I am a person who gets affected easily, which sucks, haha. After reading too much about people not feeling Christmas, plus being home alone just spoils the mood, I can't help it, I cannot feel Christmas! :P But I'm trying, because I know that this takes some conscious effort!
So today I decided to go out to search for Christmas.
And I told myself that I just have to be thankful.
I spent HOURS in Festival Mall's Shopwise grocery to buy pahabol gifts and handa. So many people in the mall, indeed! But still:
After circling Festival Mall's shops, department stores, and groceries (I tell you, they have LOTS, ang saya dito hehe), with lunch and coffee breaks in between, at around 9pm and still no signs of my parentals, I decided to call it a day, settle in a small coffee-bread shop, and just wait there. I wouldn't stop spending if I continue strolling around!!! There I saw individuals, families, barkadas, carrying paper bags and paper bags of goodies--a mix of high end and masa brands. I even spotted a lady in her 40s who bought most of the tig-P100 tops in a nearby store! :D
I was sipping my coffee when I noticed that I was next to a kiosk filled with people trying to search for good buys. I scanned the mall and actually saw people trying to get something--whether for themselves or for their family and friends amidst the crowds and chaos. Amidst the really tough economy. In the spirit of Giving. Wow.
Tell me in what form did you actually feel that Christmas is really here. :) For me, it's through expressing your love to the people who had been there for you the whole year round--or even longer. Christmas is truly "the most wonderful time of the year"--Beats birthdays a hundred times over.
Hindi ko na kailangang i-hype, pero CHRISTMAS NAAAA! HAPPY! Sabi nga nila: Sana araw-araw Pasko! :D
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