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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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