Tuesday, November 18, 2008

'Tis the Season Again!

"I amar prestar aen…
The world is changed.
Han mathon ne nen…
I feel it in the water.
Han mathon ne chae…
I feel it in the Earth.
A han noston ned gwilith…
I smell it in the air."

Just like from the prologue of LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring movie says. But I’m implying on a different thing. Yes! I can feel the holidays now! Not the world is changing... maybe I’m unaware of that. Aside from some homes that set their Christmas decorations right after Halloween, last Saturday my cousins from my father’s side started our yearly “exchange gift” by drawing out the names of the ones whom we shall give our gifts on Christmas day.

Well last Saturday was my aunty/ninang’s birthday. Do we all have that kind of aunt? Aunty na, ninang pa! Hehe. But she’s really kind to most of us. Aside from the perfumes and stuffs she sent us every time, she worked abroad and left her family so just like others, she can give better future for them. I’m proud of my cousins too, they manage to do well and stay good. And just like how they respect and love my parents it’s the same feeling I have for my aunt.

So annually we do this exchange gift. Twice from past Christmases I received 50 euro from two of my cousins from Paris. But I enjoy every bit I received every year. And it’s not only my cousins were part of the exchange gift but my nieces and nephews form my cousins, my parents, my other aunts and uncles and my Lola. I bet my dad’s mom gives the “ultimate” gift ever! Haha

On my mom’s side though, on the 25th is also my Lola’s birthday too. So we always cut our visit from my dad’s side after lunch and head directly to my mom’s mom. To be honest I don’t enjoy my cousins there that much for some unresolved issues or maybe I just don’t enjoy their company. Harsh but that’s the truth. Maybe when we were young, I was always forced to join them even though I’m not enjoying. Unlike to my dad’s side, I was allowed to do whatever I wanted to do. What I love doing there is talking to my Lola. I maybe distant to my cousins but, I’m really close to my Lola especially when my sister left. She told me that I remind her of my sister. Maybe we really look alike that much. Or maybe my sis looks like a guy? Hmmm. Heheheh.

I hope this season, I can complete the “simbang gabi” even though “malalamig ang aking gabi” hehehe! On my next post, I hope I can share some pictures of our Christmas tree! My sis always does the decorations so my bro and I will try to do the impossible this season. Hehehe.

I feel it in the water...
I feel it in the Earth...
I smell it in the air...
Malapit na ang pasko,
mga ate at kuya ko sa blog...
Intayin ko mga gift nyo!
Bow! Heheheh!

19 comments:

Rio said...

My sis always does the decorations so my bro and I will try to do the impossible this season...

>>> hmmmm...dok ced?????? ano naman kayang kababalaghan ang gagawin mo?? hehehe..

adbans meri christmas, doki=}

RJ said...

Merry Christmas!

Siguro ngayon 100 Euro na matatanggap mo. o",)

Anonymous said...

its better to receive than to give. yan ang kasabihan ko tuwing pasko. mas natutuwa akong tumanggap kesa magbigay wahahaha. geft ko dok ha.lols

-poypoy

White said...

merry christmas!!! gift ko ha hehe

ka bute said...

ako din di pa ko nakakumpleto ng simbang gabi. ;)

Anonymous said...

i second the motion @popoy,haha!
mas masarap tumanggap pag pasko, aminin mo..(wag kang plastic) lols!

but for the past years, parang balewala na lang sa akin ang pasko..we don't usually celebrate x-mas the way we celebrate new year.hehe! but for the sake of the kids in the family,kahit pano may x-mas spirit pa rin sa bahay.

PM na lang kita para sa wish list ko thsi x-mas,hehe!

Anonymous said...

at sana di ko nalimutan ilagay ung name ko eh noh?haba kasi nung blog link ko eh,katamad itype.

-Putong Ina

my-so-called-Quest said...

@doc rio - ahahaha. kami ng utol ko magaayos. black ang theme namin ngaun! hehehe.
merry xmas din doc! ung free [alinis ko ha! hihihi

@rj - ahaha. magandang idea yan! hahaha. merry xmas din!

my-so-called-Quest said...

@popoy - una, mas matanda ka sa akin kaya pasok ka sa category na kuya, ikaw dapat mag reregalo sa akin. pangalawa may work ka. ahahahaha
samaat kuya poy! hehehe

@kuya white - isa ka pa! hehehe. pwede na ba pic na may kasamang autograph? hehhe
juk lang kuya! merry xmas din!=]

my-so-called-Quest said...

@kabute - nako, sana makakumpleto naman tayo! hehe


@tera - putong ina! ikaw dapat magreregalo sa akin. may gift na ko sau. vid ko na sumasayaw na naka brip lng. pwede na ba un? ehehhe

beero said...

ako naman di ko pa masyadong mafeel yung sinsabing "christmas spirit". ala kasing kahit anong xmas decoration sa kwarto ko. siguro pag nakauwi na ko sa min saka ko mararamdaman yun. kasi para sa kin christmas should always be spent with your family. hehe

KRIS JASPER said...

waaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh...

we talked about this last nyt... nakakamiss ang Pinas.

(pero at least ako, updated... lol)

Lawstude said...

advance merry christmas doc.

sorry for not visiting regularly now kasi dami talaga work 'coz may tinanggap ako na third job sa power/electricity industry.

pero try ko pa rin blog and visit pag may time kasi enjoy ako sa time na to eh. ingat lagi.

yeye said...

hui magpapasko na ala ka pa ding frap. hahahaha


happy valentines! para maiba naman ehehehe

ced said...

@beero - alam ko na para maramdaman mo ang christmas. dapat may magparamdam sau. dba tere?


@kuya kj - hahaha! oo nga mas updated ka pa sa akin! heheheh

ced said...

@kuya lawstude - kaya pala busy ka na! ayan may magbibigay na rin sa akin ng gift! heehehehe

salamat kuya in advance! dalaw ka ulit dito=]


@yeye - ung starbucks mo. nako madami na kong utang sau! hahahah

gillboard said...

ako tito ninong...

masarap yung mga ganyang mga exchange gifts from the family... ang hirap kasi ang lalayo ng mga kamag-anak ko. pero di ako pinapadalhan ng euro hehehe

buti ka pa excited sa pasko... sigh

siangelnawalangpakpak said...

advance merry christmas, doc!

unahin mo muna gift mo sa akin, bago yung gift ko sayo.

ahaha. feeling close?

eniweyz, wish ko sayo, hindi na lumamig ang pasko mo. yun lang.

goddess said...

wahhh!!! pasko na nga.. at winter na dito! i miss christmas in the philippines. i'd give up anything to be home for christmas.

pasensya at ngayon lang nakadalaw. naging masyadong busy. pero i'm back for good! may bagong bahay pala ako. pa update na lang ng link.

http://goddessden.net

salamuch!