Definitely late with coming up with this one.
My birthday’s on Friday. And with every birthday, I type up a wishlist which I don’t expect anybody to give; I just put it up for the heck of it. Last year’s Christmas list was pretty productive in that I got a few things out of the way (I found my lost #7 computer glasses, Aida-san gave me the chains from #9, and I bought myself #s 1 and 10).
Enough chit-chat, let’s wish.
1. More hooks and chains!
I probably have too many clothes hence the need for more chains.
2.Scrabble ref magnets
Because I figure if I’m going to get magnets I might as well get fun ones. Need to hang-up my kitchen papers somehow!
3. Zojirushi Rice Cooker
I’ve been frustrated with my 10-cup metal rice cooker in that it’s TOO BIG and burns some of the non-rice stuff I cook in it. Rice cooker cooking is pretty popular in Japan, and Zojirushi is their most popular brand, so I want to go with this one.
I’ve seen this brand in SM Makati and had a mini heart attack when I saw the price tag (PhP 22k!). Here’s hoping it was mostly because of import tax.
4. Cleaning Supplies “Toolkit”
(will update with link later) I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was genius. You can go around with a whole cleaning supplies closet around your waist whilst you vacuum/mop/wipe/etc.
5. A Swiss Army Pocket Knife
I’ve never actually wanted a Swiss knife. But after fixing some stuff around the condo I felt I needed a toolkit but knew I wouldn’t be able to maximize it. I needed something smaller, hence the swiss knife wish.
I want one in a fancy color combo please.
6. Foldable Mini step ladder
Because when one can’t change the lightbulb simply because one is too short, a ladder is called upon to join the wishlist. I need one that reaches knee-length, and can be tucked away easily when I don’t need it.
7. Egyptian cotton sheets
STILL, #2 on last year’s Christmas list.
8. Foldable colander
Cooking pasta without a colander is really, really hard :(
So I can make soups more easily.
A step down from last year’s #3, I find I just need teaspoons. More for teas and measurements than anything really.
11. Jars for sugars and spices
12. 日本語の本 (Japanese Books). I know if I try hard enough I’ll be able to find online versions of these books but I’m still a paper kind of person, especially when it comes to studying. Some books I’m eyeing are:
- Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
- Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar
- Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (quoted to be the “Third” Genki book)
- Tobira (said to be the more difficult but more interesting version of #3)
- Genki Kanji Look and Learn (not the best kanji book, but since we’re using the Genki textbooks anyway I figure being consistent will pay off).