Wanted: Coin Hoarder


Lately, I’ve been pretty hooked to a TV series called Hoarders (see About.com’s definition below). There, you’ll see several types of hoarding; food, clothes, books, utensils, junk, and a lot more.

  • acquiring and failing to throw out a large number of items that would appear to have little or no value to others (e.g., papers, notes, flyers, newspapers, clothes)
  • severe cluttering of the person’s home so that it is no longer able to function as a viable living space
  • significant distress or impairment of work or social life

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I haven’t heard of any case of hoarding here in the country though. Please share if you happen to know one. From what I understand, hoarding is considered a mental illness which falls under the category of Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD). And in the US, this could get you in big trouble.

Coins? Oh I love them! In fact, I collect them, put them in different jars (for different coin types), and sometimes even count them if I am in the mood.

Is there such thing as coin hoarding? If so, what makes it different from coin collecting? The answer is here. Perfect! No one dare call me a coin hoarder or you’ll be cursed into eternal damnation. *evil laugh*

A few days ago, Rowjie and I had to let go of the bamboo coin bank we’ve been filling since June. What happened was, an airline had a promo to international destinations and since we’ve been planning to go on a short backpacking to four countries in the Southeast Asia region, we concluded that the sale was indeed the best way we could avail of unbelievably cheap plane tickets. The only problem was, we’re almost broke and we resisted going to the bank to withdraw something off our savings. Then the secret genius in me switched on—the COINS!

And that’s how we ended the life of our bamboo coin bank.

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Bien starting the breaking-the-bank moment.

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The treasure here was!

It pained me seeing that I’ve already lost one of the coin banks, but then I thought that it was all my idea and it’s for the sake of our upcoming trip. Rowjie said, we can always fill another coin bank. Sure. Counting the total amount of the coins we managed to save took a lot of time since we need it to be accurate more than anything else. We’re talking real money here.

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Please don’t report me to BSP. I was just trying to save.

Life couldn’t get any better. I only added Php 13 and there plane tickets I booked online were now paid. Thank you my beloved coins, you’re our saving grace.

6 Bags = 10-peso coins
25 Bags = 5-peso coins
12 Bags = 1-peso coins

Php 4352 = Bien and I visiting Southeast Asia

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We had the coins changed by our bank.

I’m still collecting coins; I still do have a lot of them kept somewhere here in our humble abode. This might be useful for another trip or perhaps, an emergency. Who knows? Now that I undisclosed another precious fact about me, please don’t call the cops and have me arrested. kTnXbYe.

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  1. ang daming coins. at least, you were able to use them to buy yourself a ticket. i collect coins as well, not as many as yours though. i collect the old coins that we used to have, yung mga obsolete na… and yung mga coins from other countries. i should better find a way to store them properly 🙂

    1. Hello Ate Gladys!
      Oh yes, round-trip tickets for two! International destinations pa. ☺
      Maybe you can buy a canister or bin then put silica gels para di magkaron ng molds.
      Thanks for dropping by!

    1. Hello!
      I joined the page. Nanliit naman ako sa photos. Andaming coins and even bills! Ang galing! 🙂

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