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Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas, Pinoy Style

Merry Christmas!

This morning I joined the throng of Filipinos who went out to do their last minute shopping for the Noche Buena later tonight. I never thought that in spite having to wait in line for what seems like an eternity at the check out counter, I would actually enjoy the experience. There's something about being with a huge, pulsating shopping crowd to uplift one's spirit. Or maybe it is the non-stop playing of Christmas Carols in the background that did me in.

Whatever the reason, it made me feel even more that Christmas is indeed here.

I had a great time watching my fellow Filipinos happily buying the things they have saved up for and prepared for months. At least for this time of the year, all of us were able to let go of our worries that our budget will not be enough. And we all went home happy.

Next year, I will be part of this celebration again that we Pinoys have embraced for almost half a millennium already.

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