My blessed gifts to start my year

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

They say that of all the gifts that human can receive; the most meaningful ones are not the material things! True enough as money can’t literally buy happiness. However, these material things are not meant to bring happiness in our life but it could somehow assist us to attain the happiness that we’re aiming for. This year, I’m lucky enough to receive the following gifts from last year’s Christmas Holidays and New Year, and I’m looking forward to use these gifts to start year 2013 right. Check it out!

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Cool and Comfy Sandos. I appreciate my Mom and Dad who gave this gift to me. Since we are living in a tropical country, this is my favorite attire when I stay at home especially during Summer Season. Also, this is my preferred tops when I go to bed because I feel comfy wearing it. I’m adult enough but my parents never stop comforting me. I love you Mom and Dad.

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Red Envelope. I felt younger when I received this gift from my sister (well, should I say ‘young at heart’). In Filipinos, we call it Ang Pao or Ampaw, and of course you know what’s inside of it. I don’t want to reveal how much it is but it doesn’t matter to me actually as long as it came from sister Jem. Thanks sis!

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Plane Ticket to Vacation. In a typical company, it is the employee the one who’s filing for vacation leave, but this time it is the company that suggests for a break to its employee. We were very lucky to receive this plane ticket going to Cebu City for a pre-summer vacation! Cool, isn’t it? Thank you G!

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

White Chocolate Macademia Cookies. There’s no sweeter than receiving this pack of White Chocolate Macademia Cookies. My officemate gave this to me and in every bite; you would even know the taste of how thoughtful she is as a friend. Thanks Tatin!

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Our Daily Bread. It’s been three years since the last time I read this great book! It wouldn’t only give you the perfect moment to reflect but it also transforms you as a true Christian which could help you bring closer to God. Not a coincidence but the person who gave this gift to me is named Kristian! Thank you and God Bless.

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Green Envelope Sleeve. I already have lots of bags of different sizes but I thankful because I received this gift where I could keep all the monthly bills and letters instead of just putting them because of my busy schedules. At least, I know where to find the latest bill when I need to settle it down before the due date. Thanks Claire!

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Marvel: The Thing Pophead. I don’t have a personal car yet because I’m planning to buy it after four or five years when I’m done paying the more important investment first. But it’s a good thing I received this gift so that there is something I could always look forward to in buying my own car. I received this gift during our Team’s exchange gift. Thank you Jefferson!

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Baseball Bat and Ball Toy. Another Marvel product, but this time it’s a toy. Actually, I received this during last Christmas’ Kris Kringle wherein the theme was ‘Something Long and Hard’. I gave this to my 3 year old nephew and he is very happy playing it. Thank you Alex for this gift! My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Cobra Energy Drink. No, I’m not kidding that someone gave this gift to me. Actually, I received this gift during one of the Christmas’ Kris Kringle with the theme, ‘Something Wet and Wet’. You are wondering, where is the Wild part, oh yes, I already ate it. It’s the Gummy Snakes candies. Yum-yum. Thanks Xyn!

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Music Doughnut. If you think that doughnut is always round, soft and sweet well you’re wrong. This gift that I received is not edible but useful because it could help me untangle the cable of my favorite headset or earphone. Thanks again, Xyn!

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Go Bear Hugs. This next gift which I received during the Christmas’ Kris Kringle is another car accessory. The theme was ‘Something Round and Fluffy’. Oh yeah, this really encourages me to buy my own car. As I’ve said, after 4 or 5 years. (wink)

My blessed gifts to start my year, Holiday gifts I received, Warren Sando, Ang Pao, Ampaw, Plane Ticket to Cebu, White Macademia Cookies, Our Daily Bread, Green Envelope Sleeve, Marvel: The Thing Moving Head, Baseball Bat and Ball Toy, Cobra Energy Drink and Gummy Snakes, Music and Doughnut, Go Bear Hugs, Fitness First One Day Pass

Fitness First One Day Pass. Since I’m an athletic type of person, the next gift that I’ve received is somewhat related to it. It is a one-day pass to a Fitness First gym. I used to go to a gym center before until I was hired to my new company. This is because of the change in work shift (from day to night). Thank you sir Rody! I’m thinking of doing this over the weekend.

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I have received many other gifts during last Christmas holidays but I won’t be discussing it in detail. Not because I didn’t like it but because they were just too many too mention. Hehehe! 🙂

God is great all the time not just because I received these gifts worth keeping but because He at all times knows the perfect gift that we should receive in our life. Of course, His rewards really depend on how punctual we are as His followers. For me, I’m thankful and will always be, for anything and everything that I have received. In fact, He has always given me the blessings which I think more than I deserve to have. To God be the glory! (AAP)

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About Aleks

Engr. Aleksandre Pates (a.k.a. Aleks) is an I.T. Professional and Electronics Engineer by profession, but it didn’t hinder him to enrich his skills and broaden his experience in theater and literary. He is also a College Instructor/Professor, Playwright, Artistic/Creative Director, Singer, Songwriter/Composer, Resource Speaker/Lecturer of Campus Journalism, Editorial Writing, Creative Writing and Leadership Empowerment for Youth. He is a Palanca Awardee, and he was the Editor-In-Chief of The Philippine Artisan (official student publication of TUP-Manila) from 2003-2007. He is a Certified Oracle Partner Expert since 2010, and a member of the prolific playwright organizations in the Philippines, The WritersBloc. He also holds numerous positions in socio-civic and professional organizations like Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP – Manila Chapter), and De La Salle Araneta University Alumni Association, Inc.
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