Gifts Part 2
This is from Tarek, it came from Egypt and it's so beautiful. The details are magnificent and it comes with a brass Egyptian plate.
This cute ceramic town portrait is from Tomita, it shows a little city from Romania.
A cool New York book from Van, my Vietnamese friend from Philadelphia.
And here's a funny story. Last November 15 2006, I was sent a cheque by Oracle. Regardless of its value, I planned to hold the encash-ment of the cheque until kingdom come, more so, until I feel like going to the bank. The last May 18, I thought of having this cheque en-cashed. I am not aware that international cheques are only valid for six months in the Philippines.
I then send a formal letter to Oracle, asking them to send me a second cheque since the one I have has just expired, and also admitting how careless and unaware I was of the situation. It's so irritating because I'm only 3-days late. Oracle told me that I have to send them the original and unused cheque. So right then and there, I sent the cheque to San Francisco via DHL for PhP-1,800. Duh right?
The cheque arrived home May 29th, the reason I wanted to en-cash the cheque is for me to have extra more money for my trip to Malaysia. I departed Manila on 28th, so everything was useless. And then just two weeks ago, I again, planned to en-cash the note, guess what? I lost it again. Hahhahaa! I was so worried for days.
Well now trying to find this New York book for this blog, I found the cheque between the pages, I had a deep sigh of relief. I hid it on my Cathay Pacific ticket to Hong Kong.
I'll be in Hong Kong this October for an official trip and a little vacation and visits with friends.
Teu Lei Lomo! Hahahaha~!