Wednesday, December 6, 2006

$300... to me or not to me?!!

As I've said in the previous post, I only have $300 bucks to spare for gifts and ehem, personal indulgence. I'm not sure if it's enough for them, but then, it's not everyday that I get a grip on this otherwise handful amount of money to buy stuff for myself. Not that I'm being a selfish bitch, but I'm jobless, not one cent is registering in my lonely pocket, and godparents are apparently done with their respective giveaways. So dare I say that I want to splurge in these three pieces of benjamins?

But... FINE. I'll buy them presents, just whatever my money can afford. And the leftovers, granted that there'll be any, will all be mine...ugh, hopefully. But seriously, this is becoming extremely ludicrous already. I'm morphing into a money-hogging, super cantankerous monster over this unworthy predicament. I know! I know! Money shouldn't really make me sad, or antagonistic for that matter. I mean, it's just money, right? But for a jobless prick like myself, $300 bucks turns into a jackpot that only hits your couch-potato-ass once in a blue moon. It's a sudden gift from heaven, with little satan whispering in your left ear quite convincingly, "gratify yourfuckinself!". I'm sorry, I don't tend to be blasphemous, but you perfectly know what I'm talking about. It's basically giving vs. receiving. Or as Mr. Tursunov refers to breakfast, the battle of temptations vs. sensibility.

I'm laying this out here because I know that most of my blog friends aren't hypocritical, and most likely are torn in the exact same dilemma as me during this time. So please, just allow me to complain, as if I'll be eternally robbed of a chance to appease myself. For what it's worth though, all I really wanted was enough money to use for school and the activities (yes! those activities) when I get back on it. $300 may not be a lot, but for a student, a yet struggling one at that, it's a whole damn lot. And just so you know, I'm not a d-a-d-d-y kind of domestic princess (something to be proud of, at least!), hence this pathetic quandary.

On a completely irrelative note... Happy Birthday Ate Vayie! Haha, dare I call you that. :))

ETA: And since somebody has been invigoratingly inquisitive, I'll be explaining a couple of trivial things here, as he requested, even if it's remotely disconnected to the titular subject, and it means I'll only be wasting time and energy because nobody would even read this part of the post anymore. But since it's the holidays, and I'm supposed to be a giver, I'm gonna allow this idiot intrude my otherwise self-centered blog. Among the eurogeek's one-liners were: a) "Why do you keep changing your blog address? You know that I didn't enjoy looking for your fat ass!", b) "Since when did you like lullabies?" - pertaining to my recent choices for music here, and c) "Actually, Home Alone could have been the best choice. You just wanted to look at Ryan Reynolds on a daily basis, did you?"

OK. First of all, I've been changing my blog address quite habitually, reasons have varied overtime, but mostly, it was to get rid of some unwanted readers, and no, that does not include you, eventhough you called me a fat ass and it hurt...because it's true, so fuck you! Lullabies? I'm skipping that one. And yes, the guy's sixpack, even if covered, is worth my header space, than yours in my still functioning memory. I'm so glad I can embarrass you here. Harhar!

Naughty > nice. Pfft!

14 comments:

shai said...

im sure they'd understand if you won't be able to give them presents, after all jobless ka nga.

hmm, pero pwede rin you can give them something, nothing fancy, basta yung galing sa heart, kunyari recycled gifts, yung nung isang taon na regalo sayo na di mo nagamit..bwahaha!

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jassy said...

you can give them anything that your money can buy...it doesn't have to be expensive...after all, it's Christmas

paskong-pasko na sa blog mo ah! merry christmas! me, i can't really feel christmas yet.

Laureen said...

just having $50 in my pocket makes me happy...pathetic how being cash deprived is. haha.

oh definitely, you should keep money for yourself. don't spend it all on gifts for other people. i feel like satan's little chid here. hehe. seriously though, you should get yourself a little something for the holiday, especially with your birthday coming up, too. don't splurge too much, so you have some left for next year =)

evi said...

your $300 budget is not bad at all. you just have to shop wisely.

ish said...

pede na yan 300! laki na nga yan eh... :)

Jen said...

Hi Kai...

Hmm.. I have my new blog now. HERE

Missed you, dear. Love your hair.

chEr said...

i guess, marami rami na mabibili sa $300. get them something nice pero not expensive na lang. for sure they'd understand naman... :)

uhm, go to the 99c store.. hahaha joke...

take care and have a great weekend kai! :)

chase said...

I understand your problem. The solution just buy whatever you want and then use the remaining money for gifts or just buy them some cards or whatever. I always have this kind of thinking that beggars cant be choosers. At least you remember them right?

In my case I bought nice and somewhat expensive gifts to the most important people in my life and just cards for the others.

Elaine said...

Haha. I totally get you! I keep asking my dad for my moolah (which serves as the parents's Christmas gifts to us kids since we started complaining about the gifts they got us) and I still haven't got it. I dunno if I would ever get to go gift shopping. Buti nalang simula't simula palang kuripot na ako. I only give presents to my family and JC. Go and indulge yourself. I encourage you. Haha.

Sorry if I haven't been around much. I already changed your URL too. Sorry it took so long. :)

Kai said...

Thanks for the tips, guys. Noted it all ;)

missP said...

$300 is a lot na for me. get them some nice sweet little things that will ake them coooo upon seeing it.the price won't matter after that...it has always worked for me. ;)

Tani said...

I told my family that budget is tight this year. And That if they want to give me gifts, I'll appreciate it. But they shouldn't expect anything from me. That way, i'll see whether they really want to give me gifts or they just want something in return. Anyways, like what David Letterman said, what's wrong with a simple handshake (or hug) and a warm "Merry Christmas"?

Kai said...

MissP
Yeah, it sounds a lot, but actually when I do the shopping, it won't be that much anymore. I'll just hope I get to budget it properly, so I could have something left for myself ;)

Tani
But the thing is, my parents would expect gifts, because they know I've got the money. And I'm sure they'd feel neglected if they'd think that I never thought of giving them presents, you know what I mean.