Culture

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… Continue reading Christmas Day

People

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… Continue reading Mama’s Birthday

Other

Malolos Trip

Sunday Fun Day today. We went to Malolos with our friends Nove and Naneth. Awesome trip! I'm exhausted and ready for bed. Goodnight! Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and… Continue reading Malolos Trip

Culture

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Everybody!  Today, millions of Americans all over the world are celebrating Thanksgiving Day, one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. For the first time in eight years, Tashi and I are having thanksgiving dinner in our house. We always had it in his parents' house even after Mommy Barbara… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day