One crazy Friday night I sent my besties messages over FB. Instead of my traditional Christmas gift to them (and they’re tired of receiving matching everything every year like panties, earrings, etc..), I’m willing to finally give them what they want for Christmas. Budget: Max P500.
It definitely surprised them because this is the first time I cared about what they wanted for Christmas. But there was a catch of course. A gift I give, a gift I will receive.
Okay, so this scheme of giving out gifts wasn’t purely altruistic. I realized I’m no longer a kid who gets presents every Christmas, simply because it’s mandatory and it’s easy to give gifts to kids (toys, books,etc…). It gets hard to get what you really want when you’re older.
People liked giving away shirts, mugs and picture frames mostly because they don’t know what you really want (and they don’t care enough to ask because they fear it’s going to be too expensive) but they still like the feeling of giving you something, and you just have to be grateful they remembered.
I couldn’t wait on anyone to give me anything for Christmas this year. My last Christmas was a mess. I got to give away gifts and meet my friends but the typhoon and the regular brownouts were such mood killers. Worse was that out of all the people I gave gifts to, nobody gave me anything back. I know. I know.
Whoever said “Don’t give and expect anything in return” clearly couldn’t return a favor.
Truth is, the feeling really sucks when you’re so excited to give people something and you end up going home with nothing. Apologies if I sound a little too demanding.
Not this year. No. As an independent adult, I had to go get what I want. Even if I’m at that age where I do the gift-giving, honestly, there’s still a child in me that craves to rip open presents on Christmas day. Whatever happened to the spirit of EXCHANGING gifts, right? haha!
Yes I want to try water coloring. I am well aware that art is an expensive hobby and something I’m not consistent with that’s why maybe I’m a little hesitant about investing on it. But if it comes as a gift, it would make me really happy. I’ve seen a bunch of cool water coloring activities on Youtube and I want to try it out for myself. Maybe I can try giving out personalized cards for people’s birthdays next year.
CANON EOS 700D
Most bloggers dream of having their SLR to take prettier pictures (for the sake of artistic documentation). I mean, come on. Don’t it make you seem more credible if you attend an event with a gorgeous camera? I would really love to learn Photography basics, too.
See, I’m planning on travelling next year and I need a darn good camera to capture every moment. I have been dying to have one for ages now and I hope Mix will give me one for Christmas. haha! I’ve been bugging him about either this or the Wacom tablet or an iPhone6. I need to be spoiled a little sometimes.
A TAROT DECK
I am in love with tarot cards not that I’m a fan of Cardcaptor Sakura, but I would like to consider myself as a mystic babe. Aside from the future, knowing how to feel about the present and how to deal with the past always spurs curiosity. And I’m one curious cat. I love getting tarot readings and I’d really like to learn how to read them myself, and eventually freak people out.
I have the tendency of wearing one bag forever. And when my puppy bag gets worn out, what’s going to be my next favorite bag to go? I want this bag from Purplebeetle, please. It’s really colorful and I like the good vibes I get from looking at it. #hippiegeneration
Not to toot my own horn but I think I have an awesome love affair with food. And it doesn’t usually concern eating food. I love cooking and cooking loves me back. I happen to have created a few recipes that my family really likes and have not tasted anywhere else their entire lives. On my journey to becoming an indispensable house wife, I want to try baking next.
NICE IS JUST A PLACE IN FRANCE by THE BETCHES
I have read 50 Laws of Power and I find it really harsh. I couldn’t imagine having such a Machiavellian view on things so this book will suit me better. Nice is Just a Place in France is a self-help book for women my age who wants to feel more badass. Like, grow a little more backbone, kick away that inner Charlotte and unleash a little bit of Samantha. This is 50 Laws of Power, lady boss style.
Introduction to the Best Book You’ll Ever Read
Jambo! If you’re anything like us, and we’ll assume you are because you’re reading our book, you probably have a very short attention span, so we’ll keep this introduction brief. But first we must commend you on already making it farther into a book than Helen Keller ever could. Nice.
Apologies if that last comment was insensitive. Relax, it’s not like she can see it anyway. That, however, was a test, and if we’ve already offended your sensibilities, we advise you to walk away. The ride toward enlightenment on which you’re about to embark is not going to get any smoother.
HUGO BOSS FEMME
I received a sample of this ultra-feminine perfume after attending the launch of BloggerBabes Asia in the Philippines. Its smell is intoxicating, like how you envision a woman of high society would smell. The sample I got, the thinnest sheet sample ever, magically lasted a day. I simply couldn’t get it off my head but it’s too expensive. Good thing one of my besties is now in Saudi, and I’m pretty sure what’s worth 5000 here in the Philippines only costs as low as SAR 47 there. I want to ditch my cheap perfumes and smell like a classy woman for once.
After buying a Belle du Jour Power Planner 2016 for our giveaway, I couldn’t help but want to buy one for myself. And so I grabbed myself a copy as soon as it was available in Powerbooks. Now I need a ton of stickers, markers and post its to make my planner more fun to look at. I’ve been oggling a few planner videos on Youtube and I kind of miss the joy of filling up a scrapbook.
And if I don’t get all these by Christmas, I’m still willing to wait until Valentines’ Day.