What is your hobby and why you choose that?

@gr8life (6253)
Malaysia
September 12, 2007 2:02pm CST
Hi friends, I think most of us have something that we love to do. As for me, I love shopping so much that I can't live a day without visiting the shopping mall. A day without shopping feels like incomplete for me. I have a funny habit too. Whenever I go to the shopping mall and after doing my window shopping, if I still can't find something to buy, I will go to any department in the shopping mall and buy anything just to get the shopping mall's plastic bag/paper bag. I feel 'great' walking out from the mall with that special logo of the mall on the plastic bag/paper bag in my hand. So many times I ended up buying unnecessary stuff *laughs*
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@ayu_asks (104)
• United States
13 Sep 07
yeah! i love shopping too! Previously when I was working, I shopped less bcoz I had less time to shop. Now that i am a housewife, I ended up spending more in shopping ; and I can say my hubby is not very excited about it.... hee heee... myhandbaghaven.blogspot.com
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 07
Hello ayu_asks, Hah! You are funny. You shopped less when you were working and being a full time housewife, you ended up spending more? Definitely your husband doesn't like the idea huh? Bet, most men don't like it either.... I find it easier for me to shop during lunch hour or after office hour. I can 'lie a bit' to my hubby..Oppsss...please don't let him know!
@ayu_asks (104)
• United States
14 Sep 07
yeah tats true.. i am so bored at home, and when macys has sales (labour day) or whatever, I am able to go during the day where less crowded and i can find more things = i ended up buying more... yeah.. hubby is frowning a lot more lately... he he he.. cheers ... myhandbaghaven.blogspot.com
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@ayu_asks (104)
• United States
14 Sep 07
yeah tats true.. i am so bored at home, and when macys has sales (labour day) or whatever, I am able to go during the day where less crowded and i can find more things = i ended up buying more... yeah.. hubby is frowning a lot more lately... he he he.. cheers ... myhandbaghaven.blogspot.com
@alansmile (284)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 07
Hello... you will never guess what is my hobby. XD I like to assemble and collect Gundam model.Them are quite expensive(for me because i haven't started working and still a student), u know? It's fun when assemble them.When finish,you still can colour them with water colour or brush paint. After all that, you still can decorate them with a nice post. I enjoy the moment of assembling them.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
Hello alansmile, What is that Gundam model? I don't think I know about it. Will you explain more to me? It sounds interesting hobby too but I just don't get it how it looks like ...
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
I didn't have much friends interested in this kind of thing. Maybe because all my friends think it is quite expensive to play with. Try this link here... see what gundam look like. http://www.dannychoo.com/all/eng/gundam/
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
13 Sep 07
I am a philatelist and hasb een into this for the last 2 decades or or. I love to see any collections for that matter. I give here below, about my friend who pursued his hobby so seriously, it became his profession. I had known a friend who was an entrepreneur in a garment industry, took to photography as a hobby. He with the help of his wife concentrated on wild life photography, only to become an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer in 5 years. His clientable for his wildlife photographs included National Geographical society, McMillan Publishers, LIFE, TIME and other international publishers Besides photography, he had a wonderful collection of Cameras and lenses including most expensive ones. Have you ever heard of an exhibition of cameras by an individual, ameteur phoographer? I had the privilege of conducting this exhibition at Bangalore ONE MAN CAMERA SHOW. His dedication, enthusiasm, hardwork got him interested in the hobby which brought him laurels and millions in cash from all over the world. In journalism circle, his name was the talk of the town.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 07
Hello ssh123, Sounds interesting to me. Sometimes, when you are passionate enough, you can turn your hobby into something more profitable. Your story inspires me!
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@ssh123 (31103)
• India
14 Sep 07
That is a tribute to a story teller. Thanks and have a nice day.
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16 Jun 08
I love arts. May it be drawings, paintings or photo shoots. I'll keep all my creations in a box. When I get older, I'll look back what I've painted in the early days. I think arts give me a sense of satisfactory.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 08
Hello theonlyone123, I really envy people who can paint. I can't draw a picture close to the original. I don't have the skill. It is interesting that whenever you get older, you have the chance to look at all the pictures and admire them yourself.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
16 Jun 08
There are many hobbies, some related to body, some to mind and some just for pleasure and relaxation. Reading, exercising (in fact, this was once a habit.), listening to music, browsing, cricket are to list but a few.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
Hello I_LUV_U, Thanks for sharing. I am glad that you still have time for your hobbies. I love reading too but unfortunately, I am pretty busy with work that I have to stop for awhile.
• India
16 Jun 08
Hi friend, i had many hobbies include stamp collection, coin collection, but now i am not having enough time. But i have the same old collection. Now i spend my leisure time in city museum. I go there at evening with my friends or alone. Thanks.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
Hello ajesh_pullad, Same here. I don't have enough time to spend for my hobby. Few years back, I loved to go for outdoor activities but due to limited free time that I have now, I prefer to have indoor activities like reading, listening to my favorite music and etc.
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jun 08
my hobby is listening to Mozarts classical music, his sonatas, and violin pieces. they soothe and calm me when I am under a lot of stress. I also listen to the teacher lecture series on mozart's music to learn new things about mozart the man and about his fantastic ability to write brilliant pieces of music. I have learned a great deal from these tapes.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
Hello Hatley, Wow, your hobby is too heavy for myself *smiles* Well, it is good that you love to learn new thing about Mozart. I like his classical music but very seldom to listen it. Thanks for sharing.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
my hobby would be internet surfing and playing online games. i'm kinda addicted in that hobby and i love doing it as one of my past time
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
Hello rhane7315, Honestly speaking, I am not good at games and I am not that up-to-date person whenever we talk about online games and so on. I think it is good for you to play online games and surf the net rather than staying outside and do nothing. Thanks for sharing it with us here.
• United States
19 Apr 08
My hobbys involve making/creating things. My favorite thing is making handmade cards by rubber stamping. My family also loves receiving them. I also like scrapbooking and recently I've been making quilt tops. Sewing has only been a hobby in the past two years. But it's fun to create a quilt top and see it come together. I've had to go a couple days without doing it because I needed more material. It's driving me nuts not to be working on it. But with kids, working on my hobby is time limiting. That's life.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 08
Hello simplyshawn, I am not good at handcrafts or anything related to women *smiles* I can't even plant a tree. I am helpless whenever it comes to sewing, decorating things and etc. I love to read but like you said, with kids it is just so hard to find your own sweet time sometimes...
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
I love going to beauty parlor to relieve stress and shopping
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 08
Hello asawanialvin0611, Thanks for your response. That is one of the ways to relieve stress. I loved shopping too but not now anymore. When I was single, I only have to think of myself but right now, the most important is my family. Once a while, I will go shopping with my husband and kid but, it is not that easy when your kid is around.
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
oh hey there :) My hobby is anything that is related with computers and technology , i really like this kind of hobbies because i like the way some people are amazed by what you created and think that youre clever to come up with this kind of things :) i think you get the picture ;) Thank you for replying to my discussions you always come through somehow :)
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 07
Hello ifinallyfoundmybaby, Thanks to you too for spending time responding to my discussions. I am glad that you did. By the way, I think you are good with computer and always up todate with the latest tech. I am still a beginner *smiles* Have a good husband who knows most of the tech stuff but still act arrogantly and don't want to learn from him *laughs*
@haiffa (35)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 07
i love collect stamps.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 07
Hello haiffa, Thank you for your response. It is a good hobby too. When I was a kid, I loved to collect stamps too but I don't do it anymore now.
@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
When I'm at home, I used to read a lot of books and magazines. Time is well-spent and time is so fast when I read something very interesting. I also browse the net, and my day is not complete without it.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 07
Hello jeanbug23, Yeah, when I have free time at home which is very rare now, I love to read novels and magazines and watching movies. I only spend time on the net at night after my baby goes to sleep. How I wish I could that more nowadays...
• Philippines
14 Sep 07
That's one of the thing I'd like to make as one of my hobby I think that's gonna be so refreshing and can un load stress ha ha ha. Seriously I have a lot of hobby from reading books and magazines, cross stitching, baking, cooking, gardening, watching televisions and DVD, listening to radio and internet surfing to playing with my pets. But what I enjoy most is reading any reading materials as I learn a lot from that followed by cross stiching. I like the feeling of seeing my cross stitch in our wall. I like to display them and be seen by others.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 07
Hello dhedows118, It is better to have many hobbies rather than sitting/spending time doing nothing. I love to learn more on making handicrafts and be a bit feminine ( well I am feminine enough but still lacking of those feminine hobbies like cross stitching, baking and etc) I love cooking and reading too but most of the time...I just go shopping as you said...to unload the stress!
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Oh gosh! I LOVE shopping! Shopping always makes me feel better! I just need to get rich so I can afford for shopping to me my hobby! I suppose my main hobby is photography. I have a pretty decent camera and I love to play with Photoshop. I mainly photograph my family and nature. I am in dire need of some pictures frames. I have so many photographs laying around that need frames!
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
Hello moneyandgc, I do envy your hobby. I love looking at nice photographs but I am not good at it. I think I am only good at shopping. Hope I won't be a millionaire and just shopping non-stop for the rest of my life *laughs*
• Canada
13 Sep 07
My hobbie is gaming of any sort. *is a girl-geek* Lol, from World of Warcraft to God of War to The Sims 2, I've played them all. I enjoy gaming because its a great way to pass time; and it relieves stress when you come home from work/school. Also it has sharped my reflexes and made me more aware of my surroundings, seeing how I am always the first one to react to a green light on the streets or pull someone away from a random falling object. Gaming is good for you, people, especially with the new Wii games coming out; it's interactive and it requires you to wiggle around instead of laying on that couch of yours! I can't wait till I can get myself a wii! Currently saving up for my college courses though. *sigh*
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
Hello wishingclouds, I wish that you will be able to own your wii soon. I am not really good at playing games. Just name it, I always find it confusing for me to understand the rules *laughs*
• United States
13 Sep 07
I think you suffer from CBD. That's Compulsive Buyer Disorder. lol. Anyway... let's see...my hobby would be to read. I love reading and I also love singing. I read pretty much everyday.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
Hello candiec2005, Thanks for letting me know that I have CBD *laughs* I think yes, you are right. But I managed to control it a bit now, thanks to my beloved hubby who always scold me whenever he found out that 'I did it again!'
@mrdinesh (109)
• India
13 Sep 07
My favorite hobby is to hang out with my friends since its the best way to kill time and it also helps in building a greater bonding with u r friends...
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
Hello mrdinesh, That is right. The more you spend time with your friends, the better it will be for the sake of your friendship. I spend most of the time at home as I am a mother of a one year old son and need to take care of him the most. I keep in touch with my friends online or just call them up sometimes..
• United States
13 Sep 07
I like scrapbooking and taking pictures. I take so many pictures that it's not even funny. I like scrapbooking because I have photo's in an album that everyone likes to look at and I'll be able to keep them and look back at them years down the road. I have tons of pages of my son and I look back at some of my layouts and think of how much my son has changed and grown in just a short amount of time.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
Hello sweetgirl_k1, A collection of photographs always brings a sweet memory to me. I love to collect photographs but I am not really good at photography. I have been thinking to do scrapbooking. Maybe it is good for me as I love indoor activities more than outdoors. I can spend time with my son too and share the interest with him later. Who knows...
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
13 Sep 07
I plan to learn knitting this upcoming weekend. Also, I really enjoy reading in my spare time. I read a lot from novels to magazines. I love learning as much as I can.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
Hello nangel78, I love reading storybooks and magazines too. I hope you get to master knitting pretty soon. Good luck to you!