Since I am miles away from home and although confined in the breeze of a Muslim country, I am all the more excited for Christmas. It is one of the occasions that I look forward to because it revives and strengthens togetherness, aside from the many things, among families, friends, and the rest of the people whom I hardly know personally. This year will be extra different because I will take part in our modified form of kris kringle with some of the bloggers. The nicest thing here is that it has transformed into sort of community, i.e. through a common blogger pal, Prinsesa Musang (aka PM). Thanks to her for organizing this. I suggest that you take time to visit her blog, not only because I enjoin you to our swap, but also because her blog is a rare kind. It is like eating Pringles, once you pop, you can’t stop. In our mother tongue, hahanap hanapin mo.
As part of the gift giving mechanics, the “attendees” shall write their wish lists. It took me time to come up with my own and opted to create a collage for a quick assessment; I hope that this will help my swap partner (and whoever wishes to send me anything, and yes, I have a back up list! Just kidding) to figure out how to amuse me. Do not worry, I am generally easy to please. But maybe I am just being biased to myself. Haha. So, I will let you be the judge:
Something small: a souvenir jeepney replica (I think it is available in Kulturang Pilipino)
Something big: mix tape or cd of playlist(s) of your choice, I would like to know my swap partner’s hilig sa music (I think that it is figuratively a big wish, eh?)
Something cute: Starwars chopsticks or anything Starwars related except for the DVDs which I already got
Something soft: socks for sneakers
Something techie: skull candy headphone or iPad sleeve
Something fancy: Homestyle back issues (especially the one with Ely Buendia cover, please!)
Something blue (or insert your favorite color here): hair accessories (headbands, clips)
Something wearable: shawl
Something you need: charger organizer (Based on my research, it is available in Rustan’s)
Something you can use for work: journal which is Philippine-produced
Something sweet: Macadamia chocolates
All I Want For Christmas: I just want everyone to be happy. But my biggest wish to my swap partner (and to those who read my blog) is to write a letter to your parents and/or guardians and thank them about so many things. You don’t need to send me an evidence. I know that you will do it. Thank you. 🙂
I will probably spend two weeks in the Philippines in time for the Christmas and New Year, primarily to attend a good friend’s wedding in Bohol and LOTS of family gatherings and outings. I wish to give the liberty to my (still unknown) swap partner to send the haul to my UAE or Philippine address. In case you will make it before the cut off, I would be happy to open my gift during Christmas time (or maybe the minute Mr. Postman hands it over). But in case you will not and if unintentionally it reaches my Philippine address on the day of my flight back to UAE, do not worry, people back home will keep the package until I vacation for the 2011 Christmas or possibly for another wedding before that. Seriously, either way, I know that we will manage to receive/send it at a reasonable time.
To my swap partner, whoever you are, I thank you in advance.
(Credit: Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12)
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you have a wonderful list :). glad to hear you are spending the holidays at home.
I saw your list, too. I can’t wait to know my swap partner so I can start working on his or her own list. 🙂 And yes, I am excited about December. Last year I spent the holidays here, so sad. 😦 The first Christmas and New Year away from home.
wow may collage pa! 🙂 I didn’t know you like Skull Candy! Parang ang loud and big eh hehe 😉
PS: I hope you still have free time when you’re here. Let’s meet up! Sama natin ang lahat ahihihi 😀
I decided to create a collage last minute heeehee. I want to try the skull candy type of headphone para lang masubukan. Never had it eh. I normally use the small type (yung pang iPod).
Re: meet up, that’s always a possibility I’m looking forward to. But I can not promise yet ha? Once I say yes kase, I really keep my promise.
great list! and only you can come up with =)
sana partner kita so I have an excuse to get your P.O. Box number hahahaaa!
enjoy the rest of the week!
I should have read your list before I put out mine; I like what’s on your list 😀
I already know my partner, haha! And she’s got a good list too!
uwing uwi ka na wits ha! i hope you’ll have a happy christmas at home.
i would also like that charger organizer…
wow! uwi ka pala ng pinas sa christmas.
great list wits!
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wow ganda ng mga wishlist mo 🙂 lam ko na din partner ko hehe
gusto ko din ng souvenir jeepney!!! nakalimutan kong bumili when i was in the phils.
good luck! sana ma-enjoy mo lahat ng gifts ng partner mo.
inggit ako, uuwi ka na naman sa phils.
tignan mo nga naman ang panahon… sa sobrang isip ko.. di ko na namalayan, malapit na ang pasko..
isa sa nagandahan ako ang special wish mo para sa lahat wits , a letter for parents…thankfull!
Just been to Kayni’s blog and read her wish list too.. now I am going to read the mechanics..bka pwede pa ako sumali =)
star wars? i didn’t know you’re into that, too. cool! 🙂
glad to know you’re also planning to spend the holidays in pinas. ako din uuwi sa dec 26 kasabay ni tina+gabby. they’ll visit me here on dec 11 then we’ll spend post-Christmas days and NY at home; pinas that is of course.
…maka ely buendia ka pala ha..:) who doesn’t like eraserheads anyway? i saw that homestyle spread feature on his home at another blog; found it so homey and edgy. nice! i want that issue too.
Yes, I love Eraserheads. I will probably die if I get to see Ely Buendia in person. Hahaha.
naalala ko tuloy when we visited some clients in the US, we brought a dozen or so jeepney replica from kulturang pinoy. they liked them so much. 🙂
nice list Wits. Im sure your partner now excited to shop. The skullcandy headphone are cool 🙂
I wish to meet you before you take your Christmas break so I can at least wrap Macadamia chocolates for you. Hihi =)
We would be in Abu Dhabi early November, but I would too shy to ask two minutes with you =)
Thanks for the thought. 🙂
No, I’m not yet ready to meet with (any of) you. Forgive me, hahaha. But really, thanks for the though. Consider it like I’ve got the Macadamia chocos from you already. 🙂
wow, wits! you get to go home for the holidays. happy for you!
buti ka pa magbabakasyon sa Pinas for Christmas. nothing like being with family, old friends and wow, a kris kringle with bloggers!
Great list and what a cool sounding swap 🙂 So glad you get to go home for your holidays. I hope you have a good time and the weather will be perfect for you to celebrate with your family however you wish! x
yes i saw that small jeepney in kultura but you might want the carved wooden jeepneys from paete and banaue.