Merry Christmas!

Joyeux Noël et une heureuse nouvelle année!

Christians in the whole world celebrate today’s important occasion, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Everybody celebrates everybody’s birthday.

I can still remember how my family used to celebrate this Christmas night.

We were together in the table, me, together with my siblings (four brothers), our parents, will share the simple noche buena we had, and that’s was also the only time I can see apple in the table. Every “simbang gabi”, my mother used to wake us up at 3am when the bell rang. We still need to walk from our house to the church for almost 30-45 minutes. Transportation that time was so cumbersome. Celebration of Christmas when i was a kid is far different from today’s. There was no social media that time where you can send greetings to everyone in the world in just click away.

This is my first time to celebrate Christmas away from my home…in a thousand miles away.

There’s no concrete celebration of Christmas here…in this desert world.

But thanks to technology.
I don’t feel much sadness.
I’m happy to see them happy. (friends and family).

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