No talks about travel today, too pooped to get my brain to function properly, much less write anything coherent.
There was this thread over at the Pinky-street.com forums, about exchanging parcels for Christmas. Basically, those who wish to participate list down the things they can send from where they live, and if a member is interested, he/she must send a private message to that person.
I am always excited about exchanges, whether it’s postcards or CDs or whatever, so I eagerly clicked on the reply button. When it was time to list down the things I can send out, I stopped: what can I send from Australia? If I were in Manila, I’d know the things that I can buy and can survive the trip. But here, I’m really at a loss. What do I send? Vegemite?
I think about the balikbayan boxes my sister regularly sends: cans upon cans of chickpeas, beetroot, and salmon. Weetbix, cereal and bags of muesli. Timtams, Freddo and even more Timtams. Dried fruits and nuts, and of course, Vegemite.
If you were to receive something from Australia, what would you want?