Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's been a long ass time since I last posted. I just kind of got lazier and lazier. After all, I am human and I do run out of things to talk about.

Although, technically, that is not true since my mind is always wondering and thinking about "stuff".

Today, I would like to talk about my childhood.

Since I did not grow up in North America, naturally, things I watched on TV and things I read as a lassie are very different from what you folks know.

For example, I strongly believed that Smurfs were blue cheese fairies. I grew up watching lots of anime that you folks will not be able to relate to unless you are one of those people who are really into that kind of stuff.

Although, I did watch Inspector Gadget, Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rainbow Brite and Little house on big prairie, as a little girl.

Anyway, so to reference what I knew as a child is very difficult. This is such a disadvantage when I'm playing Trivial Pursuit. I love that shit but because I wasn't here before mid 90s, I don't know anything. It sucks, sucks real bad.

Although, the other day, I discovered that my friend's husband and I knew the same thing: Barbapapa.

I don't know if you know, but we Japanese people have real fondness for anything French. We love baguette, beret, scarf around our neck and French kids books.

Barbapapa was about a family of shape shifters. It's pretty awesome since they are bunch of blobs, really.

"Clickety click- Barba Trick!"

These bunch of blobs used to fascinate me as a child. You should look em up. It's pretty weird.

The largest pink blob is the Barbapapa.

And this is where they reside and this isn't the whole thing. Note that one of the kid can change herself into a harp.

I guess they made lots of things Barbapapa. This is totally not cool in many ways. It kind of disturbing in so many ways.

Have a blob day to you.


sylvie_t'aime said...

i totally loved the barbapapa too! and i really have a hard time finding other people who even know what it is :) I'm French Canadian, so I'm guessing my mom bought me the books as something cool to read in French... I was thinking of designing some cool t's inspired by the barbapapa :) Also - I thought it was cool you missed out on all the 90s pop-culture... me too. i was in indonesia... :)

Matthew said...

Trying to track these books down for my little kiddo now -- I remember my mom reading them to me when I was a kid. They're selling for buku bucks on amazon :(