Worthy of Her Money

@SIMPLYD (79764)
Philippines
May 16, 2016 9:45pm CST
The retired , widowed aunt of my husband who came home for good from the US, finally had her birthday blowout last Saturday night . Actually her birthday was May 02 , but since my daughter has just arrived last 11th and her sister also arrived from Manila, 7th , she decided that it was May 14th for the blowout . She paid for food good for 30 persons and we had an exclusive use of the function room at the second floor of a famous Chinese restaurant which my daughter chose . Actually the others weren’t able to come but nonetheless we took out the excess foods prepared . But she said , her money was so worthy of the occasion because she had a wonderful time catching up with everyone of her immediate relatives present last Saturday, a picture of which is attached . I think anyone would do the same if you haven’t been with your relatives for a long time , like in her case it was 21 years ago since she last saw my daughter who was then just 4 year old . Would you also spend much for a blowout if you were in her stead ?
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@hereandthere (31110)
• Philippines
17 May 16
it's actually easier when you overestimated the head count because you just divide them among yourselves to take home. it's harder when there are excess people because it takes a while to cook the additional dishes and they have to set up the additional tables, chairs, plates etc.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Indeed . The left overs were put in plastic packs and given to each family . There were lots of leftovers but Auntie didn't mind she paid much .
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
17 May 16
wow, that is a grand time to be with her family here. if she is staying here for good, i know she will enjoy every second of being with you, my lady.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Yes, she is staying here for good . Actually , her room which was added some years ago , is now filled with her boxes from the US about 30 of them , sent over the years . So , my brother-in-law gave up his room and just stay with her mama whenever he is home on weekends meanwhile that a storage room is yet to be constructed when her check from the US clears. She will store all her things there while the others will be disposed . She likes going to the mall with me . She's always treating us to eating at the mall.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD it is nice to have a person who lived abroad to come and stay in your house; you will learn new things from each other. but be careful my friend, especially if some of your neighbors or other people know that a US citizen, and rich at that , is staying in your house. you must always be vigilant.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@ridingbet The neighbors don't know that . The neighbors are kind people .
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 May 16
I would. Money don'g matter when family is around
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
Yes that is true . Provided that you have much money .
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 May 16
@SIMPLYD haha. My brother can surely relate to that
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
@Lucky15 It is indeed an advantage to have lots of money in this case.
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@wiLLmaH (8252)
• Singapore, Singapore
17 May 16
If she really saved for it why not right? Hehe.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Well, she had lots of dollars to exchange , proceeds of her house and lot and her monthly US dollar pension . She has no children and loves my daughter so much .
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@wiLLmaH (8252)
• Singapore, Singapore
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD Money is one of the tool to help and make someone happy :) If she is happy spending those why not. Hope everyone is full :)
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@wiLLmaH Yes, i agree ! And everybody is so full and with a take out .
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@DianneN (78412)
• United States
17 May 16
What a lovely and large family you have! I wouldn't throw a party for myself, but would hope my family would chip in to do it.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
You are a practical person , just like me .
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@DianneN (78412)
• United States
18 May 16
@SIMPLYD Lol! I'm not practical, just modest.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
@DianneN If you say so .
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
17 May 16
I suppose that she saved just to have the pleasure to have this blowout with all the family. I think I would too.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
Actually no . She converted some of her US dollar pension making it a lot , since the exchange rate is 47 pesos . Her pension is so much more than for herself when converted to pesos .
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
18 May 16
@SIMPLYD Do you mean that from now on she stays in the Philippines? If she has to go back to the United States she needs her dollars.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
@LadyDuck Yes, we have a room constructed for her years ago. It's filled with big boxes of her things in the US yet to be opened , when a big storage room will be built for them . She has her dollar account, so anytime she can withdraw in dollar which she exchanges to peso to use here .
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@GardenGerty (99373)
• United States
17 May 16
There are certain occasions that call for a huge celebration like this. I love this picture.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
It's actually a birthday party and a welcome party of my husband's aunt . Thank you for liking our picture .
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
17 May 16
Yes I would - family is so important, and if she can afford it, why not? Lovely picture of you all.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
That's what she said . Besides she can very well afford it . Thank you for liking our picture .
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@sunrisefan (17921)
• Philippines
17 May 16
And where are you in the picture?
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Oh , you don't recognize me again ? Take a look at my profile picture and guess .
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@sunrisefan (17921)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD Now I know. You're the one behind your blonde aunt :) You look like LT in the pic :)
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@sunrisefan You got it finally . Wow, i love LT , she seem not to age at all . She's my idol ever since .
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
17 May 16
yes if I have the resources, but if I am short of money, then a get together in my house will be good.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Yes, it also depends on the resources . This aunt will be staying with us for good and has a room built for her already . She is already a US pensioner , has no children t share her money with except with us and her relatives .
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD Very nice because she is with you. Maybe she will buy some souvenirs if she goes out with your family. She can just spend her dollars to your family too.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@Yar_Joey Oh yes . Whenever we go out she always like to eat and it's her treat . She's sharing her pension when converted to pesos is excessive for her alone .
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 May 16
Yes, I will. If it is only the easiest way to put or unite our relatives, then I won't mind if how much it would cost as long as I can meet my relatives and friends.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
23 May 16
But i know you will if you only have enough budget.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 May 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, that is true. How can we invite our relatives and friends for a meal without a budget, so the aunt of your husband has her budget for that.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
23 May 16
@ida123 Yes. She has lots of dollars to exchange.
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@sol_cee (15504)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 May 16
Sure! Granted that I'm as rich as legally blonde aunt, sky is the limit it will be for the pamilya banal. lol
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Yeah , me too if i am as rich as auntie . I hope she will also do that on my birthday on December .
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@sol_cee (15504)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD be good to auntie.. Give her massage now. lol
@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@sol_cee I will , don't worry .
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@toniganzon (49971)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Money is of no value when it comes to that. So my answer is yes of course.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
I also think the same way . To me , happiness is foremost .
@toniganzon (49971)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD what else would she do with all the money when she passes away anyway. Nobody has ever brought their money or title to heaven.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@toniganzon Correct .
@Daljinder (21564)
• India
17 May 16
I will organized a private gathering at home where I am more comfortable. Blowout indeed!
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Well, she doesn't like that because it would be tedious , preparing the house and the foods and the utensils then cleaning up after , which is true indeed . At least with something like this , after some eating and chatting and laughing , we will be just going home with the takeouts .
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@Daljinder (21564)
• India
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD Oh no I didn't mean cooking by our self. Catering company will take care of that. We have a place right in front of our house which is owned by caterer who specializes in weddings and receptions. So, having a private bash is easy in our case.
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
18 May 16
I definitely will do the same if money isn't an issue. I'll even go as far as taking everyone to a resort for a weekend so I can spend more time with my family.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
That is true . Money is the number one consideration . And this aunt of my husband has money and she have them in US dollars .
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
21 May 16
@SIMPLYD she can spend some of her money on me. I'll provide her companionship 24/7!
@birjudanak (7241)
• India
17 May 16
yes i will spend for my family and relatives so as i grown up with them and meet after long times its good to hold nice party where all become together and one thing i really like which my parents said that while we doing something for our family or for relative then money is not important then relation....
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Yes , relationships are important so if you have the money for these gatherings then why not ?
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• India
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD yes they save money for this kind of event and they are capable then why not celebrate as while they not have they also do hard-work and made this amount and while we spend it behind our relative or family then it look very small amount....
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 May 16
I think once in awhile you need to spend some money to get together with your whole family.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
19 May 16
Yes, but as long as you have saved or have the budget for it , which i suppose should be the case because this only comes once a year though .
@JESSY3236 (6538)
• United States
18 May 16
It's always nice to see family again after a long time. I think money isn't everything, but family is.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
19 May 16
Yes, and that's for sure , my friend .
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@Shiva49 (13008)
• Singapore
18 May 16
It is really worth it but, of course, one should be able to afford it. The picture says it all that you had a great time - siva
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
Precisely , one should be able to afford it . And the aunt of my husband can very well afford it . Thank you , we really had so much fun talking and sharing stories .
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@XCasper (19)
18 May 16
Nothing can beat up having a quality time with quality people! Im sure she must have enjoyed it a lot!
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
18 May 16
I am sure she really enjoyed it a lot . She said she didn't regret having to spend so much for a gathering .