Beyond the Culture of Consumerism

It’s cool to own, to repair, to preserve, and to really love our personal belongings until these become really really unusable.

My two oldest t-shirts were given by my parents. The first one, as you can see below, is a Cebu shirt which my Father gave me 20 years ago! Yes, it was a gift back in 1997 when I still had a crush on *tooot*, played “baril-barilan” with classmates while wearing this white shirt (now not-so-white) with its sleeves almost past my elbows. The second one is a Voltes V (Choudenji Machine Voltes Five) shirt my mother gave me in 2000. This one was really way beyond my body frame as its sleeves were very much past my elbows, but kinda appropriate enough for the hip-hop style of oversized shirts popular back then.

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Anyway, happy new year and gong xi fa cai! Time is the most valuable gift you can give. (and sorry for the crappy Photoshop editing). 🙂

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