1.05.2012 | 18:55

Wrappers

In a religion which believes that December 25 is a Pagan celebration of Jupiter, Sun God's birthday, the date is just like any other.

As kids, before fully discovering what things on the religion meant, we did celebrate Christmas. Sunny days these were -- parties and games. The worldly fun was subtracted of the supposed meaning. Perhaps the only things that reflected the substance were the opening prayer and exchanging of gifts.

Sunday was a grand celebration at the church. I learned that there were some sort of exchange gift portion for the kids. The activity started after lunch. Gifts of different colors can be seen at the center of the gathered children. A flashback of happy memories streamed like a torrent of liquid euphoria: There is some sort of gladness on seeing gifts, and excitement to know the contents of the wrapped bundle. No matter how big or small (of course, anticipation for the large packages are greater) these were, making the kids smile for one moment is priceless.

I asked my kumare that I'd bail on my godson's gift for the moment. I'd get back after the kid's birthday, leaving her some amount for supplies.

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I gave my boy a condom.

"What is this?" he asked.

"That is just the wrapper," and there was no second telling what the present was.

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Happy New Year!

12 comments:

  1. quite an entry for a comeback, eh? welcome back, lil bro!! *hugs* :)

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  2. Hehe.. nice concept.. Christmas is really a pagan celebration.. Happy new year to you...:)

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  3. ako din utang sa mga inaanak!! puro ganyan M.O ata ng mga ninong ngayon!LOL

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  4. fur cher happy si boy boy.
    big boy ba or little boy?
    hihihi

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  5. haha! tawagin ba namang wrapper.. Happy new year Joe

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  6. But then I would naively ask,
    What does this thing wrap?

    Happy Three Kings! ;p

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  7. this got me thinking..... sa true identity ni inaanak. si boy. ahahahaha. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Green! God Jul og Godt Nytt År!

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  8. yay bakit condom?hahahaa.... happy new year :)

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  9. penge din ako ng same gift gb! :)

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  10. haha tumatakas ka lang bespren e. chos. haha

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