k basically, i'm getting what you'd call a 'gift' of 1000.

3 options:

1) contribute towards travel money (if worst comes to worst, my dad would happily pay for me though)
2) new desktop to start video editing hobby + quake. con is that i don't think i'll have that much time available.
3) create a very simple portfolio of investment(s) just to give me a feel of what it's like to invest your own money into something. it would be rather fun to research thoroughly as a hobby and see how it pays off like i've done with artificial money before.

what do you think would be best? what would you do with random 1k gift?