Ever since I was a child I have always been interested in collecting bottles. Be it milk bottles, soda bottles, perfume bottles, apothecaries and even shampoo bottles, I’d keep it in my stash.
I remember that one fateful day in 1987 when I first set my eyes on a bottle of shampoo. It felt like I found a gold! Okay, maybe not. But imagine that I was the Agnes from Despicable Me when she spotted that large fluffy unicorn plushie…ME: “It’s a shampoo bottle, I’m gonna die!”
So I came up with a very brilliant plan to pour the viscous liquid in the toilet! So brilliant that my mom and my lola (grandmother) caught me red-handed.
This fascination that I have for the bottles led me to get a massive welt on my butt! A handprint on the butt cheeks!!! Okay, I’m just exaggerating. There is no bruise or anything like that, but I know I cried. I can’t remember how painful that spank was anymore, but what I can remember is my desire to get that shampoo bottle was so intense!
And this is why we have BOKESHI DOLLS now. I better make a good excuse on why I can’t bear to throw bottles away, right?
And in a way, I’m making a positive impact on the environment. By giving the bottle a new purpose or making it useful again, I’m helping to reduce my footprint. Upcyle is what they call it.
So what do you think about these bokeshi dolls?