The first half of my Christmas break is over. Definitely not enough; good thing there is a 2nd bout of downtime next week. Christmas 2007 was crammed with:
Eating. Waiting for food to be cooked. Eating some more. Especially Tarlac delicacies like bagis (carabao meat), burong hipon (fermented rice with shrimp), kilawin (meat with vinegar), my aunt’s nilagang baboy, etc etc.
Sleeping. Nighttime sleep in total quiet, then waking up to the chirping of the birds and the noisy vroom of tricycles.
Singing. I had the videoke to myself for 2 hours last Saturday. A wonder it did not rain.
Reunions. Maternal and paternal side. There is an marked exponential increase in my nephews and nieces and godchildren.
Yearning. I was not able to go to church for Christmas, and I have not done so in almost half a decade. My family’s religious beliefs are… diverse. Contented myself with a very long QT, and finished “Made for His Pleasure.” Lotsa changes for 2008 coming because of this.
Till the next 4-day weekend…a belated MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!