Thank You Is The Order of The Day– To One Fine Lady From Norway

Since it seems like my blogging mojo is a bit back, let me prioritized what I have been wanting to write about for months now and this is to say an official and BIG THANK YOUs to a number of good people that I am blessed to encounter with in cyber space.

Let me start by saying a HUGE APOLOGY and THANK YOU to one sweet blogger friend who thoughtfully responded to my published post back in January of last year -  “A Book is Added to My Wish List”.

It caught me by surprise when one day around March last year (my birthday month) I received a registered mail notice from my local post office.  You see this kind of registered notice doesn’t say much about what’s on the parcel so you don’t have a choice but to actually check at the post office what this is about.

If you have been following this blog you will know how much I hate dealing with government offices. Their “system” never fails to drain the very minimal bits of patience in my body.  But I didn’t have a choice then so I summoned my guts and gathered the remaining stock of my patience and checked about the package.  As as I expected I ended up very annoyed and upset because all along I knew that the parcel is supposed to be delivered to my door step and yet for their God-forsaken-reason they turned it into a “mail-for-pick-up-parcel”. I was upset because my annoyance about the situation had taken over my excitement for the parcel.  It sort of ruined the surprise factor feeling when you received a surprise from someone.  Know what I mean?

Then probably out of my disappointment I messaged the sender to simply let her know the parcel’s delivery status.  However, when I went back reading our convo on a later date to collect some delivery details, I realized that all through out our convo I really sounded disappointed about the parcel which I am really not.  I don’t think it was ethical on my part to even bother the person who sent me the gift.   Jeeez I should have slapped my own face!

It was not my intention to sound upset to the person who sent the parcel. however, I  feel like I really did (sigh).  What was I upset about was the situation where I am trapped between rebelling against the postal system but at the same time I can’t just ignore the parcel because it is very important to me not because of it’s material value but because I know that it was specially sent to me and those special thoughts are included in that parcel.

To make the story short, I was able to collect the parcel after some time when my head cooled down.  And when I finally got it I was really overjoyed and my plan was to write a special thank you post to surprise back the sender.  But… in my intention to make the post a special one.. it resulted to a much-delayed post until it dragged on to my blogging hiatus days. The “surprise thank you” almost did not happen… until now.

So I would like to say my HUGE APOLOGIES and THANK you to one fine lady from Norway who has always been very kind and thoughtful not only to me but to everybody I know that she knows.  


THANK YOU Joy for your thoughtfulness of responding to my post.  I am so sorry that I failed to thank you immediately or even confirmed with you when I already received your gift for the reason that I already mentioned.  And I really hope that I did not offend you in any way when I messaged
you about the delivery status.  I am feeling guilty ever since.  Please know that I appreciate this very much and  words can not express how much this gift means to me.  THANK YOU!


By the way, Joy ordered and sent me these books through and it’s supposed to be a door-to-door delivery but those bozos from my local post office managed to put their hands on it.


  1. I am just happy that you did get what I sent to you:) Better late than never and it warmed my heart. God bless you more Balut!

  2. That's really nice. As for the last sentence that you wrote. I really don't want to comment on that. I am sure you're aware of the rage of the OFW community. Hindi lang talaga sa Customs. Pati na rin sa Post Office? hmmm......

    1. Actually Trips matagal na yang sa post office kaya nga hindi umuusad yang postal service dito satin dahil sa mga ganyan.

      The sad thing is that there's a lot of foreign online shops who offers branded products in low price but they don't cater/deliver here in PH because of our postal service. As for our local online shops, they are using their own delivery service for MM delivery then speed post for their provincial deliveries. Sayang di ba? It should produce income sana for the government :(

  3. Sweet talaga ni Ms Joy! At kairita talaga kahit ano mang government office!

    1. I know you will 100% agree with me Zai and sana dumating na yung day na hindi na tayo mai-stress when dealing with our government agencies.

  4. Hay naku na lang talaga masasabi ko sa government office!

    1. Hay naku lakwatsero! Kamusta ka na?

    2. ito wala mga activities....miss ko na tumakbo, mamundok, at gumala. hehe

      ikaw Ms. B? musta u?

  5. Ang bait naman ni Joy. Siguro marami na siyang naging kaibigan sa blog na napadalhan ng kung ano.


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