Christmas Day

After ten years, I am once again celebrating Christmas in the Philippines.  Philippines is known for having the longest Christmas Season in the world. As early as September 1st, Filipinos start preparing for the Season – radio stations start playing Christmas carols while houses, malls and even the streets get a make-over as everything gets … More Christmas Day

Mama’s Birthday

Happy Birthday, Mama! It’s Christmas day and Madir’s 75th birthday. The last time I was present in Mama’s birthday was ten years ago. It was good to be here today with the entire family and a few relatives. Every year her nephews, nieces and their kids, as well as her sister/bestfriend make it a point to … More Mama’s Birthday

Philippines

One more week and I’ll be traveling to the Philippines. It’s been ten years since I last spent Christmas in the Philippines with my family and friends. I look forward to once again experience the Filipino Christmas traditions like Simbang Gabi (Night Mass), Christmas Parties, Caroling and Noche Buena (Night of Christmas Eve Feast). Christmas … More Philippines