A Box of Smile and Laughs

Oh my! August na pala. That means, December is just around the corner. Time to pack those Balikbayan Boxes and send gifts to Manila. It has become a family tradition for us, to send our love ones a little something for the holiday. Usually, it’s a bunch of delata’s and dried goods. From corn beef, luncheon meat, bath soaps, shampoos, bath towels, clothes, toys, fruit cocktail, peanut butter, cereal, chocolates, chips etc. I can go on and on, Hahaha! It may not be much, but it puts a smile on everyones faces. My mom has inculcated this thought in our heads, that it’s important for us to look back at those people who at one time or another has touched our lives. So with that notion in mind, our three boxes are almost filled and will be ready to ship for Manila sometime soon.

So if you ever see me at Dollar Stores, K-Mart, Walmart, Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Target, Costco or Outlet Malls; that would be because we need to fill those boxes in time for the holidays. Grabe! I’m close to being broke. But nevermind, those precious laughs and smiles are priceless. Things we do for the people we love!



  1. cheh · August 7, 2007

    Hi sardonicnell,thanks for dropping by my blog.Tuwing Pasko lang din ako may pa balikbayan box.We’re paying 111 Euro per box dito sa DE & come to think of it,mga 6 thousand pesoses din yun sa atin.Shipment fee lang yun,plus mga achuchas delatas at kung ano anu pa ilagay mo pa sa loob.Magkano na yun? mahal noh? But I can totally agree,ang importante masaya ang lahat sa pasko:)

  2. thess · August 7, 2007

    kapatid, salamat for posting this! u just reminded me that i should do the same….mas mura kasi di ba via seapost?..kailangan na rin makapag ipon ng lamanng boxes…

    tyak tuwang-tuwa papadalahan nyo ng boxes!!

  3. sardonicnell · August 7, 2007

    hello cheh! you’re welcome po. thanks for the kind comment. 111 euros? mahal hah! dito kasi sa dami ng shippers eh bumababa ang rate over the years. the cheapest i found was right about $35-40 per box, no weight restriction, siksik lang ng siksik. hehehe!

    sister thess, you mean di ka nagpupuno ng kahon. naghihintay na ang mga kamag-anak natin sa pinas, hehehe!

    but you guys are right, what’s important eh yong maging masaya ang pasko nila. thanks guys!

  4. abby · August 7, 2007

    pang-pinoy lang yang ganyan hehee. lalo masayang imagine-in pag binubuksan na nila yung kahon, sobrang excited. 🙂

  5. sardonicnell · August 7, 2007

    i agree, abby! imagination ko palang eh ang saya na. mas lalo na siguro pag nakita mo with your own two eyes. must be an aha moment!

  6. Jake's Mama · August 7, 2007

    That’s very nice of you!! I’m sure your generosity comes back to you ten-fold.

  7. sardonicnell · August 7, 2007

    thank you, jake mama! thanks for the kind words and for paying us a visit. eka nga nila, it’s better to give than to receive =) but with all sincerity, good health and a happy family is enough return for me. God bless!

  8. cheh · August 8, 2007

    wow! 35 $ lang per box mura nga! Yung 111 Euro per box sa provinces yun kung Manila area 85 Euro per box Mahal pa rin kompara jan!truli, kasi nga alang ibang shippers dini sa area namin.Makapag inquire nga ng iba hahaha

  9. sardonicnell · August 8, 2007

    shop around, che. you might find a better deal =)

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