In the aftermath of my Singapore rave, I would like to offer this eulogy to my well-loved white Crocs flops.
It “died” in Singapore last summer.
A moment of silence please…
About two years ago, I purchased this lovely pair of white Crocband Flip. And it was an unusual move for me since I am not really into expensive apparel brands. I am not even a brand-conscious person – perhaps the only brands I would always prefer are M.R. Lee, Dockers, and maybe Levi’s, which I could never afford. However, when I was granted my first credit card two years ago, I was also granted P1000 worth of discount at Crocs. Ergo, I had no choice but to get an item from the store.
Another back story, I also used to care less about slippers, since I always wear shoes with my casuals. Hence, slippers were nothing but domestic articles of clothing for me. However, things changed when I was coerced by this person I used to date to purchase a pair of Havaianas. I believed there was no point in shedding lotsa bucks for a pair of slippers, but (un)luckily, the then bank I was working for conducts this periodic Havaianas sale in our building. I had no choice but to get us both a pair each! But you know what, surprisingly, I did not regret the purchase. My Havs were unbelievably comfortable it felt like I was wearing marshmallow. 🙂
After my Havaianas “died”, I resorted to a much cheaper alternative, Banana Peel. It was also comfortable and nice enough, but was not as soft as my Havs. It’s life span was shorter.
And then came Crocs.
I never thought I would love a pair of slippers so much. It was very light and very comfortable to wear. I also fell in love with the color. It was stylishly cosmopolitan and it matches almost my entire wardrobe. Thus, when it passed away last summer (and on a foreign land at that!) I felt really glum.
So to commemorate my most favorite pair of slippers (yet), let me just post these images which serve as a remembrance of our togetherness. 😦
I will not cry, I promise… 😦
[background music: “I always thought you were the best… I guess I always will…”]
And here is Crocky’s final moments in Singapore…
(Yes, he has a name now.)
(And a gender.)
Dear Crocky, you will always be remembered. Someday, I’ll have the courage and the moolah to replace you with a new pair of Crocs. I am actually crushing on this Prepair Flip II. *snigger* But for now, I am happy and content with my Skechers’ brown leather flops. I got it from an outlet store right before we flew out of SG.