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Last year on my FB wall I wrote, You will always love the memories that Christmas brings no matter how simple the celebration is.

I feel so sleepy but I can’t go back to sleep. I only had four hours of sleep last night and woke up at 5:30 am. I saw mom earlier that she was already awake. She didn’t join us last night because she was deep asleep. I prepared breakfast for her, lumpiang shanghai and a slice of bibingka which we haven’t touched last night. Then Josef ordered breakfast at Jollibee this morning. Could not resist the aroma it brings. It’ll probably take two more days before we could eat all these. I still prepared pork afritada yesterday for lunch today. They will be spending the afternoon at Jovy’s grandma’s place.

I love all those photos posted by relatives and friends – family gatherings, so much food and gifts galore. The Filipinos always make it a point to celebrate despite the very high price of basic commodities and the high cost of living nowadays. For me, as long as we are together, it doesn’t really matter whether there is enough food on the table. As usual,there are no photos of the family but I took one of our noche buena meal.

Bibingka, buchi, lumpiang Shanghai, roasted chicken,spaghetti and ice cream for dessert. Ice cream in the middle of the night? We didn’t touch it though.

Blessed CHRISTMAS to all my WordPress friends🎄✨️🎉😘💜

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The Catholic Church will be celebrating its first Sunday of Advent tomorrow where the first purple candle will be lit. It is called the Prophecy Candle which symbolizes Hope and God’s forgiveness toward man. It also symbolizes the expectation of the Messiah.

Come to think of it, it’s 28 days more to go before Christmas. Yes, I am counting but I am not much enthusiastic about decorating for Christmas. Last year, I bought a three-foot tall Christmas tree instead of putting our old seven-foot tree. Much as I want to change some decor, they have gone too high too like the basic commodities in supermarket and grocery stores. Our street though is now decorated with Christmas parols/stars in each front of the houses.

I am busy with our local government’s requirements for mom’s social pension which I should have done before but it’s only this time that I have her transferred as a permanent resident of our town since she has been with me for more than three years now. I already have her senior’s ID issued by the municipal hall. Our Dept. of Social Welfare and Development needs updated ID pictures of hers so I draped a white linen in one of our windows yesterday and took shot of her on my phone. I had it printed at the photo shop today together with three photos of us and Nate. I also bought three frames for the enlarged photos. I also started choosing more pictures for printing, got ten from several albums on my Facebook account.

I hear Christmas carols now being played at a department store near our place. Christmas time is definitely near.

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I have completed my gifts for the immediate family last month except that of Jovy. I found this site on Facebook that does personalized gifts for one’s loved ones especially mugs.

I thought of giving Jovy a pair with photos of Oreo and Cookie. That of Oreo has black inner color while Cookie’s has pink. They let me see the finished product before I made an order at Lazada. I copied them to my gallery and sharing them with you here. It will arrive next week. Here’s how the two mugs look. I am pretty sure she’ll be happy with them. She can share one with Josef.

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