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25 December 2006 @ 08:36 pm
Merry nga ba ang Christmas?  
So far, Christmas this year was quite happy, though I couldn't help but compare to the past Christmases we had which were more happy, especially during my childhood days when I'd really feel the season in every moment during November and December. Almost every house in the neighborhood would have lots of decorations and lights whereas nowadays you'd just see one or two or no lantern or lights. This year is OK, but it just feels like an ordinary day when you just eat a lot of food at midnight and open gifts later. And that's it. Add to that the gloomy weather for the past few days before Christmas (which, according to the weather report, are due to Siberian air passing down the Philippines). You know how I hate gloomy days and I don't like them so much because they make you feel like there's no hope in the world.

But then, as they say, Christmas is not about anything fancy but about the spirit of giving love and sharing it because Jesus Christ is born. I know that, but I can't help but find the way of celebrating it like I used to.

Anyway, the good things that happened yesterday was that my siblings and I were able to bond with our dear cousins Nica, Chesca and Leica with my Tito Lito and Tita Lyn as we had our second Christmas dinner with them this year (we had our own family Noche Buena earlier before we went there at about 1 am). Since two years ago, we've been coming to their house every Christmas to bond and celebrate the season. So far, of all the cousins I've had, they were the ones whom we've been so close with. Even if we've never seen each other for months or for a long period of time, there are no traces of indifference or any uncomfortable feeling when greeting, talking or being with them. We had the whole time talking about lots of things that have been happening in our lives, sharing stories with delicious pasta, ham, bread, strawberry wine and hot chocolate! After that, we had photo ops, or should my brother say, 'camwhorage'. Then after that, we played cards and the usual chit chat. The fun was cut short when we had to go home already at 3 am. I sure would look forward to another chance of being with my dear cousins.

About the Noche Buena we had much earlier, we went to church first then went back home to eat. As usual, there was mom's special pasta (which is now lasagna compared to last year's spigadoro (spiral pasta), with delicious pata tim and chicken teriyaki. There was also the delectable sweet glazed ham and sinful fruit salad. Surprisingly, I just ate small servings of each food when I felt full quickly. At around 12, we had our gifts open already and I'm really glad to have received a black Lumanog guitar! (Thanks Mom and Dad!) At least now, during my spare time, I'm now able to finally learn and practice playing the guitar at home (thanks to Kevin (who's so patient with me), Kat (for the guitar I used of course) and Michael, together with Nikki and Pierre (who taught me the intro for "Kiss Me" which is still the one piece I can only play) for teaching me some chords during the Lantern Parade preparation days. I'll do my best not to fail you!). Together with that, I also got a bracelet and necklace from Kuya Dano, and a globe and an organizer from my sister Daphne.

Christmas may not feel the same like the past years, but I'm so glad that we're still able to celebrate Christmas together. I hope this goes on every year, no matter what happens.

I sure hope you guys would also have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thanks for always being there to read my entries. Cheers!
Current Location: Home sweet home
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Nakashima Mika's Carrot & Whip
KERSTIEkkoorime on December 25th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
sinful fruit salad... hahahaha ^___^

wow, a guitar!!!!!! I've been dying to buy one, too! naks, turuan niyo ko!!!! hehehe congrats dandy dan!
curly_topzcurly_topz on December 26th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
Tama ka dyan, super sarap ng fruit salad kahit cream lang nilagay ng mom ko. Mahilig kasi ako sa prutas eh, kaya maya't-maya din ang trip ko sa CR...

Anyway, medyo nahihirapan pa ako sa paggigitara pero pag medyo gumaling na ako, sige, tuturuan na rin kita! (nagkakakalyo na nga daliri ko eh... Sabi ni Kevin talagang ganun. Bwahahahahaha!!!)

Salamat Kerstie at congrats din! >(>o<)
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