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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2009, 12:56:11 PM »
from family, greetings and dinner on special occasions are enough  ;D

from friends, greetings are well appreciated  :D

gifts are nice but simple gestures will do :D
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2009, 03:15:01 PM »
pag birthday ko i expect something from my guy... kahit simpleng card lang or dinner ok na... pag anniversarry i don't, yung maalala lang ni guy yung araw na yun happy nako.

when it comes to family naman, my parents never fail to give me gifts pag birthday ko, yun nga lang kasama na dun pati xmas gift, kase 12/24 ang bday ko..(ehem..Ü) sa mga friends ko, i expect them to greet me syempre noh, subukan nilang kalimutan bday ko, awayin ko sila... LOL
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2009, 10:45:39 PM »
i expect gifts from my loved ones pag Christmas lang.  kahit birthday ko, hindi na ako nageexpect ng gifts.  Practical na rin masyado mga tao sa paligid ko kaya nasanay na rin ako.  Pero sa husband ko when it comes to my birthday, i expect something but not really material, like simple dinner lang, basta something from him on my birthday.  understood yun kasi siya naman ang may work sa min. 

but most of the time, I don't expect.  I could say na great gift na sa kin ang thought na okey ang loved ones and friends ko, safe and sound, alive and kicking.  mas okey na gift yun kahit walang occasion.  in fact, blessing is just around me.  aanhin ko naman ang let's say "chanel bag" if they are in harm? 
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2009, 12:43:54 AM »
Only from my parents and the BF. Hehe :D


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2009, 04:42:56 AM »
sa family and friends -- greeting/text lang solve na ako..

kay bf -- expected na.. pano ba naman, malayo palang birthday ko or any significant date like anniversary, eh nagtatanong na yun kung ano gusto ko, hehe.. :)

tapos pag sa mismong bday ko (or date), wala siya gift for me (kasi hindi ko siya masagot sa kung ano gusto ko), eh siya itong atat na atat na wala pa daw siyang gift saken.. ako naman, o sige na, bigyan mo na nga ako, haha  ;D
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2009, 06:10:34 AM »
from friends, i really don't expect gifts. as long as they show me that they remember me during my birthday, christmas, etc. i'm pretty contented with greetings. honest!

from family, hindi nauso sa amin to give gifts. if there's a special occasion, we celebrate. eat out for dinner. something like that. again, i'm contented with this. but if i really, desperately like something for my birthday, i blatantly ask my father for it. hehe.. walang plastikan. ;D

from my bf, well, it's different. i expect a gift from him talaga on my birthday. it's not because i want something from him materially, but, the thought that he prepared something special for me is touching. i pretty much don't care what it is. it's the effort that counts. ;)


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2009, 11:41:11 AM »
Honestly, di kami nasanay magbigay or mag-expect ng gifts. But when there's occassion or kahit wala, sinasabi namin kung anong gusto namin and our parents will buy it for us. Even in my relationship, sinasabi ko kung anong gusto ko. Kaya, i seldom got things na di ko gusto kasi sinasabi ko na sa lahat what i expect them to get me.   ;D
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2009, 02:42:10 PM »
i don't expect gifts from my family, i rarely get gifts for my birthday.  pag christmas, i'm the one who gets the least gift. but i'm spoiled with my bf, he gives me gifts kahit walang occasion so ok ako :)


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2009, 12:19:25 AM »
i never expect gifts from friends. but i always expect there's something nice from my family and husband (boyfriend then).

i don't ask for specific gifts although my family knows what the likes and dislikes of each of us so i guess it's easier to get a gift. :)

as for my husband, he knows what i like. he surprises me even if there are no occasions! :) even just the small stuff makes me really giddy like a school girl. :D 


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2009, 09:23:44 AM »
i really dont expect gifts pero it would be nice kung may gifts di ba? kahit greetings, text o tawag lang okay na.

yung SO ko mahilig magbigay ng gifts. nireregalo nya yung mga bagay na hindi ko naman ineexpect. tinatandaan lang nya kung anong mga nabanggit ko pag lumalabas kami.

ang kaso wala talaga akong talent sa pagbigay ng gift hahaha minsan mas gusto ko cash na lang bigay ko kasi hindi ko alam kung anong gift ibibigay ko at wala ding time para maghanap ng gift. night shift kasi ako madalas kaya pag gising ko pasara na yung mall at paglabas ko eh sarado pa yung mall.

effort kung effort talaga pag bibili ako ng gift.
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2009, 04:22:10 PM »
syempre gusto ko may gift ako. Pero I dont ask. Sa relatives naman... sana mga gifty ng ibang relative ko.. " bago"
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2009, 09:10:13 PM »
I really was used to having big parties when there's an occasion...
and every Christmas party, I would receive 40+ gifts from my aunts and uncles (having a big clan and all...) and a few from our neighbors and from my classmates...
and when others migrated and others moved to the province, I receive only like 15+.
Last Christmas, I felt really depressed that I cried. I just felt like nobody remembered me at all. I felt incomplete.
Oh yeah. Spoiled with gifts BIG TIME!


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2009, 01:04:08 PM »
Tutal naman we are being honest eh... Yup, I expect gifts from family and bf. Friends... not so much. Except maybe my best girl friend. Hehe.

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There's a guy who was making porma to me before, and he asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Sabi ko wala, just go to my party. So talagang wala syang binigay. He just went to my bday party. Wala man lang dalang wine o kahit pansit lang.  :D Turn off. Then there was another guy na kahit hindi sya kasing rich like the other dude eh nagawa nyang magdala ng wine. Antares pa yung name nung wine, some sort of cheap red wine lang  but I was still touched. Antares kasi is the star of Scorpios. Scorpio pa naman ako. Syempre mas pogi points yung guy na ito.
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2009, 01:21:31 PM »
sa family- before ineexpect ko na every birthday ko may cake ako and we go out to eat dinner but simula nung nakalimutan nila isang beses yung birthday ko i stop expecting kasi nasaktan ako eh, heheh

sa bf naman- ndi namn kailangn ng gift but gusto ko nag put siya ng effort on something, i love surprises kaya mas maapricate ko meron siya well planned na itinerary. halimbawa mag cook siya for me, or akyat kami ng tagaytay, simple stuff lang masaya na ako.


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2009, 01:56:26 PM »
ako din greetings lang masaya na ako :)


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2009, 03:06:51 PM »
spoiled ako sa parents ko sa regalo mala dudley sa harry potter the 'rents always made it special eh. they'd observe what items we hold onto in stores or what we'd eye and theyd secretly get it or minsan they'll give us the money to buy whatever, so may time na i wasn't a good receiver pag di ko gusto yung gift from other people  i'd be mad and pag wala i'd be upset and minsan jealous with what my twin would get (yung regalo ng mga ninang kasi iba iba may favoritism talaga).

thing is i don't give gifts in return, noon...kurips eh and thoughtless. my mom would nudge me pa to get something for the friends and others. so imagine spoiled na selfish pa. until one day i just shifted not wanting or needing any gifts and all that material stuff. it took me years to appreciate picture frames, medyas and panyo as gifts so all that was given wasn't lost na rin.

now gifts come in trickles mas mabait na ako ngayon being a happy giver and a joyful receiver.

minsan pag card natatanggap ko i can't help but let my little devil out and hope that i'd  find moolah in them..bwhaha salbahe eh noh kasi yun din nakasanayan ko hahhaha. wala mas exciting eh or kahit pop up card nalang.

pero talga now i'd rather give.
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2009, 05:49:54 PM »
^same sentiments with you mga sisses..

during special occassions.. i lovedddd giving gifts..not just gifts, its something i really take time to look for. ayoko nung meron na siya, gusto ko unique and yung gifts na alam ko  magugustuhan talaga nila.. ganun ako pag dating sa friends/family..

pero in return, i also expect, yun lang ang bad part.. pero i never take this against them, kaya lang parang wala lang.. i soo want to be suprised pero never pa or wala pa nakagawa ng something really that special.. :s

ewan ko i dont know if its bad to expect pero ok lang din naman sa akin, kaya lang wala pa talagang nakakapag paramdam sa akin na special din ako in a way..
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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2009, 09:11:21 PM »
eversince i was young sanay na talaga ako na walang gift as in...kaya for me, tama na sakin yung greetings lang for my bday, kahit text lang tas big hug much better na...never talaga ako nagexpect for material things...i prefer yung mga personalize like a letter or card or something with effort kahit ano...


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2009, 02:37:34 AM »
Birthday - always. Other occassion, i dont expect anything :D


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Re: when it comes to gifts, be honest
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2009, 10:25:01 AM »
if may occasions nga, i expect it. pero bihira naman mangyari. so i always end up disappointed pero keri lang.

i love receiving gifts pero for some reason, bihira lang talaga ako makatanggap. if meron man, most of the time di ko pa gusto. iniisip ko nga dati na unconsciously, baka kaya big deal saken noon na gusto ko mag-debut and mag church wedding is because of all the gifts i/we might receive. hehe.. pero as always, never nangyari yung dalawa. so i didn't get any gift. binigyan pala ako ng money nung debut. pero iba pa din kasi pag gifts talaga na gift-wrapped. haha.. yun ang gusto ko talaga :(

and nung civil wed pala namin may nagregalo 2.. it turned out pareho pa!! ano ba yun. malas talaga ako sa gift.
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