What We Did Before The Year Ends; A Simple Christmas Gift

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December 31, 2021

Before the year ends, it's always been our family's tradition to give back the blessings that we received to other people in need. Even though we were also affected by the typhoon and are in need, this doesn't stop us from doing what we've gotten used to doing. The family's tradition never stops, no matter what the situation is, and it will continue till the next generation to generation. 

 

What we always do before the year ends is a feeding program and give gifts to the kids that live in mountain areas. On the mountain where my grandpa owns 90% of the land, This was initiated by our aunt who lives abroad, who is also the major sponsor of this program. She was basically the person behind all of this.

 

In 2020, what we did was make some fried chicken for the kids and put them in a packed lunch, and we also wrapped some gifts for each of them. We played some games so that the kids could also be entertained and enjoy the day. Last year was so much fun too, because of our fun journey all the way. The road is not that big, an a multicab couldn't fit, so we just walked all the way to the top. 

 

So, this year's 2021 was that we couldn't cook some foods for them because we were too busy preparing ours for the new year's eve and also for our family's gathering, so instead we just ordered a Jollibee for the kids. Even though we were so busy that day, we still gave them time to give the food and gifts to the kids in the mountain area. We got there at lunch time, or probably late lunch, because it was already 1 pm. 

When we arrived there, we were greeted by the smiles of the kids running towards us, calling us "ate" and "kuya." They already know the drill because they immediately fall in line with what we said to them the first time we did this feeding program. They followed everything we said to them as they were so obedient. We gave them the food and also the gifts, and you could really see in their smiles and their eyes how happy they were receiving the small gifts that we had for them. It's so satisfying to see someone so happy because of the simple gifts you gave them.

We also give gifts not just to the kids but also to some families who don't have an income because of what happened in our place after we were hit by the typhoon. We gave each of the chosen families a 5 kg sack of rice for them. We only prepared 30 sacks of rice and we only gave it to the people in our area and also in the mountain area. There were lots of people here who still doesn't have an income after the typhoon hit. They still don't have a job because some places don't have power yet and also have no network coverage. 

When we gave them each a sack of rice, they were so happy. Even though it's just a 5kg sacks of rice it already give a big help to them. It feels so satisfying to see someone so happy because of what you gave to them espe the smiles of the kids that shows in their faces.

After that, we went home at 4pm and when we arrived home we went directly back to our task that has been left undone because we went to the mountain area. Every year first day of the year or before the year ends we always have a family gathering at our grandparents house. Thankfully this happens because the power is back, if it's not this wouldn't be happened.

I was the one assigned making the desserts and my cousins assigned cooking barbeque while my other cousins are the ones wrapping the Lumpiang Shanghai. My cousins are so full of pranks, you know what they did? They wrapped rice in a lumpia wrapper instead of the meat, and they also wrapped lumpia wrapper in a lumpia wrapper LOL. And you know what's more annoying is that I was the one who got it both. HAHA

And our pranks isn't done yet because we adults also joined the exchange gifts of the kids that was only worth 50 pesos or a dollar. We immediately went to the store and bought some junk foods. LMAO. My cousin bought 50 peso worth of snow bear, my other cousin also bought a 50 peso worth of Mikmik which is a powdered chocolate. When we did the exchange gifts, I was the one who got my cousins gift which is a 5peso worth of sour gumballs HAHA, but we all ended up giving them to our younger cousins.

It was so much fun. Everyone of us really enjoyed that day. Even though we were hit by the typhoon Odette but that doesn't stop us from enjoying the things that we want to do. We can overcome whatever the challenges is as long as we are together as a whole family. ❣️


Jini's Note:

Hey there read cash buddies. How's it going? I hope you had a great start of the year. It's a new year and a new chapter of our 2022 book. Let's hope for a better 2022.

Thank you for passing by and spending your time reading this article of mine.

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Arigathankyougozaimuch :>

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More blessings to your beautiful fam Jin for doing all that you do toward those kids! God bless!

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2 years ago

Your aunt is good. I can see from the photo how happy the children are! I think your goodness will boomerang back to you. All the best to you and your family.🎄

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2 years ago

Thank you so much! It's really nice to give something without expecting in return

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2 years ago

That's the spirit of life. Mere odette will nothing effects on others

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2 years ago

I like to get christmas gift very much. I think every family has its own tradition. I like your tradition very much.

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2 years ago

More blessings to come to you Jini and your family.

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2 years ago

I love your family's tradition every year sis. Sobrang lalaki ng puso nyo and may the Lord bless you even more sis.

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2 years ago

Good thought of reflection! Great!

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2 years ago

Thanks Bounty and thanks for stopping by!

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2 years ago

It is heart-touching, we all know that lot of us were badly hit by the typhoon and as you've said your family is the one also struggling but what touches my heart is did you still manage to help even though you're in need too. It is a nice evident that humanity and being a Filipino still exist. Salute to your family ma'am 😍😊

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2 years ago

Awee, thank you so mucchh. And btw, thanks for dropping by, I really appreciate your presence here ;)

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2 years ago

Thanks for the response also hihi, 😊

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2 years ago

Ang generous po ng family mo sis. Goodbless you all. And more blessings to come

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2 years ago

Thank you so much sis. And also, thanks for stopping by and spending a minute of your time reading this article of mine.

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2 years ago

Godbless you and your family Jini 💕 Happy new year 💕

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User's avatar Yen
2 years ago

Thank you so much ate yen. May God Bless you and your family too 💖

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2 years ago

That is brilliant inday Jini, I love how you have been raised, the smiles on the kids faces is priceless and did you feed the dogs, they looked like they were in line for food too :) Have a wonderful and Happy New Year :)

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2 years ago

Omooo, Daghang Salamat Kuya Eddie! ❣️ Those dogs are our dogs but they're staying in the mountain because they are a guard dogs. We have a little house there, my uncle has a little farm and we stay in the little house whenever we visited the place.

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2 years ago

Good job beh, started your year by sharing your blessings to others..

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2 years ago

Yes ate, share lang hanggat meron pa hehe

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2 years ago

wow naman, job well done and I am sure that 2022 will be filled with blessing and happiness as the Gods return the favour you gave, Ang galing talaga.

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2 years ago

Maraming salamat! Share share lang ng blessings hanggat meron pa diba :)

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2 years ago

God bless to your family mare! Napaka buti nyo! Andami nyong tulong na binigay ❤

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2 years ago

Maraming salamat mare.

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2 years ago

Malaking tulong talaga sa iba ang pamilya niyo, kaya binibless pa kayo lalo. <3 maloko talaga pinsan mo natatawa rin ako sa pinag gagawa nila. HAHAHAHAHA

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2 years ago

Salamat mare. Oo ganyan kami mag pipinsan, kung ano ano nalang trip na naiisip hahaha

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2 years ago

So kind nimo ate uyy, happy to see that children are happy also even though what happen cause by the typoon.

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2 years ago

All thanks to my aunt nga naa sa abroad, kay without her, dili ni namo mabuhat tanan. Salamat dong ❣️

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2 years ago

This activity is very commendable. That is what I preach, we have to share what we have with others. That opens the door to receive more than what we give. God bless you.

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2 years ago

Yes, the more we give the more blessings we receive

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