8.22.2008

28 Things I Want For My 28th Birthday

It's almost that time of the year again. The time when I celebrate for being a year older but none the wiser, my birthday. So earlier today I asked myself: "What do I want for my 28th birthday?" I suppose world peace or a bright-eyed girlfriend would make as a nice present. But those are hard to achieve and hard to maintain, and I'm just a simple man who takes joy in material things. So, instead, I just made a wishlist at Amazon, then e-mailed it to all my close relatives and friends. Hopefully, they won't delete it or, worse, mark it as spam.

Here are the 28 things that I wished for my 28th birthday:

Upgraded Music
1. Epiphone Les Paul Guitar (Standard Plain Top, Vintage Sunburst)
2. Marshall Amplifier (100-Watt)
3. Line 6 Tone Port UX2
4. Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi
5. Ibanez Tube Screamer (TS 808 Re-issue)

There's nothing wrong with my current guitar rig. As a bedroom musician, it serves me pretty well. Nonetheless, I still want an upgrade. So if you have thousands of cash stuck in your couch, you can get me any 100-watt Marshall Amplifer and an Epiphone Les Paul Guitar. While I do prefer a burst finish on my guitar, plain would just do too. You can also throw in a Line 6 Tone Port so I can record all the riffs that I can come up with. If you only have hundreds, don't worry, because you can still get me a Big Muff Pi or a Tube Screamer (or both), re-issues of legendary guitar effects.

Enhanced Gaming
6. iBuyPower Gamer Desktop PC
7. Fallout 3: Amazon Exclusive Survival Edition
8. Spore Galactic Edition
9. Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW
10. Xbox 360

If you happen to decide that you want to waste my time and hamper my productivity, then you can pre-order me the special editions of Fallout 3 and Spore. These games, however, won't run beautifully and smoothly on my current gaming rig. So you might as well get me a widescreen PC monitor and a high-end desktop PC built for gaming. If you can't afford any of these, an Xbox 360 is good too. I'm not that picky.

Luxurious Gadgets
11. Canon Digital Rebel XSi (12 MP D-SLR)
12. Archos 605 Wi-Fi (160 GB)
13. Panasonic DMP-BD30K
14. Sennheiser HD 595
15. Swiss Army Watch

I always want to get into photography. But I just don't have the money to buy a Digital SLR. So if you're kind enough, you can start me on my new hobby by buying me a Canon Digital Rebel XSi. Since photography requires travel, you can also get me an Archos 605 so I can take my music, movie and picture library with me, and access the internet from anywhere. But, of course, I can't listen to music on my Archos without a good headphone. So you might as well include a Sennheiser headphone. A watch is also an essential tool when traveling. Mine is eight years old, so I won't complain if you get me one for my birthday. If you don't want me to start a new hobby, then the least you can do is get me a Blu-ray disc player.

Deluxe Library
16. Watchmen (Absolute Edition)
17. The Walking Dead Vol. 1
18. DMZ Vol. 1: On The Ground
19. 100 Bullets Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call
20. Runaways Vol. 1
21. Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)
22. Fahrenheit: 451
23. The Once and Future King

If you're stingy because of the rising gas prices, then this is where it gets easy on the wallet. By the next month or so, I will be donating my mass makert paperback books and trade paperback comics to a children's institution (I forgot the name). If you think I'm charitable enough, then you can reward me with a deluxe edition of a book or comics so I can rebuild my library. But if you really are a cheapskate, getting me the first volumes of 100 Bullets or DMZ will also be appreciated.

Animation Marathon
24. Metalocalypse (Season 1 Boxed Set)
25. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (The Complete Series)
26. Spawn: Animated Collection

If you wanted to get me blu-ray disc player but can't afford it, don't worry. Instead, just get me the DVD boxed set of these animations listed above. Metalocalypse and Spawn are pretty good, I've seen some of the episodes and I want to watch them all. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, I haven't seen it yet. But a friend of mine told me it's good anime to watch, especially if you're a musician.

Toy Showcase
27. Vinyl Art Toys
28. Ame-Comi Wonder Woman

As as I said a couple post ago, I wanted a vinyl art toy so I can display it in my room. They're cool, they're fun, and they're colorful. But the ame-comi Wonder Woman, I couldn't really say anything about it. Except that, as a collector, I want it just for the sake of having it. So, please, get me some.

I'm not really expecting any gifts from anybody, I never did since I was 10. That's why this is called a "WISH" list. While I do admit that I'm materialistic, I still consider health and life as the ultimate gift. Besides, you can't enjoy material things if you're dead or sick. So as long as I have all my appendages intact and functional on my birthday, I'm thankful.

But if you really do want to buy me gifts. Then here's the summary of my birthday wishlist:
Items that costs $100 to $10
Items that costs $1000 to 100

4 comments:

Junelle said...

Pang Romantic ah :)

Junelle said...

You have no girlfriend? Could I apply :)

Skron said...

You definitely can apply. But your application will be on queue. Because, like I said, girlfriends are hard to maintain.

Junelle said...

List me on queue then :) hehehe