I first heard George Baker’s Little Green Bag when I was eight and my family
was singing karaoke at our family restaurant. My cousin, sister and I would
take turns picking a song and singing. We’re Asian, we love karaoke, we perfectly fit
the Asian stereotype. One day one of the restaurant’s staff members came up to the
mic to sing his song. This song. It had a swinging beat to it, one that immediately makes
you want to move. It was fun, it was charming, it was laidback. I became obsessed
with the song and loved it every time I heard it.
Years went by and I forgot about the song. That was, until I watched Reservoir Dogs.
We’re a couple of minutes in and the opening sequence starts. We see Harvey Keitel, Michael
Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Eddie Bunker, Quentin Tarantino and
Tim Roth walk down the street in their no-nonsense way, casually. It was one of the times I
completely fell in love with the magic of film and music. And I was reminded again of what made
the song so special. This, the casualness to the song and the incredibly up-beat rhythm that
still to this day makes me want to just move and not care about a single thing in this world.
Still one of my favourite movies. If you haven’t seen it yet, I don’t believe we can ever be friends.
This post however is going to be about a different kind of bag, a blue one, a bucket bag more specifically. The bag that is going to rule this season. We’re seeing it everywhere already. My bucket bag has been accompanying me everywhere lately. I take it with me grocery shopping, out shooting, out shopping. This little blue leather bucket bag has made heads turn on the streets. You may find this beauty in Paul’s Boutique’s current collection. It comes in a variety of colours. Me, being the type of girl who usually wears black or white or a shade of either of the two, I chose the navy bucket bag. It’s a bag that carries many things a woman usually can’t carry in her teeny tiny purses. In a way, it feels like Hermione’s pouch, the one she uses in The Deathly Hallows to hide a kingsize tent, books, clothes and whatnots. You’ll fit your books and clothes alright, just don’t put in your kingsize tent.