Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Xmas List

Xmas is just around the corner. What I love most about Xmas is the anticipation of unwrapping the paper wrapper to reveal the gift enclosed. While I'm not a Christian nor am I celebrating Xmas, I do love receiving presents but unfortunately I just get 2 or 3 presents every year. Therefore, this year, I took the matter to my own hands, and thus I determine what I want for Xmas by all means, which of course includes begging, requesting, and even buying them myself.

What I am about to reveal here is my wish list of 2008 which I've already had in possession before Xmas. Although I have no intention of showing off (maybe slightly), the ultimate reason for posting this is to remind myself many more years later of what I have been splurging on Xmas. My sister, would definitely call me a lucky bitch again. Sigh....

Warning: If you couldn't stand others being happy and lucky, then you better not proceed. It will aggravate the not-so-nice-side-of-some-people.





A no.1 must-have is of course a new handbag. Every girl likes handbags, the more the better. I don't know what made me splurge on a Celine Signature Boogie Bag, but the feeling of spending RM2k on a handbag is indescribable (could be the irresistible discount). The aftermath, when the credit card bill arrives, reality sets in and hard-earned money goes out. This is my first ever own-money-purchased-most expensive-bag. I felt bad for spending money like that when one of my chocolate operators at the factory told me that the bag is equivalent to her 3 months salary.


I would die happy after having stuffed myself with so much of Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts which I managed to spot at the Mall of Emirates in Dubai last month. I think I at least had half a dozen of that! The last time I had a taste of KK was in London 2 years ago. It cost me 1pound each compared to RM4 per piece at Dubai! The feeling of having a piece of KK with a cup of cappuccino is just ecstatic.



I picked up smoking cigars this year. While this is not exactly something to be proud of, I secretly enjoyed it. Although I have also tried smoking cigarettes, I just can't develop a liking for it. Maybe it's the smell or the taste, but I find it very fulfilling when I have a glass of nice wine paired with a good smoke. A few days ago, I finally found a friend who enjoyed smoking cigars, and we both had a taste of the Trinidad which I got it from Dubai. The Trinidad, was long famed to be the Cuban government’s preferred gift to foreign state visitors and emissaries and which is why it is something I longed to try. I found that I quite like it as it was light-bodied and mild. The taste was smooth and pleasant. This is definitely an expensive enjoyment because the price of Trinidad is no trivial amount.



Besides all things expensive which I happened to like, I do also go for cheap digs. I was so lucky to have such a nice customer whom was flying to London and was willing to help me get a few packets of the heavenly Jaffa Cakes. No where else outside UK you can actually find Jaffa Cakes. Usually, only the locals would know about it. Even tourists to the country may not even heard about the wonderful rounded thin sponge cake layered with a thin slice of orange jelly and then coated with dark chocolate. It felt better than ecstacy (although I haven't tried it) but I can assure you that it's the best comfort food! I have been having the cravings for it for 2 years and now finally I've found a price charming whom was so nice to go from supermarkets to supermarkets to only help me find my McVities Jaffa Cakes. I take no other brands except this one which made the looking a bit more challenging!



New lingerie every year is a must for me. That's when I throw away old stuffs and bring in the new stuffs. I have the tendency to buy sexy and unpractical lingerie and then only to find that sometimes it's such a hassle wearing them and thus the many white elephants in my closet drawers. The La Senza splurge comes twice a year, in coincidence with the FJ Benjamin Sales where the lingerie are dirt cheap. Don't ask me for the price because it's going to make you extremely jealous of me and terribly remorseful for not going to the sales.



A time of Xmas is never complete without chocolates, what more for someone chocoholic like me! My Godmom whom just came back from the TFWA in Cannes, brought me a bag of goodies which includes multiple boxes of never been seen chocolates and also a Shanghai Tang folder! It was a great gift because I like trying competitors' chocolates! My friend, Razim whom came back from London, brought me a box of Hot chocolate drink from Harrods and a bar of Ghirardelli Raspberry chocolate which I've yet to try. Gosh, this is going to be a really chocolatey Xmas!


This must be the best Xmas gift I've ever received. A GPS! No more getting lost anymore especially in KL but then again, I have just mastered the art of finding my way in KL. The GPS came a little bit too late. If it were to come last year, I would be very thrilled. One person I could think of who really needed this badly is Huai Bin. I think you should really get one (not mine of course). haha...



A celebration without champagne would not be complete. Someone got me this bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage 1999. So far I've only tasted the Vintage 2000. Although this is not the 1996 bottle, I am still very much into this bottle because according to Robert Parker (a leading US wine critic for The Wine Advocate) rated this at 96 points and it has at least 20 years of life ahead of it. I don't think I am going to keep this bottle for that long. I probably plan to open it next year when I turn half oops I mean quarter-of-a-century-old.


My mom got us a bottle of Absolut 100 and a bottle of Level (from the makers of Absolut) from the Abu Dhabi airport. She just arrived yesterday bearing gifts of vodka and my cigars (I paid for those cigars myself). Absolut Masquerade has just been released and I plan to ask my dad to bring it back in Jan. I have yet to try Absolut 100 but according to the alcoholic Huai Bin, it was good. With 50% alcohol, I'm not sure whether I can take it though! Haha...




And the ultimate must-have for the Xmas & New Year is of course a new hairstyle. So far, this is the shortest I've ever gone. The previous "Victoria Beckham Hairstyle" has grown out and thus I went for a trim last week. The hairstylist then snipped off my a hair a little shorter than the previous time. Now, not only I'm using less shampoo (to save money since we are all going into recession) but also saves time in blowing dry. I really like my new hairstylist because she's such a perfectionist. Can you believe that this haircut is only RM20?!! She uses everything Schwarzkopf from shampoo to hair dye and hair styling. Can't imagine what would my hair looked like when she goes on maternity leave in Feb to April. What would I do without her?!!

That's all folks. Actually the list was not long enough because I still haven't fit in my new shoes and clothes. So much so for a shopoholic like me.

28 comments:

Huai Bin said...

Thanks for the cigar last night, much awesomeness! :)

You GPS looks very nifty, no wonder you never get lost. I shall dismantle yours and install it in my car. ;)

Not an alcoholic la. ;)

Huai Bin said...

Oh ya, I haven't seen you in the La Senza lingerie. Wear it one day can?

Kidding, kidding, don't kill me please. :)

Jen said...

jaffa cakes are awesome!! a friend brought back a few boxes when she came back from the uk, and i finished it off within minutes!!! yummeh..

your wishlist is crazy! i shall hopefully get there soon enough. in like 10 years or so T__T

and congrats on winning the thumbdrive!

mef said...

Eiling,

Glad that you've discovered the trinidad reyes. IMHO, one the best cigar for about 40 mins of enjoyment. Don't you just luv the pig tail.

Great taste and fine style. M sure the list are a lot longer.

Season greetings !!!

Philip said...

Where on earth can you still enjoy a RM20 hair cut? Not even in small town like Sibu.You couldn't be half a century old next year...haha.

KY said...

I didn't realise you're already 49!!!!

-eiling- said...

Huai Bin: You're welcome. I shall keep my GPS away from you! I'll give you the lingerie and you can wear it yourself... Don't worry, I won't kill you.

Jen: Yes. Jaffa Cakes totally rocks! You will get there one day, very soon! Thanks.

Mef: Yeah the reyes is very cute and I love the taste. Merry Xmas to you too!

Philip: Oops..I made a mistake. It's quarter of a century. Haha...

-eiling- said...

KY: yes, I made a mistake. I thought I was 49.

Irenelim said...

The Celine Signature Boogie Bag is awesome and it costs 4 monhts of my salary! lol.

roxkitty said...

RM20 haircut?! That's unbelievably cheap because it looks really nice!

-eiling- said...

Irenelim: Couldn't be la. You have your own online boutique. I should envy you!

Roxkitty: Thanks. It is RM20. I used to go for one near my house which is just RM15. I've never spend more than RM30 on a hair cut! Haha...

YilingL said...

Do not tell ppl where we cut our hair or the place will be crowded!!!!!!!! Hehehehe :p

I shall post my bday & xmas wishlist soon. *hint hint though u already got me a bday present but u very kaya one right hint hint*

suituapui said...

Yalor, Huai Bin, I'm not a nicotine addict either! Hahahahaha!!!....Oops, sorry, eiling. Those Mcvities' biscuits nice? I love their Scottish shortbread - more affordable than Walkers or any other brand, and very nice!

Not that keen on all the other things in your list...but I might be persuaded otherwise if you had modelled the black lace lingerie personally instead....*wolf whistles! Hey! Huai Bin also said something to this effect! Wise men think alike, eh? Hahahahahaha!!!!

foongpc said...

Wow! Your Xmas wish list looks terribly expensive! Luckily, I don't get jealous easily. Haha! Maybe because I don't drink much and don't smoke either. I also don't buy handbags and sexy lingerie. I don't need a GPS to help me navigate. LOL! Maybe I'm a bit jealous on the Krispy Kreme and Jaffa cakes and chocolates! : )

Huai Bin said...

suituapui: We just enjoy nicotine and alcohol. ;)

Eiling: Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Don't tell ppl I'm a cross dresser k?

;)

Simon Seow said...

Krispy Kreme might be a bit difficult to get unless Berjaya faster open their outlets in Malaysia. ;)

-eiling- said...

Yiling: I memang tak ada duit already la. You also saw the splurge kan?

STP: haha...notti notti. Wait until Mrs STP sees this! Those are not words from wise men, those are called "polluted minds". Lol... I haven't try the McVities Shortbread tho. I'm not really a shortbread person.

Foongpc: Don't be jealous on KK. Berjaya might be opening the KK outlets here soon.

Huai Bin: Oops.. I didn't know that!

Simon: Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Cath J said...

Very sexy hair cut!!

-eiling- said...

Cath J: Thanks!

foongpc said...

Wow! really? Don't make me happy lah! I'll be looking forward to that! : )

foongpc said...

Btw, I agree with Huai Bin. Maybe you should post yourself wearing your expensive La Senza for us to see. Who knows, traffic to your blog might just explode overnight! LOL!

Anonymous said...

#5...do you want to sell any of them?

-eiling- said...

Anon: But I wore them already!

Lau said...

Hi,

I'm a new reader in your blog.

About your #8.
I do have some Dom that I need to dispose of from my collection. 1996 & 1998 goes for RM450 each. Please email me if your are interested.

Cheerios.

-eiling- said...

Lau: Thanks. How do I contact you? I would like to but the DM 1998.

ahhup said...

wow, i saw your post on MAS Regional Lounge Official Opening, first was Port Ellen's malt now Dom Perignon 2000? I must say you are a damn lucky lady, with expensive taste bud of course.

I saw at least a dozens of DP 1996 few days ago on the shelf of some supermarket, will plan to get 2 soon! I love malts, but I absolutely worship Champagnes! I ever drank 3 bottles of M&C with 2 lovely ladies in one night, popping the cork is already a delightful moment by itself!

btw, did you get any DP from Lau?, RM450 is a bargain IMO. 96 & 98 some more!

-eiling- said...

ahhup: Actually I haven't had the pleasure to try any M&C except the DP 1999&2000. Wow lucky ladies to be drinking that with you! Honestly, if you want to get a bottle of DP, buy the 1998 one not the 1996. Lau did not reply so I didn't get to buy it. I only had a bottle of 1999 with me now.

If you like champagne, try Bollinger Grand Anee. It's fantastic!

I'm lucky to have a chance to try all these because I have generous friends who appreciates the finer things in life...

lingerie coupon codes said...

All are very much lovable, i will try them.

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