For sentimental reasons

I'm really sad that my cat mug is broken :( It slipped off my hand after I washed it. My mum gave it to me (someone gave it to her for Christmas) because I didn't have one of my own.

The umbrella in this picture is broken too. The wind flipped it the other way round.

I am upset when I lose or break my belongings although they don't cost much to replace. I had to throw my old shoes away too. Somehow, I grow attached to objects. Perhaps I take good care of them because it's difficult to find things that I like. I have yet to find another umbrella that I like enough to buy. I am willing to pay a little more for things that are of better quality and design but I also like certain cheap or free items, e.g. I love my McDonald's glass which my friend gave me. I take good care of my things and they usually last for years.

Do you feel upset when you lose or damage your belongings?
Do you think how people take care of their belongings indicates how they treat other people?


red_kitty_29 said...

such a pretty mug!
my pink umbrella is still wif me for the last 4 years, got it fr seiyu at bugis for $15.90, (i bought it for my trip to ko samui n those r memories 4me) its out of shape but still usable... i will use my things til they "cant be used anymore"!
never thought theres a correlation between how we treasure our items & how we treasure other people.. now thats food for thought

Anonymous said...

The cat mug can be restored to its original condition using Tarzan Super-Glue. I used it to put back my porcelin tap handle and it has work very well ever since.

Why don't you sell your surplus stuff on e-Bay amd make some money?

Anonymous said...

i just threw away some of my cups due to tough

unwasherble coffee stains...sigh

Yu-Kym said...

red_kitty_29, I got my pink umbrella from seiyu too!

Anon, my mug was shattered into 3 large pieces and smaller fragments. I don't think it's a good idea to use superglue on the parts of the mug that holds water - chemicals might seep into the drink. I sold some of my things on e-bay, e.g. used handphones, unwanted free gifts, but that's more to avoid wastage than to make money.

Anon, that must have been alot of coffee!

David said...


All of develop sentimental attachments to certian objects.

Like anon, I used a super glue to save an old cup I like. The cup handle is specifically designed for left handed people, like me. The handle still works and all the memories go with it.

You note wisely, that using the cup for liquids might not be safe. However you could keep it for decorative value or just because of what memories it holds for you.

Some people treat objects better than people. Have you known someone when an object at home is broken by a visiting child, getting mad at the child and the childs parents. That type of person is likely very materialistic. Another more mature and generous soul, would in the same situation would not attack the child, and instead would be concerned that the child was not injured.

Most of us realize an object can be replaced. Some however, develop an unhealthy attachment to objects, often at the expense of the truly more valuable connections with people.


I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I have ever met.

-- Dwight Moody

Anonymous said...

You can sell all your used bras, soiled panties, used sanitary towels, used condoms (with ejecta in them), sex-stained towels on eBay.

It is amazing how many perverts like American and Irish prists and brothers i.e. seminarians trawl eBay buying these things and sniffing them all day long or masterbating with them using them as a tool!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...i am like this too (I have an super-reluctant feeling whenever I have to throw away anything, even though it may sometimes be just an empty bottle). I wonder if this is normal, but it's just unbearable to throw away things which still looks okay to me (meaning it's not spoiled, giving out bad smell, etc).


David said...

Anon - September 14, 2010 8:21 AM.

Your remarks about American and Irish religous is extremely disrespectful.

You gave nothing but an opinion, and in the absence of facts or legitimate references, you owe Christian's an apology.

As a Roman Catholic I do find such unsubstantiated comments unfriendly and offensive.


Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing.

-- Author Unknown

Anonymous said...

"Your remarks about American and Irish religous is extremely disrespectful."

How can such comments be disrespectful when it is a public fact published worldwide.

It is fact:-
(1) That American churches paid hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate children, victims of pedophilia crimes by American clergy.

(2) Same with irish clergy who engaged widely in pedophilia, where even the Pope has comdamned such practice and asked such behaviour be stopped.

David said...


Most of your facts are correct.

Consider that the Catholic Church has paid out great sums of money to those who have been harmed. The guilty have been removed from positions where they would have contact with children, many had been asked to leave. Some are in prison for the worst of crimes.

However your claim is that seminarians and brothers trawl ebay for sexual items.

An entirely different topic.
The numbers of Religous who are very good, holy and righteous men of faith far outnumber those who harmed others.

You are smearing the good leaders and putting all religious in the same group.

Look at any group, teachers, politicians, religous of other faiths, and you will find many who have crossed the line and taken advantage of young children.

Many get caught, in many parts of the world such news is kept from the public, with some families being paid to be quiet and others threatened with imprisonment if the family goes public with accusations.

Be careful who you libel. Be specific.

If you are anti-Christian have the courage to admit your beliefs.


Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yu-Kym said...

David, what's a mug for left-handed people like? Indeed some people treat objects better than people. Even if the object is expensive or cannot be replaced, I don't think more value should be placed on it than a (close) relationship.

Patrick, do you recycle your used stuff?