Rebecca sooo much. First she may be compulsive but she has good tastem,, then she married an uber rich hot guy i mean COME ONNNN Me want. :p

// krissy ♥ said...

@ Andhari: Yes, she has everything going for her, it's not fair! :D