044/365: February 13, 2013

I always become such a giddy schoolboy when parcels come for me in the mail. That my past two parcels were sent by really good friends of mine just makes it that much more meaningful. 

I picked up the gifts Lawrence sent me from the post office today, and since I promised I wouldn’t open it until we got on Skype, all I did was carry around the package at school all day, almost as if a much-coveted trophy. Hours (that trudged on as slowly as possible) later, we were finally both home and online. Let the gift-opening frenzy begin!

I unwrapped the parcel like a ten year old at Christmas, much to Lawrence’s amusement. He got me Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. We had talked about reading the book together before (more than anything, to motivate myself to actually finish reading a book), but I unfortunately couldn’t find a copy of it anywhere (which prompted me to buy his other masterpiece, 1Q84). I guess I have 2013’s second book to scratch off my Resolutions List now!

He got me a pack of Tim Tams, and a tube of Vegemite, too, because they’re both made in Australia. I tried a lick of the Vegemite and had absolutely 0 idea why anyone would eat it, or why Lawrence enjoyed eating it in the past. Acquired taste? I’ve yet to spread it on bread, though, so maybe my mind will change.

He also put in a card, and inside was a… very well-written letter. HAHA! I’m really looking forward to hanging out with you one day, too, Dr. Kash. Remember, it’s on my Bucket List, so it will have to happen eventually. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Thanks, again, Lawrence! I hope you like your birthday gift :D

I am on a roll with friends this year, huh? I seem to have the nicest, and sweetest of them all :)

byjinnguyen  asked:

Name a person from tumblr you'd do the sex to, one you'd marry, one you'd throw off a cliff, one you'd treat to a fancy dinner and never call back ever again.

Do the sex: @jerwaume because I’ve never had vaginal sex before.

Marry: @byjinnguyen, @n2kkun, @drkfeelgood, @lostenohio, @anyone else who is studying to become a doctor so they can be my sugar daddy heyyyyyyyyyyy. Except Dennis. That shit nasty.

Throw off a cliff: I won’t name names, but let’s just say he likes to lick his wrists a lot.

Dine & ditch: @imvanntastic because if I spend any more time with him than that, I may end up dying in a freak dragon boat accident.

The two letters I’ve gotten in the mail this year. More than the rest of the things in the package, the letter accompanying them is always what excites me the most. It sort of ties everything together with a pretty bow.

Don’t get me wrong. The marshmallowy gummy and shoestring candies, the pepparkakor, the letter cookies, the Tim Tams, the Vegemite, the book… they’re all hella appreciated. And very loved, even. They’ve in fact kept me company these past weeks, and will continue to till I so sorely run out of them. 

It’s just these letters… so personal and with only me as its intended audience; they’re a part of you that I get to keep for myself, and make no mistake, I am treasuring them till I make better friends. Kidding. Till I die, of course. You guys are the sweetest, and I hope you like my gifts when you finally get it :D

Mail time, mail time, MAIL TIME!
Here’s the mail, it never fails,
It makes me want to wag my tail,
When it comes I wanna wail - MAIL!

LAWRENCE! No words, buddy. True friendship right here. In my hands. Just waiting to be opened! I read on the manifest that you sent me Tim Tams and vegemeat? So varied (and very, very much appreciated).

I had a cheesy-as-fuck paragraph all written up here (like I always do), but I decided against it. (See? I’m growing up! Well, maybe not really, because…) Instead, I’ve pasted it onto a text file, probably to be sent along with my package to you. I can’t seem to say no to cheese! #help

Can’t wait for you to get my package; hopefully it arrives in time for your birthday! Now get back home, stat, so we can talk and I can open this up! It’s been killing my focus all day XD

050/365: February 19, 2013

This little guy was supposed to be in my packages to Thomas and Lawrence, but FedEx wouldn’t let me send it. Philippines-based Filipinos surely know this stupid little figurine, and off-the-bat, they probably already know why customs wouldn’t let me send it.

It would have been such a lame prank, but it would have made for quite a good laugh. Thank you for being such a spoilsport, Ms. FedEx lady! They could have used these as paperweights :(

So anyway, since you guys aren’t going to get it anymore, I’ll spoil it here. It’s basically a guy standing inside a barrel (I think he’s so uniquely called Barrel Man). The man’s stuck to the platform he’s on, but the barrel isn’t, meaning you could pull the barrel off, and when you did

A surprise would be waiting. HAHAHA!

I swear, this would have totally livened up the packages I sent. Oh, well. Maybe I can hand-carry it one day and give him to you both.

There’s an old proverb that says you can’t choose your family. You take what the fates hand you, and like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not, you cope. Then there’s the school of thought that says the family you’re born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you until you’re ready to go out into the world… and find your tribe.
—  Meredith Grey, S02E12 “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”
049/365: February 18, 2013

I’ve never mailed anything before, not outside the country, at least, so I went with my safest bet, FedEx. Besides being the safest for sure, they were the only courier that would let me send dry food. Why other couriers refuse to do so, I will never understand. All complications aside and ironed out, though, I was finally able to mail both parcels today.

I am so stoked for my friends to get my packages! :D

Oh shush, you two. Thomas, you didn’t send me contact details either -_- And Lawrence, that jpg is NOT seeing the light of day ever. You will rue the day that jpg gets public attention!

Also, after some complications, tomorrow will be the official day your packages get sent. I hope you’ll like them :D