The Gift of A Magi

"Della had saved exactly $1.86 cents for Christmas the next morning. She lived with her husband in an apartment that cost $8 a week. The apartment had been affordable when Jim was earning $30 a week, but now he was only earning $20 a week. She sobbed because she had saved so hard to buy Jim something nice for Christmas, but $1.86 was all that she could pull together.
The only things of any real value to them were Jim's gold watch--a family heirloom--and Della's beautiful brown hair that reached past her knees. She decided to sell her hair to buy Jim a present and was pleased when she received $20 for the long locks. She searched all the stores for the perfect gift and finally found a beautiful platinum chain that would be perfect for Jim's watch. She gave the clerk $21 and was pleased that Jim could finally discard the worn leather strap he had always used for his watch. Although Jim loved her hair, the sacrifice was worth such a wonderful gift.
When Jim arrived home from work he looked shocked at her appearance. But she couldn't quite read his thoughts by his expression. She jumped on the moment to tell him how fast her hair grows and that she had sold it to buy him a beautiful gift. Jim told her that he would always love her but that she might want to look at her present to understand why she had startled him. She opened her present to discover that he had bought her a set of beautiful combs that she had long coveted.
Her sadness quickly turned to joy when she showed Jim the fabulous chain she had bought for him. He took the chain and tumbled onto the couch. He smiled and told her that he had sold the watch in order to buy the combs for her. Many would view this as a tragedy, but to Della and Jim it showed the depths off their love for each other."

If Della sold her hair :
1. If Jim hasn't sell his watch, he couldn't give the comb to Della, but his watch would be nice with the chain. Della's sacrifice was repaid.
2. If Jim sold his watch, Della had her haircut in vain and the chain meant nothing. Beside Jim lost his possession.
If Jim sold her watch :
1. If Della has sold her hair, Jim would lose his possession, got the comb for nothing and the cahin would be meaningless.
2. If Della hasn't, the comb would make his wife happy. And there was no chain to be in vain.

If I were Della. I didn't sell my hair, I wouldn't lose my husband's possession. I planned to cook him the most delicious dinner he'd ever had. 
If I were Jim. I didn't sell my watch. I thought she was the greatest chief alive. We're gonna have a warm Christmas Eve Candlelight Dinner tonight.

“The magi, as you know, were wise men--wonderfully wise men--who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.” -the tale is O. Henry's.


Oh I'm So Gemini!

PS. Who doesn't believe at the horoscope thingy better skip this post. :)

"Why everyone wants to be Gemini.

Gemini always has something to say. There is never a second when their minds go blank and their opinion is heard at all times. They are the most skilled at anything that requires logic and problem solving. "

They say that someone who marries a Gemini actually gets not one or even two, but at least half a dozen spouses in the bargain. This isn’t because the Gemini has a lot of kinky friends, but because a typical Gemini-born will have multiple personalities, or at the very least several faces for a single personality. The good news is that each personality will be even more enthralling than the last. The bad news is that you will never truly know your Gemini acquaintance’s likes and dislikes, because like their personalities, their tastes will continually be in a state of change. Since the Gemini has a mind that can easily run a dozen people, they find themselves drawn to new things, new experiences, and yes, new flavors. So if you’re trying to figure out what ice cream to stock your freezer with when you invite a Gemini over for dinner, you may be facing a rather difficult challenge. The surest bet is to get a little of everything, so that you’re prepared for whatever Gemini personality pops up that day.

What A Gemini Woman Wants.
Gemini women will be one of the more challenging women to interpret what they want. While being fun loving, adventurous, and carefree, she will change frequently. This woman is hard to pin down, but she will be captivating with her good looks and brilliant charm. Going after this particular breed of woman, a man will need to maintain a forgiving nature and intense sense of flexibility.

In their lives, Gemini’s want to keep the motion and movement up, progressing forward at all times. This tends to keep her talkative and highly adaptable. She is also quite playful and will want to bring your own childlike side out to play. The Mate for a Gemini woman will need to bring their patience and a lot of flexibility to the table for the woman born of the Twins.

She has no need for roots as she loves her freedom. Even with the tendency of thinking too much, she will frequently change her mind. Gemini females do not show a lot of emotion and will need her mate to be calm in that regard.

She will be charismatic and charming and will often be seen as the life of the party. With the right dress on, this free spirit can become quite the temptress. She, of all people, will be attracted to the bad boy rugged type. She will also be more inclined to a mate with an exciting position, especially in entertainment.

Gemini’s have the best intentions even while have a reputation for often being confusing and hard to understand. With simply keeping an open mind and a similar free spirit, there can be a match made with your Gemini woman.

Gemini in Marriage
If you’re heading into marriage with a Gemini woman with visions of cozy evenings by a fire, home-cooked meals, and lovely family gatherings filled with love and mirth, then you won’t be disappointed. If you instead harbor hopes of travelling the world with her, staying in hostels, backpacking across continents, and immersing yourself into adventure, you still won’t be disappointed. Or if your dream is really to have a passionate, electric marriage, one in which you both have successful, busy careers and fast-paced lives, but still find time for steamy encounters and lavish five-star dinners, then once again you won’t be disappointedThis is a Gemini woman you married. She can do it all, and can do it wearing high-heeled shoes and designer clothes.

*get ripped from here*



Whoa! I couldnt believe I missed it! It was this blog's 2nd Anniversary a week ago, yes it was and I-missed-it. I'm so sorry, deeply sorry - too late, I know, but I didnt prepare for any gift :( ..and uh, the picture above gives me depiction about my promenade on this personal blog. I began by 14 and now I'm 16; memories splatter everywhere, it creeps, lay over every spot and corner. It reflects me, from the sweet girl up to a catwoman, yes, you'll find the chronicles here. The savanna.. and the flower that I've quote and grip. Thank you all. Thank you, readers. Thanks for stopping and theatricalizing my bucket. Feel free to get to know me more. I am ready for the worst; it's accepted to fall in love with my inscription, but you're not allowed to fall in love with the author, she's taken already. Haha, joking. Anyway, yes it's all originally inscription, not a transcription. I always write every lettering directly on this blog without having the backup. I'm introvert, and this one becomes my great escape. So, for the lucky pals who meet me out there, yes maybe I'm not as dainty as my blog, but here I go, with every words - I just cant even stop. Weird. My hands have its breath.

You'd better take a cup of tea, and enjoy.