Balikbayan Box or Door-to-Door
Do you have a family member who lives abroad? If you do, then you probably have sent them a care package or two. This is popular amongst Fiipinos. We send them a big box full of 'stuff'. The stuff could be anything, from canned goods like corned beef, chili con carne, to coffee, creamer, artificial sweeteners, perfumes and colognes, shampoo and conditioner, bars of soap, toothpaste, clothes, shoes, etc. Of course, these are available for purchase back in the Philippines but we still like to send them these things. Most of my relatives are already here in the US except for a few cousins and my brother. I rarely send a box for him, instead, I give him money for his daily expenses. This time though, I am sending him a care package. Dh has a lot of clothes that does not fit him and they are of good quality that I don't want to give it away so I am giving it to my brother. I'm also sending him special shoes, it's called MBT shoes which improves posture and relieves stress on the back and joints. He's a Taekwondo instructor in a college and he's been having problems lately. I told him it's the effects of getting old. :) How about you, what do you have in your door-to-door box?