Tag: Christmas

Symphony of Parols at the Ayala Triangle

For some strange reasons, I was dragged by my feet to this area in Makati. Noticing the crowd from across Ayala Avenue, I decided to join them. Since then, I bore witness to this one unique presentation by the Ayala development company called “The Symphony of Parols”.

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I guess the lights could have been more dramatic if it was pitch black darkness around. The lighted building from across the Paseo de Roxas somehow spoiled the background in this video.

The Symphony of Parols is happening every evening from 6pm to 8pm throughout the Holiday Season at the Ayala Triangle.

The Christmas in Doha

Celebrating Christmas with fellow Filipinos in Doha. Well, after all, the spirit was present with some “exchange gifts”, foods, friends, pusoy, videoke, and of course, some beers and cheers!

Yeah, there is San Miguel Beer in Doha:









What I Should be Missing

It’s already 2nd of December, and the spirit of Christmas is nil from this place. It surely is cold here. The spirit of the Doha Asian Games 2006 is here, but not the December holiday seasons.

candleBack home, it must be very busy by now for Christmas shopping. At the Ayala Center. stores must have already extended business hours to accomodate the growing number of shoppers. Christmas decorations must already be all over the place, from commercial buildings, to offices, to houses, to the streets selling lanterns, lights, and Christmas trees.

And of course, the food. Do I need to elaborate that we have no ham here?

wreathThe Simbang Gabi, I’m not sure whether I can attend one here in Doha. But I missed dragging myself up in the wee hours of the cold morning just to attend those early morning masses, singing along the jubilant songs, and the early hot bibingka.

I am thinking about employing a Christmas theme on my homepage just to feel the spirit of the coming holidays. What about adding a countdown at the side bar? What do you think?