Since I got married 9 years ago, Thelma and I yearly planned to get a Christmas tree for the long yuletide season we Filipinos are known to celebrate starting with the nine day midnight mass and ending with the three kings’ feast every first Sunday of January.
But time and again, due to procrastination and other imaginary and non-imaginary reasons, we never get to purchase one after endless canvassing and checking on different plastic Christmas tree models.
Christmas 2009 was a bit different as Thelma bought a pair of Christmas-looking decorative houses to set up our own version of Christmas village with the dangerous Christmas lights that did not pass government inspection and approval. Andres, Ponso, and Paco really enjoyed looking at the set-up that added relish to their Christmas joy of waiting for their gifts drinking hot chocolate while the fucked up fake Christmas lights smelled of burnt electrical device ready to burn down our house if left unattended.
A calm and meditative holidays to all of you.
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