Oh it’s December! And yes, it only tickled me today oh well actually last night when the coolest wind hit me to the bones. I suddenly heard the bell ringing in my head and realized that yes, Christmas is in the air.
Oh, I was longing for a “native” Christmas where the whole family is together for the celebration. I would usually cook my noche buena all-time favorite spaghetti while dad prepares for his barbeque station. Prior to that, me and mom would share the moment preparing for the most-loved buko salad.
Oh! the lively carols I love to sing are being played on air again. By December 16, kids would roam around the street stopping by every house and carol for some coins. It’s Xam’s turn this year and he’s so excited that he’s got to practice every now and then the famous “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. Last year he’s contented giving out coins to our neighbor kids who come almost every night.
Oh! I need to expand my budget (arrgh!) for gifts back home especially for the kids. Xam’s are ready to be sent and he’s so excited for it ‘coz he’s waiting for the PSP courtesy of he’s tito ninong.
Oh! missing, longing, crying for Christmas in the Philippines. It’s not going to be the same as usual as I won’t be able to celebrate it with my Xam, mom and dad and ate. But oh! it’s still a big celebration!