We are truly blessed, it started 2 years ago, we had guest tenants from Japan, The Nakamura family. This is their 3rd year now staying at our guest house! Mind you, we often get many guests from Japan, Russia, Korea, Stateside and even right here on Guam!
But it is rare we are able to bond with them, as most of our guests have their own plans of what they want to see on our island, and that is perfectly fine with us. We are just glad that they want to stay all the way down south at our little cottage!
Sara my youngest has become close friends with their daughters Honoka and Yuina. They have sent airmail letters to each other and while in Japan for one of our day visits they took us to a mall. So, our families now have become close and good friends.
This year we decided to take them around to see the Christmas lights display, as we did with them last year, and then to an area hike that even we, have not gone too?!
The girls above stopping to take a quick pic by Santa. This was at the Tumon Outdoor Lights display.
Whoa, time flies when you are having fun, eh?! LOL 2016 is just a few days away... The Christmas weekend was good, very busy with all the family gatherings, but I'm glad that's one holiday down and one more to go... Whew!
In other news, I posted thru flickr my dessert plate pic remember? from my last post here. Well, during the Christmas weekend, I got a few likes and then, IIia, asked for me to share my pic in a group called, "In Explore", and then even commented, "Superb Capture"! I was very flattered and thought it was so sweet of her!
A day or so later... my inbox was blowing up from all the faves! I am quite in shock... 10,749views already, 104 likes?! I wasn't even trying to be artistic, I just wanted to remember the sweets I was eating, Whoa! I am very flattered that many liked the photo, a heart-felt 'Thank you', and much love to you all for viewing it as well!
On to the usual stuff I blog about... LOL! Today's mail! A small packet from yahoo Japan...
A lovely anime girl case filled with a Lot of Girly Glico goodies!
I fell in love with a flickr friend's cute dolly figure here! I commented, and asked where she got her cutie? Sure enough with the information she shared I was able to locate the very same Medicom Peynet figure set thru a website here. I messaged them and the set was still available! Yay!
It arrived to me from Singapore!
A very cute couple too. They're a nice addition to my collection too!
Today, I received a much anticipated goody from Amiami!! A special little pull toy of the character animal Ohmu from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind! It was supposed to come in with my Studio Ghibli puzzles from this post. But Sadly, they weren't released yet, until recently! Yay!
I rarely like to show pics of myself, only because I feel its not about me, and I want my friends to focus on, what I love to do... Collecting.
But, recently a song I heard on the radio(video below), made me think of someone very special to me... My soulmate, my husband, the man who still stands by me in more ways then I can ever realize. The irony is that we dated back in High School! Believe it or not?! But, I wasn't ready to be serious at 17years old. So, let him go.
He fell in love, got married, and had a baby girl. Where as, I did the same, got engaged, had a baby boy and moved off-island. Years later... He was divorced and I moved back to Guam with my son, and single. He was always close to my brother's and still came around my family. Then, one day we found each other, talking again and...
Fast forward to the present, the point is we found each other again. Fell in love and have two beautiful daughters, our two older children are adults and on their own. Taby's in High School and Sara's in Elementary, not to forget to mention, we have a grandchild. It's been an amazing journey and I can only hope many more memories to come... This song Asaguahu/my love, is for you, for us, and always...
The song is by Nathan Sykes, "Over and Over Again." For all of you, still in love, after all these years. Thanks for reading a bit, into my personal life. ~ ggsdolls
I received a two items the past week on commission, and they each range from the hard to find to the more common... You can visit my Finder's Service page here for details on how I can help you find that dream item you've been wanting for your collection!
an older photo above... to see more you gotta click to...
Here's what came in today! I've been requesting that my items ship in small packets, instead of one large box with all the goods I win thru Yahoo Japan. It's actually about the same cost, and at least it won't take the items a month later, to get to me!
I found this IWAI Industries, Soft Vinyl Rubber Squeak toy mint in package above, and Bookmarks: Yamato-Kun miniature Books and Figure set, both will be a part of my collection...
I have been using Moo.com since 2011. I love the quality and being able to create unique business cards just makes my business card all the more special. I was actually introduced to Moo via a good friend SuperJunk! She posted her good experience with them, and her business cards were just beautifully done, I had to try them out!!
So far, they've done my postcards, and two sets of business cards, this new set will be my third set with them! If you like the freedom of being creative and making a unique impression with your business card?! They are a must try!
I choose a square set of cards this time around... I love that I can send my personalized card with each shop purchase! For me its like a little hug from me all the way from Guam! And also, its a big thank you to my customers, for making ggsdolls shop a success! "From my collection to yours" - ggsdolls
Square business cards with vintage dollies pics from my collection...
Today is a Holiday of sorts for my little island of Guam, "Santa Marian Kamalen" or "Saint Maria of Camarin". She is Guam's Patron Saint, you can read more about her, here. So while, most government offices and public schools are off, the USPS mail staff aren't... The girls and I drove up to the village and I got a small packet in the mail today!
I am also using my early Christmas gift from my son, Tevin. He gave me a Nikon Coolpix L840. Still learning how it works...
From Yahoo Japan, a Sunstar organizer.
It will be added to my shop soon. Lovely anime artwork on the cover and inside below.
Since I got Tadie's house back in July 2015, here. I've been trying to find furniture pieces to complete or at least replace some of the items the house is missing, and also finding ways to make the blinds, carpets, and curtains you see in Tadie's booklet.
I did replace the small coffee table, and small drawer set here.
...and so, here are some of the items I have been working on!
Fixing the mirror on the double vanity. I found a shop here via etsy that makes these lovely plastic mirror sheets that you can cut with scissors, perfect for replacing missing mirrors on doll size vanity, or closets, etc. I actually got a sample from them and used just the sample to fix the mirror below! Awesome and FREE! Hehe!
We recently inherited Sam's grandmother's HCR address, and it was great timing too! We found out that with HCR boxes you can avoid the annual Postal fee that comes with renting a PO box, Yup, it's FREE. So, we checked into it and changed over, now, when our PO box fee comes around we will cancel the PO box! Yay! Anything, to help us save on moolah! Ha! Sadly, Guam is not hip, in this day and age, some villages don't have delivery at home mail. Yup, still in the dark ages folks. Ugh.
Sorry, just thought I'd share that little tidbit. Because, we were not schooled by USPS that HCR's are free?!
... an onto the goodies we go!
I received, a cute vintage pose dolly pin found thru Hui-shan's shop here on etsy! So cute too! She will be a part of my collection.