Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Barbie

Last Sunday, I watched Barbie & the Diamond Castle on TV3 with my youngest sister. Needless to say, it was a great movie (especially if you're a Barbie lover) with the theme of friendship. Its mainly about two best friends, Liana (the pronounciation is like Rihanna) and Alexa who share a love of singing. Of course, somewhere along the way the strength of their friendship is tested. You can read the full review here.


I don't know what it is about Barbie that makes me still attracted to watch her movies...perhaps its the excellent graphic used in the movies, or the prettiness of Barbie and her friends (not to mention their outfits and the sceneries!). Or maybe its because I played with Barbie dolls when I was a little girl, so she reminds me of my happy and carefree childhood.
Back in England, my parents bought me and my sisters several Barbie dolls, a great big doll house which was even taller than us, plus some furniture to decorate the doll house with. The doll house had four levels - the ground floor consisted of a kitchen (which had a kitchen cabinet) and a bathroom (which had a toilet, a sink+mirror and a bathtub with a shower curtain). The first floor was the sitting room (which had a chair that could recline complete with footrest, a writing table table+chair and a side table), the second floor was the bedroom (2 single beds, 2 closets, 1 dresser. We even had the accessories such as shoes and clothes, pillows and covers and little hairbrushes and handmirrors). The topmost floor was a rooftop balcony for the dolls to hang out in the evenings. My sisters and I had a blast arranging and re-arranging the furnitures, changing the dolls' outfits and acting them out in various scenes. It's pretty funny recalling it all, but I wouldn't mind admitting that right now, the child in me is crying out for me to grab my youngest sister's doll and start playing with it. Just going to Toys R Us to ogle at the latest Barbie collection is enough, seeing as its not really worth spending my money on it. But of course, the more matured Me is saying...Grow Up!

19 comments:

pulasan007 said...

OMG,i cant belive this.u love ba*bie?cmon,don treat me like this.hehe...i wonder y most girls love or at least they pretend they love dolls and that sort of thing.i can understand if they love fashion,gossips and what not.but dolls?if it is a little girl,ok,fine with me.22 year old future university graduate??? ?I hehe

Little Bookworm said...

Haha...as far as I know, most girls like dolls bcoz they seikhlas hati suka the dolls. Kalau tak suka tu, tetap tak suka. Fashion is related to dolls jgk pe...they're outfits are kinda trendy. Erm...when you say "22 year old future university graduate" tu...aku tersedar diri...heh heh :-P

pulasan007 said...

no laa...there's nothing wrong playing with dolls.even though u r 35y.o.kinda cute actually,for some.hehe.

Little Bookworm said...

Haha...tq2. tp aku dh tak main dhla dolls...why should i change their outfits when i can change my own?? Haha! :-P

aisyah said...

waaaaa.. u're sooo lucky! hehe.. i'm not a big fan of barbie pn.. my 1st n only barbie after a day dah ilang kepale n kaki penuh conteng2.. hahaha.. :P anyway, we hv similar book list.. just finish reading harry potter and the deathly hallows 4 the 2nd time.. ;)

Little Bookworm said...

Hehe...dh add! Thanxx! ;-) Ala, agaknya kalau akak ada a Barbie doll skrg, akak asyik nk buat makeover je kt dia. Hehe. Tu la...duk repeat bca Harry Potter gk ni. Tak sampai lg HP & the Deathly Hallows...dh lama tak baca yg tu. Can't wait ni! Hehe.

aisyah said...

ala.. nk wat makeover kt barbie mane best.. kecik cenonet je muke die.. :P btw, did u read the Sophie Kinsella's book title Remember mE (if im not mistaken) yet? hehe.. aritu tgk kt borders.. but i'm waiting 4 the "cheaper" ver br nk beli.. :D

Azleena said...

hihihi.. meriah je tgk gmbr barbie ni... Aritu ada gk post gmbr hmpir serupa, bezanya mine was sticker barbie aja and itu kerenah my niece :P

berbeza dgn Acapan yg conteng2 barbie dia... I had few barbies but they are the cheap ones made in china. they don't loose their heads but they usually went thru a lot of haircuts sampai finally botak.

rasanya itu lah nasib malang barbie doll dpt kat kanak2 tomboi sikit... wahahahaa....

Azleena said...

ehehehe.. nk tmbh lg :P~

it's ok to reminisce about our childhood and having the child in us coming back once a while. as much as we grow up or get older, we shall always stay young at heart... ;-)

*baru leh masuk coconut club tanpa diragui... ehehhee...

Little Bookworm said...

K. Aca - alamak, lmbt prasan comment akak! Gmail ni mangkuk gile la, dr ptg td tak leh bukak!! :-@ hmm...best ke dinner?? Hehe... ;) tu la, nk sgt2 baca Remember Me!! Tapi sama la, tgh tnggu the cheaper version. Beli Thanks for the Memories tu pun coz dh murah. Heh heh. Buku A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern pun tak baca lagi...Kak Ilah ckp best. Akak dh baca tak? ;>

Kak Azleena - Hehehe...takpe la, at least ada jgk fungsi barbie2 akak tu! So lepas ni kita boleh la buat "hair salon" pulak ek?? :D tapi tiap kali tgk movie Barbie ni, ada rasa mcm best la. :p Ahaha...tu la, tak tersempat masuk coconut club tu smlm! But maybe we have to masuk b4 buat makeover...nnt kang org tu tak kasi sbb muka "matured" plak. LOL. ;> But I think makeover lg best dr coco club tu kot.... ;D

aisyah said...

hehe.. dinner ok je.. sadly el mondo dah tutup.. mkn secret recipe pn ok la.. :P thx 4 d memories xpernah bc lg.. haha.. a place called here tu my book.. of course la dah bc.. ;) dah lame gle tak beli buku cite.. since u're a bookwork.. recommend me something.. maybe dis weekend leh g borders n buy something.. :D btw, hv u read A Spot Of Bother and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time? serius best gle.. i love love.. :D

Little Bookworm said...

Eh heh heh...a place called here tu ur book eh?? erm...rasanya kak ilah ada mention kot, but i forgot. hehe (malu). i have thanx for the memories...kalau nak exchange pun bisa aja ;) hmm, belum bca lg la those two books...who's the author ek?? bley gk gi beli...i haven't bought a book in ages dh jgk. hmm...akak beli la any of the books that i've reviewed..haha. tp baik pnjm je ;> alamak, i dunno la nk recommend apa..books published by Little Black Dress cm best jgk yg i baca so far. but sometimes lg best if you go and pick something randomly off the shelf (tp synopsis pn kna la best kn, hehe). Nnt tell me tau what book u beli! ;)

alamak, yeke...takpe la, spaghetti kt secret recipe tu pn sedap..plus boley mkn cheese cake for dessert! ngeh heh heh... :D

aisyah said...

both by mark haddon.. g la google.. i highly recommend both books. heheh.. ;) tu la.. weekend ni nk g la tgk2 kt borders pape buku yg menarik.. i'll let u know if i bought any.. :P

aisyah said...

guess wat? hehe.. i bought it!! the sophie kinsella's remember me.. the smaller and cheaper ver is out! ;)

Little Bookworm said...

OMG, dah keluar ke?!?!? Bestnyaa!! Okay, next mission: ajak ummi pgi any bookshop to buy Remember Me! Hehe...kak aca wt la review kalau rajin ;-) thanx for telling me!

فاطمة الزهراء said...

assalamualaikum my sis

akak de softcopy sume buku2 harry potter..include de lg mcm2 termasuk the Devils wear prada...nk baca mehla umah ambik :)

Little Bookworm said...

Waalaikummussalam my sis ;)

wow, kira akak ni macam ada digital library la ek?? hehe...bagus jgk in a way, boleh jimat space ;) Ala, devil wears prada tu dh ada kwn pnjmkn...tp tgh pending lg, tak terbaca lg. hehe. okay, insya allah if sempat and if dh ketandusan buku nnt sy menyinggah la umah akak. thanx tau! :D

Rayyan Azhar said...

kak aisyah ada blog ke kak long

Little Bookworm said...

Hai rayyan!! kak aishah tak ada blog la adik...kak long sorang je ada. rayyan suruh la kak aishah buat blog jugak. lagi ramai, lagi best! hehe. adik sihat? ;)

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