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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bamboo Coin Bank: Symbol of Thriftiness

Filipinos are known for their inherent thriftiness. Any resource they have, whether food, money or the like, is used in the most efficient manner possible.  In terms of money, they save their extra coins in their coin banks in line with the old Tagalog proverb, "Kung may isinuksok, may madudukot."  This proverb expresses that when an expenditure arises, the accumulated savings can be readily used.

In a trip to Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales last May, I purchased a bamboo coin bank handcrafted and sold by our Aeta friends there.  This coin bank is my repository for 10-peso coins.

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