presents and mails

Monday.
People in the office are so well travelled. Ask them if they’ve been to Europe and you’re sure the answer would be that they’ve been to at least two countries at the other side of the globe. Hence, considering the tradition of bringing home presents/omiyage/pasalubong, there were times in the office when we’d have a motley of chocolates on our desk – like the day I had on my desk a chocolate from Russia, a Ghirardelli bar from California (this one’s a favorite together with Lindt and Godiva and Royce!!) and another piece of chocolate from UK. Sometimes we loose track already who gave the presents as sometimes, our secretary would make the rounds and hand us the chocolates by just saying (sweetly) where they came from.

Today, our “ration” is quite a number as well. (I wasn’t able to take a photo of the flat slab of chocolate from UK though).
This one’s a traditional Japanese sugar candy (I don’t know from what prefecture!). It reminded me of meringue only it’s creamier, and finer and, because I chose the green color, has the teeny weeny hint of green tea (matcha). Ain’t the design pretty?

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Durian merlion from Singapore. Gah, I miss the prawn rolls (and the chicken rice and the chili king crab and the eat-all-you-can shrimps).

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Now, we have a secretary who absolutely loves Disneyland so much that she’ll hand us her omiyage from Disneyland on a Friday or Wednesday making me feel sometimes like I’m time warped (I smile and nod at her as I deeply try to recall if it had been a holiday the day before). Yes, she takes a leave to go to Disneyland. This time, she got us this. Be magical! (Dear Disney, you never fail to remind me to dream ☺)

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The pink Mickey I had before this was cuter (our secretary gave me two of this, yehey).

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Sweet tooth is happy.

Monday and Tuesday, fruitful days at the office. Thankful. And finally, our wedding album is ready for shipping. Yey! 🙂 🎉

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aleng
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 02:56:14

    Speaking of presents and mail, I got the card and the post-its/book marks Marj! Super thanks for that. I really appreciate it! 😀 I blogged it here: http://aleng21.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-greetings-from-mail.html

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    • atsushiandmarjorie
      Dec 21, 2011 @ 07:32:25

      Oh yey great!! You got it already! I’m happy. Thanks for blogging about it as well Aleng! 🙂 sweet. 🙂 and you’re right. This is one tradition that’s good to keep nga. 🙂

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