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christmas-snoopy-lights-treeMaking a wishlist is not a yearly holiday tradition for me, considering how this occasion has become such a driving force for consumerism and capitalism lately.  Okay, I did not just say that.  Hahaha.  Nope, that’s not the reason I don’t make Christmas wishlists.  It’s just that… I don’t really receive many gifts for Christmas, because I’m the ever pragmatic one, always asking for cash instead of gifts.  Ka-ching, ka-ching!

This year, however, I think it’s just apt that I make a wishlist since I figured my little material wishes lately are very cheap thrills practically anyone can afford (yes, even you, my two readers).  I’m not looking to receive a new gadget or a fantabulous piece of art or whatnot.  Just these simple trinkets of thoughtful action can surely put a wide smile on my face.  Here goes!

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1.  Seasons 2 3 to 5 of One Tree Hill. When I told a friend I want previous seasons of One Tree Hill for Christmas, she looked at me with disgust and exclaimed, “Season 2 ka pa lang?!”  Haha, yep, believe it or not, I have only finished one season of OTH.  So yeah, screw me a hundred times over but please end my suffering by buying me the rest of the seasons?  Pretty please?  I know it won’t cost you an arm and a leg ’cause our friendly Pirates are always lurking nearby.  He he he.

UPDATE: Lau, who picked my name for our exchange gift in UP Journ Club, already gave me Season 2.  Yaaayyy!  Thanks so much Lau!  =D

2.  A good book. Practically any book you can recommend!  I have an acquired taste for fiction so when you suggest reading a book because it’s good, I’ll take your word for it.  It doesn’t have to be brand new, I can totally appreciate books off the shelves of Book Sale or the National Bookstore sale pile (’cause I go there often as well).

In particular, however, here’re some books I’m eyeing to buy soon (maybe you can end my suffering for these as well? =P):

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  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. My friends, particularly Micah, have been forever raving about this book.  Mics will lend me her copy but I figured I should buy one of my own, just because.  I heard other books by David Levithan are good as well, so count them in!
  • Son of a Witch and A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire. Books 2 and 3 off the original Wicked Series, a revisionist tale revolving around the characters of E. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz.  I love revisionist stories, and another friend, Lau, had nothing but praises for this series.  I already bought the first book, Wicked, last Book Sale, and purchased a cheap copy of the original Wizard of Oz recently just for reference.
  • The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer. I know, I know.  Overrated na kung overrated.  I still want to read the book!  And no one can stop me!  Until, of course, I get my hands on those copies.  I don’t know why, but somewhere deep inside me is telling me to wait before purchasing my own copies.  Hmmm…
  • 4th of July, 5th Horseman, 6th Target and 7th Heaven by James Patterson. Books 4-7 of the Women’s Murder Mystery Club by this good thriller author.  I’ve already read the first three books years ago but had to stop because the 4th copy was freshly-released at that time, thus it was still expensive.  I got the first three books at a bargain.  Cheapskate, I know.
  • Any book by David Sedaris. I heard he’s a very humorous writer, and I really admire people who could write with wit and candor, because they’re very hard to find.  I’ve been meaning to buy one of his books several months ago, Me Talk Pretty One Day, but I don’t really have the money for that as of late.  Oh well.
  • Any writing book you could recommend.  Kuya Luis once asked me why I kept on buying books about Writing.  It’s because sometimes one is so into a certain activity one tends to forget how to do it properly.  I buy books because I need reminding of the basic things about the craft.  Particularly, I’m eyeing Stephen King’s On Writing and On Writing Well by William Zinsser.

3.  A good notebook, notepad, or even a Moleskine! Heh, the last one’s just for kicks, in case you feel like being extra generous.  I love notebooks so much I tend to buy one even when I won’t be needing it anytime soon.  I’ve got a bunch of unfilled notebooks in my closet, waiting to be filled with stories and ideas off my head.  I believe it’s always good to keep a reserve in handy, plus I really couldn’t get my hands off a piece of notebook if the paper and the cover’s really good.

Just this week I bought a jotter pad at National Bookstore with Elsie because (1) the paper felt soooo good to the hands; (2) it was an unruled jotter pad, perfect for random doodling and (3) it only cost me 32 pesos.  Such great deals are hard to find these days!

4.  Stickers! It started when Dyan gave me an apple sticker to put into Joaqs’ (my laptop) cover, and then one thing led to another.  Now there are several more stickers in Joaqs’ cover, and I’m planning to fill them in with whatever sticker I could get my hands on!  Yay.  What fun!  (Okay, that was such a looney moment)

See?!  My demands wishes are not that expensive!  Unlike some people who crave for MBT shoes or Sony Ericsson Xperia or the latest Asus EEE laptop.  Life has become very simple for me lately that my wishes this Christmas have been very simple as well.

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Whatthehey.  I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!  Hope you’ll have a fun and safe yuletide ahead.  As for me… well, I can live in my dreams all day.  He he he.  =P

BTW, this post is also an entry to Melo V illareal’s Christmas Wishlist Online Contest.  Click here to find out how you can join too!  XD

*Photos from amazon.com, ebay.com, whsmith.co.uk, i-love-cartoons.com, blog.ugo.com, louisvillereaders.org, wikimedia.org, fanpop.com.  Credited to their respective owners.  XD


7 Responses to “My Christmas Wishlist”
  1. IA says:

    Sige, papahiram ko na DVD ng OTH.

    Dapat ako na bumili ng jotter pad para sa inyo ni Els eh. Bilang pare-parehas tayong hayok sa notebook. :P

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