December 19, 2011

Presents, presents, problem

I feel so extremely stupid....

I got home awhile ago, parked my car, got out and realized I was too close to my brother's car. So i got in and wanted to drive a little to the front. Guess what!! I put it into reverse instead of drive. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!!!!!

So I ended up with broken front lights on my brother's car and his bonnet just won't close... and to top that... my car door can't close. Yes, I did not close my car door and when I reversed, it went crashing into a tree and its now bended frontwards.... STOP laughing please!!! I feel so stupid and careless... my hands couldn't stop shaking for awhile. I think its my most 'major' accident ever... 

And guess what? Its not even my car. Its the spare car. So now I am really car-less...

Talk about an earlier Christmas present to myself. A very expensive Christmas presents. So do forgive me if you do not get a present from me this year ok?? 

I'm jinx.... really.... 

OK. Enough of my car woes and ranting... 
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Talking about presents... 

I'm finished packing my family Christmas presents!!! Yay!!! Pats myself on the back..

Thought I must admit its not the prettiest looking present... and actually a tad bit more towards the ugly...but then, looks can be deceiving and its the thoughts that counts right? 

Here's a picture minus the gift tags... 


Decided to be a cheapskate save this year by not getting wrappers... *Save the environment. Don't use unnecessary paper*. And to make life easier for me.. I packed both the couples presents together.. meaning dad and mum, elder sister and hubby, 2nd sister and hubby, Lydia and fiance and brother and sister... 

We have a budget of RM30 per person and I actually do enjoy trying to get the best present out of the RM30. Its like looking high and low, everywhere for the right present and within the price of RM30. I think its much more fun and harder :)

Anyway, talking about hard... its so DARN HARD to get a present for Rockstar!! His birthday falls just a day before Christmas and so year ends are always a 'stress' time for me.. Its hard enough getting a gift for a guy.. its even harder getting one for Rockstar. Hear me out..

He is not normal.... as in not a normal guy..

Most normal guy don't want alot of things.. but when they want something, they just get it... Even more if they are into something, they will try to get it whenever they can/ afford too..

Quoting a blogger.. She writes it so well, so I will just use her words.. 


Like for example, almost all guys like gadgets.
But then again gadgets is a dangerous ground {as presents}. 

If he can afford it, he probably had it already; if he doesn't have it, he doesn't want it.
If he wants it and can't afford it, you probably can't either.

It's not the latest, he won't be pleased. It's not what he likes, he'll leave it to collect dust.

And please don't get him some odd sweatshirt you think it'll look nice on him. He'll probably wear it once to show you and then shove it down the deepest darkest corner of the closet till it reaches Narnia. Unless, of course, he loves you enough to endure each and every agony moment of wearing it.
Or, in rare occasion, he trust your taste and let you dress him up however you want. Like Victoria on David Beckham.

You're not Victoria, he's not Beckham. Let's move on shall we?

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In our 5 years of relationship, I have gotten so many things for him.. such as clothes (I think it reached Narnia already), gadgets (Its collecting dust somewhere), romantic homemade stuff (I don't think he even remembers where it is or what I wrote),... and just about anything you can get a guy..

And whats not normal is that he is not into perfume, not into grooming stuff, not into cars, not into house whole stuff, not into cooking, not into hardware/DIY stuff,  not into alcohol, not into sports, doesn't read (at least not a book, he reads online stuff), not an outdoor person, not into just about anything under the sky..

I can't get him anymore practical stuff. He has enough clothes to fill a car. I swear, he bought more clothes and shoes then me the past 3 years. Seriously... Just ask him how many pairs of shoes he has.. He buys socks like every other week. I can't get him towels, or bed sheets or house stuff as it will most probably end up in his mum's cupboard. No toiletries, he doesn't do grooming. 

Ok, I admit, there are 3 things he is currently into. Guitars, Collectors Marvel Action Figure, Watches. Let me tell you why these 3 are not suitable gifts. Firstly, the guitars he wants are way out of my budget and he owns a music store which practically covers everything music that I can get him. Action figures? He scouts the internet for the best price and deals; he only gets the high end stuff. If ever I can find one he likes for a really good deal, he will most probably have seen it already.. and thinks its not a good deal that's why he didn't get it.. Lastly watches... Nothing to talk about.. Watches he wants are way over over over... many times over my budget. Let's just say that I can travel to my dream destination and stay for a week in a 6 star hotel with it....

So that leaves me with nothing... 

Till I read this... quoting the blogger again "Get something he wants but doesn't need. Admit it, Guys love things that are utterly pointless, useless and meaningless, but then fun and great to have." . Yay! Great idea..

So last week, I finally got him something....which he really doesn't need *according to me* but want *I hope*...

But now, I am having 2nd thoughts about it...

Darn!!!!

Any ideas anyone??


2 comments:

gapnap said...

bought edi what...still need what ideas?

Esther Chew said...

still got time to change :)