Monday, August 2, 2010

New Toy and a Piece of Me in August 2010

In true Diana fashion, I bought myself a gift for my birthday. =)

A little back occurred to me a few weeks ago that it'd be really fun to have a "polaroid" camera. I was hanging out at Starbucks with a good friend who I hadn't seen in a while (we spent 12 hours together just happily chatting away! we've been friends for 11 years), and of course I wanted to have a picture of us, but it felt a bit out of place to pull out my digital camera as the coffee shop was closing. (Do you know what I mean? Or I am the only one who sometimes feels shy and awkward?) Anyways, I just thought it would have been perfect to have a "polaroid" camera, something not too serious and yet also we'd get a great one-of-a-kind "remember when?" picture to cherish for years to come. =) (Plus I like the washed out colors that give it even more of the old school/back-in-the-day/retro look, hehe.)

Okay enough rambling...after a quick search online, I decided I reallllllly wanted this:

Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 Pink

BUT...I didn't get it, haha, because I couldn't find it. =( It turns out the pink one is available only in Korea (the pink 25, not the pink 7s). Other colors available in Korea only are blue and orange (I think orange is quite cute, especially for summer...but in the long run/year-round, I'd rather have the pink one).

So I looked around some more and also saw this:

Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s Hello Kitty

Um....cute much?! But...also...available in Korea only! haha Well I found quite a few online (on Gmarket) but I wanted the 25 and not the 7s (there's also a Hello Kitty Japan edition but it's white and red and I don't like red). So...I gave up, haha, because I really wanted to have the camera in time for my birthday. =) This is what I got:

Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 White
haha you can see the reflection of me taking a picture of it in the mini mirror. =P

The 25 has a few differences than the 7s, one of them being the mini mirror in front for self portraits. It's also smaller and lighter. Here's a chart I found online of their differences.

Overall, I'm quite happy with my new toy! I can't wait to put it to good use. Although...I have to admit, if I was rich, I'd totally still buy the pink 25 if I could, even though I know I don't need 2 Instax Mini cameras! =P

P.S. A special thanks to Mona and Kay for helping me while I was researching the Fujifilm Instax Mini! *hugs* I talked about it for at least two weeks before getting it, hehe.

And...I know I'm late by a day (can't believe it's already August! Feels like summer just started and now it's almost over), but here's my "A Piece of Me" for Notes from the Toothfairy.

This month....

I like: that not only are beauty babes good for beauty and shop talk (*ahem* enablers!)...but I've found that some also like k dramas too!! It's so nice to openly talk about something I'm interested in with others. Love my girls!! ♥

I don't like: that I often seem to split myself into different directions and hard for me to just focus and invest in just ONE. But I'm going to start with one (or two) and apply myself and follow through.

I want you to know: that I spoil myself from time to time because...well, I enjoy it, haha, and if I don't do it, who will? ;) But I also believe in having balance and some moderation. What I mean is, I like to enjoy nice things (and I enjoy being generous with others too) but I don't do it all the time. Keeping a balance is not easy but it is something I want to maintain.

I've planned: to take the next level Korean class which starts at the end of this month! And also to read 2 really thick books that I bought to improve at I'm going to be pretty busy. I like being busy keeps me from spending. =)

I want to say to someone special: Hmm...I wouldn't necessarily say that you're "special," but I've been wondering how you're doing and if I'm going to see you again's been so long (the years flew by so quickly) but you're still on my mind from time to time. Maybe we're just not meant to be friends but I truly hope you're doing well and are happy.

Lastly...a little bit of vanity, hehe, but I had to take a picture with my new toy, right?? Taken on my actual birthday. =) (It already looks like a vintage photo even though it was just a week ago, hehe.)

Ummm enough about me! How's your week going?


  1. great! i love instacams too! :) i had a polaroid before, i wonder where it is now. haha :D

    the hello kitty one is so adorable! but the white one you got is better because its simple and classy. :)

    you're taking korean classes? hows it going? i just started taking mandarin classes last weekend. so far so good :)

  2. SO CUTE! And happy belated birthday!

    I actually really like the white one because you could deco it however you want if you wanted to. I think it would be stunning with pink rhinestones!

  3. You look Pretty Diana! i thought about getting one too but i always get bored quickly.. im sure you will take some great pics with it!

  4. AHA! you ended up getting the white one. I think it's pretty! you may even be able to deco it with stuff ;D

    I love our chats about the cam btw, you know how much i love cameras and shopping. when are you getting the bag for it? Or did you already :)

    <3 you!

  5. The new toy looks really cute! I love your pic :D Happy belated birthday btw!

  6. I love my instax and i am certain you will have oodles of fun with yours. get snapping girl!

  7. Your new toy looks super duper cute! My uncle gave me his very old polaroid camera which uses the square-ish films but I can't find them so I haven't been able to use it lol
    I'd totally get it if I wasn't so camera shy :P

  8. great purchase! I definitely love the old polaroid cameras, but these are much easier to tote around :) this reminds me that I need to take my 35mm camera with me when I go out more, to snap up random photos!

  9. Ah~ polaroid cameras, I remember those back in the day. I used to play around with it with my sibs when I was really young and took really random pics haha!
    Glad that you finally got one you were satisfied with ^^

  10. Happy Birthday!!!
    Wish you have a fabulous one.

    I'll get one for my brother who also has his birthday this month.

  11. i love my instax~~ much better quality photos than polaroid too~

    i got the orange mini25 cheki from ebay about 4 yrs ago~~ i much prefer your plain white one~~


  12. Ahhh pretty pretty! The photo of you came out beautiful. Is the film expensive for that camera?

  13. your new toy is so cute!! how costly are the instant films? and can you also get digital images out of these? I love that picture you took in the end, you are right, that vintage feel looks super nice!!!

  14. that camera is wayyyyy cool!!!!!

  15. I looove that camera and i love the look of the photo!!

    Good luck in your language class my darlin!

  16. what a cute toy :D i think i'll have to look into getting me one, it seems like soo much fun!

  17. The new camera is sooo cute! I think every girl should buy herself a birthday gift. Wow new layout, very cute!

  18. omg, i was thinking about getting one of these too! So cute.

  19. OMG! I've been wanting to get the instax mini forever!!! Maybe once I'm in my house and I can get it delivered to me. I love the HK one!!

  20. Sony has the best Polaroid cameras and is much cheaper compared to the other brand.

    online toy shops


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