Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recycling





Tatlong araw na lang at Pasko na.

At gaya noong mga nagdaang taon ay napabilang na naman ako sa mga panic shoppers. Paano kasi ay kulang pa ako ng mga pangregalo. Walang time para mamili lalo pa't full swing ang aking mga raket.

But what is Christmas without shopping kaya't heto, kasama sa mga plano ang pamimili ng regalo. I may not have one for everyone, but since its a tradition, the cousins and the kids will have gifts.



Noong Christmas Party ay may natanggap akong regalo. The gift wasn't expected, in fact, I was a little disappointed. I'm out at work and there's no issue about it, but despite everything, it's not my nature to reveal my flip-side.







Hanggang ngayon, I'm still trying to figure whether the gift was recycled or not. Sabi nung nagbigay sa akin na talaga daw intention niya yun, kasi she once saw me walking around in my socks. Kung alam lang niya, naglalakad nga akong nakapaa sa gym. And besides, it won't fit me. Obviously, the socks-slippers are for girls and you wouldn't catch me wearing such a thing.

So I had an idea. Recycling.

Tamang tama, wala pa akong regalo sa isa kong chicks na pinsan. Wala pa rin akong gift kay ex-girlfriend. Either way, matutuwa yung pagbibigyan ko because the socks-slippers are so cute! At kahit hindi kami talo ni ex-girlfriend, the thought counts a lot. She will think pinaghirapan ko yung regalo.

I spent my money for it...

I found time to buy her a gift...

But then, purist ang tingin ko sa Christmas. You give because you give, this same reason must have been the guiding principle of that colleague who gave me the cute socks-slippers. Dehins ko man siya na-appreciate yet for the sake of value, I cannot let it pass as a Christmas Gift. Bigay siguro puwede pa.

I have already bought something for the ex-girlfriend, which I hope she would like. I also bought something for her mom since dalawa lang naman sila sa bahay. As for the cousin, problema ko pa rin ang ipangreregalo. Last count says, kulang na lang ako ng 9 gifts for people. Siguro 14 if I add some more.

This has been the closest, I think, of ever contemplating of recycling a gift. My values have prevailed, and  so I'm planning to give the socks-slippers to my mom. Sabihin ko, I found it sooo cute, I bought at the tiangge for her.



Come to think of it, parang bagay siya kay Pilyo



Three more days and its Christmas. Hope I may not lose the spirit, even when the world around me has become more pragmatic.




18 comments:

claudiopoi said...

"...even when the world around me has become more pragmatic."

hindi mo talaga kayang mag detach sa mga ganitong mga obserbasyon mo. lol.

halata namang recycled yun eh. china char ka lang ni officemate. wala naman sigurong matinong lalaki ang susuot nyan. lol. pero at least ikaw thoughtful. ako, wala ni isang tao ang nibibigyan pag pasko. siguro pag partner lang. hehe.

wv: stsat.
example: bigay ka na nga lang ng regalo, ang dami mo pang STSAT eh. hehe. :)

Axl Powerhouse Production Inc, said...

whahha.. mukhang recycle ka lang men hehehehe,,, :D

oki lang yan... bigay mo na lang sa pinsan mo hehhe :D

Ms. Chuniverse said...

ohh... we have something in common,

love recycling gifts as well.

sayang naman kasi.

tsina said...

Pero cute naman, in fairness. =)

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Désolé Boy said...

i don't think there's anything wrong about it as long as the so-called "spirit of giving is there."
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ako naman kasi sentimental freak kya iniipon ko lang kahit di ko msyado trip. tinitignan ko lang sila, ganun.
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and yeah. cute naman ah, hehe. ;)

whiteblank said...

Ang cute naman! And it looks comfy pa.

It's nice na they'll finally find some feet to warm.

"...even when the world around me has become more pragmatic."

I understand. Gift-giving is not enough to sustain the Christmas spirit. As for me, everything spruces up pag naalala ko ang good stuff sa nagdaang year. This may sound like a cliché, pero it just makes everything alright. Masarap talaga yung feeling of contentment and gratefulness. Even though at first you'd only see the bad side, the silver linings can be surprising. Ay teka blog mo nga pala toh, parang ang haba na ng comment ko, hehehe.

Merry Christmas Mugen!

Sean said...

basta gift na pagkain, kahit recycled (like fruitcake), gusto ko. wag lang recycled from 1 year ago ha! advanced meri krismas, pare!

RainDarwin said...

thanks papa Joms for the wonderful "thought".

Alam mo na yun. Sobra akong nahipo. Two years mo na kong pinakikilig hahaha.

Labyu very much kapatid... Mwahh!

Louie said...

I also work around work wearing socks, comfortable kasi eh. Hehe.

The slippers look very cute, I'm sure your Mom will like it. :)

Yj said...

maliban sa mga regalo ay may isa pang masarap i-recycle pag pasko...

mga ex boyfriends

bwahahahahaha... eh sa wala akong bf eh.

char!

Duke said...

before I have never recycled gifts or anything..

iniisip ko baka hanapin ng nagbigay and isipin nya that I didn't value his gift or himself - as the extension of the gift..

But then I realised I was just being selfish.. If I'm not going to use it, I'm sure someone else will have better use for it..

So I give it to charity..

Nimmy said...

ang cute!!! bet na bet ko! hehehe

Nielz said...

alam mo, mahirap na ang buhay ngayon, siguro with whatever that's given to me, I'll have to appreciate na lang siguro. The heck, sa dinami dami ng pagbibigyan at least sa akin nya pa rin binigay. That's something ha!

Pero hindi ko naman sinasabing masama ka for being pissed. Ako na ang mabait. Hahaha! joke lang. Ako rin naman natsi-tsipan sa mga regalong recycled, lalo na kung hindi akma. May nagbigay saken, pouch na pink at puro hearts ang design, nakakainis pero masaya na rin ako kasi pinagtyagaan nyang balutin yun.. binigay ko sa mama ko. hehe..

Christmas is also the time for appreciating, saka sa hirap ng buhay ngayon, I can only be thankful. :)

Von_Draye said...

Kung alam lang niya, naglalakad nga akong nakapaak sa gym.

ang tanong, sino ba hindi?

hehehehe

my-so-called-Quest said...

wala naman masama sa recycling unless you're a sentimental type. i mean if you can't really use it. like that socks. hehehe. you don't want to be caught dead holding those. ang sama ko lang no? haha.. pero ang totoo kahit maliit na resibo or ticket tinatago ko dahil sentimental din ako. wag lang yang medyas na yan. hahaha

daniel said...

It's cute but, I woudnt be caught wearing that sis hehe! Merry Christmas!

soltero said...

hahhaha bagay nga sya ke pilyo ahhahaa... kainis namn nung nagbigay sa iyo nyan, wlang imagination halatang recycled tlaga, nambola pa...

ke baabaa pwede ring ganyan, pero tube sock, pero di sa paa ilalagay! hihihihi para naughty ang pasko!


CHAR!

happy holidays papa jomski!