Kim Chye Kent Chua
When and how did you first learn about Funko?
I first learned about Funko sometime in December 2014 when my best friend bought me a Dragon Ball Vegeta Pop! for Christmas as I was feeling super low and told me to cheer up, stand up and fight for myself. It really cheered me up and I love how a toy can makes my life so different now.
What do you love about Funko?
I love Funko because they always have something for everybody whether it's plush toys, mystery minis, cereals, mugs, tee shirts or even game sets!
How do you display your collection?
Most of my Pops! are in box but most of my Mystery Minis and Rock Candys and 10” Pops! are all out of box and displayed on my office table and wall shelves.
What movie/show/podcast/videogame/album are you currently watching/listening to/playing?
Currently I'm watching Money Heist season 3 and Dragon Ball Z and my current Spotify playlist is filled with the Money Heist soundtrack! It's so good!
What's your favorite Funko memory?
My favorite Funko memory was attending my very first Fundays in 2018 when I got nominated for ROTY! I met up with so many collectors from all over the world who I only knew by their nickname on the forum and Instagram! They are all so fun-loving and we chat nonstop even that's the first time meeting each other.
When did you start photographing your collection and sharing it on Instagram? What inspired you?
I started bringing some Pops! whenever I go out and I take photos of them with my food or surroundings. Slowly it becomes a habit to bring at least a piece of Pop! or minis wherever I go. I started posting them on Facebook Funko groups and my Instagram account and now it's kind of a daily routine for me to post every day and that's how I interact with fellow collectors around the world!
What inspired your Instagram handle?
My Instagram is like an old man's diary. I always want to tell people out there my every day stories and I choose photos to tell my story.
What advice do you have for other Funatics taking photos of their collection?
Always bring something that you love in your bag whenever you go. You will be surprised that you can always use them to take a photo when you see something nice! Most time when I travel, I carry a few Mystery Minis as you can bring more and they're easier to carry around!
What Funko lines and fandoms do you collect?
I collect Funko Freddys, Dragon Ball Z and Marvel mostly. Others like Disney and Ad Icons are starting to join in the fun!
Is there anything you'd like to add?
I would like to shout out to all the fellow Funatics for always being there to keep encouraging me to stay positive when life is hard. You all makes me want to look forward to a brand new day and become a better person.
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