Wishful Thinking in 2012
December 28th, 2011
I have specific goals in the upcoming year, 2012. However, material-wise, I do have a lot that I wish to have. I know that I won’t be able to buy most of them. I do want to keep a list here so I can be inspired enough to at least, make some of them a reality. We’ll never know
On the other hand, I’ll be updating my Bucket List soon. Recently, I have reflected on several things. I decided that I have been focusing on the wrong things. I will be changing it and making the items more actionable and attainable. I’ll do that soon. If you’re interested, please watch out for it.
For this post, I’ll be concentrating on the material things I have always wanted or have always planned to purchase. Some are attainable but most are just my personal wishes. If I win the lottery, I’ll be buying them all. For now, it’s all just wishful thinking…
I believe it’s no secret that I’m an avid fan of Apple. Steve Jobs is my ultimate idol and I felt affected when he died, to the point that I bought an iPod Nano impulsively to honor him.
I have a lot of Apple products. iPod Video, iPod Nano, iPhone, Apple Extreme Base Station and MacBook Pro are just some of them. But you know I can’t get enough of Apple products! Every Apple product is so cool that I want to own each and every one of them. Yes, I’m that crazy with Apple. I’m a hard core Apple fan!
- Apple iMac 27″ 3.1 GHz ($1,999)
the iMac is such eye-candy. Whenever I see them in Apple stores, I dream that I use it everyday at home. I’m planning to buy one either in year 2012 or 2013. A lot will depend on my budget, but this will definitely be on my shopping list for the next two years.
- Magic Trackpad ($ 69)
When I get the iMac, I’ll surely get this accessory called Magic Trackpad. I’m so used to the multi-touch technology on my MacBook Pro that I don’t think I can live without it. Since Magic Trackpad is created for the iMac. It’s just perfect to get it together.
- Apple Battery Charger ($ 29)
Again, another accessory that I will buy together with the iMac. The iMac comes with the wireless keyboard and magic mouse. Both need batteries to work, and since I’m an Apple fanatic, I want my batteries and charger to be Apple-branded.
- Time Capsule – 3GB ($ 499)
When I bought my Apple Extreme Base Station (router), the Time Capsule wasn’t released then. I think it only took a few months for Apple to come out with Time Capsule. I was a bit devastated. If only I waited, I could have just bought the Time Capsule. I wanted to retire my Apple Extreme Base Station. This 3GB Time Capsule model is a perfect replacement for it. For now, it’ll only be my wish.
- Apple TV ($99)
With iCloud officially out, it makes sense for Apple users like me to get an Apple TV. The Apple TV is just a small gadget but it’s powerful. It can easily access our purchased movies, TV shows, music and photos right on our widescreen or flat screen TV. I heard rumors that a new version will come out soon. So my wish will be to have the next version of apple TV
- iPhone 5
iPhone 5 isn’t out yet but that’s the next phone that I will definitely purchase. I know iPhone 4S has just been launched a few days ago. I almost bought one, like really bought one! I know my finances will be compromised if I went through it, so I’m glad I wasn’t able to. If there’s a wish, that is to have an iPhone 4S but as a goal & plan, I’ll get the iPhone 5 by 2012.
- iPad 3
Rumors are saying that iPad 3 will come out very very soon. So I hope to get that or probably the iPad 4. To be realistic, I don’t think I have any budget for an iPad in 2012 It’s sad… I don’t have a tablet yet and I’ve been wanting to have an iPad ever since the first version came out. I’ve been joining raffles and contests hoping to win one. Unfortunately, I don’t have any luck with it. Well, right now, owning an iPad will continue to be a wish.
In the past, I never appreciated the value of branded bags and accessories. I’ve always felt that women were just throwing money away buying those expensive Louis Vuitton and Hermes products. However, after buying so many Php 1,000-priced bags and throwing them away after just two months of use, I learned that I’m actually wasting more money buying cheap and poorly made stuff.
With this new outlook, and my new appreciation for branded bags, I now have a list of fashion bags and accessories I would like to have in the future. Looking at my shopping goals for 2012, these items will still not be something I would buy. I wish that soon, I’ll get the chance and the will power to finally buy them as I know I want them and need them.
- Louis Vuitton Long Wallet Origami ($ 705)
I want a Louis Vuitton bag so it just make sense that I would want a matching wallet with it. Upon browsing through the whole Louis Vitton wallet catalog, only one design caught my eye and it was the Louis Vuitton Long Wallet Origami. It’s pretty simple outside but when you open it, you can see the uniqueness of the interiors. The wallet is inspired by the traditional Japanese art, Origami, which I really, really personally love!
Features: grained calf leather and monogram canvas lining, shiny golden brass hardware, rear zipped coin compartment, 12 credit card slots, two large interior bill compartments and three smaller interior bill compartments.
- Louis Vuitton Totally GM ($ 1,290)
I want a huge everyday bag. I bring too much stuff that normal-size shoulder bags just doesn’t cut it. I don’t have a point & shoot camera but I always bring my DSLR which is a bulky gadget. Only a big bag can fit it. So I’m glad that Louis Vuitton has one! Now I want to have this! However, the price is just too steep that I don’t know if I want to shell out that kind of big amount for a shoulder bag.
Features: two flat straps fit comfortably over the shoulder, wide zipper closure, three flat pockets on the inside, interior D-ring to attach to pouch or key holder and golden brass pieces.
- Rolex Watch – Datajust Special Edition 81338 ($43,260)
I love my Nano watch but just in case I want to keep a watch as a treasure, I would want to own a Rolex. It’s damn expensive so I don’t think there’ll be a chance for me to get one. Well, there’s no harm in dreaming, right?
Features: 34 mm yellow gold & diamonds, white mother-of-pearl set with diamonds and diamond-set pearlmaster bracelet.
- Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. In all honesty, it doesn’t have an appeal to me. If I have to choose between gadgets and jewelries, it would be a no-brainer, I’d choose gadgets However, if ever I need to own jewelry, I would want the ff.:
Jean Schlumberger Lynn bracelet ($ 21,500)
Bracelet in 18k gold with round brilliant diamonds in platinum.
Jean Schlumberger Lynn earrings ($ 2,500)
Earrings in 18k gold with round brilliant diamonds in platinum, for pierced ears
Jean Schlumberger Lynn necklace ($ 37,250)
Necklace in 18k gold with round brilliant diamonds in platinum. 15″ long.
My best gadget purchase for Year 2011 is the Nikon D7000! I loveeeee it! I’ve been using it heavily since I bought it last February 2011. It’s the best mid-range DSLR out there. However, I only have one lens (35mm prime). During travels and events, I realized that having only a prime lens is really hard. Like for example in the FHM event I attended this year, I had to borrow a zoom lens as my prime lens just wasn’t good enough, considering I was seated far from the stage.
If I had enough resources, I would buy more accessories for my Nikon D7000. Here’s my wish list:
- Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ($ 800)
For wide-angle needs, this 10-24mm Nikkor lens would fit perfectly.
features: DX-format, ultra wide-angle 2.4x zoom lens with focal length ranging from 10 to 24mm (picture angle is equivalent to a focal length of 15 to 36mm in FX- and 35mm formats), Newly developed optical system features two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements, Superior reproduction capability, with the distortion that is common with ultra wide-angle lenses dramatically reduced, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures smooth, quiet AF operation, Two focus modes available – M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus), Seven-blade rounded diaphragm for natural blur effects and Internal focusing (IF) system means the lens barrel length does not change during focusing
- Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR DX ($389)
For telephoto lens needs, this 55-300mm Nikkor lens would fit my taste perfectly.
features: Super-telephoto 5.5x zoom lens covering 55-300mm focal range (angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format), Vibration Reduction (VR II) enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible, Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for superior picture quality and High Refractive Index (HRI) lens achieves high specifications and optical performance.
- Nikon SB-910 ($ 550)
For my flash needs, this newly released Nikon SB-910 would be perfect!
features: Three illumination patterns (standard/even/center-weighted), with increased light distribution accuracy, are available to match every shooting environment, Automatically detects Nikon FX and Nikon DX formats and selects suitable light distribution angles, Power zoom function covers wide 17-200 mm (in FX format) or 12-200 mm (in DX format) zoom ranges, AF-assist illumination, compatible with multi-point AF system, covers wide 17-135 mm focal length range, New MENU button enables quick access to custom settings, while improved LCD panel GUI (graphical user interface) enhances operability, Durable and heat-resistant, easy-to-use, hard-type color filters (fluorescent or incandescent) included and Automatically detects color filter types and transmits filter information to camera for optimum white balance setting
- Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery for Nikon D7000 ($72)
My camera battery always runs low on power. Sometimes, I tend to forget to charge my camera so it really makes so much sense for me to get an extra battery for my beloved Nikon D7000.
Another interest of mine is gaming. I remember I used to give up sleeping time just to be able to level up my character in a game. When I was very young, when Super Mario Bros. was all the rage, I already showed that kind of love for gaming. Even after so many years, gaming is still something I really love. As of now, I play a lot of games on my PC and iPhone. However, I still want to have a gaming console for myself. And of course, I would want to have the complete experience thus would want to upgrade my entertainment system for it!
- Sony Playstation 3 320GB Move Bundle ($350)
Sony Playstation 3 has been in my wish list for 3 years. You know what? I actually bought two units of PS3 already! However, the PS3 system was lost/stolen not once, but twice! Talk about tough luck! I was devastated! Maybe, if I buy it the 3rd time, situation will be different. Third time’s the charm, right?
Bundle includes: 320GB PS3 system, DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller, PlayStation®Move motion controller, PlayStation®Eye camera, Sports Champions™ game
- Sony Playstation Dualshock 3 Controller ($55)
One Dual 3 controller is not enough for Sony PS3. That’s why I will get an extra controller if I end up buying the Sony PS3 320GB bundle.
- Sony Playstation Move Motion Controller ($30)
One move motion controller isn’t enough, it should have a partner! Two is always better than one! It’s definitely sad playing alone.
- Sony PS3 Wireless Keypad ($ 50)
It’s difficult to chat using the dual shock 3 controller so I would want to buy at least one of these (at least for the main controller). If I have extra money, I will get two.
- Samsung 55″ LED 3D TV – UE55D8000
I currently have a 32″ Samsung LCD TV. Since 3D is getting popular, I think it’s time for me to upgrade. I want a bigger screen TV (55″) and a 3D capable one! I hope to fulfill this wish in 2013 or 2014
Home & Living
For me, living comfortably does affect our moods. Especially since we consider our home our sanctuary, then it should be something we invest our hard-earned money with. You might not agree with me but I’ve come to that conclusion from personal experience. I believe that we should only have a FEW items in our home so it can be maintained better. Cluttered spaces really is a pain (believe me!).
I’ll be fulfilling one of my biggest dreams in 2012. In preparation for that, I want to buy tons of things! Since I’m starting over, I literally will not bring anything from my old home. However, I can’t afford all of the new items in 2012 so they’ll stay in my wish list for now.
- Tempur Cloud Mattress 25 – Queen Size
I haven’t had any good sleep. Even if I try to lie down for hours, I still can’t get myself to sleep. But when I go to a nice expensive hotel, I tend to sleep easily. So I conclude that my beddings currently at home aren’t good for me. Thus, I want to invest in good beddings. Where else can I get high-quality mattress but in Tempur, right?
- 2 pieces Tempur Original Pillow – Queen Large
In relation to the Tempur mattress, I would want to match it with good pillows. So I’m sticking with Tempur as well. I know Tempur’s products are so expensive. However, I thought, aren’t we spending more time in bed than in any other place?
I want two pillows, since I’m getting a big bed :)
- The Travel Set
*** Photos are taken from manufacturers’ websites ***
So there, that’s my list for Year 2012. I’m sure there are more items that I want but that’s what I remember for now. I’ll be updating this list throughout 2012. Items may change as well if upgraded versions come out.
I have a feeling that my wish list for 2013 will be the same as this one! hahaha! I hope I’d be able to at least clear out at least 1-3 items in this list in 2012. Let’s see. Do you have a list of your own?