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It’s this time of year again!

It’s a week before my birthday which I like to call a pre-birthday week where each day I get something special from my lovely husband. Last weekend he took me to a Tokyo Disneyland’s very own Cirque Du Soleil “Zed”. I have never seen any other Cirque Du Soleil production so I have nothing to compare it to but I think it was pretty much an industry-standard with clowns, jugglers, flying trapeze gymnasts, contortionists and wire walkers. I didn’t get the story but it reminded me of a dream or a child’s picture book where everything just appears all of a sudden – one image replacing the other.  I really enjoyed it especially because I was sitting right in front of the stage with the beautiful dancers flying above me. ^-^

By the way, more than half of the performers were Russian or of Russian descent. There was an Israeli clown but he spoke Russian and at some point even swore on stage probably hoping that for everyone else his words would sound like an imaginary language. ^-^

After ZED we went to Disneysea for an evening admission.  Halloween is a month away so everything was decorated with meticulously curved Mickey pumpkins and paper ghosts and Autumn leaves – very beautiful.

I’ve been there many times so instead of standing in lines for the main attractions we just walked around and took the most unpopular rides for the fun of it. ^-^

The teacup ride is my favorite! It’s spinning crazy fast and really messes with your head especially after a full pint of beer.  I started to talk like a cartoon character after we got off and it really freaked my husband. Though he did manage to talk me into loosing my pink Marie the arisocat ears.. (>_<)

And I was really shocked to see my favorite Duffy bear that I got three years ago at a limited edition store being cloned and mass-manufactured.

Now, it’s the main souvenir to get when you go to Disneysea and everyone has it either as a mobile phone strap or a bag pouch or as a crazy avatar. There is a separate shop that sells just costumes for Duffy – unbelievable! In Disneysea I saw a girl with five full size Duffys on her bag – each in a different Halloween costume. My poor, old dirty Duffy – thank God you don’t see the monsters they made out of your brothers! (>o<)~

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  1. bf #

    well, let me pre-congratulate you with you pre-birthday week! ^-^ it’s a really cool, clever and fresh idea and your husband has great imagination.
    and of course i’m sorry so so much about clonning your Duffy bear and its being the victim of mass-culture :(

    September 23, 2010
    • Thank you so much! And yes, when something becomes boom in Japan, it gets absolutely crazy – everyone has to have it!

      September 23, 2010
  2. bf #

    I know! They’re very addicting nation 😀 The most of times it’s funny to watch their madness from the side. But it’s absolutely different case if some rare things get the object of the dementia, and to lose the feeling that you possess an exclusive thing may hurt because you lose your exclusiveness the same time :(

    September 23, 2010
  3. So, did you buy a new bear instead of your old one? :)

    September 24, 2010
    • No!! I stayed true to my old dirty one! After all he is the authentic one! All the others are just clones..^-^

      September 24, 2010
  4. Hey there, just wanted to show my support. very nice idea you have, everyone should have pre-birthdays, and your smiling face brings back fond memories of SmaSte. Hope you are doing well, and Happy Birthday.

    September 24, 2010
    • Hey Pete!!! Thank you so much! How are you going? Yeah, sma-station times were epic – I really enjoyed those years. ^-^ I was thinking of blogging about it, just for the memory of it, hehe..

      September 24, 2010

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