People often tell me na mahirap daw ako isipan ng gifts.
I find it weird. Napaka-babaw kong tao. Stationery lang, masaya na ako.
Not true daw sabi ni Alvin.
Not true talaga if si Alvin kako ang maggigift. Subukan lang niya ako bigyan ng stationery sa pasko.
Kidding aside, Alvin has taught me to see beyond the gifts. The mere fact daw kasi na naalala ako, malaking bagay na yun.
At first, it was hard accepting that way of thinking. I love giving gifts kasi. I make sure I give everyone na karapat dapat na may gifts. For those special to me, pinagiisipan ko talaga my what I give to them. Like, I take time to go to the mall and look for something. Siyempre gusto ko din, mukhang pinagisipan yung gift for me. I told Alvin dati that my expectation to what I will receive from you will depend kung gaano tayo ka-close.
And how I know you.
For example, I see you na maluho ka sa katawan. Madami kang nice things. Alam ko na may pera ka. Hindi tayo acquaintance lang. Aba eh, sasama loob ko if you gift me with a bimpo.
Sasama din daw loob ko if hindi ako binigyan ng kahit ano.
True. Though yung hindi ako binigyan ng gift, I don’t really mind.
Nakatatak lang sa isip ko na hindi mo ako binigyan ng Christmas gift ngayong pasko.
But I don’t really mind. I will mind the rich person giving me a bimpo more than that.
Mga ganung hanash ba.
Alvin taught me na may mga taong ganun. Wag ko daw sirain yung mood ko with those kinds of people. What is important is that what we give them daw. Wag na daw ako mageexpect. Matuwa na daw ako that they remembered me.
Ganun ako dati.
Ngayon, motherhood has made me less materialistic. Mas madami na important to me now than receiving presents. Mas important na sakin ang spending time together. Mas important na sa akin yung health and wellness of the people I love. Mas important na sa akin na masaya sila and walang problema.
Nevertheless, sa haba ng intro ko, I still want to show you my Christmas wishlist. Hahahaha!
My therapist prohibited me to drink coffee while I was in treatment. Ngayon, pwede na daw. I was so happy. I missed coffee so much. I can drink daw basta decaf. Walang problema. Better decaf than none. The first item on my wish list is a nice coffee cup.
I got this 12 oz Keep Cup Brew yesterday.
KeepCup started in a Melbourne cafe in 2008 with a simple idea of keep it and use it again. They designed it to make a barista standard reusable cup so people can better enjoy to-go coffee.
It helps to know that there is enough plastic in 20 disposable cups and lids to make just ONE KeepCup. It’s very environment friendly.
This one okay siya for one short drink at the coffee shop. Nakakatuwa. It’s non-toxic and BPA/BPS free. It’s a fully tempered soda lime glass with a hard splash-proof lid for ease of use and drinking. The lid has a plug that covers the mouthpiece when not in use. Perfect for me!
You can buy this at @cuppinginitiative over at Instagram =)
Need na natin yan kasi ageing na tayo ng slight. Vitamin C is very good for the skin.
Third, I am obsessed now with swimsuits. Feel na feel ko kasi ang thinner body ko kaya todo ask ako kay Alvin if we can go to the beach more often.
If only I can wear swimsuits all the time, push ko yan. I don’t know kasi until when I can keep up this fitter body. Hahaha!
My favorite swimsuits are from Georgina Sasha…
I love Koi Swim…
and Soak Swim Wear Ph =)
I wanna buy more swimsuits!
Fourth, I like this bow sandals from Renegadefolk.
I’m into flats nowadays, di niyo napansin. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old na and my knees are getting rupok-er every year.
Fifth, I’ve mentioned it already that I like collecting coffee cups. Gusto ko yung mga unique and maarteng designs like this one from Paper Straw Love.
Sixth, eto matagal ko na talaga gusto, nangunguripot lang ako. I want these two New Balance sneakers! Ang tagal ko na pinagnanasaan these shoes! I find them expensive now knowing how much they are lang when I saw them at the NB store in Canada. I should have bought them when I saw them na! Grrrrrrr!
Seventh, I want a necklace made from Bubbadoodles. Ang taba ng utak ng naka-isip nito.
You can give them your kid’s drawing then they will turn it into pendants. I’m thinking, maybe you can even have your special someone write your name or the words “i love you” and have it turned into pendants too. Astig di ba? They’re very special and personal.
Eighth, I want a Hanogram case. My friend ordered one and it was delivered daw agad. Simple but elegant ang peg. Totally not me, pero pwede naman ako magpanggap =p
To tell you the truth, I do not like a stationery from Alvin because itong dalawa ang gusto kong Christmas gift.
I want this dresser from Furniture Source Phils!!!!
I also want this center table from Upcycle Manila!
So yun lang naman. Charot.
The other items in my wishlist that are not there are (1) batteries for my watches because I have a lot of watches na hindi na gumagana =/ (2) to have my Pandora bracelet cleaned at their store and (3) I want nice sleepwear. Ito yung super lambot na tela and super comfy that you’ll want to wear them all day!
Kayo, pwera piece of mind (hahahaha!), ano nasa wishlist niyo? =)