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Archive for October 4th, 2011


Yeay, it’s cold. Cold mornings are here again signaling the beginning of the BER months. And yes, nights are longer. I posted this on my wall and I was surprised when lots of my friends clicked like.  Are we in the same line of thought perhaps?

Me: I hear the music. They’re playing Christmas songs. Yeay, it makes me wanna dance.

Then Ding, a friend from Cebu replied: A whole lot better than the street waifs carolling sentonado at the gate.

True Ding, I said. Nakakatuwa talaga listening to Christmas songs of old. It’s 82 days to go before Christmas, make that 81 not counting Christmas Day.

Then she said: Your enthusiasm over  Christmas is really contagious.

So I answered back: What’s not to like about Christmas Ding?

Hubby and I hopped to the mall for a while to buy medicine at Mercury Drug. As usual, the trip would not be complete without going to National Book Store and Booksale.  I was amazed to see how the Christmas decor has really evolved over the years. Where can you find Christmas trees in orange, yellow, purple and red? Of course the traditional green still dominates the scene. I was thinking, wouldn’t someone who’ll buy those trees find it hard to decorate such? I mean, what colors would be good on an orange Christmas tree?

I dreamed of buying a Nativity set the past few years but I could not find something made of sturdy materials without shelling out hard-earned peso for it. I had one for a number of years which a friend based in the United States gave me ut what I like is something complete with the animals included. On second thoughts, where would I place them? Our seven-foot tree dominates our sala every Christmas season. Oh, make that for the last season because we have changed the old one last year. Here in our country, it is impractical to buy fresh trees to decorate. In the first place, pines are not usually grown here, and if you ever find something in some stores like Price Smart, they would cost you an arm and a leg. They are that expensive. Besides, Christmas celebration here starts as early as September and ends around February the next year.

And the cold  morning always reminds me of the season. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Time to make your Christmas list. Do your shopping early. Well, some of us would rather brave the Christmas rush, the adrenalin of having to make late-purchases and beat the traffic and the long lines of shoppers inside the malls. That’s Christmas season for you but it’s still an anticipated event.

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