Wish lists are good things. They can be bad, too, when we expect and end up being disappointed when people don’t to give us the stuff we listed, but I think they’re mostly good because they help us know what to give people on their birthday, Christmas, or even on normal days with no occasion. I also found that maintaining my own wish list helps me focus my spending. After actually listing down what I want, I remember it better, especially when I’m being tempted to buy something I don’t really need.
The first wish list I actually published on my blog was from 2005 when I was a college student in my senior year. I’d categorized the things I wanted to Books, Music (Eheads, Beatles, others), Fangirling (Anime, Manga, and the movies I liked), Art (How to Draw Manga and drawing materials), Tech (camera, laptop, phone), or other needs (clothes, room makeover). I followed that format for several years until I changed it up in 2009 to include free things, or even non-things like ideas and outings.
My priorities shifted after I turned 25, and again when I turned 30. Because of that, the way I thought about the things I want to purchase changed, too. The things I wanted to spend on shifted to things like insurance and investment. My travel wish list became much longer–but still a bit unorganized, thus far.
I still have material things I want, though, but very few are urgent. Only a handful made it to my birthday wish list!
A new camera (I’m in love with the Fujifilm AX-2) or a new battery for my Lumix LX3. My LX3 is still working, but my battery now only lasts 5 minutes.Finally bought my AX-2! (July 2016)
- A grey Heattech set from Uniqlo, for my Japan trip. – Got it from mi amiga Sara! Yey!
- My own backpacking…backpack. (I’ve been borrowing my brother’s.)
- Comfortable black riding boots or ankle boots WITH NO HEELS and embellishments save for one or two simple buckles. I’m waiting for Berca Shoe Store to get new stock. – Got this on sale at Payless! Teeheehee.
- Cognac pumps (almond toe, with at most 2-inch heels, matte). The pair by Comfortplus in Payless is what I’m targetting.
I’d also like Eagle Creek packing cubes, because I heard they were the best ones, except I’ve survived without packing cubes so far, so I’m not sure if I really really need them. I’m wishing-but-not-really-wishing basic accessories for my 11″ MacBook Air, too: VGA Adapter, lightweight case, screen protector, surface pad, USB Ethernet adapter.
I’ve got non-stuff things in my wish list, too.
- Handwriting sessions. Not calligaphy, mind. Handwriting. Seriously.
- Thrift store recommendations for someone who hates shopping. From my 2009 wish list, but this still applies.
- New restaurant recommendations in Quezon City.
- More interaction in this blog, or the Nonshopper one.
- Any addition to my travel fund will also be very much appreciated.
Huh. That’s even shorter than what I thought I’d list down. Yay?