09 June 2006

For a new year's day

As far as I know, I'm the only one here in the office with a coin bank on the desk. It comes pretty handy actually, what with a load of coins in your pocket given as change from the many stores visited during the day.

I was delightfully surprised to learn that Cruise also has a coin bank on his table. And his is nice! When you reach a certain level, you get to know approximately how much is already in the "bank". I thought it was a cool blog topic and decided to post mine too. Thanks for the idea, Cruise!

Mine looks like a mailbox. You insert the coins in the slot supposedly for the letters. So in there goes my 5- and ten-peso coins.

And what to do with the coins I've saved? Nope, it's not for a rainy day. It's for New Year's Day!

We have this fun custom that at the strike of twelve, everybody would gather at the living room, waiting in excited anticipation. our Nanay would show up shortly and throw coins into the living room, and then into the rooms of the house. It's a mad scramble for the coins! Sometimes we would pick up paper bills as well. What fun! We'd ignore the 25-centavo and lower coins and go for the 5's and 10's.

I have some photos of this event. I will post it in a future article.

Until then, happy weekend everyone!


  1. That's a cool idea, to separate 5s from the 1s and 10s. I have a small coin bank by my office desk too but it's full of paper clips. Nang-aagaw eksena sa coins. Hehe.

  2. I NEED my coins Wat! No one around here ever has any change, so I keep a pocketfull all the time.

    We have the same tradition during our New Years, but we load up from the bank. Just call us "cheaters!"

  3. Meron din ang mga kids ko, iba-iba pa ang designs..ang gaganda..kaya lang yung coins dito di masyadong gamitin. Nagagalit pa nga yung sa tindahan pag ginamit mo.

  4. hehe ang ganda pala ng coin bank mo, unique ang style. san mo nabili yug sayo, yung coin bank ko sa japan (kaya in japanese yen yung label).

  5. can't do the same thing in this office. most likely e may magfifilch ng coins mo.

    I do have a set of coin banks at home though, all of them gifts. last year I even got 2 for christmas. for some strange reason, people have been giving me coin banks every year *cough* meowok *cough* so much so I have enough for every denomination. some people *cough* meowok *cough* forget that they're supposed to put in a few coins before they give them so they'll bring you luck.


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