After you come back from a leave, you are expected to bring gifts to your workmates. After all, they did cover for you in some way. It is challenging to find gifts for them. I'm not the person who brings something like a fridge magnet or a key chain. I want something unique from the place that I came from.
After looking in their market at Zamboanga, I noticed the Muslim influence. You have food imported from Malaysia and I got myself a nice hat that suits the influence. So when I got back from work, I never expected that they appreciate my gifts like what you see here.