as the month of december comes in everybody gets excited with all the Filipino Christmas traditions. count me in. every 16th night of december, the Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo will start continuously every late night or very early in the morning until the Christmas Eve. I wasn't able to complete it since I came home late already but I'm sure BRO will grant me blessings I surely deserve (I just did, actually, thanks BRO!). Along with this, Puto Bumbong and Bibingka are famous Filipino delicacies that are being sold outside the church, usually or in some markets. and of course the exchanging of gifts, may it be with family or friends. and also, the group of kids that goes to every houses for caroling (which I took video of. posting it maybe on the next entry).
Last year (2010), I was not able to celebrate Christmas here in Philippines 'cause I was supposed to work so I really had to make it this time. heh. Fun Christmas it is, though it wasn't as complete as before but there should be reasonable reasons for that. :) One thing I must have to say over and over - nothing beats the Christmas in Philippines. and oh! New Years, too! :)
Happy Holidays, loves!