Saturday, May 28, 2011

Barbie lives forever ...

When I'm a little (vertically, horizontally ..) girl, I dreamed of having a Barbie doll of my own.
I wanted to be as pretty as Barbie, I wanted to stroke her hair, dress her - I am sick of having cut-out cardboard girls and dressing them with another cut-out 'clothes' as they were FLAT. :)

The only thing separating me and my Barbie then, was the 'price tag' (and of course, my mom too! hehe)

I was a green monster, envious of my cousin sister who has so many Barbie dolls to play with. I get to wear her 'used' clothes and deep inside I've always wished for a pre-loved, free Barbie. Never happened.

Well, that's not what I wanted to talk about.

Not too long ago, I googled for an ex-classmate's name and was somehow directed to this blog with a scanned article of my ex-classmate with a 600 dolls collection and HE, yes he, still looks very much the same!

Okay, again this is not what I wanted to write about, but the 'blogger' - Brendan, who wrote about my ex-classmate -

++ It is the blogger who wrote about my ex-classmate who had passed on ..... not my ex-classmate. Sorry for the confusion. I am confused all the time, thus my writings are just as confusing ++

Being nosy as usual, I started moving on to other entries and then realised that Brendan was battling with Chondrosarcome, malignant bone marrow.

What started out as a splitting one-month headache, thought to be a benign brain tumour at first, turned out to be cancerous.

He started his blog, hip, happy and fun. It ended up as a personal medical journal. I admire him for sharing with others his journey. I admire his strength and belief in God.

The only surety in his blog is God, The only certainty is God.

His last entry was July-2009, as he gets ready for a major surgery. Nothing after that.

Now, this comes the weird part as I am typing this, five minutes ago, I googled his real name "Kavern Leng" today is his first 'passing on' Anniversary.

And of all day, today I suddenly decided to write about him!

Spooky... Hmmmm........ Hmmmmm.......

P:S: Title makes no sense ... nevermind!


Small Kucing said...

May he rest in peace. I think i read that article too.

Old Kitty said...

I am so so sorry to hear about this young man. I'm glad he was able to indulge in his passion for collecting dolls.

I really like those cut out dolls and accompanying clothes with the little tags on them!!

I tended to erm.. destroy my other dolls with vigorous play! LOL!! I was a gruesome child!

Take care

Fuzzy Tales said...

I think it was very cosmic, the way you found the article and his blog, his journey...then the anniversary of his death (today).

As for Barbie, the only one I had was Malibu Barbie. Oh, I did have a Ken too. And the psychedelic camper (I grew up in the 1970s).

Our old farmhouse kitchen had two sinks: One VERY, VERY deep, and one very shallow. If I filled the deep sink right up to the top, Barbie would float--bob up and down, mostly upright. But not in less water than that. :-P


The Chair Speaks said...

Thanks Lupie for sending so many purrs and headbutts to make us feel comforted and much loved.

Mmm, wonder what happened to all his dolls.

lupie said...

Aiyooyoyoyo ...

My ex-classmate is still very much alive.

The guy - blogger (Brendan, Kavern Leng) who wrote about him had passed on.

Aiyyoyoyoy .. my bad, badly structured English!

10:19 PM

Jacqueline said...

So sorry to hear about your classmate, he was so young, a real tragedy...Wishing you comfort as you deal with this information and as you deal with your own hardships associated with your illness, sweet Bin...We hope you and your babies enjoy a happy weekend together...xoxo, extra kisses for our Lucky...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Whisppy said...

So I guess it's good news that your ex-classmate is still alive and well and will continue to collect his dolls. :)
May Brendan / Kavern Leng rest in peace.
It's funny how things work out sometimes, don't they?