On one of of my recent posts, I have mentioned how I miss spending the Holidays in my home country. Thinking about it further, it made me realized that if it happens, my niece and nephew who are living in Makati will be very delighted. Its been their wish for so long because they so miss Tita’s Holiday spoiling gesture (read: gifts galore).
Since I moved to the US, boxed gifts became a thing of the past. Instead, they get a warm holiday cheer by hearing my voice for hours on end and they get the chance to bring me wherever shopping mall they please so they can pick up what they want whenever I visit. Yes, my family is unconventional. In fact, in my almost 12 years of existence in the USA, I haven’t sent nor brought along on my visits any typical boxed goodies (traditionally referred to as balikbayan box) to family back home. I have a big extended family but they are not the typical family that expects nor asks for imported goods (they can buy it there, anyway).
My nephew for instance has been eyeing for a new ipod. Their Dad travels pretty often and he can easily grab it for him but the Dad has been for so long refusing to budge. He claims that the boy already owns a 32 gb ipod Touch but I think that he just wants an upgrade. Nowadays, kids want the latest gadget, don’t they?
To tell you the truth, I don’t even own an ipod. I used to own an ipod Nano when it first came out in the market, but I changed my mind, I let the gadget sit unopened and eventually sold it on eBay.
My nephew for the first time dropped some hints about the possibility of his Tita (that’s me) buying the 64 gb ipod Touch that he wants. What can I do? My niece and nephew really does not ask for anything much from me. I only have two (one niece and two nephews are here in the US) left in the Philippines and the girl is quiet as always. I might as well play Santa for once this Christmas.