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kitano

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A present for my girlfriend
« on: July 12, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »
It's my girlfriend's birthday in about a month and I want to get her something interesting. I kind of hate birthdays because people always just buy unoriginal gifts and it's like a token thing but I love getting and giving gifts that are interesting, so any ideas from people, specially the the Hangzhou people for where to go for an awesome gift?

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 07:28:31 PM »
A plug for my daughter................http://www.etsy.com/shop/TangledEarth?ref=ss_profile

She makes beautiful chainmail jewellery. Delivery is quick, and if you email her and say "Daddy sent me", she will show you new pieces that aren't on Etsy yet. I bought a beautiful matching necklace and bracelet for The Babe, for our 3rd wedding anniversary next week.
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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 10:07:12 PM »
George, your daughter is seriously talented, that is some beautiful stuff!
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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 12:07:07 AM »
Ta, Fozzy. It's even nicer when you got your hands on it!
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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 02:33:51 AM »

How about taking her away for a few days? With the Chinese Filipino tensions at the moment there are pretty cheap flights/deals to be had. I saw flights for 700RMB return during September. Oh wait, that might not work if your gf is local.

Also, through group booking you can get a nice 4 star hotel in Saanya for 3,000RMB for 1 week.

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kitano

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 09:45:22 AM »
I love that jewellery George, I've never really 'done' shopping online, is it fairly easy to get stuff sent to China? any 'saloon discount'? :D

I thought of a trip but we are already planning 2 trips abroad this year....

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 12:34:35 PM »
A copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'; I am at home and it's all over the place at the moment, tempted to read it myself to see what all the fuss is about...

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 12:49:45 PM »
Isn't Fifty Shades of Grey some sort of softcore Twilight fanfic?

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 01:02:59 PM »
yeah seriously, fifty shades of grey is all over the place...

methinks it S+M softcore ladyporn.

don't kno wif it has a tie in with Twilight or not.

edit: it started off as twilight fan fiction, but was removed from that universe by the author when she realised how popular it was getting

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 08:23:19 PM »
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I love that jewellery George, I've never really 'done' shopping online, is it fairly easy to get stuff sent to China?

Should be relatively simple, Kitano. Addy packs things properly, and sent mine "Priority". Got it within 10 days. Follow the online directions, and the transaction is very simple. Happy that you like her work. You will have to register on the Etsy site, though. happy shopping! agagagagag agagagagag
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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 08:53:38 PM »
A copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'; I am at home and it's all over the place at the moment, tempted to read it myself to see what all the fuss is about...

I'm glad you mentioned that MK. Why don't you and some of the other guys read it and give the ladies the male perspective? Here in OZ, I am being bombarded about this book from all directions. bibibibibi  I would really like to hear your opinions, as I'm sure would many other ladies. afafafafaf  NO! I'm not going to rush out and read the book and try out anything. uuuuuuuuuu ahahahahah  Seriously though Kitano, I understand that the ladies are really liking this book and learning new tricks.

kitano

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2012, 10:06:47 PM »
I can just pirate books on my Kindle...

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2012, 05:44:02 AM »
I read some of "Fifty Shades of Grey"...it had the literary merit of "The Da Vinci Code", the linguistic brilliance of Barbara Cartland, the characters were so flat they could seek shelter from the rain under a telegraph wire and the plot was, as far as I read, non-existent. Not recommendable at all...

Kitano, if your gf is Chinese, treat her to an all-inclusive Spa treatment somewhere fancy and follow it up with romantic dinner and a set of earrings. Or do as I did and ask her what she wants...of course that lead to my gf requesting an iPhone...so maybe don't do that agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag
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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2012, 07:30:58 AM »
Can I just hi-jack again? Spa-treatment sounds like a really good idea - How to find / book? Any good websites?

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I can just pirate books on my Kindle...

Exactly, so now buying an actual book is a 'thing'!

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Re: A present for my girlfriend
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 09:05:59 PM »
Thanks for your opinion on "Fifty Shades of Grey" ETR. I get the impression that the ladies are reading it as a way to get some ideas on how to "spice" up their love life. afafafafaf  As you probably know, it is at the top on many of the book lists at the moment. To be really honest, particularly in view of your impression, I find it sad that so many women feel the need to read it. bibibibibi Sorry about getting off topic there.

Kitano, I think that George's Daughter has made some special pieces of jewelery. Any one would be an ideal gift. bfbfbfbfbf