10 December 2010

A Gift for Just Because!

EJ has many mugs. Most of them were gifts. One of the favourite is this cup and saucer, Arthur Wood, made in England.

Almost 14 years ago one afternoon in the office, EJ was pleasantly surprised when three young colleagues presented a gift. It was neither EJ's birthday nor Christmas. They explained that they went shopping and the moment they laid eyes on this cup, they immediately thought of EJ. They simply just had to buy it.

This is precious to EJ and do not use it daily. It is only used whenever EJ thought about the old work place and colleagues.

Here it is filled with cappuccino ready for sipping while reminiscing the various expressions, appreciation, laughter, differences and love shared with colleagues.

Thank you PohLing (Malaysian Business), Nazatul (Malaysia Business) and Anis (Her World) for this lovely set and memories.

27 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

EJ, That's lovely cup. My mom love the way when you turn the cup, will see cat's bum.
Precious cup for Precious time : )

Lovely post

lupie said...

EJ - thanks for sharing with us your precious mug!!

I'm smiling as I read your post!

Simple gesture like this that make us smile a lifetime!

michico*Adan said...

Very lovely cup, I like it~

Have a great weekend to you!!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful mug, EJ, and what wonderful co-workers you had, buying you a gift because the sight of it made them think of you.
These are indeed the moments that matter. They made your work more enjoyable, and still make your life more enjoyable. That's great.
-- K

nurul said...

ohh so cute..! i'm smiling over as i'm reading this. you are so lucky to have wonderful colleagues like them!

Gattina said...

How adorable ! I have many mugs with cats (also from friends without any reason) but this one is really very very cute ! Love the back side, hehehe !

Kat said...

That's a lovely cup/mug and I'm so glad to hear that Poh Ling was one of those girls who gave you the cup. Gifts for no reason at all are so precious aren't they?

GRAÇA said...

Very nice!
Ronrons da
Kika

Brian said...

That really is very cute, no wonder they thought of you!

The Monkeys said...

Our Mom has a very large mug collection also and she loves that one!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww it's such a beautiful mug!!! What a thoughtful and wonderful present from friends!!! Enjoy your cappuccino EJ!! Take care
x

Catherine said...

I think everything tastes a little better out of a cute kitty cat mug! This is a very sweet one ~ love it!

Happy weekend!
xo Catherine

Kea said...

What a fabulous mug! We imagine that whatever EJ drinks from it would taste ever so much sweeter (better), because of the wonderful memories!

We love Luna said...

hehe it's soooo cute, this mug is beautiful and a cappuccino is such a wonderful idea in these cold days!
I wish you all a nice weekend,
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Admiral Hestorb said...

What a wonderful cup! I woulld love my mommy to have one like that too. She dos have one though..it's a grumpy looking Persian on it saying " I AM smiling!"

Marg said...

That is a most wonderful cup. I would treasure that too. It is really purrfect. I bet you enjoy that. Take care.

Sharon Wagner said...

If I would have painted the illustration on the cup I would have painted the tail up and a moon showing. Shame on me.

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh!!!!!!!!!! What a special cup!!!!!

Love to all of you.

Caren Gittleman said...

there is NOTHING better than a "just because" "I was thinking about you gift" and this one is sooooo unique and adorable! I love it!

Katnip Lounge said...

That's a wonderful story! I would treasure a cup like that, too.

Tracy said...

Oh what a lovely mug! I think I need to keep on the look out for one of those; simply adorable!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a wonderful cup and saucer - mum really loves the back view!!

ABBY said...

Beautiful.
And the memories attached to it as well.

purrin
xoxox

Au and Target said...

Lovely. I'd love it even without the memories - it's got a cat on the front!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh that is a marvelous cup!!! Purrfect for a cat purrson,heehee
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

i beati said...

lovely and fun sandy

cats of wildcat woods said...

Lovely gift from old friends!