Thanks for considering giving me something, I will certainly appreciate your generosity.
This list is a work in progress and will often change. Check again before you buy me anything, because I will remove items from the list once I get them.
Table of Contents
I like reading, therefore I like books. I like classic English, Portuguese or French (one day I will be able to read it) novels and poetry. Please don't give me textbooks, unless they are related to writing, directing, filming or acting in a movie/TV. I am not a big fan of fantasy, but try me. I also like to read movie scripts, but not movie transcripts (there is a big difference). I also like Christian books (the good ones). Do not give me self-help books, I hate them (and so should everybody else).
A more specific list of books I would like is:
Any script of one of my favourite films (you can check the list on Films).
The Little Prince
I collect The Little Prince books/stuff in various languages, and would appreciate a copy in a language I don't have yet (or a different format of the book, if I already have the "normal" (paperback) one in that language). The ones I have are: French, English, Portuguese (paperback, pop-up book, and mini book), Korean (South), Vietnamese, German, Spanish (paperback, and mini book), and Italian.
I would also enjoy anything else decorated with themes from the book, like tea cups (PLEASE GIVE ME THE LITTLE PRINCE TEA CUPS/MUGS AND I WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND), t-shirts, and so on...
I like cooking and use kitchen utensils a lot. Anything in that area will be useful, but you find the best utensils at catering shops that sell stuff for restaurants; they are usually cheaper and have a much better quality than the ones you buy at mass-market stores.
Things that will always be useful:
Stainless steel mixing bowls
Baking sheets and pans
- Decent pots and fry pans
Digital (or otherwise) kitchen scale
KitchenAid Artisan food mixer (or similar)
A Kung Fu chinese tea set
Fine china tea sets (Royal Albert is a good one)
Loose leaf tea. Any type really, but good oolong or pu'er tea is a good idea if you don't have any
- Scale with body fat percentage calculation capability
- Canon 80D
- Any Canon L-series lenses will do, but here is a list of favourites:
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Camera Lens
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Camera Lens
- Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L USM Wide Fisheye Zoom Lens
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Camera Lens
- Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
- Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Camera Lens
- Small (7+ inches) LCD monitor
I love movies, and would love a good movie poster. Here is a good website to buy posters from.
The best posters will be original and double-sided. Reprints are also good, as long as they are in the same size of the original poster.
I like posters of my favourite films (you can check the list here: Films). Tarantino films are a plus.
Here is a list of posters I already have, so you don't buy me a duplicate: How To Train Your Dragon, Amelie, Et Pour Quelques Dollars de Plus, and Django Unchained.
Any LEGO. Robotics is a plus
- Arduino kits and similars
- Stuffed toys
ThinkGeek has awesome nerd stuff that I will like (most of them at least).
- 4TB Western Digital hard drive
- Fountain pens. Fine nib is usually better. A good brand is Lamy, Pelikan, or Parker (but there are other good ones).
Ink for fountain pens. Noodlers Ink is one of the best, any classic or nice colour will make me happy (I already have Red-black, Air Corp Blue/Black, Bulletproof Black, and Prime of Commons, Golden Brown, #41 Brown, Hunter Green). There are other good brands as well, shop around
COPIC Sketch markers. Colours I already have (there are 350+ colours to choose from): 0, B02, B05, B28, BV29, E000, E01, E11, E25, E27, E29, FV2, R24, R27, R29, Y17, YG13, YG17, YG25, YR07.
Clothing and Shoes
I tend to be picky and specific regarding clothes, so unless you know what I like please don't buy me clothes.
- hats: flat hats are always nice, I don't own a fitted hat so I don't know my size, so either get a snapback or flexfit hat. As with t-shirts, colours are nice, but I tend to like hats of one plain colour or two colours.
- Vans shoes: my size for Vans is mens US 7.5.
Medical (aka TMI) stuff
Multistix 10 SG Reagent Strips (or similar, like Health Mate 10 Parameter... and so on)
Any DIY blood test kit or faeces test kit will be also welcome
Surgical knife (scalpel)