Material gifts may not be the same value of abstract gifts like friendship, trust, and love, but it is still a way of showing someone you value them.
The Mortal Instruments (Book Six): City of Heavenly Fire
This was given to me (and actually to my sister as well) by my dad because I requested him to. Two weeks without allowance but it was worth it! I just finished the book, and Cassandra Clare did not ever disappoint me throughout the whole series. If some things are messed up at the end of one book, it will be fixed in the next one. I love how her prequel series characters entered Clary and Jace’s generation of Shadowhunters!
Thank you so much, dad!
Blouses of Different Kinds
My mom has a thing for picking the right clothes for me, and of course, this is what she gave me. I love how she knows what kind of blouses I want: the baggy and comfy ones. The navy striped blouse reminds me of a sailor, then reminds me of an anchor, then of Teen Wolf and the line “Be your own anchor”, made me fangirl a bit! I love, love, love the second blouse because of its design. There’s something about triangles that attracts me to it.
I appreciate your gift, mom!
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 + 30 sheets of Instant Film
This gift was also a request, but I didn’t expect to receive it right away! I expected maybe three or four months from now. Anyway, it came from my beloved uncle (Nanong) and aunt (Tita Bless). They, together with their children, (my cousins) Era and Ela, came home for the month of July. Welcome home!! They are really close to my heart for they are so kind and so fun to be with! Even before they married, we, Zaira and I, were their first children. We hung out with them a lot before. Now they live in Qatar and they are just visiting us now.
P.S. I called my aunt Tita Bless even though she is not really a sister of my mom, it’s just what I usually call her and I just got used to it.
Shukran jazeelan, Nanong and Tita Bless!
I call these other gifts I received “indirect gifts” because it is not actually intended to be a gift for me but to everyone, it just happened that I received it on the day of my birthday, June 24: