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It seems everyone has something to say about shoes. I do. Two years ago I wore the same pair of shoes while exploring Macau and Hong Kong, playing golf, traipsing the largest temple on earth and to the funeral of my Education chief, while dreaming of Cinderella’s shoes. Mine must have self- transformation power to have been worn at entirely different occasions, and still got away ticktock gorgeous. Here’s what others say –

1. If the shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot? – Gloria Steinem                                 A day after Mother’s Day; went shopping in Siam Paragon

2. “Why are ‘Messiahs’ always represented as wearing sandals..? If you think about it, as a society we seem to use open toed sandals to convey the presence of an open mind. Why?: I have no idea, but the trend is definitely there to be seen.” / Nowhere near any temple; this is about to get inside Hard Rock

3. The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches. – Irish proverb / Pink crocs out on a warm night for Iberry icecream

4. Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson / Some parliament member handing me papers. The walking pair is another subversive head. Both our theses received awards.

5. The fact is, sometimes it’s hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.~Jenny Bicks / St. James goofing in our yard with two other tiny black booties

6. “A girl can do anything in the right pair of shoes.” / Strappy wedges at my son’s 7th birthday party in Jollibee Marbel

7. I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty. ~Imelda Marcos  Traipsing the largest temple on earth – Angkor Wat

8. Funny that a pair of really nice shoes makes us feel good in our heads — at the extreme opposite end of our bodies.” -Levende Waters / Vivienne Westwoods at the Mariinsky Ballet

9. “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.” / Mulligan’s Bar Khao San, Halloween 2010

10. Terrorism, hurricanes, and acts of God can’t part a true Imelda from her shoes. ~ Jane Blahnik / David Foster, Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole Concert, October 2010

11. “I have multiple personalities. And I need shoes for all of them.” / Waiting for doors to open; Eagles live in Bangkok

12.  A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them. ~ Horace / off to attend a colleague’s wedding reception

13. I want to write a book about shoes that’s full of footnotes. ~ Jarod Kintz / one of those weekends

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