Also known as: The 25th birthday wish list
You know what is the most useful thing that people make for Christmas and birthdays (and sometimes, even Valentine’s Day)? Wish lists. While I always appreciate surprises and people who know me so well that they know what to give me without having to rely on any wish list, I find that it’s always fun (and helpful) to make a wish list. Because at some point, people do consult this, and sometimes I end up getting them on my own.
Oh, and it’s exactly 10 days until I turn 25. :)
Something I ask prayers/thoughts for:
Meaning, I don’t think anyone can give this to me except for the issuing people, so, prayers and thoughts will be appreciated. :)
- Schengen Visa for WYD 2011 – self-explanatory. I’ll worry about the airfare later, need the visa first. Prayers, please? :)
Gadgets and stuff:
From most expensive to least.
- Panasonic Lumix LX5 – It’s time for Ashley, my Canon IXUS 80IS, to retire, I think. Plus, I kinda need this for my trip on August. :) Don’t you think the white one is pretty?
- iPod Touch 4G – Just like Ashley, I think it’s also about time for Macy, my iPod Touch 2g (!!!) to retire, too. She’s been cranky lately. :(
- m-Edge e-luminator Kindle book light – Still need a decent book light for my Kindle that fits its case. I don’t think this one is available here, though. :(
- Dry seal for label for my books â€“ Like what I posted last Christmas, I’ve been wishing this for more than two years. My 25th birthday is my personal deadline — if no one gets this for me, I will get it for myself. So, hint hint. A simple â€œTinaâ€ or â€œTinamatsâ€ on the seal would do, and some stars on the design would be nice. Details on Blooeyâ€™s blog, who made me want the same thing because of that post. :P
Because they deserve a separate list. I’m welcome to recommendations really, books that you think I may like (although I can’t guarantee I will be able to read it anytime soon of course), but if you fear that freedom of getting me anything, here are some ideas:
- Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
- The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
- Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
- Angelica’s Daughters by Various authors (local book, published by Anvil)
- The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway
- UK Edition of Trash by Andy Mulligan
- Plain Kate by Erin Bow
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- When You Reach Meby Rebecca Stead
- False Princess by Ellis O’Neal
- Any book by Jaclyn Moriarty, Julie James and Sarah Addison Allen
Miscellaneous ideas. :)
- Gift Certificates – Fully Booked, Powerbooks, National Bookstore, Forever 21, Azta salon, Bayo, Bench, Cache Cache (if they have it, that is.) Books, clothes, or vanity (especially hair vanity!) — I want them, I need them. :P
- Rosary bracelet – One of my constant accessories is my rosary bracelet, which is starting to get a little too old now. :( It doesn’t have to be shiny — it can be the wood version, I don’t really care, as long as it’s the rosary.
- Accessories – bracelets, long necklaces – A girl can never have too many accessories. Plus points if it has a star or a sunflower. :)
- New watch – my old watch is not working anymore, plus the one I borrow from my mom makes my skin break out. A watch that I can wear on casual days and formal events would be nice.
- Little Miss Writer Shirt – Well, isn’t it obvious? I’m a medium. :)
- Anything with sunflowers or stars. A real sunflower would be nice. I don’t think I can get a real star (hello, Neil Gaiman’s Stardust), but anything with stars is enough to make me squee. :)
And honestly? Any thoughtful gift will do. A phone call, an e-card, an actual card, an email, lunch out or dinner or even just coffee somewhere, or a (surprise) visit at where I work — I will be perfectly happy with that.Â In fact, I may be happier with just seeing my friends on that day or before or after my birthday (and I may even treat you then, because…well, I do that a lot). :) I found that as I grow older, my wish list grows smaller and smaller. It’s probably because I can afford most of the things I want already, but I also think it’s because I’ve learned that the important things are not really the material things but time. Sure, it’s nice to get gifts, but I think it’s nicer to spend time with people you love and care for, right?
So let’s make the last days of my 24th year count. :) Hey Twenty Five, I’m almost there.
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