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Jan 2

What’s in a gift?

Today, I received possibly the most effortful (is that a word?) gift anyone has ever given me in my entire life. Suffice to say, I was shocked to see a scrapbook of my pictures compiled by another person, who has actually not known me for that long yet. Blame Facebook. And my vanity.

What makes a gift special? Of course we all love the idea of receiving presents, but I can safely assume that there are certain gifts that we appreciate more than others. For reasons like:

  1. The sender is special. I am pretty sure if you have a major crush on some guy, you will absolutely treasure anything he gives you. Sentimental people (like me) might even keep candy wrappers. And gift wrappers. And receipts from restaurants. Whatever.
  2. It’s something you’ve always wanted. Especially when it’s expensive. Especially when it’s an expensive gadget. HAHA.
  3. The element of surprise. I guess one of my personal reasons for loving a gift is when I don’t expect it, or I did not ask for it myself. Just because I love being surprised.
  4. It’s something memorable. Or a memento of something special. But of course.

Anyhow, no matter what the gift is, the more important matter is the feeling behind it. It’s hard to appreciate a gift without appreciating the feeling. Just as it does not matter who likes you. What matters is whom you like.

Jan 2

So I missed blogging.

My New Year’s Resolution this year, is to start blogging. Pure, un-kpop-ed, wordy blogging.