Saturday, August 3, 2013

Guess and Your favorite mug or cup (This week's Photo Hunt themes)

In view of one of last week's Photo Hunt themes being "At home", I find it amusingly appropriate that the reason why I didn't take part in Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts last Saturday was that I was not at home... and, in fact, vacationing once more in Japan!

At the same time, the photos at the top of this entry could qualify for that theme since they all were taken at home -- and are, indeed, of mugs that I regularly drink from.  But guess which is my favorite mug in this collection?

Those of you who know of my Hello Kitty adoration (via blog posts such as this one) would probably guess that it'd be one of the Hello Kitty mugs in my possession.  But more regular and long time readers will know that my first Sanrio love actually was Winkipinki, a brown cat with eyebrows (that I think give her a somewhat melancholy look) with a liking for plaid along with flowers -- whose line, sadly, was discontinued some years ago by the company.

Because of their rarity, I truly treasure every Winkipinki (AKA Winki Pinki) sighting -- and item with her visage on it that I own.  This includes the Winkipinki mug that my good friend, sbk (of Pictures, Thoughts and Comments), presented to me when we rendezvoused in Okinawa last year -- and is the favorite of my mugs.  And to further give you an idea of my Winkipinki love: Her visage it is that can be seen on the wallpaper of my home computer -- and yes, I really do find the very act of looking at her face to be truly comforting and relaxing! :)


Susan Demeter said...

Awwww Winkipinki is too cute! Made me smile :) I was wondering where you were last week, hope you had a fun time in Japan.

magiceye said...

Cool takes!

MaR said...

Winki Pinki is adorable! glad you enjoyed your vacation
Oct 7 over here ;)

YTSL said...

Hi Sue --

I'm glad to learn that the sight of Winkipinki made you smile. And yes, I did have a fun time thanks -- feel free to check out the Japan vacation blog posts I've been putting up and will continue to do so for a time. :)

Hi magiceye --


Hi Mar --

Winkipinki is indeed adorable. I'm more of a cusp Virgo/Libra myself... ;b

eastcoastlife said...

I made a wrong guess. :P Winkipinki is cute too. I miss your PH post last week.

Gattina said...

Your mugs are so cute !

Team Tabby said...

We love your 'kitty' mugs, all of them. Hope you had a great time in Japan.


Carver said...

I'm not surprised that you have hello kitty mugs but I didn't know about the specific one. Very cute. Glad you had a good vacation.

Anonymous said...

Great shot for this week's theme! I hope that you had a great vacation (then again, how can you not . . . that is what my post is about this week.

Have a great weekend.

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, awwe your mugs are so adorable and so is Winkipinki (I love her name). You know everytime I pass by a shop with Hello Kitty I think of your adoration for her. I'll have to post a photo I took in Amalfi of a Hello Kitty store for you. :)

I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Have a great week.

YTSL said...

Hi EastCoastLife --

Don't get me wrong: I love Hello Kitty too but Winkipinki really was/is my first Sanrio love... :)

Thanks as ever for visiting to check out my Photo Hunt entries. :)

Hi Gattina --

Thank you, am glad you think so -- and well, they are ones of cats (of a sort) after all... ;b

Hi Team Tabby --

Aw, thanks -- and yes, I did have a great time in Japan. :)

Hi Carver --

I think you wouldn't be surprised to know that I have a lot of other Hello Kitty items, right? ;b

Hi JDeQ --

Yep re my having a great vacation. I think it's especially guaranteed when the vacation is in Japan... ;b

Hi Trekcapri --

Your comments make me go awwww... and look forward to seeing your Hello Kitty in Amalfi photo sometime! ;b

sarah bailey knight said...

Hi ytsl,

Thank you for your kind words. Because of you, and I never would have predicted this, I have become a Hello Kitty fan too. On a recent visit my daughter commented on how much Hello Kitty I have collected :-)

YTSL said...

Hi sarah sbk --

Awww re your having become a Hello Kitty fan too. I think it's easy to be in Asia -- or with you who visits Japan regularly -- because the Hello Kitty items here aren't always baby pink and targeted for little girls the way they seem to be in non-Chinatown US and Europe. :)

YTSL said...

P.S. to sarah sbk --

I'm drinking coffee from my Winkipinki mug this morning! ;b

Bing said...

the square mug looks interesting. :)

it's here in your site that i found the reason why everybody's posting about mugs. i forgot about Gattina's theme!

YTSL said...

Hi Bing --

That square-ish mug is a tie-in with the Robot-K game. And before you ask: ya, I think Hello Kitty is very cute in Robot-K mode! ;b