High-end, tricky Christmas presents

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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:40 pm

change your nick to Big Softy Dave?
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:13 am

I'm only 167cm, so ... twerpy little softy with the annoying voice? But I don't think it will fit inside the character limit.
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:57 pm

Btw, there is at least one glitter backpack at Central Market.

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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:14 pm

Now they want me to get their mom a coffee mug that says "Mom" or some variant. Easy-peasy on the 'web, but I can't find mugs with anything printed on them, anywhere in Phnom Penh. Ideas?
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by timmydownawell » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:05 pm

Dangerous Dave wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:14 pm
Now they want me to get their mom a coffee mug that says "Mom" or some variant. Easy-peasy on the 'web, but I can't find mugs with anything printed on them, anywhere in Phnom Penh. Ideas?
DisPlay design store on St 63 maybe?
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by bittermelon » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:17 pm

I guess if it's for a girl aesthetics are important so this might not be pretty enough, might sound obvious but had you thought of just buying a nice hardcover notebook, finding a shop with a drill press, paying them for a hole, and sticking a $2 dollar padlock through it?
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:21 pm

I had thought about that, yes. But without intending to be, or realizing it, these are *very* demanding kids. The boy has decided that I'm going to get him an "800 piece Lego Minecraft set" (now that DHL has decided that his Minecraft bow and arrow is "a weapon" and won't deliver it).
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by kiwiincambodia » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:36 pm

Dangerous Dave wrote:I had thought about that, yes. But without intending to be, or realizing it, these are *very* demanding kids. The boy has decided that I'm going to get him an "800 piece Lego Minecraft set" (now that DHL has decided that his Minecraft bow and arrow is "a weapon" and won't deliver it).
I feel bad. You are putting far more effort into presents for these kids than I am for my own kids. ImageImage
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:25 pm

I love, love, *love* these kids. But it's my first Christmas "with kids" and ... it's not going very well. :-(

Btw, Kiwi, it was you who was looking for a glitter backpack, wasn't it? Did you see there's one at Central Market?
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by kiwiincambodia » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:48 pm

Dangerous Dave wrote:I love, love, *love* these kids. But it's my first Christmas "with kids" and ... it's not going very well. :-(

Btw, Kiwi, it was you who was looking for a glitter backpack, wasn't it? Did you see there's one at Central Market?
Nope I’m looking for the diary, got some family in NZ to send it up for me in the end. Will see if it survives the Cambodian post system.
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