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CHRISTMAS IN CHINA

Dear Elisha, I was browsing through some of our pictures in China when I saw our Christmas 2008 photos. OUR Christmas means including Meimei because she was already in my tummy. I bet she felt the joy and heard the laughter those evenings we had our Christmas parties with friends and with our OFW families in Jiaxing :) Not to mention dancing to the beat of the happy songs! To let you see the different events that took place in the different parties we went to, here are some of the pictures and a little description of what transpired. FOREIGNERS CHRISTMAS PARTY Every year, Speedy Tech (IMI-Jiaxing) sends representatives to this event and last year, your papa was chosen to represent the company in this gathering. The picture contains those who were seated with us that night as well as some of the special numbers presented to entertain the guests. After dinner, we went to Starbucks to meet … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR GIFT?

SHE WRITES: We’re still in the spirit of the gift giving season so this post is about memorable gifts…either gift that you have received or you have given to someone. It could be the most expensive or the cheapest – doesn’t matter, as long as when you think of gifts, you remember that particular thing. For my case, I remember a white dress that “Santa” gave me when I was a child. That was the last Christmas I believed in Santa because my mom made a comment that revealed Santa’s identity ) I can still remember what she said… “How did you manage to get the perfect fit?” then I saw my papa’s face turned RED as he silenced my mom but saw me looking at them! hihi… He then just gave me a hug and said “Don’t tell your brothers, ok?” I agreed so the following Christmas, I went … Continue reading

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HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?

SHE WRITES:As you know, we are here in China and this is not a Christian nation… But that won’t stop us from celebrating the season. Tonight we will have a gathering of all the Filipinos here in our place – probably just about 20 people – and we will have exchange gifts and singing since there’s a regular Filipino band in that place. Tomorrow we will have our Christmas Party here at home – 7 of us – that is with our friends whom we consider extended family. We have kris kringle and some games that I have planned out. We will just have simple food and celebration but I’m sure it’ll turn out wonderful because the bottom line is, we meet, talk and just be together. Although we miss Christmas in the Philippines, we have managed to have a “home away from home” here in China. Of course, with … Continue reading

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EVER BELIEVED IN SANTA?

SHE WRITES:Waking up every December 25th was one of the most exciting days of my life when I was 9 years old and younger. I would run to my gifts and open them with big ahhhs and ooohs in disbelief that Santa passed by and gave me (and my siblings) those gifts! When I found out that Mr. Santa was mom and dad, I didn’t get disappointed but rather grateful that even if we didn’t have much money, there wasn’t a Christmas morn where we woke up with no gifts. When my siblings and I were all grown up, I asked my dad why they kept doing that “Santa” thingy even if we were hard up financially. He told me something that made it all the more special… Papa said seeing the JOY in our faces, with those wide eyes as we opened the gifts made their efforts all worth … Continue reading

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