Mama and Baby piggies

My m’ is a pig. Oops, that didn’t come out right! I mean, she was born in the year of the Pig. Oops some more, that just revealed her age. (Man I’m gonna get an earful of nagging tonight for saying those things IN PUBLIC!) So she’s obsessed with collecting pig figurines, pig soft toys, pig posters, pig everything. Babe is one of her favourite movies. She’s not alone though, many of her “piggie” friends are the same. Which makes me wonder why people born under all the other animal signs are never that fanatical. You don’t see me with a room full of goat-shaped paraphernalia, do you? And TM doesn’t even have anything cat related. Maybe because pigs are so cute — well, at least the toy ones are — with their short little snouts and curly little tails and chubby little tummies full of food / fluff.

Anyway, come to think of it, it’s been mostly our brother and I who have been collecting piggie things for m’. 🙂 Like these guys right here:

Mama Piggie was bought at St. Kilda Sunday market a looong time ago. I think it was in 1999, before m’ came to live here. Baby Piggie was picked up from a different shore, literally. She was “born” only last year, at another beach-side market stall, all the way in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. She’s just the sweetest little thing, “currently” measuring at 1.7cm tall! Both of them are made of clay, although Mama is of a much harder and heavier type. Pretty fitting, hey? Another coincidence is that both of them were brought back to Vietnam for m’, by her incredibly thoughtful, undeniably caring, and unbelievably loving sister. Ahem. 🙂

~ccm’~

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3 thoughts on “Mama and Baby piggies

  1. My co-worker is also born in the year of the pig, and he’s also obsessed with Pig toys and Pig shaped food. the other day we went to buy a birthday cake for a friend and in side a moon cake stall was a mother pig shaped moon cake with, four other suckling pigs. He got so giddy about it, he bought it and put it on his desk, then he got scared people would eat it so, think he either gave it away or decided to take it home.

  2. hahaha how old is your the guy? 13? Tell him if he doesn’t eat them, they’ll grow up and starting fighting with each other. 🙂

    Actually, that reminds me. Once Emma was given a marzipan & chocolate pig. She kept it for more than a year so obviously couldn’t eat it any more. When we moved she had to chuck it out.

  3. He is the same age as Emma, he ended up eating it, he told me it tasted terrible so he gave it to the office workers to eat. I told him he should preserve it in something, and not eat it. It looked really cute, but it’s not something I would want to eat.

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