Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Turning 25: My Birthday Wishlist

I have never felt excited about my birthdays. The month February itself makes me feel depressed. It is my birthday month, but either I fall sick or something annoying happens. And, my birthday gets wasted.

During school days, my birthdays used always to clash with final exams. I could not enjoy much. And more so because the next day exam always turned out to be Science exam and later on, Physics exam.

I clearly remember my birthday in 2003. The World Cup was taking place in South Africa. India was to play England on my birthday. Next day was Physics exam, and I knew I would do horribly horrible. However, I did not care. Inside my physics book, I hid the Harry Potter book. I always used to get a Harry Potter book as my birthday gift from my parents. I started reading the book around 7 PM and by 11PM, it was over. Yes, I was a fast reader back then. Plus, a mad Harry Potter fan. I also remember Ashish Nehra's match-winning six-wicket haul against England and my father narrating the story next morning on how Nehra got dehydrated and was seen struggling due to the heat. I remember it all; including the fear and anxiety when I was handed the Physics question paper next morning.

During school days, the only exciting thing about my birthday used to be the Harry Potter books and sometimes Tintin.

I cannot remember my first birthday after I joined college. My second birthday was a wonderful one. We hang out at my friend's place, who recently got married. I remember my friend's mom surprising me with a cake, another friend bringing a rose for me and all of us somehow ended up wearing black-coloured attires. I remember planning out how we will buy a bungalow and name it Gothic Village and stay together. Then the lunch at the small Chinese restaurant. I remember all that happened after that.

The next year, we were too busy with the upcoming final year exam, plus, we had the big fall-out.

I cannot remember how I spent my birthday during my university days. All I remember is giving treat and clicking pictures. It was nice.

But, my most favourite birthday has been spent with my sister. The way I was pampered, I guess I will never be :)

Anyways, the point of writing all these was, my birthday is coming. I am going to be 25. I am already on the mission of writing letters and sending it all the people who had asked for one. If you didn't ask for one, you probably missed a very big opportunity!

However, along with that I have also been asked by many people on what I want on my birthday. Well, I have decided to write out 15 things that I want. Some of them are really funny. But, please feel free to gift. Don't be ashamed in asking whether you can gift anyone of them. You can, by all means, YOU SHOULD. I am not shy about asking for one, why should you be? :P

Plus, if you do decide to gift anyone of the gifts from the following list, please ask and let me know before you do so. As, I don't want multiple people giving me the same gift. You have 23 more days to decide and ask and buy. So go ahead. Feel generous.

And the lists —

1. Xiaomi 10400 mAh power bank: I have for a long time wanting to buy this. However, something always stopped me from buying it. But, my birthday is coming and you can gift me this. Here is it, the best in the lot, reviewed by Phone Radar. - Booked!

2. Kindle WiFi Ereader: Again, another thing I have been wanting to buy but didn't. I buy a lot of books. However, you know how much books take away space and all that comes with it. Even though am a purist when it comes to book, I have decided to move on, and you can help me do it! Buy and gift from here!

3. Parker Vector Fountain Pen: I love fountain pens. They are classic. I need one. No more reasons. And I want this colour one - Link to buy. - Booked.

4. Star Wars T-shirts or merchandise and  Batman T-shirts or merchandise: I am big Star Wars fan. I have padawan braid. What is it? Check here. And, WHO DOESN'T LOVE BATMAN?

5. Perfume: Well, a lady need to smell good.

6. Wrist watch: At one point of time, I had seven wrist watches. Now I have only two working. One for casual wear, one sports wear. You can always gift me the party wear :P :D

Here you go, an example


7. Rasta Beanie cap: I want one. I cannot handle my hair. Black coloured rasta beanie will do. Don't fret.

8. Coffee Mug: I was thinking of buying one for the office, but now that my birthday is here, you can gift. Link. - Booked.

9. AN EARPHONE. MY TWO YEAR OLD JUST DIED. Links - One, Two, and Three.

10. Gym Membership: Don't you want me to stay in good health and look good? What are you thinking? Go ahead! Ask and gift one!

11. Beauty package deal: Yes, you would want me to look my best on my birthday! That too 25th!

12. Dinner or Lunch deal: I am planning to go for lunch or dinner at some awesome place. Your gift would be a great relief!

13. Heavier Than Heaven: I want this Kurt Cobain book! I WANT I WANT I WANT. GIFT ME.

14. ED SHEERAN IS COMING TO MUMBAI. YOU CAN BUY ME A TICKET :D

15. Meet Dalai Lama: If you can help me in whatsoever possible way to meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, I will be ever grateful. And that, will be, always my greatest gift in life.

Other stuff that you can gift me - My Amazon Wishlist Link :P

HAPPY GIFTING. I AM WAITING FOR ALL OF YOUR REPLIES, ESPECIALLY YOU KNOW WHO ALL!

P.S. Stop gifting tiffin boxes. Please.

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