Usually, when “Ber” months start, I am already excited for Christmas. And when October comes, we have already set up our Christmas tree and have already decorated the house.
This year, it was different.
With the idea of moving houses again, i decided to wait for December first and see where we would be staying. I don’t like the idea of redecorating the Christmas tree, thus, we didn’t have one.
Over years, it was a sister-brother tradition to put up Christmas decors which is why it was important to us.
Having no holiday decors at all made me realize how ordinary the holiday season was. It’s as if there is no christmas at all. The holiday spirit was, gone.
Gift shopping tried to make Christmas sink into me. The crowded malls. The long queue in van terminals. The heavy traffic. The Christmas songs on the radio. The doubled number of street children that would mob you for five or ten pesos without saying thank you afterwards.
I pushed myself to prepare and be excited with it. I had my hair treated and my nails done. I did clothes shopping and bought new pairs of shoes to hoard. I went on an early Christmas date because my partner will be at the province for the holidays.
Still, it felt lacking.
Saturday before Christmas woke me up. It was my in-laws anniversary lunch and it was heart warming. To be in a party with homey feeling, it was great.
All these years, I’ve been celebrating Christmas alone with my brother. We have a big extended family but they prefer to celebrate New Year instead because the kids are in the provinces.
Christmas is for kids. I love seeing them happy during this yuletide season. I love the sparkle in their eyes when they receive gifts. That is why every year i see to it that i have gifts for my nephews and nieces. It has been a give back tradition for me to say thanks for the blessings i got for the whole year.
It was a blessed year all in all. The year had a very challenging start and continued until third quarter. I found some breathing time but was just enough to make me remember, “Hey, human! Breathe!”.
Maybe the biggest blessing was that “thing” that i’ve been working for so hard is almost done. I really hope i could have it already early next year. *fingers-crossed*
Other than that, I’m thankful for my brother and partner who never left my side no matter how hard life was and how moody i become sometimes. I am grateful for my beloved friends who always keep in touch even if I am always MIA. Cheers to the wonderful job that I enjoy and love. Thank you also to my colleagues who help me when i needed them or when i just need someone to talk to. To my two wonderful babies, Caspian and Sascha for making our everyday colorful.
To my ipod touch and desktop whom i spend most of my waking time with, may we enjoy more Holidays together.
I hope everyone will still try to look on the brighter side no matter how hard the year has been due to personal circumstances, nature’s fury and financial challenges.
I’ll try to enjoy today with the traditional MMFF movie watching with my brother. Battle gear on. Need to get ready to be squeezed by a crowd of ants, i mean movie goers.
Merry Christmas everyone! 😉
knowing that im at the second half of life is just a great reason to be happy ^^,
im still in the denial that today is my special day 😀
life is beautiful
life is colorful
it was a melodramatic journey with a few stints of action and some sprinkle of romance ❤
but it was all worth to call life
i’m happy right at this moment with no apparent reason. maybe there is one but i can’t state anything concrete.
im just… happy 🙂
im looking forward to a wonderful day.
i dont want it to be perfect i just want it to be an amazing one 😉
Happy mother’s day ma.
Oh, wag na tampo 😛 I didn’t forget to greet you. I’m preparing this blog post for you 🙂
We’ve been together through thick and thin. In hardships of life, you tend to drown your problems at night but the following day you’ll continue to work hard.
I still remember when I was five and we were vending camote crops at the sidewalks, you’ll leave me for awhile to sell and when you come back I already have bought magnolia chocolait. You’ll get mad. Later I learned we need the money to buy new merchandise to sell. Since then you and I together started small business selling crops, tusok-tusok kikiam and fishball and other sidewalk merchandise. It even came a time where you cook turon, banana-cue and steamed corn then I would roam around the neighborhood peddling them. We even had a stall in the market that grew and we became well-off although it was for a short period of time but at least we felt how good it was to have our own business.
We were partners in crime and together we conquered our fears and hardships in life. For as long as we are together, we are strong and we could face anything.
And because of what we had experienced, I was inspired and did my best to get where I am right now because of your help and unending love and support. Although, we always fight, those are just petty things to argue with. We can’t let the day end without having an argument. “Lagi mo kasi akong inaaway” 😛
All I’m wishing for you is to finally find your happiness and live a colorful life you feel was taken from you.
Me and Bujie will always be here with you no matter what. You finding what you want and love doesn’t mean you are turning your back from us. We understand that it is time for you to be happy and we would be very very very HAPPY for you. Promise 🙂
Thanks for everything. God bless and love you….. mwwwaaaaahhhhhh 😀
PS oh wag iiyak, wala kang gamot dyan 😛
It is not a tradition for Filipinos to celebrate thanksgiving but we celebrated it anyways.
I didn’t cook any turkey but I made some tuna cakes. Isipin mo na lang Turkey yan 😀
Here is a raw turkey for you. Served fresh from the kitchen. hehe 😛
Happy birthday to my beloved mom whom I always had a petty fight. Without you, the world will never know me.
Happy birthday gurl! miss yah!
image from google and stuffonmycat.com
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Today is the new year celebration of our fellow Chinese. It is the opening of the year of ox.
I was born in the year of the Ox. Some says I’ll be lucky this year while some says this year will experience more sorrow and pain. Also an annular solar eclipse will occur today at around nine in the morning. Solar eclipse for some is a bad omen that is why many believe that it would be an unlucky year. Worse than the previous year of the rat.
Well, whichever is the case, I still have the hold of my future. I’ll try my best to be rational to have the rightful judgment over things and be able to choose the right path.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE OX! 😉
image from bluebison.net
Happy new year to everyone!
Let’s welcome 2009 with a lot of joy and hope. May we all have a prosperous life, good health and better life. Though new challenges will come our way, may we have the courage and strength to overcome them all.
I would be welcoming the year with cough and cold. But still, that won’t hinder me to celebrate tonight. Woo hoo!!!
Happy new year!!