Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tonari no Totoro

For many years, I have been obsessed with the 1988 Hayao Miyazaki film 'Tonari no Totoro' or My Neighbour Totoro. Like lots of films from Studio Ghibli, there's no easy way to explain it, suffice to say it is about two little sisters, change and how to cope with it, and a mythical forest creature called Totoro.

I mentioned in passing to The Pal that I saw a huge Totoro soft toy in Chinatown. I know, a soft toy? Not really a prudent financial investment (these thing don't appreciate, do they?) nor a space saver, since I can barely fit my arms around it. Like a sensible person, I refrained, but didn't stop pining for it.

A few weeks later, The Pal came over to my house, and asked if I could help get the passenger out of the car. Passenger? I looked over and in the front seat, strapped in and everything, was my new best friend!

Thanks Pal! I love him, and while I've never been a big soft-toy person, I hope Totoro follows us to all our future houses.

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