Oops! I forgot a Doll! So I'm editing my post and placing her
picture at the top!
This is Akira!
She and her husband Hiroshi Takada own the local Asian
restaurant The Pacific Rim. Their daughter Mari attends the
I think that Lea is one of the most beautiful Asian
doll faces that Mattel has done. There have been other
doll's whose faces were made Asian but Lea and Kira
the two Asian face molds.
I have a few dolls with the Lea face mold in my collection.
Bling was not the first. My first was this doll!
I call her Thuy (twee) and she is Jin's "Bling" older sister.
She is more traditional than Bling and more serious than her
sister. She has a more demure look to her than Bling.
As the big sister, see must look out for Bling which is not an
You met their cousin Ing. She is half Vietnamese and French.
She and her cousins are close.
She finds the differences between Thuy and Bling amusing.
Ing is not as traditional as Thuy but not as Americanized
You met Tia Holmes.
She is newly married to Matt Holmes who is a Captain
in the Air Force stationed here in Johnston.
She is a Flight Attendant and travels from Europe to the US
regularly. That is how she met Matt while on a layover in
This is Tia's sister Sonya. She move here from the
Philippines to be with her sister. She worked in an
insurance company there and hopes to work for one
Thuy and Bling!
Ing, Thuy and Bling.
Sonya and Tia!
Sonya and Tia are different too. Tia has see the world.
Sonya has been a local girl.