Nine days before Christmas! Starting today, dawn masses or Misa de Gallo are being held in Catholic churches all over the Philippines.
Filipinos in all ages wake up at an early hour to be able to attend a 4 AM novena mass. This mass will go on from December 16 to 24. For this year, I missed the first day of the mass. I went home around 1 AM already and didn’t have the energy to wake up at 4. 🙁
However, I will try to attend the remaining days. Going to church in the morning is nice yet a bit cold. Many people are still sleepy when they arrived in the holy ground, but they become awake when they smell fresh and tasty rice cakes and sweets being sold outside the church. During Christmas season, two of these rice cakes are so popular that they are never absent in any church.
On another note, last December 8, our company held our annual holiday party at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Many people attended though I think we didn’t reach last year’s 7000 attendance. Roughly around 5000 people were there though.
I went there with my colleague and friend, Micah, and we were extremely surprised when we saw each other! Talk about color coordinated outfits!
It was dark inside the party and I didn’t think of snapping some shots there. However, I managed to steal some and I am sharing you my photos with Micah, Mayor (another colleague) et moi.
For those who are religiously following my blog and reading my posts, you might have this question in your head – is that Monica’s hair now? The answer is yes. I went to the party without doing anything to my hair. I just let it down – Medusa’s style.
Sorry for this crappy post everyone as I am running behind my schedule now. My family will go to another mall tonight to do last-minute Christmas shopping again and here I am still typing away! Anyway, please let me know your thoughts on this post. Do you celebrate Christmas/Hanukkah? What are the traditions in your country in celebrating it?
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