Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Basket

When our tenants dropped off the check last night, they brought an Easter basket for Akesha. That was very nice and sweet of them. Since Akesha was sleeping when they came by, she did not know about this eater basket yet. All she knows...is Papa will bring her a toy, and that will be after hubby gets home from work. I am sure she will be delighted to see this Easter basket. I guess this is the first basket she got this year...and more to come!

What is the history behind the Easter basket anyway? According to my source, Easter gift basket is not simply an ensemble of various goodies and treats. Rather it brings home the meaning of Easter to all of us. There is more to these popular Easter ensemble than the eyes can see.

According to the legends, the fertility goddess Eostre (or Oestre) carried a basket of eggs. Thus, Easter baskets signify new life, rebirth and renewal. The Easter Basket ritual has its origins in the German folklore of the Easter Hare. According to a German legend, a white hare would leave Easter baskets filled with candies, brightly colored eggs and other goodies for kids to come and gorge on them on Easter morning.

The German settlers when moved to U.S., popularized the tradition of the Easter hare. And as the days passed, the Easter hare became the Easter bunny delighting the kids with baskets of eggs, chocolates, candy, jelly beans and other goodies on the Easter morning. Nowadays markets are flooded with a large range of Easter baskets to suit all tastes and preferences

20 comments :

Manang Kim said...

Hi dhemz, thank you very much asa ka na surprise sa akong birthday or sa akong edad hehe joke!!
Thank you again sa pag-greet nako about my US citizenship, dili biya pa pod unta ko kaya lang mura man ug nagkamahal ang fee kada tuig, so nag apply nalang ko. Mag dual citizenship ko pero basin ug next year na pahulay sa pod ko ug file2x aning mga papeles.
Mag date lagi unta mi karon with the family unsaon nga perte man ka baga among snow dire sus spring naman unta. Basin ug next2x day na or sa iya na pod mi birthday niya mag date nalang kay april pod iyang bday man aron mausa gamay ang mga gasto hehe.
Tinood gyud dhemz lisod e-tanom dayon ug bulak dire kay pareho aning ning kalit lang ug snow. Karong May pa gyud mi ani makatanom akong rose dire perte na ka labong sa dahon ready na gyud kaayo patanom.
Daghan2x gyud among orderon sa DXN kay mao gyud among gamit labi na kay paki-coffee pod ni si hubby. And coffee per box is $13.60 and reishi RG/GL 90 caps $33.30. Mao ra pod na among food supplement la na lain.
I like egg hunting aguy mura pod ko ug bata ug makig-ilog gyud ko sa mga bata pod hahaha. Kini laging wala man gud na sa atong Pilipinas. Sa among simbahan dire naa mi blessing of easter basket ug bahala naka ug puro itlog imong ibutang dayon pwede pod sagulan nimo ug bisan unsa like ham, bread, chocolates lingaw biya dire pod sa US no? Sa ato kay semana santa na gyud as in ang binignit ug biko perme gyud na maluto. Mingaw na hinoon ko ug binignit dhemz hehe.
Thanks for dropping by sa akong bloggy appreciated it.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
May I invite you to please join Filipinos Unite!!!. You may do so by commenting on my blog stating your name, address, name of blog and its url or by sending an email to melalarilla@gmail.com containing the same set of information. Thank you very much. God bless.

shydub said...

Hi dhemz bisita ko dri, pagkita nku pics abi nku naa na sd gift imu banana. Kamu ra d i akesha pa dha, unsa inyo lingaw pagsunday ug karn?
Nice kaayo inyo silingan, hatagan akesha goodies for easter. Happy easter in advace hehehe sayo ko greet aron ako kauna. nya inig abot pa jd iya daddy another presents for mommy and baby what a wonderful family you have my prens.
Dili lng ko magdugay dri ky basin magpabadlong na sd ning entrecard dili ko ka human drop ug blog hop.
have a beautiful day dhemz, whats for dinner dha?

eden said...

kanindot kay naa nay advance easter gift si akesha. this reminds me dhemz that i have still to get easter eggs for my kids. wala ko kalakaw ron kay i am making easter hats for david and dorothy for their easter hat parade in school.

have a good week

Lulu said...

Mommy Dhemz ari ta dire kay mag easter get together mi. Adto mi sa park mag dagan dagan para mangita ug itlog hehehe

kittykat said...

Hello sis..so sorry I was not able to visit you lately..hay gitamad na sad ko..Don't feel like doing anything..always mainit ang ulo ko..ewan ko bha parang mag menopause na ata ako..hahahaha..

BTW have you heard from Nancy???was wondering how she is doing..

ngapala..won't be able to visit you from April 9 to 11 ha..mag beach kami niyan..bawi lang ako pagbalik nako..ok..

KAyo ano plans nyo this Holy Week??

Cacai M. said...

Wow! Easter is on the way Madam sis! Happy Easter!

Clarissa said...

Thanks for sharing--it's my first time to know about that!

Pasencya na po at medyo naglalaho na naman ako na parang bula but I'm back again ( mawawala uli during weekend lol!)

Joops said...

Wow, how nice your tenants are... I'm sure there are a lot more to come..

ryliej said...

Wow ang bait naman ng tenants nyo sis....

katherine said...

Haha, ako naga hatag ko sa mga bata ug colored plastic eggs na may sulod na candies or chocolates pero wa ko kabalo sa history ana...haha basta kay easter na gani, ah prepare nako easter egg...hahaha mao diay na..sus ka irehes gud tawn nako...haha

BTW...nice kaayo imo tenant kay naay easter basket si Akesha..na-imagine na nako ang face ni Akesha...haha

Body said...

he he funny posting please keep up

Maus said...

tama ka dyan mga german ang hilig dyan sa mga easter basket na yan,,mas cenecelebrate nila easter sunday kesa sa holy week...like holy friday which we practiced more sa pinas..kung baga banal tayo hehehehehehe

Badet said...

Hi Dhemz! Cure little Easter bunny. Advance na binigay yan ah.

By the way, I recently moved to my own domain at http://www.badudets.com/. I hope you can update my link here in your blog. I already included your blog in my new blogroll.

Thanks!

shydub said...

Mao pa pagmata nmu jake dhemz, of course computer dayon una duolon hehehe, good morning dias family of sacramento.

Yhanks sa mga comments gwafs, dili na kamao akong laki luto oi, used to be kamao karn kumagko nlng hehehe, bitaw iya hibaw gwafs kana ra burger, mga american food nga instant cook like macaroni and cheese, spag nga ihuwad ra tana sauce after boiling the pasta asa ka managkong ana.
kung makakuotsa uranus lge magmilagro hehehe, pul an siya rice kita walay puol puol i snack pa ang rice hehehe apil akong jakoy pul an rice.

Maynalng imu banana ky mo try luto. Bana sa ako sis gwafs ky reserves mn sd sa airforce(pilot) didto sd na sila mamalit usahay sa base ky brato ra dw.

Hoy nice mn d i ka mo design, kitako gahapon pagbloghop nku. beauty and brain da....mao gwafs ako tawag nmu.
Unsa lingaw akesha dha, naasiya playmates inyo silingan, nag egghunt nmu dha, wala na uso dri gwafs ako nlng lutoon eggs hehehe ma bored koako babger usahay walang ka life life, taman rni siya torya ug plano.
Taas nmn ni ako chika dri oi, pakan a sa imu mi baby, ky pakaon sd koako teddy bear ug binuhi sa tiyan.
ta!ta!

Melanie said...

I'm sure Akesha will love it !

G.O.D said...

ay sweet nman c nicole meron na din galing sa tita ko hehe di na ako bibili ng easter basket nya

Weng Forsgren said...

Dhemz,
TY sa visit.

lamia ninyo oi, kay nadawat ninyo ang refund hehe

Hoy grabe pod ng daghan tay properties oi, makuyapan man pod ta hehe. It sounds Marcoses man pod haha.
Sweden have the highest taxes in the world.
this is my second time Dhemz nga I have to pay xtra tax. Only one time lang na nakadawat kog refund.
Di ba atomatic na nila gikuha ang atong payment? so after they compute our annual income, diha na nila mabaw an kung nasobra or nakulang ba tag bayad. Mosugot unta lang ko kung gidako nilag kuha kay refunan man. pero kung gigamay kuha makapungot kung bayad extra hehe.
Ako pod hubby, permi intawon ni siya kabayad extra. pero cge nalang kay ang tax ato gibayad balik man sa ato. dili pareha sa pinas na sa bulsa government padulong.

Grabe pod na imong visit sa dentist oi, 3 months imo regular? giunsa mana nila imong ngipon hehe.
ako oi once a year ra.. usahay man gani WA a year hehe.kay tingobon sa pinas hehe.Mahal kaayo dri dili kaya sa bulsa oi.. na kung mag regular ko every 3rd month na wa nami kaonon hehe.
May man mo kay daghan gidat ogan oi..maka maintain ka.

bitaw sa ato way dentist dentist oi. kung dili mosakit ang ngipon kay daot dili moadto sa dentist..moadto lang kay paibot hehe. kabalo baya ta sa ato na lisod labi na way kwarta purya lang sa mga datu kay permi adto dentist.

send nko pic basta dako ako time lingkod sa pc.

Weng Forsgren said...

hala oi, may easter basket ka na.
buotan pod niya oi..
kami ambot when mi mag egg painting,si hubby ang charge hehe

mag unsa mo diha pag simana santa, naa sad moy murag xmas tree hehe. kana gong mga sanga sa kahoy gi decorasyona og balahibo sa manok? ingon ana sad inyo? wala na sa ato ba hehe

dani c said...

Wow, great post..I often wondered what the eggs represented..good to know..