Monday, October 13, 2008

Santa baby


Here in the Philippines, Christmas (un)officially starts on the 1st day of September. Absurd as it may sound, it is common to see houses now being adorned with parol (christmas lanterns), wreaths and christmas lights. Major establishments and malls start playing christmas carols and one's own village start posting ads for their own christmas bazaars. The Philippines, arguably, have the longest Christmas celebration ending up until the Feast of the Epiphany on the first Sunday of the following year (!).

And as if that's not enough, this little shop I found has all the christmas decors you can think of on display with the obligatory christmas jingles playing on the background (which plays ALL YEAR ROUND, by the way). Whoa! When I visited the shop, there were several people purchasing fake snow(?) and some reindeers for their garden. I will never understand that, but hey, if it floats their boat, right? By the way, the shop is called Lane Crawford and they're located at Timog Avenue cor. EDSA.

Have a great Monday everyone :D


Hilda said...

Same here — I don't understand all the reindeer, snow, and even Santas, to tell you the truth. And I truly abhor the tinny-sounding Christmas songs coming from all sides: muzak, lights, musical decor, etc. Gaah! Whatever happened to 'silent night?'

Ann Pablo said...

i guess 'silent night" has been redefined. and with the escalating price of commodities now, i wonder how some can still light their houses with THAT much bulbs? *sigh*

babooshka said...

Way to early for anthing to do with christmas.

Ann Pablo said...

not here in the philippines. can be overwhelming for non-locals, but fun nonetheless. :D

Joy said...

How adorable! Christmas all year round. On my radio show, I started playing Christmas songs this month. To hell with the Scrooges who don't understand this part of Pinoy culture. I hope you'll be able to listen to Usapang Pinoy every Saturday at 9pm Manila time on Just click on LISTEN ONLINE. And if you use the Studio Messenger, you can let me know you're listening and I'll greet you on air all the way from the UK instantly!

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Layrayski said...

Merry christmas! hehehe

Ann Pablo said...

my french friend can't even begin to fathom why the advance celebration for the yuletide season. but what the heck - he likes the idea. he was hoping the christmas gifts will come in early, too

Ann Pablo said...

hahaha. parang weird na hindi 'no?

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