Yeah, I think so, I think I'm a bit late. But you can't blame me. We just transfer to our new abode last 1st November and we need to fix everything before we hit the nearest shopping center and buy some Christmas stuffs.
First decor - Christmas Tree! Yes. When I was a kid, we had this kakaibang, well literally weird Christmas Tree in our grannies place. There were no leaves on the tree. All you can see were aluminums and mild steel (weh! ginamitan ng engineering terms hehehe). Instead of christmas balls, stars and reindeer, ornaments of that 7ft tree were fruits! Well, they're plastic fruits, but we are the only one in the whole village.
Then, when I stayed in Vietnam for a year, they actually don't celebrate Christmas, but for some reasons, they use real tree, specifically PONKANITAS TREE. They called it Kiat-kiat. :)
Hanoi, Vietnam 2007
But in Philippines, what we used is the traditional Christmas tree. My mom is obssessed with gold and red, cge yallah, red kung red ang ornaments, in fact pati ako nakired na din hahaha!
|Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Christmas 2010 (Nakikired din ako hahah!)|
Ang daming segway hahaha! anyway here in Doha, since Christmas decors are very limited, we opted to use the traditional decors, and we don't have any choice actually, hehehe. We want to extend the spirit of christmas in our home, para nman hindi malungkot.
Pardz busy with his Christmas light. Nagpalita p sya kasi he didn't like the yellow color of the first one, saka maikli daw (only 100 bulbs i think). So when he saw white color with 300 bulbs, yallah bili! Okay lang, kanya kanya trip, siya naman ang mag aayos. :D
We all miss "Pasko sa Pinas" - the conventional Simbang Gabi (madaling araw), after the mass, you will all buy Puto bungbong and Bibingka, and sometimes balut (yum!). Christmas Kiddie carolers will visit you and sing some christmas songs bringing their lata, tansan or anything that will create sound (or noise haha!). Pag bigtime ka, they will say after the song "Thank you, thank you, ambabait ninyo, thank you!, but if not, be ready to hear these lines "ambabarat ninyo, thank you" sabay takbo. :D
I wish me and my buddy hubby will celebrate Christmas next year - IN PINAS!