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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

About Christmas Wishes, Of Gifts, and Of People: All I Want For Christmas


I’ve been tagged and so I’ll comply because these bloggers are not only important to me but are now close online friends as well..

It was Fielkun of Fielkun's Thoughts and Mecoy of Bunch of Nothing by Mecoy Cute who tagged me up about this blogger's viral tagging game about “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS”

Normally, I'm not the type of a "wait-til Santa comes to town and wish" guy who wishes to receive something every Christmas. It's not in my system. Perhaps because I cannot recall any vivid instance that I'm jumping and shouting out loud (like a Tarzan's voice) because I receive something during Christmas.  Di ko nakaugalian na mag-wish tuwing Christmas. I'd rather would say "New Year's Resolution" meron pa upon which half of it ends up not realized --haha.. Paulit ulit lang every year but so far no concrete resolutions have had a clear output.

Basically, as an early 30's guy, who is happily married with one cute son named Damien Caleb, what I want is to give out or share something simple this Christmas. This idea of giving came up to me a long time ago na when I was exposed to social work and volunteerism. Yes, I have a big heart for social work and volunteerism and of helping less fortunate/ less privileged kids. The desire blossomed from my heart because I was raised in a modest way of life as well. I know how it feels to have less in life. I know how it feels to work hard to earn a living. (ang drama ko na -hahaha..direk gusto ko ng action...ayoko drama...kasi maiiyak ako eh hahaha). 

Anyway, let's go to the requirements. Ano nga ba yun? Ah eto pala below. Susubukan kong mag-isip ng mga bagay na kunwari gusto kong matanggap sa pasko hehehe..Pero kung may magbibigay naman talaga sa akin di ko tatanggihan yan... Bring it to me baby! hahahaha....swapang mode lang..nope nah...di naman ako swapang..generous nga ako eh..sabi nila...sinong nila?...nga mga batang tinutulungan ko..wahahaha..nag advertise ng social work inclination. Ikaw, oo ikaw, pwede kang sumali sa social organization na kinabibilangan ko. Simple lang ang requirements: Generous ka lang at committed. Di kailangan ng malaking halaga sa pagtulong. A penny being saved for months or a year can make a big difference in their young lives especially for their schooling. Ano, sasali ka na? hehehehe...Ay teka I'm in detour na. Let's run it down now baby! hehehehe!

The tag came with simple rules:

1.  Kindly use the same title and as well as the first photo that I put here (that blurry picture of a Christmas tree above) in your post.

2. List six (6) things that you want to receive this Christmas

3. Tag six (6) of your friends to make the same post (no tags back)

4. Send me the link so I could check it out too.

Counting it down, here are what I want to receive this Christmas...hehehe!

1. BOOK/S - Topping the list is all about books, books, and books. Wala, talagang addict akong magbasa eh.  Sa pagkaka-alam ko lahat ng Paulo Coehlo books meron ako,maliban nalang kung meron latest release sa market which I haven't check yet. Fan ako ng mga human-interest stories and inspirational stories. Authors like Dave Pelzer, Mitch Albom, Jack Canfield, brothers Marc & Craig Kielburger and Bo Sanchez are few of my favorite authors. Fiction don't buy me off. But I guess now I want to start reading 'em. So yan, alam nyo na ang pinaka gusto kong ma-receive this Christmas. Seryoso ako dito ha..hehehe.. Oo nga pala, mare-realize ko etong wish ko na 'to kasi ang kababayan and close friend kong si Cecile who is based in Bangkok shopped some books for me already. May "book sale" daw kasi kaya naisip niya ako kaagad. Such a generous soul. Thanks Cel. Pero siyempre kung isa sa inyo maka isip na bigyan ako, naku ibalot na yan at ipadala na. Any book will do naman.


2. GOOD HEALTH - Hahaha..inuna ko pa ang books kesa good health ano..hehehe..well, mas importante sa aking ang health kaya nauna kung maisulat ang books, tinamad na akong mag edit hahaha. Siyempre kapag di ok ang health natin, we are poor at all. Kahit madami ka pang pera kung you're ailing with sickness, it's a serious thing. So health is wealth..too cliched but true.

3. TUTORIAL PACKAGE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY -- Har! Har! sino naman kaya ang mag o-offer sa akin ng free lessons in advance photography? hahaha..meron akong naisip na possible na magbigay ng free lessons..hehehe..yong close friend kong si Aldwin (who is a photographer). Kasama ko lang siya kagabi sa HOT POT. (a separate food review of Hot Pot will come out soon) kasi kumain kami, nagyaya so siya ang taya..hahaha. Mahilig ako mag take ng photos especially that of our nature. Yung parang mga ginagawa sa calendars..hehehe. By the way, marunong runong na rin naman ako sa photography. I own a NIKON D5100 DSLR camera. 


4. CHRISTMAS CARD/S - Ginaya ko 'to sa wish ni Pink LIne - kagaya din ng sabi ko sa comment portion niya.Masarap maka receive ng cards na may hand written personal message. In our fast-paced and tech-savvy world, bihira na ata sa palagay ko ang gumagawa ng ganito. So, receiving one is a privilege for me.


5. WALLET - Napuna ko kasi few weeks ago na halos gula-gulanit na pala ang wallet na ginagamit ko. I guess it's my pocket's companion for like 6 years already. I believe it deserves a replacement now..hahaha..kaya kung sino ang may generous heart diyan..bilhan nyo na ako..(nakatipid pa ako niyan at di ako bibili for myself hahahaha).
6. STOCK INVESTMENT - I've been planning to enter the world of stock market, pero di pa rin namin kasi nai-su-submit ng wife ko ang application namin kaya this December yan ang priority ko. Finally, makapag invest na sa stocks and let's start the ball rolling....trading na..hehehe.. Eto siguro ang pinaka bonggang wish ko sa Pasko...hahaha..masarap mag invest ngayon sa atin kasi our economy is blooming. Forecast by world economic managers that our country The Philippines will be one of the SEA nations that will "breakout" in the economic scene. And it's slowly happening now. Kaya mga ka-bloggers, mag invest na kayo, kahit small amount lang.


Okies, so far the above-mentioned are my wishes this Christmas season. And so to follow the blogging tradition, I will tag six (6) of my blogger-friends and here it goes:

1.  Balut of Balut Manila
2.  Archieviner of Chateau De Archieviner
3.  Malou of Thinking OutLoud
4.  Theo of Theo Casanova
5.  Berylle Kaye of Berylicious
6.  Olivr of The Beat Box

Now that I'm done, I'm passing the torch to my co-bloggers I've tagged. Scri mi curind!


29 comments:

  1. nakakamiss talaga kasi na makatanggap ng cards na may message na mahaba hanggang likod diba? hehe

    goodluck sa wish..im sure may matutupad jan ;)

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  2. Ay natag-ulit ako. Salamat sir :)

    No. 1 Sa isang taon mga 2-3 books ang nababasa ko. as of now naka 3? na yata. Wala akong kahilighilig magbasa ng books. Pero gusto ko din makatanggap ng books e. Mga motivational books ang hilig ko. Gusto kko rin mabasa yung books ni Paulo Coehlo.

    Kailangan ko din yung No.2 Good health. Kapag nasa ibang bansa ka kasi di pwedeng magkasakit.

    No.3 turuan mo ko pag magaling kana na.

    No.4 Yung address mo di mo pa nabibigay sakin ser :p

    No. 5 Pag-uwi ko talaga ay bibili ako ng wallet. Sira sira na yung sakin

    No. 6 Pareho tayo plan ko din iyan. :)

    Good luck sa mga wishes mo ser. Wish ko na matupad lahat yan :)

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  3. ai gusto ko yang number 6 mo. stock investment. pero ang tanong, pano ba yan? hehe..

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  4. Andami ko nang nabasang wishlist, lahat magkakaiba. At natuwa ako sa stock investment mo. Gusto ko yan! :) sana matupad lahat ng wish mo ser. ^^

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  5. Hopefully all your wishes come true! Ang afford ko lang dyan ay ang Christmas card at syempre pag pray ko na lang matupad ang iba :)


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  6. Scri mi Curind?? masarap ba yan hehe? Thanks jay for the tag. Marami rami na ring chain letter yun nagawa ko..this is a fresher version. I like your wishlist especially number 1. And for sentimental reason I like your number 3. 'Hope all your wishes come true!

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  7. @Pink - Yes, sobrang nakaka miss ang magbasa ng personal message..na parang love letter lang hehehe..thanks

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  8. Arvs - 1. Dagdagan mo ang 3 books, gawin mong 10 books a year hehehe.
    2. Tama, bawal magkasakit sa ibang bansa
    3. Hahaha..sige, sige, generous naman ako eh haha
    4. Honga, di pa din..hehehe..sige ibigay ko na
    5. Sige sabay na tayong bumili haha
    6. Tara na pag uwi ko kasi aasikasuhin ko na yun eh

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  9. @Cyron - private message mo ako sa gmail ko at ibibigay ko sa'yo ang link. Eto ang gmail ko: jayradarafol@gmail.com

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  10. Pao - tara nang mag invest tayo hehehe..si Archieviner mag i-invest na rin hehe

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  11. @Zai - hahaha..sige padalhan mo na ako ng Christmas card ha hehehe..thanks

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  12. @Malou - ang scri mi curind is a Romanian language for write me soon...hehehe..Good to know book lover ka din..sarap talagang magbasa di ba..hehehe..at ang number 3 matagal ko na siyang gusto kaya lang walang masyadong time hehehe

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  13. Ayun oh nagpost na din ng wish list hehe. Naku, nawala sa isip ko talaga yang books. Puro gadgets ang nailagay ko sa wishlist ko hehe.

    Stock Market, looks complicated ang dating nya sa akin. Parang ang daming terms na dapat pag-aralan. Pero kanina sa Umagang Kayganda morning news, nabanggit nilang yang pagiinvest sa stock market. Yup blooming daw talaga ang Philippine economy ngayon. Pwede ka daw kumita ng halos 40% per year. Very interesting pero dapat handa ka din na malugi lols.

    Nga pala parekoy, hanggang kelan ung pa contest mo? may mga nabubuo ng mga ideas sa mind ko, pero parang ang hirap magisip ng special message para sayo haha!

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  14. @Fiel - hahaha..si gadget guy ka ata eh hehe..di pa naman huli, you can add books hehe..

    Regarding stock market, kayang kaya mo yan, may mga training naman na ma-a-atenan..all you need to do is to open you mind. visit www.citiseconline.com they are the most trusted online stock broker. As in reliable sila. I can assist you if necessary. Tulong tulungan lang yan..Sharing of what we know to uplift our friends too.

    Sa Dec. 6 ang deadline kasi Dec. 7 ang bday ko. Kayang kaya mo yan, I'm expecting your entry. Good luck. May mga nagpasa na sa akin..hehehe

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  15. thanks sa pag respond sa tag namin jay hehe I appreciated it a lot

    anyways cool wish list
    book- ako din pala need ko ng book ung power of six haha
    health- need ko din yan haha bata pa ko peo dame ko na nararamdaman
    tutorial package- well di naman lahat matututunan mo on your own kaya aun try mo yan
    c.card- kung may budget ako padadalan kita ee kaso wala pa ahaha
    wallet- ako di ko ata to kailangan sa naun kasi wa naman akong pera hahaha nid ko na magwork
    stocks wa ako alam dyan haha

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  16. @Mecoy - welcome parekoy! Send me your complete address in email.

    Ako nga din madami na rin nararamdaman sa katawan...sign of aging na ata to hehehe. Continue your likings in reading books. Malay mo may mag regalo sa'yo ng di mo alam. Wow, sana magkapera ka para makatanggap ako ng C.Card from you hahaha.

    Stock market - can be learned, bumarkada ka lang sa akin (amin) na medyo may konting alam. It's a good time to invest now in our stock market kasi our economy is blooming.

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  17. nakakatuwa naman ang wallet -- napansin ko tuloy ang wallet ko hehehe

    sana matupad mga wish mo... ^_^

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  18. JonDmur- hahaha..dami nga din natawa diyan eh at gusto ding bumili dahil sa blog ko napuna din nila ang sira ng wallet nila hahaha... Will find time to read your blog, ipa follow na din kita. put you too in my fave blogs portion. thanks

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  19. Sabay naman tayo uuwi. Asikasuhin natin ang number 6 :)

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  20. Ako e mag hahanap muna ng pang invest! HAHAH! Pansamantala, akoy susulat muna at susubaybay sa inyong mga posts and entries. :)

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  21. I've got this that I will be tagged more than once to this kind of post ha ha. This is the second! but of course I appreciate it :)

    With the wallet - I think nature na ng tao not to change wallet frequently yata? Kahit ako hindi mahilig magpalit ng wallet kung hindi pa durog-durog or na-snatch :(

    "Pls DM/PM me your address hi hi hi"

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  22. @Arvs- okidoki...sabi mo eh..hehehe

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  23. @Pao- sige, sige, bilisan mo ang paghahanap ha..hehehe..salamat sa pagsubaybay

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  24. @Ms.Balut --hahahaha...oo nga eh, di kasi napapansin ang wallet kadalasan kundi ang laman ng wallet hehehe..

    BTW, will PM you my address very soon.

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  25. @Theo - kaya simulan mo ng isipin ang mga wish list mo ngayong pasko..hehehe

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  26. My Wishlist? Isa lang ang gusto ko, na sana gumaling na ang nanay ko, na sana bumalik na yung dating kalusugan niya. Di na ako maghahangad ng iba pa. MErry christmas sa lahat ng Pinoy lalo na sa mga OFW.

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