My sister’s boyfriends who was a government employee working in the U.S. once visited our place. He decided to spend his vacation here in the Philippines in order to get to know us and be familiar with our place and the culture too. He gave my mom some gifts including a painting from Mexico, a Mayan relic and cigars samplers . We put all these things in display at our house and our friends would oftentimes complement as they appreciate the decorations. My mom likes to collect different things and she has a growing of collections like paintings, vases, posters and other memorabilia at home.