Gifts for my Godchildren

I only have a few godchildren, so few I can count them with just my right hand. It’s a different case with my husband. I think his number of godchildren is directly proportional to his age. Like, seriously. He’s 30+ and his godchildren are 30+, too. I can’t imagine all these kids knocking in our door all at the same time on Christmas Day. For sure, they won’t fit in our tiny house. Haha.

Back to my godchildren, one of them is a girl with special needs. Her name is Jazz and she’s the daughter of my bestfriend Mitch. While chatting with her mom last night, Mitch mentioned to me that Jazz likes singing a lot. She said she’d be in her best mood everytime she would bring out the mic and do videoke sessions with the rest of their family.

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Last Day of the Year

Today, being the last day of the year, is definitely busy and fun. I can relate to a lot of people, particularly here in Manila, who are having a good time today. There may be lots of preparations, collaborations and reflections but it’s gonna be all worth it because later when midnight strikes, a brand new year arrives.

The hubby’s family is joining us for a simple New Year celebration here at home. I woke up early today because I had a lot of cooking to do. I wonder what I am doing here in front of the PC when in fact I’m only half-way done with my Media Noche menu. Haha. Anyway, I just wanna take a little break before finishing everything off.

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Crisp Peso Bills

I had some money changed to new and crisp Philippine peso bills (P20’s and P100s) through my SIL who works in a bank. Crisp peso bills are a must during Christmas here in Manila. They are a good alternative to the usual presents given and received during Christmas.

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my remaining crisp peso bills at home

I used to collect crisp peso bills as a kid. I actually preferred receiving them over material gifts given to me by my generous godparents. Now that I’m an adult, I still keep some of them and find it hard to spend them because they smell good, feel nice in the hand and look good inside my wallet.

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas has finally arrived! I hope you are having a merry one. The hubby and I joined my family for Noche Buena last midnight and we just got back home from my parents’ place this morning.

On our way home, we saw lots of children dressed to the nines ready to pay their godparents a visit for their aguinaldo. I felt happy just looking at them. Oh what joy the Christmas spirit brings!

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Holiday Rush

Going to the mall a few days before Christmas is not the best idea I had today. SM Bacoor this afternoon when we went there, and up to the time we left it, was jampacked with people. I really felt the holiday rush each second I was there. Like seriously.

Good thing I was with the hubby and my brother who are very patient people. They let me do my thing (what else but shopping!) without rushing me up. While my brother and I were looking for gifts to complete our lists, the hubby hit the cinema house to watch a movie.

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Internal Arrangements

Now that I’m married, planning for Christmas and New Year celebrations is a must. As early as the day after our wedding, the hubby and I have already made “internal arrangements” as to where we would celebrate the two special occasions. Christmas would be with my side of the family while the New Year would be with his. Fair enough.

Things were different when I was still single. It’s a must that we stick together at home. When the hubby and I became a couple, I remember celebrating a few New Year’s with them. There was even one New Year celebration where they invited my family over. It was a fun celebration complete with parlor games, prizes, gifts, fireworks and of course, lots of food.

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