I chose to use my bracelet to show in the tenement museum. My bracelet is an item that I wear everyday. To me my bracelet holds many memories and beliefs. When I was a baby, I was baptized and my grandpa gave me my bracelet. As I began to grow, my grandpa continued to give me bracelets. They were all similar, just different sizes so they could fit my wrist. This last bracelet was the last one he gave me and I have never taken it off since. Not only does it hold religious value to me, but also brings me memories of my grandpa. He has passed now and everytime I look at my bracelet, I think about him and all those countless memories we had as a family together. On the back of my bracelet, it has my name engraved, however as time passes the engraving of my name has begun to come off. I also view my bracelet as a tradition because my niece will be baptized this year in May and she will also have a bracelet. I will be the one to give her a bracelet. I am excited to give her a bracelet as well, although a bracelet is a small gift, it is an item that we can have forever. Till this day I still have my very first bracelet my grandpa gave me. I am happy that I still have them and I will cherish them and I hope my niece will cherish them as much as I do.
– Cynthia Ocampo