Personal wallets contain, not only money, but other interesting stuffs. People would put in something they think they will need again in the future, or something they need to remember. The wallet is something that we open every now and then. If it gets lost, it is like a part of your body was taken away. That is why to open a person’s wallet is like opening one’s self to another. To sort out what’s inside is to unravel a life story.
My wallet is a brown Walley Maucker made of leather. Unfortunately, I can’t remember if this was a gift to me, or if I bought it myself J. I just know that I got this while I was in Saudi Arabia and it has been with me for a while. The leather color is still the same as when it was new, and never faded.
Allow me to open my wallet for you and together let’s check out what’s hiding in there. Here’s a listing of what I found inside:
- 820 bucks. That’s all the cash I have at this time J
- an old 10-peso bill – I’m not sure why I still keep this
- one dollar bill – For luck, perhaps
- 3 pieces of a one-riyal bill – memories of my stay in the Arab world
- my graduation picture – taken 5 years after I graduated
- my latest prc license
- my old prc license
- a small piece of paper where I wrote my Saudi atm and credit card pins. I don’t use those numbers anymore, in case somebody is interested J
- a small piece of paper where somebody wrote my name in Arabic. I already forgot the name of my Egyptian colleague who wrote that for me.
- a small card with an image of St.Ildefonsus. This was given out in Guiguinto last year in celebration of our parish church’s 400th year.
- a small picture of a saint given to me by a friend. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the saint.
- Saudi British Bank visa card
- Arab National Bank atm card
- RCBC atm card
- Hewlett Packard shopping card for printer ink
- King Fahd National Guard Hospital Medical Record card
- a small piece of paper where a Saudi student wrote the Pizza Hut and KFC home delivery hotlines. I helped her organize a small farewell party.
- Ate Aie and Kuya Reizen’s address and numbers in the US written in a small yellow card. At the back, I wrote the time difference of KSA and USA.
- Calling card of my Saudi friend Saad Mohammed Al-Ateq, one of the the few Arab friends I liked in terms of attitude.
- Calling card of my dentist, Dr. Dominic San Diego
- OFW bank card
- DXN membership card
- an old prescription of a medication I used.
- two Jun’s studios wedding promo slip
- SM Foreign Exchange transaction slip dated 20 June 2007
- Bancnet transaction slip dated 03 July 2007
- Express Teller transaction slip dated 16 January 2008
- My wife’s PRC license. She requested me to renew it for her.
- My wife’s OB-GYN appointment slip
- Shopwise card
- Silverworks Card
- Metrobank atm card
- Timezone Powercard
While inspecting my wallet, I decided to do some sorting out since I found my wallet becoming bulky. I took out the cards and pieces of paper that I do not use, but is worth keeping. The other stuffs I decided to throw away since I don’t use them anymore and they only keep my pockets heavy. And the rest I returned inside my wallet.
And that’s the story of my beloved wallet.