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Leen
December 04, 2006, 10:05 AM
Christmas is just around the corner. People are all in the celebrative mood in celebrating this awesome celebration. In the midst of all the joy, why not we take a moment to think of 5 things that you might want or want for Christmas that money can't buy? Feel free to elaborate on them too. Here's my list.

1. More blessings from God
I've been very blessed this year to earn myself not one, but two scholarships to continue my studies in the states. Other than that, my brother is doing well in his university and there's nothing bad happening to my family and such. My education is not too bad with some minor hiccups here and there. I have decent relationship with my housemates and I have found some really nice people in church as well. Same goes to a few new friends that I meet in my college. Then again, human can never be pleased with one or two things. When you give them an apple, they will ask for two apples in return. Well, I might just be one of them. XD More blessings from God is definitely something great for Christmas.

2. More love from my family to me and vice versa
English idiom mentions "Distance makes the heart grows fonder." I've been away from my family for quite some time now. Too bad, we are in a globalized world where distance is no longer a barrier for communication. The proliferation of cellphones and computers make communication so much easier than before. Nonetheless, there's always some setbacks to all these technological-savvy world. Everyone can call everyone easily. There's no more romance left in this world, no more poetic-written letters, or heart-warming cards from family. Yada yada yada. Actually, all I'm saying is that I have TOO much communication with my mother that it no longer becomes a communication. It becomes "daily report". I dislike "daily report". If Santa would grant me this wish, I wished that my mother wouldn't call me that often and that she would leave me alone for sometime so that I would love her more and at the same time, she would learn to love me by feeling, not just by calling me and saying hi to me, like a routine.

3. Clean air
This is one of the most difficult wish to come true. I just need more clean air for my own sake. The air in my college area is choking. It's filled with haze 24/7 and there's barely any white cloud in the morning nor any shining stars at night. There's nothing; just plain blue sky in the morning and black sky at night. The sky becomes so monochromatic and lifeless, something I hate since I enjoy the beauty of nature.

4. A better brain
Ahah, here's something I would really like for Christmas. I just wish that I have the knowledge of Einstein, the courage of Mahatma Gandhi, and the wisdom of Dalai Lama. XD It would be so great if I'm smart, intelligent and wise at the same time at a young age. I can use my brain wisely to help the people in this world to achieve a better world.

5. A better country
My country, my country............ It's a hopeless case. You either fight or flight. For me, I choose flight. Even though it's pretty unethical to just "flight" after everything your country have done for you, I only see bleak future in my country. If Santa only hears my cry......................... I want my country to be a better place..... :s

What about you? Anything you want for Christmas that money can't buy? ;)

rabb
December 06, 2006, 05:47 PM
5 or ten things? make up your mind!

1) my family to have peace
Im the peace keeper of my family, i keep them from each other's throats, but when they arnt after each other, they look down upon me, and push me to fight them (which can be hard to resist, but i do. most of the time). my siblings are spread out over 3000 miles, and i have no contact at all with two of them, and have no idea where they are. recently my mother biggest problem child got a lot better, but the rest of my family still looks down on her, so im constantly defending her, and taking heat for it. so just for one week, id like them to all sit down and shut. (its tough being the youngest and most mature at the same time :p)

2) the continued (or improved) health of my grandfather.
he is in his mid 80s, and were not sure how much longer he will last. my grndmother has been waiting on him and and foot.

3) a girlfriend.
simple enough, right? its not like i cant get one. well it kinda is. im not bad looking or anything, but im really shy im real life, so i havnt been able to ask out my coworker whom i really like. so, more accurtly, my wish is the courage to ask her out.

i guess thats all i can really think off without get too physical, or reveal more about my family and past than i want to. thinking of five things isnt as easy as it sounds

Leen
December 07, 2006, 02:28 AM
Ah, 5 things. XD

Getting a girlfriend for Christmas is indeed interesting. Good luck with that. With a pat or two from God, you might just find one that is compatible with you.

baboysai
December 07, 2006, 05:18 AM
aw. a girlfriend for christmas. Haha, I think these things you don't ask for, you work for. ^_^

Eileen, what country you from, anyway?

Leen
December 07, 2006, 05:41 AM
aw. a girlfriend for christmas. Haha, I think these things you don't ask for, you work for. ^_^

But sometimes, no matter how hard you try to work it out, it just doesn't work out. Then, you have to ask for it. XD


Eileen, what country you from, anyway?


Some small country in Asia. :p No snow......:(

baboysai
December 07, 2006, 06:34 AM
me too. maybe we're from the same country. Sounds so much like it, haha. And "flight" is the in-thing.

Pevee
December 09, 2006, 08:27 PM
1. A Better Brain. I need that, desparately, so that I won't have to stress out so much about school.
2. Very Good Luck for my family and I. My fortune isn't going that well recently.
3. Peace. Newspapers have enough things to talk about besides how many people die yesterday. And we call ourselves "civilized" beings.
4. Magic. It's self-explanatory
5. World Domination. . . . I'm serious.

mugen
December 09, 2006, 08:32 PM
well for Mugen these would be them please try not make fun of him
1.Resolve
2.The World
3. A DEATH NOTE
4.Sanctuary
5.ADD cure

SilveryShadows
December 10, 2006, 03:57 PM
(More like wish + comment. Not so much as elaboration..
1. Money.
lol. You can't buy money. (Well, I suppose you can buy lottery tickets or stocks to earn money.. =/. No; this one doesn't count.)
2. Language skills
Well, I suppose I can buy books/CDs to learn language, but using money won't improve my language skills or teach me new languages.
3. Drawing skills
I draw badly ):
4. Happiness, peace, better health & environment, etc. etc.
I can use money to improve those things, well health & environment. (Gov. can use money to reduce pollution etc. but they don't have money to spend it all there. )
5. Creativity
So I can come up with more things I want. (I suppose I can always pay someone to be creative for me.. lol.)

I suppose my list can, in a way, not count.. Money -can- be used to obtain those things. =/

Leen
December 10, 2006, 10:06 PM
well for Mugen these would be them please try not make fun of him
1.Resolve
2.The World
3. A DEATH NOTE
4.Sanctuary
5.ADD cure


Resolve ? What's that?
Also, what will you do with a Death Note? :huh
Sanctuary? I have one sanctuary just around the corner. :nuts Rest there.
ADD cure? Why?

mugen
December 10, 2006, 10:11 PM
1.well resolve is something you need in order to make things happen but Mugen lacks it so he never accomplishes anything
2.i want a death note to create an utopia and cuz it's cool
3.sanctuary cuz Mugen needs an escape from reality
4.add cure cuz Mugen's been thinking about going to Oxford in England
now let's look at your list :)

Leen
December 10, 2006, 10:29 PM
1.well resolve is something you need in order to make things happen but Mugen lacks it so he never accomplishes anything
2.i want a death note to create an utopia and cuz it's cool
3.sanctuary cuz Mugen needs an escape from reality
4.add cure cuz Mugen's been thinking about going to Oxford in England
now let's look at your list :)


I'm recommending these two books to you:

The Giver by Lois Lowry and Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
After reading them, then you come back and tell me if you still want a utopia.

mugen
December 10, 2006, 10:35 PM
i know a utopia is in a way bad but really with they way things are right now, you sometimes wish for one don't you

Leen
December 11, 2006, 01:47 AM
I do wish for one....................sometimes. ;)
Too bad, there's no such thing called utopia. Even if there's a utopia in this world, it will only be a dystopia because nothing can be perfect. So when you try to perfect things that are not perfect, you end up ruining it. >.>

gunajoot
December 11, 2006, 01:59 AM
This sounds interesting...

1. i wish i will find a good friend. Having one good friend is much more better than having numerous friends around u. This might make me sound like a loner though.

2. Second would be a pay increase. I will be a English teacher soon and the pay is quite low in my country. Thats disturbing cause u cant really focus in your job if u are woried bout meeting the ends of month.

3. Non stop supply of animes FOREVER. (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE, thank you mangahelpers, u guys are the best)

Well thats it. No more n life will be more than good with all this. Thanks santa.

WinterLion
December 11, 2006, 02:11 AM
My list of things I want that money can't buy.

1. More time
Time to spend with my family. Time to spend with my friends. Time to finish all the projects I want to do. Time go back home.

2. Peace
Peace for everyone. I'm so tired and saddened by all the news of wars, people killing each other and themselves, bombings... I just wish it would stop.

3. To see, hear, talk and hug someone who's not here.
Someone I miss dearly.

4. Cleaner environment
So my kids will have something left when they're grown.

5. Turn back time
Turn back time for a friend who's lost her grandmother recently, but for various reasons wasn't able to go back home to be with her grandmother, or even attend the funeral.

mugen
December 11, 2006, 04:56 PM
4. A better brain
Ahah, here's something I would really like for Christmas. I just wish that I have the knowledge of Einstein, the courage of Mahatma Gandhi, and the wisdom of Dalai Lama. XD It would be so great if I'm smart, intelligent and wise at the same time at a young age. I can use my brain wisely to help the people in this world to achieve a better world.



really a better brain you have one , we all have the same brain we just have different souls which give us more or less access to our brains then others :darn
so don't worry about that :amuse

jairdan6
December 11, 2006, 09:35 PM
i'd replace the word "soul" with the words work ethic in that sentence mugen. different souls still implies theres a difference in quality of your soul

mugen
December 11, 2006, 09:44 PM
i'd replace the word "soul" with the words work ethic in that sentence mugen. different souls still implies theres a difference in quality of your soul

that's what i meant
I'm evil, am i not?

AreoXIII
December 16, 2006, 01:21 AM
1.Me controling time and space.

2.Me using a Action Replay on life for infinite money.

3.Also me growing wings.

Yes I know I seem spaced out. :amuse

BlueChild
December 17, 2006, 12:44 PM
1.: A better relationship with my father
since my parents are devorced i hardly had any contact with him for about 4 years now. Things are improving temporarily, but i'm not sure about the results, for i can hardly behave like myself when he's around

2.: I want to really know what i'm gonna do about my studies
i'm cancelling my Chemistry studies and i don't really know what else i really want to do because there are just too many options.

(3.: Some manners and common sense for my sister
>explains itself<)

3.: a new shoulder! >.<

4.: More time for me
i hardly have time for me or my friends, which is really annoying and sad =(

5.: A certain person
i just wish he would say what i want to hear the most

Xophien
December 17, 2006, 01:00 PM
1. AreoXIII's Action replay that has the infinite money code. :amuse

2. A Catgirl Maid. Yeah.

3. Cookies that can change Naruto fans into Eyeshield21 fans. I said cookies but canned sardines with the same power may work too... :noworry

4. A chibi phoenix pet like Aoyama Tsuruko in Love Hina. It's just too cute >_<

5. A Catgirl Maid. Wait, didn't I already say that ? Well... Two are better than one^^"

mugen
December 17, 2006, 01:16 PM
5.: A certain person
i just wish he would say what i want to hear the most


I love you :wtf

BlueChild
December 17, 2006, 01:28 PM
thanks, Mugen xD

mugen
December 17, 2006, 01:29 PM
you're welcome but you did'nt say you love me? :wtf

BlueChild
December 17, 2006, 01:40 PM
i love you too!

/spam

mugen
December 17, 2006, 01:45 PM
yeah it is spam
anyways did I say
I want a car
you know a 16 year old needs a car

ibra87
December 17, 2006, 01:51 PM
Don't get me wrong, I just don't want to wish for stuff like Peace because it's already wished for >_> A thread where everyone says "more time" or "world peace" just get boring (harsh truth):

1. A Wii >_> Won't get my hands on this for a while

2. PS3 >_> ----------------------||----------------------------

3. No Xbox 360 ever

4. Bigger memory

5. The ability to manipulate something. Don't know what.


or

1. A Wife

2. A life

3. A radioactive knife

4. The sword of Cloud Strife

5. Ownership of IFE (Instituto Federal Electoral)

mugen
December 17, 2006, 01:53 PM
5. The ability to manipulate something. Don't know what.

girls and what not maybe even store cashiers

AreoXIII
December 17, 2006, 04:48 PM
girls and what not maybe even store cashiers


Everything!

Also no one wants World Domination? :ginbo <-- evil laugh

EmptySoul
December 20, 2006, 12:45 PM
lets see
1) to quere my uncale from suferring from cancer
2)to get driving licen!!
3)that this world be better place to live
4)to see more naruto ^_^
5)be healthy! all my life!

starfall856
February 20, 2007, 03:55 PM
yeah i know its after Christmas but hey

1. A boyfriend
2. to find a tutorial for coloring in photoshop :mad :(
3. world peace
4. an end to global warning
5. to have superpowers...YAY

baboysai
February 20, 2007, 07:56 PM
yeah i know its after Christmas but hey

1. A boyfriend
2. to find a tutorial for coloring in photoshop :mad :(
3. world peace
4. an end to global warning
5. to have superpowers...YAY


#2 can be provided for with money if you enroll in some course like that.

Paper
February 22, 2007, 01:10 AM
1. a better life in general...crappy things happen too quickly, too often...
2. i wanna be less cynical and neurotic...
3. respect from people...
4. force powers
5. change all my internal organs (e.g. lungs, heart, kidney) into healthy ones (without surgeory)

kkeroscenee
June 01, 2007, 11:38 AM
1. to be more confident and assertive
2. something to make me be not lazy
3. get top 5% of my graduating class (im top 8%)
4. six pack
5. more time. everythings going by soo fast

woody_green
June 02, 2007, 08:56 PM
1. A best friend
2. Better grades
3. A better relationship with my parents
4. Fortune
5. My purpose in life

bakashijinsan
June 03, 2007, 07:51 PM
1. a sexy body with chislelled abs
2. William Golding as my English teacher
3. Be a musketeer
4. Travel back in time (about 7 years ago) and get a different degree (while retaining my current one :amuse)
5. a damn salaray raise!!

Nami
December 17, 2008, 11:02 AM
It's that time of the year again! What is it you want for christmas that money can't buy?

Personally i hope for a better economy, happiness, to be surrounded by lots of loved ones, great health and ability to drink without puking >.>

What about you boys and girls? Any wishes on your mind?

jukrat
December 17, 2008, 02:13 PM
finishing university in one night thats all i want..all five.. in medical faculty i am and there is still four years :( its hard you know when your friends almost finish their school and you are still like half way on it

redcometfm
December 17, 2008, 03:10 PM
1. Good fortune for the family
2. A future big hollywood deal for a spec script
3. love
4. some nice (the best) [holiday] sex
5. increase in quality of drawings
6. to know a new language well by the end of my break (rosetta stone, away!!)

OhDearMoshe
December 17, 2008, 08:50 PM
1. To see friends and family over the Christmas break that I haven't had a chance to see in a while.

2. To improve my juggling because I haven't had chance to practice

3. AN improved work ethic would be nice would be nice to do really well in University next semester

4. Good looks would be nice :P Well an Ego really I suppose I'm not that bad looking =/

5. A trained team of bodyguard ninja's

Luciana
December 17, 2008, 10:44 PM
erwww well :
1.Time
2.love (?)!
3.new parents.
4.psy powers 8D.
5.a boyfriend or two

Strider'sā™„Death
December 18, 2008, 03:21 AM
Hmmmm lets see....
1.Win Mega Millions Lotto
2.Win Lotto
3.Win Little Lotto
4.Enough money to invest in every drawing for the maximum of tickets u can buy in each lotto game(which isnt unlimited , theres a limit)
5.Sum kind of superstitious sign out of nowhere that lets me know the numbers for the lotto

I guess #4 requires money hmmmmmmmm......oh well

Gecko Moria
December 18, 2008, 10:09 PM
things money cant buy...
1) the next few One Piece chapters
2) the next few Bleach chapters
3) a summer job
4) the hole in the ozone layer above me to be fixed
5) a good mp3 player (you cant buy it with the money i got -_-')

LB56
December 19, 2008, 02:19 AM
1. I'd like for my roommate to be able to walk

2. a high score on the LSAT

3. not to have to take another semester of German

4. a Super Bowl win by the Atlanta Falcons

5. team USA to beat Japan in ES21

Adorien
December 20, 2008, 05:50 AM
1. My best friend to be happier.

2. People to be more positive. It is said that when a person is thinking more positively, their life is better: they don't get ill so easily, they manage things almost every time.

3. People to be less greedy and more practical.

4. Chalga to be erased from the face of the Earth.

5. To become a pro guitarist. Yes, money can buy lessons, but not skill.

rikudou pain
January 08, 2009, 09:58 PM
tito pipi

hunter71485
January 09, 2009, 04:48 AM
Listed from "realistic" to in your dreams, mate":

1) A hot, honest, nice (and smaller than me) girlfriend.
2) Rolo's Geass.
3) An elixir of immortality
4) people I can leech off money forever
5) Masterminding a war that will eradicate humanity's hatred on itself

polaris
January 13, 2009, 05:33 AM
1-peace
2-less exams high points
3-wisdom
4-polar bear as a pet, actually more like a friend(friends dont eat each other right?)
5-cure for cancer or AIDs etc..