It’s here. It’s inevitable. Sometimes I dread it because of financial expectations. Sometimes I yearn for it because it’s the time of the year when people are generally kind and generous.
But hey, it’s 5 days away.
I have always been melancholic about Christmases. Maybe because I have always spent it at work, or because of family issues. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. A lot other people can relate to this, or have more tear-jerking stories than this. But hey, let me try to be jolly this time =)
There’s a lot to be thankful for, really, than to whine about.
Birthdays we still celebrate, little successes, baby steps towards the ultimate goal, getting 1700 views in less than 90days in wordpress, knowing my mom is safe, being able to share blessings with victims of typhoons and extra-judicial killings, laughing at a stupid mistake, dancing gangnam style in a Christmas party, still having this job, and so forth.
Filipinos are known to be really resilient. After a nerve-wracking Pacquiao knock-out and the heartbreaking loss of Azkals in the Suzuki cup, we have Donaire reinstating the Filipino pride, Janine Tugonon sending the message to the world that language should not be a barrier to winning Ms. Universe, and Andrew Wolff placing 1st runner up in the Mr. Universe held last month.
Success is falling down 7 times and getting up the 8th time.
We will always come out strong no matter what, and we still are festive and happy in general despite of what’s happened.
Here are a few examples of our deLIGHTful Christmases. Also visit these places and feel that “Christmassy Atmosphere” while there.
The Liwanag park of Meralco, pictures shown below, is open at 6pm to 12mn, no entrance fee. It is located along Ortigas Ext.