When we went to this year’s Make Your Own Havaianas, I realized we haven’t missed a single year since they started this event 6 years ago. So we’ve pretty much made our own Havaianas every single year that they had it. So I thought, why don’t I take a picture of the 6 pairs that I custom made for myself and post it on my blog? So I excitedly went home, and started putting together the different pairs that I’ve gotten through the years. I was mystified though that I was only able to find 5 pairs. I have other pairs, but those are the regular ones. Getting frustrated, I suddenly realized where the mysterious 6th pair went. I now remember that there was one year where my MYOH pair was “taken from the trash” or “stolen” by our yaya, depending on who you ask. If you ask her, she’d tell you that I supposedly threw away my MYOH pair, the very one that I painstakingly lined up for and carefully put together, and she merely took from the trash heap that pair that I discarded, and decided to keep it for her own. If you ask me, she stole it. But then, I remember seeing the controversial pair at the back of the house, next to the pile of dirty laundry that she was about to wash, and therein ensued the argument as to whether the flip-flops were “salvaged” or “stolen”. Establishing that I would NEVER throw away a relatively new pair of custom-made flip-flops, she offered to return what was rightfully mine. But I don’t know about you, maybe I’m just being prissy, but slippers to me should be like spouses — they should be exclusive. The idea that the slippers were already worn by others, is enough for me to not want to wear it (that’s why it’s such an ordeal for me at spas when they make me wear their slippers instead of my own). So I decided to just let her keep them. So that’s the reason why, even if I haven’t missed a single MYOH event, I only have 5 pairs to show for it. Grrr.