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Friday, February 17, 2012

If the shoe fits

It seems everyone has something to say about shoes. I do. Two years ago I wore the same pair of shoes while exploring Macau and Hong Kong, playing golf, traipsing the largest temple on earth and to the funeral of my Education chief, while dreaming of Cinderella's shoes. Mine must have self- transformation power to have been worn at entirely different occasions, and still got away ticktock gorgeous. Here's what others say -


1. If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot? - Gloria Steinem                                 A day after Mother's Day; went shopping in Siam Paragon



2. "Why are 'Messiahs' always represented as wearing sandals..? If you think about it, as a society we seem to use open toed sandals to convey the presence of an open mind. Why?: I have no idea, but the trend is definitely there to be seen." / Nowhere near any temple; this is about to get inside Hard Rock


3. The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches. - Irish proverb / Pink crocs out on a warm night for Iberry icecream


4. Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson / Some parliament member handing me papers. The walking pair is another subversive head. Both our theses received awards.


5. The fact is, sometimes it’s hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.~Jenny Bicks / St. James goofing in our yard with two other tiny black booties


6. "A girl can do anything in the right pair of shoes." / Strappy wedges at my son's 7th birthday party in Jollibee Marbel


7. I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty. ~Imelda Marcos  Traipsing the largest temple on earth - Angkor Wat


8. Funny that a pair of really nice shoes makes us feel good in our heads — at the extreme opposite end of our bodies.” -Levende Waters / Vivienne Westwoods at the Mariinsky Ballet


9. "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes." / Mulligan's Bar Khao San, Halloween 2010


10. Terrorism, hurricanes, and acts of God can't part a true Imelda from her shoes. ~ Jane Blahnik / David Foster, Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole Concert, October 2010


11. "I have multiple personalities. And I need shoes for all of them." / Waiting for doors to open; Eagles live in Bangkok


12.  A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them. ~ Horace / off to attend a colleague's wedding reception


13. I want to write a book about shoes that’s full of footnotes. ~ Jarod Kintz / one of those weekends


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25 comments:

  1. haha.. i enjoyed the quotes.. and i drool over the lovely collection.. i have just began mine.. when i have enough, i'd prolly post a series like this myself. har har. ^_^

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  2. LOVE your list (and your shoes) happy TT!

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  3. I sure miss being able to wear cute shoes like those...


    Have a great Thursday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2012/02/lets-outlaw-this-stuff/

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  4. Cool. You have a large collection of shoes. Are you trying to beat Imelda? lol...kidding. Well. as for me, shoes are what I ws deprived when I was still a kid even up to college, so now that I can afford to buy for myself --- I shop for shoes. every time I have the urge especially when shops offer very good deals, like 50 percent off,that is.

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  5. Wow, you're pretty lucky to have lots of pair of shoes.

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  6. You have great taste in shoes. Love it!

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  7. I love the strappy wedges! I giggled at Imelda Marcos' defense statement.

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  8. ladies and their shoes... there's always a story behind. nice quotes. Yahweh bless.
    http://trunklocker.blogspot.com/2012/02/welcomes-and-farewells.html

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  9. Discounts are the thing for me too. Even if I had loads to spare, I've never been keen on the overpriced ones. There are other worthwhile things to think of, but God I love shoes and I don't mind having so many of them in my life. Ops....

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  10. Beautiful Imelda. For a 'shoesy' moment or two, I'm willing to forget the dictatorship and all those allegations of ill-gotten wealth.

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  11. LOOOOOOVE this post!! I may have to steal it some time!!!

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  12. Shoes have a lot of meaning when they're used in a statement. "Putting oneself to others shoes" means to be in his own situation. In other sense, shoes are used to protect everyone's foot. Anyway, this blog has many quotes on shoes. It's educational and at the same time informative.

    Thanking you is RandomThoughts!

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  13. you are indeed imeldific.. haha, loved the shoes especially the pink crocs.

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  14. Which one you wore when you played golf? I'm dead curious love.

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  15. I love the quotes. I'm a shoe addict myself. and Yes its true, its really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes :)

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  16. Those 'manky old boots' :) Well, the same pair I wore traipsing Angkor Wat.

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  17. Hahaha! ang galing nga quotes. I really love the #6. So true.. With the right shoes, any girl can do anything. :D I

    Daming shoes! Ikaw na ang mala Imelda. :p

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  18. Oh come now. Imelda is way way Imelda :)

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  19. wow! obviously, you love shoes. I liked the quotes :) How I wish I also have those beautiful shoes :)

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  20. so many shoes! love the pink crocs most!

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  21. nice shoes! I go for rubber shoes anytime. love #3 and #6 :)

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  22. My favorite is no. 8! I agree, its important for me that I feel good when I wear that awesome pair of shoes!

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  23. [...] is one of my fave quotes about shoes. Besides a slight addiction, the sight of shoes excites me. This is CJ’s 4th or 5th Crocs among many other pairs that I could properly track. [...]

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