Commercializing Christmas

Almost everyone I know is exuberant about the fact that the “-ber” months are here. All of them associate this with Christmas. In fact, some of them already started raising the obvious as early as the third week of August. You read, see and hear it everywhere. I would have shared the excitement, except that…

Dreaming of Christmas for Zakkari

Little Zakkari Rafi was born two months early. He probably couldn’t wait to make his mom smile and hear his brother Malakai Rei sing. Today, 4 days before Christmas, he’s still in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and making slow progress toward full recovery. Yesterday, mom Greis said little Zak was able to take…

Giving love on Christmas

This is another borrowed post, which I received from a friend, Fr. Nicanor Lalog. He received this one from a friend he met in Toronto two years ago. I just thought this is worth sharing. First Corinthians 13 — Christmas version If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strings of twinkling lights, and…

Buhay na ang lumang Christmas tree

As I promised to myself, namili na ako ng decor para sa lumang Christmas tree. Pag dating ko sa bahay, nakakabit na yung lumang decor. Tsk tsk tsk. Si Nanay talaga, atat. Pero maganda na yung inunahan nya ako para ma-sorpresa sya bukas pag gising nya. Kaya eto, matapos kong tanggalin yung mga lumang decor…

Lumang Christmas tree

Sa wakas, nalagyan ko na rin ng ilaw ang luma kong Christmas tree. Unang linggo pa lang ng November, itinayo na sya ni Nanay. Pahiwatig sa akin na dapat bihis na ang lumang Christmas tree by that time. Dati kasi, nakabihis na sya agad pagkatapos agad ng undas. Ngayon, kailangan pa akong magkasakit at umabsent…