Tuesday, December 30, 2008

means: trumpet and firecrackers

The grocery stores are raking in money! Shoppers just can't get enough. It has been customary in the Philippines to fill up the cupboard, refrigerators, pantries, jars, and what-have-you with food and groceries for New Year. A table laden with food on New Year's Eve means a bountiful new year. Me? I don't believe in superstitions but I did some grocery shopping today for the freezer was empty. I have no idea what to cook for New Year's Eve. I've ran out of ideas and I'm just not in the mood. But, whether i like it or not the new year will come and I have to think of something to cook for tomorrow's eve.

My hubby used to buy boxes and boxes of firecrackers and sparklers - back when the prices were tolerable. By tolerable, I meant hubby was buying at least 10,000 php worth of different kinds of fireworks. Today, a box of dragon multi-shot cakes cost anywhere from 750 Php to 10,000 Php. each. Never mind. I'll just tell my kids to watch our neighbor's fireworks display which reportedly cost her 65,000 php last year. However for the sake of Ethan I ordered some sparklers. The lot cost me 1,000 Php. Gosh! Just for some sparklers! I also bought some good old "torotot" (toy trumpet) for us to loudly greet the new year.


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Posted by desperateblogger On 12/30/2008 08:18:00 PM 6 comments

6 comments:

  1. hahaha.... putukan na!! at torototan!!

    Happy New Year to you and to your family!!

    --charles, http://www.bogsie.com

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  2. sportaddict: putukan and torototan sounds pretty adulterous! lol

    happy new year too!

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  3. Ay anong iniisip mo sa putukan?? Manigong bagong taon sa inyo dyan!

    Huling

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  4. huling: what putukan? i was thinking of torototan! lol

    happy new year!!

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  5. hello hello friend! happy happy new year! :) thanks for the visit! :)

    take care! :)

    miss the paputoks and all the loudness of new year! :)

    alala kp tuloy after all the paputok was done, we needed to check the insides of our noses..lam mo na sa maitim na usok ng paputok ehhee :)

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  6. blessedmom: happy new year too!

    re the cleaning of noses after the putukan... you're so right! when my kids were small i used to let them wear face masks to minimize my task of cleaning dirty cillas!. ngayon, hindi na.

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