December Babe Musings (My Most Favorite Time of the Year)

I’ve always thought Christmas is celebrated in my country in the most jubilant manner that is unlike any other in the world. Of course I could be mistaken.

the giant Christmas tree at Araneta Center - 3 storeys high
the giant Christmas tree at Araneta Center – 3 storeys high

Here, all I have to do is get out of my house and take a walk around the neighborhood to feel the spirit of this special season. When you go to a mall, well, everything could be over the top – but I am not complaining. I’ve always loved Christmas decorations and Christmas music. I also start jonesing for fruitcakes -yup, i love them- and food for the gods.

the most lighted house in my neighborhood. Awesome. I also wonder about his electric bill the following month. :-)
the most lighted house in my neighborhood. Awesome. I also wonder about their coming electric bill the following month. 🙂

Once, inside a department store, I overheard a young woman telling her friend, “I just took out a one-month salary loan to cover all my Christmas gift shopping.” Wow. I don’t think I could ever be that gallant and generous.

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Christmas balls everywhere. I love gold and silver ones. The shinier, the lovelier.
Christmas balls everywhere. I love gold and silver ones. The shinier, the lovelier.

This particular post is the only one that tells how I feel about this wonderful time of the year. And I’d also like to express my fascination for the lovely falling snowflakes WordPress has provided every blog for the whole month of December. Such a delight for me.

Food stalls that offer more reasonably priced food have been set up around the Christmas tree. Many people come here to eat and enjoy.
Food stalls that offer more reasonably priced food have been set up around the Christmas tree. Many people come here to eat and enjoy.

In Araneta Center, site of the famous gigantic Christmas tree that has been traditionally put up each year, several food stalls have sprouted so people can gather and eat together with their friends and family. With dance music in the background, it’s like one big party.

Inside Shakey's Restaurant after a hospital visit. That's me wearing a green dress. My sister, brother and mom are also in the photo.
Inside Shakey’s Restaurant after a hospital visit. That’s me wearing a green dress. My sister, brother and mom are also in the photo.

I may be going through the most difficult time of my life right now, but I still would like to see and feel the beauty of Christmas.

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this Christmas tree belongs to a low-level community area near my residence. I think it's quite pretty.
this Christmas tree belongs to a low-level community area near my residence. I find it quite pretty.

Young or old, both rich and poor, it doesn’t matter. Everybody wants to celebrate and be a part of this joyful festivity.

Merry Christmas to you all!

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4 thoughts on “December Babe Musings (My Most Favorite Time of the Year)

  1. Hi Marj:

    Thanks a bunch for giving us a view of Christmas in your country. In many ways it looks similar to Panama City, where I live.

    I also appreciate the digital falling snow flakes the WordPress elves gave us for these holidays. It looks pretty cool, even though we don’t have snow in Panama. 🙂

    Enjoy the holidays,

    Omar.-

    • Dear Omar,

      I’m glad to learn that Panama and the Philippines have many things in common.
      We don’t have snow here, too, but I’ve been told the sight of falling snow is quite breathtaking.

      Thank you so much for your visit and comment. I always value your presence and support as a co-blogger. Enjoy the holidays as well.
      Do take care.

      Marj

  2. Beautiful images, Marj. It looks as though Christmas in the Philippines is every bit as magical (and commercial) as it is in the US and Canada. But if you want snow, maybe we could trade places for a week or two in late January. (Or today. Here’s our forecast: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cape0005)

    I’m thinking of you, especially during this difficult time. I hope the new year will be a happy one for you, in all ways.

    • Dear Charles,

      I apologize for the delay in my reply. I couldn’t bring myself to write much for the past several days. As you already know, this particular New Year wasn’t a happy one for me.

      The link above is quite appreciated. I took a peek and my conviction that snow is indeed beautiful hasn’t changed.

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