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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Returned Gift - Nostalgia # 67

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My entry  this week is not  old but  a brand new thing to share but of course it has something to do with my experiences in the past hehehe.

I would like to quote what Ate Imriz have said in her comment for last week's nostalgia. "you'll meet more friends but i tell u, most of them were JUST MERE ACQUAINTANCES"...so if ever u find true one, HOLD ON TIGHTLY. :)

So what my entry this week has to do with that?  Ate Imriz  is right,  sometimes we think that  the people we thought  our "friends" are just merely acquaintances.  Before we went for a vacation, I sent someone  a virtual gift card for  birthday but for some unavoidable circumstances, (we went to a uniform place to pick up our daughter's uniform that day), we were not able to  attend the party and  the said gift was sent back to me.  I did not even know that the person sent it back because I did not recognize the  email address and that there isn't any note to it.  Anyhow, when I received the email, I thought that the store where I ordered the gift card  just sent me a copy,  but when I saw the gift code and pin number , I knew then that the email  wasn't from the store.

I really don't want to say anything about it because  I am not the type of person that would rant  NEGA stuff  over here but enough is enough.   I have read so many crap  already and  making us the bad guys  is the thing I can't accept as we did not do anything  bad except missed to attend the  gathering.  I did not know that not attending a party is a crime that could cause  some people to be mad at you.

Do you  get upset when you invite someone and they don't show up? I'd be disappointed but would totally  understand  because I know that no matter their reasons are, it's their call not yours and you have to understand that.  That is friendship is all about.     So sorry guys but I have to let  this one out from my chest. I considered them friends but if they can't understand that my family's needs  is my  priority,  then so be it.  I wouldn't force anyone to like me in anyway.  I am who I am, and if you can't accept that, it's your problem not mine.

On the bright side of it, I got a new digital album. I picked it up today at the store.

47 travelers' comments:

chubskulit said...

Hello everyone, I apologized for my late entry. Got so busy today that I wasn't able to blog at all.

Lainy said...

No need to apologize, Rose. In one way or the other, all of us gets caught up in our busy worlds most of the time ;-)

Geez! That friend of yours is not a real friend. I am sorry to say that. Sya na ang binibigyan, sya pa etong mayabang. Bakit kaya may mga taong ganyan? Grrr.

Fret not. Riz absolutely nailed it right on the head. Real friends are hard to find. They are precious gems. I am sure you have quite a good number of real friends because you have a good heart.

Love and hugs from me to you!

Dhemz said...

ayay! return to sender...ehhehehe....just kidding lang sis....ganda naman nyan....may alarm clock pa!

genny said...

hi, joining this week. i love the quote/saying below the pic...very inspiring.:-)

my entry is here: http://www.gennyspeaks.com/2011/08/25/nostalgia-the-brat.html

imriz said...

tnx for the linky, rose. i ended my plight at making other peeps to like me...i already fed up....so, if anyone doesn't find pleasure in ur company,lose it...they're not worthy to be in ur list.

btw, anu ba ung virtual card? sowri po,probinsiyana aketch :)hihi

PS. i'll leave a note sa fb mo tonight ha :)

http://www.entertainmentgeneral.info/?p=308

Carla said...

My entry is so timely with yours, it's abt friendship kaya lang yours is kinda sad. Hope everything will end up well. :)

Lina Gustina said...

So sad to know this, Rose. Well, sometimes, bad things can also happen to good people...

I've written this nostalgia post since yesterday but I've just got a chance to online again now.

Mel Cole said...

Rose, I sympathize your negative experience with a friend. Sayang naman at hindi nya gusto ang regalo. Some people these days are very specific of what gifts they want to receive and some people feel awkward when they receive monetary gift. Weirf isn't it? but its true coz I also experienced it. Kaya ako, when I send a monetary gift, I will specify for what it is for, so that the receiver won't feel awkward. Don't feel so bad, you are a good person.

Vernz said...

ay.. me ganung factor... lol.. sorry ha di ko alam yung storya. kaya sa digital photo nalang ako.. ganda.. hehehe.. buti kayo diyan kasi me easy access talaga kayo online sa pinas di gaano talaga sa probinsiya sadness.. lol....

ay naku.. just leave it to time... hehehe :)

anney said...

Iba naman yung experience ko. Yung niregalo ko sa friend ko after 2 years binalik nya sakin. Nag recycle sya ng gift di nya na siguro matandaan na sakin galing yung regalo na yun. Natawa na lang ako. I recycle gifts din namn kaya lang i make sure na ang pagbibigyan ko e hindi yung nagbigay ng gift na yun.

Cookie said...

hi rose! just submitted my late entry. whoa! anong klaseng friend yun? kailangan ba talaga isauli? ang thoughtful mo pa nga dapat that person should be glad about it na kahit wala ka, you sent a gift pa. but just like what others commented here, you are a good person with a good heart.

nuts said...

grabest naman yun to the highest level. anyways, there's this kind of attitude talaga sa ibang tao. never mind about the immature people. never heard about this kind of thing in my life, to return gift, except teenage bf-gf break up. lol.
You are a friend for keeps!

chubskulit said...

Thanks everyone. At least now, I lighten up my chest by unloading what i felt here. I'll give this a rest.

anne said...

Hi Rose, anyway it's their lost not yours. So chin up, you have all good friends who is always around you everyday.

kat said...

haguy, kakatakot naman yang friend mo na yan Rose. Pagdi ka pla makarating sa invitation nya eh nagagalit..ang masama pa, nang susuli ng bigay waaaaaaa...hindi sya ang tipong kakaibiganin Rose..kaya cool ka lang dyan...iisa lang syang mawawala sa'yo, marami kaming andito para sa'yo kahit di pa tayo nagkikita in person...

oist, late ka? mas late ako hahahaha.

yong entry ko andon sa kitchen ko hehe.

Lynn said...

Oi, grabe naman. Di ka lang naka-attend nagalit na? Well, take it from there. Di nga true friend yun. :)

Mel Alarilla said...

That was a very unfortunate development. Friendship should not be lost casually just like that. Maybe she has a point and you have your own point. Maybe she was really expecting you and because you failed to send her a note that you cannot come, that made her very miserable and she got even by sending back your gift. Sometimes friends are more closer than lovers and the inadvertence of one is construed negatively by the other. Oh well, nothing's perfect in this world of ours. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

chubskulit said...

HI Kuya Mel, I actually left her a comment earlier that day on one of her blogs informing her that we will not be able to come because of our appointments. The said comment was deleted for some purpose I couldn't understand. But now I know the reason of the deletion, to make it look like I never said a thing.

I am glad this happen though, I came to know what the person really is.

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Hi, Rose! sad to hear you lost a friend that way. pero sabi nga nila, you win some, you lose some. and when you lose some, maybe there was nothing to lose at all to begin with, i.e, no friendship in the first place. but who knows,time heals all wounds and someday i pray you and your friend will be able to at least forgive each other. sana eto ay isa lang malaking hindi pagkakaintindihan. Happy weekend, rose!

BTW, I'm joining using my other blog.

chubskulit said...

Thanks Mai. Will look forward for your post ala pa sa linky eh.

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Rose, it's at number 5 na, ehehe. nag-error kasi blogger comment ko yesterday,hindi nasave comment ko when i visited. anyway, here's the actual link: http://www.redlanegeraine.com/reminding-me-of-home/

thanks for the visit sa maithreeboyz!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Have a good friend is a lucky thing! Thanks for sharing this with us.

I am visiting from the Blog Hop Til You Drop. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Blessings,
LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

Megan said...

New follower from a Friday blog hop, would love a follow back at realadventuresfromamomof3.blogspot.com

Tina said...

hi there - great blog so honest and true - thanks for visiting my blog and for following - I have just returned the favor.

Have a great Monday!
tina

chubskulit said...

Thanks Tina!

mmbear said...

Takes all kinds in this world. I try to not think about the negative people because there are so many of them. I move on to the positive. Sounds like you have many that agree with you, so, I say, spend the gift on yourself or your daughter! I am a new follower from the blog hop and I am following you thru GFC and RSS Feed. I cannot follow thru FB right now and its a long story so please check out my post dated August 20th on the Weekend Blog Hops. As soon as they take care of it I can follow. I will leave it up to you if you want to follow me now or wait until I can follow you first. Either way I understand. Follow what you can and I will be happy! Thanks so much and have a great day!

Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

chubskulit said...

You can say that again Tina. Thanks, I'l be over at your site soon.

Adrianne said...

Thanks for dropping by Happy Hour Projects! I'm returning the follow.

I cannot believe they sent your gift back to you! What in the world??

We had friends who didn't speak to us for about a year because we missed a surprise 30th birthday party. We did say we would try to come, but it was the day we were returning from our honeymoon (and they knew we were honeymooning, after all, it was my husband's best man!) Well, we were delayed coming home and missed the party. We did call when we knew it was after the "surprise" time (no sense in ruining that!) but they were still mad! I just don't understand some people!

We have since reconciled, but it does blow your mind when it happens. Oh well, enjoy your own gift. :P

Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

chubskulit said...

Hahaha, thanks Adrianne! I couldn't believe it either. The said person said that it was an insult to give an egift. I have received egift before and that is absolutely fine with me, every gift you receive is a blessing so you should be happy about it. Oh well, lesson learned. Now I am more careful of sending gifts, will not do it for sometime just to be on the safe side.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Greetings from Jamaica. I am happy to become a follower of your Blog. Thanks for visiting my Blog. I am sorry to hear what your friend did. It was not nice to have sent back the gift to you. It is shocking what some friends do! Anyway I must say that I love your new digital album and the pictures I have seen on the blog. Looks great! Take care.
Judy -JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

chubskulit said...

Thanks for dropping by Judy. Yeah, life is full of surprises!

Nicole weaver said...

Thanks for joining my blog, I am returning a follow. I also liked you on Facebook.

Nicole Weaver
http://mybirthdayiseptembereleven.blogspot.com

Ciao Mama's said...

Hello thank you sooo much for coming by my blog and following I am returning the favor. Love your blog....

chubskulit said...

Thanks Nicole and Ciao Mama.

Katie2SS said...

following you back! love the jennifer lopez song over on my left! have a great evening.

Katie2SS said...

following you back! love the jennifer lopez song over on my left! have a great evening.

Traci said...

Following you back! Thanks!

Traci

chubskulit said...

Thanks for following!

pargasjunkyard said...

thanks for following me! Returning the favor and following you here! Follow us on facebook also @ http://www.facebook.com/PargasJunkyard

parentwin said...

I don't get upset either. Things happen. It's nice to meet you! Hope you follow back at Tales of an Unlikely Mother.

http://parentwin.blogspot.com

chubskulit said...

Glad you're on the same boat as me Parentwin.

Beng Gee said...

I know how you feel Rose! Getting such treatment from someone you probably have considered a good friend is somehow kinda disturbing. Pero, on the other hand, buti na rin at lumabas agad ang ugali nyang di maganda. She's not worth your time at all!

Life is short, be happy! Cheers!

chubskulit said...

I agree completely TitaB,

artsavesyou said...

Thank you for following me, I am returning the favor!

chubskulit said...

You're welcome Artsavesyou and thanks for following back.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

We don't need to get back to people - we just need to always be kind. hehehe

Franc said...

The digital photo album would be a nice memento to collate photos.

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