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Day 94: Wooden toys

Back when I was a child, we don’t have fancy toys like kids today do. Instead, we entertained ourselves with figurines in plastic (green little soldier set, anyone?), wooden building blocks, climbing into all sorts of nooks and corners (we had to, in order to not be caught during hide and seek), and much to my neighbour’s dismay, her pots of flowers and shrubs would ended up as ingredients for masak-masak.

Each time I pass by Jouets Bass that sits between rue de l’Abbé-de-l’Épée and rue St Jacques, I get a little nostalgic. There are so many colourful traditional toys on display, making it oh so tempting to walk in, buy a few items and try to recapture the simple childhood that I had. Those were happy days.

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  1. Chloé says:

    i’m sure a quick look at the price tags would keep you in check ;)

    • Lil says:

      lol… it’s true, i haven’t look into the price tags but i never assumed they’ll be cheap. ;)

  2. m3d says:

    your childhood entertainment sounds very familiar…i am somehow reminiscing for my high school and college days this week…hmmm

  3. Selena says:

    hahaha! mamask and playing house…..lol
    I’m afraid i have to add also climbing trees, playing with the cats and riding my bicycle in rubber estates :D

    • Lil says:

      yes to tree climbings (and longkang too – we used to have huge ones outside our house), playing with kittens and puppies, but alas no rubber estate explorations.

  4. sila says:

    oh oh – rubber estate explorations! most definitely! and we weren’t even allowed to go in but we did. hisham and i called it “maze woods” this area behind taman pegawai. maze woods is now sadly, a bunch of houses. and yes masak-masak, longkang and tree climbing. all part of my childhood too :D

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