So let’s pick up where we last left off….
Like I was saying earlier, the weather has a direct effect on my mood. So I’m guessing Mother Nature decided to throw me a bone and made it sunny and above 0 degrees Celsius ever since I published my last post.
With my spirits high (figuratively), I decided to brush up on my cooking skills,
(Top to bottom) Roasted chicken open faced sandwich, Making of a Buffalo chicken pie 😋
(Decided to try something else than Hakka)
Tomorrows special is gonna be Butter chicken with Boondi raita and rice.
Really looking forward to it.
With Black Friday around the corner I was casually perusing through the sales and I realized that I do not need any tech as of now.
Need to get this one if it goes on a sale under 20 bucks.🤞
After a while, I came across this site which sold wallpapers on metal canvas.
Lemme tell you a story as to why this caught my eye…
There are a bunch of empty spaces in our living room, now Brosph originally had a plan to frame 3 pieces of a picture and hang it in the living room.
But when we went to the store to find out how much framing would cost, we realized that it was…💸💸
Since, framing the picture seemed like a farfetched dream, I decided that with Xmas and Broseph’s bday being around the corner, I would get him a wallpaper, and while I’m at it get one for myself as well..😏
It took me 1/2 a day just to narrow it down to the designs that I think Broseph would like.
I would like to take a moment and give my…
To the people who do Xmas shopping for their loved ones every year, coz this 💩 ain’t easy.
I didn’t wanna go overboard with my purchase so 1 each was all I could afford.
Now I learnt a trick which you guys can use but I couldn’t in this case.
You: (calling your loved one) I got you your favourite gift for Xmas/bday. I’ll give you 3 chances to guess what it is.
Your loved one: (Says 3 random things)
You need a closing statment but with this trick which usually works best with kids, you get an idea of what their heart truly desires.
Now you just need to check if your wallet can match their desires 😅
Now Broseph is too smart for this trick…the age gap makes a difference. So I went with the logical route.
I was stuck between 3 categories
Gaming, negative illusions and quotes.
When I was back home in all of our Skype calls I have seen two pictures on the wall or on the side of his fridge…
So what I concluded was that he likes pictures which make you….
And horror based logos.
So after much contemplation I went with negative illusions + horror print… (will show you guys the prints in all its glory once it arrives….🤩)
When I give someone a gift I want them to experience true joy and not be met with an obligatory Thank you.
Eg. A long time ago before all the streaming services, downloading torrents was a common task and you wouldn’t get into trouble for doing so…
So Angelica had come down for a visit and she was a huge fan of…
So when she had come down to India close to her bday, I somehow managed to get her one of the newly released movie in the saga and I renamed the file as… DBZ The World’s Strongest.
This is another strategy 😎
Lower expectations before the big reveal.
So I coaxed her into watching this Dragonball Z movie with me…
But after a few seconds her face lit up and she tackled me out of affection which caught me off guard but I was happy in genuinely making someone happy.
Last year, I was only able to buy Broseph a DLC to one of his favourite games (since I had only limited funds) but this year I hope to employ the aforementioned technique and hopefully he will like his gift…