Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Before I Hit The Twig: Love A Teddy Bear!

I can hardly imagine what life for me would be like without my eager listener, confidante, and loyal friend, the teddy bear. Being the only girl in the family of four children, my teddy bear became my priceless possession. 

The teddy bear is a stuffed toy bear. It is an enduring, traditional form of a stuffed animal, often serving the purpose of comforting children. When I was young, I only had one small teddy bear that my aunt gave me. Now I consider myself as an arctophiles (from the Greek words arctos (bear) and philos (lover),a teddy bear collector.
Teddy I Brought In Cebu

I have at least a hundred different kinds and sizes of teddy bears and other plush stuffed animals in my collection, given by friends for my birthdays, and others were specifically handpicked by me. I particularly like stuffed toys with the country name in it, or the the airline carrier stuffed toy symbol. I also have the animal collection of Shangrila Hotel, that comes in free with their drink of the month. And some stuffed toys for the occasions like Christmas and Halloween.

Country Inspired Stuffed Toys: - Paris bunny, Sweden moose, Norway, Finland, Holland, USA, England, and the latest addition is Boston red teddy bear that my prince gave me as part of his valentine gifts when we were in Boston, Massachusettes.

Airlines Plush Toy Symbol:- British Airways, Continental Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Tiger Airways, Dragon Air, Cebu Pacific, Korean Air,China Airlines and DOHA Air. The irony, however,is that the airlines where I am a mileage elite -Northwest and Philippine Airlines both don't have one. Sad!
The Lobster Stuffed Toy From Shangrila

Shangrila Hotel Stuffed Animals: - I have 3 Ox, 1 tiger, 1 goat, 2 dolphins, 1 lobster, and 2 Dalmatian.

Shopping For Teddy Bears in UK (este Ukay in Dumaguete)

Various Stuffed Animals: -include a giraffe, panda, koala bear, tiger, black dog, kangaroo, elk, etc.of various sizes..
Roni and Leni's Gift For My Birthday

With this passion for teddy bears, I can mark this task in the book "2001 Things To Do Before You Die" as completed.


  1. Got two owl teddy's and two butanding teddys from Shangrila hotel courtesy of my Dutch client, Matt Kouzeh. The owl is the toy for March and the Butanding is the toy for April that goes with the Drink of the Month!

  2. I got a huge teddy bear with hat and dress at the Cebu Parklane Hotel when I ordered the drink of the month and my boss Jim paid for it!!!! he is so nice...

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