Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Look who's under the Mistletoe!

Am sure You would not pass a the chance to Kiss him... Happy Hump Day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

we're not ready!!!

Where has the time gone???   it felt like DEC just started and now already the 15th and I have not even been able to put up a Christmas tree!!!  Boo Hoo....

Well actually, I have had a Tree for the last 3 days now... yes, I finally broke down and got a tree for a change... not just the bare white branches I have been using the last few years... not that am tired of it, I actually LOVE it and still have it set aside....  But for a change, I opted for a real tree - one that I could put lights and decorations - something I have not really done in a long time.... 
Am mainly doing it for Juju and some other kiddies that will be coming around for the Holidays....  always great to see their eyes light up when they see the XMas tree for the first time... and the eyes lite up, as the tree lights are lit....  sooooooo worth it.....   not even done yet and you can already hear JUJU saying: "WOW"!
Okay now for why am I not done yet....  it isn't because I am working slowly here...  I actually have all I need since Friday... ornaments, garland, ribbons, tree topper,  etc... all except for XMas lights...  something as ordinary as a regular strand of clear lights that twinkles, on a white cord...   simple request - you would think...  but three days in a row...  run around all over Taipei and I have not had any luck getting any....  mostly green corded lights and the ones on white cords are just way too advance - hence, too expensive....  even did another run in a couple of places with Juju today on the hint for the said lights....  NO SUCH LUCK....  not even IKEA had them........waaaah....
Just waiting for those darn lights!!!  Grrrrrr......
Lyn came to the rescue - she got online and searched for just what I wanted and found them...  Luckily enough they have a next day delivery service so they should come in tomorrow and I should have my Tree done by the end of the evening ....  WOO HOO!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"It's that Time Again!"

The time to be festive and merry.... to see family, friends, love ones and wish them all the BEST for the Holiday Season and for the year to come.... to get Sentimental for those XMasses past, but also Hope for more Great Times to come in XMasses future....  But we MUST ALSO REMEMBER to HONOUR our dearly departed and to share in not just  the Season has to offer - but to actually share to those in need.

As you all know, it is also my MOST FAVORITE HOLIDAY....   not just for the presents, but those are welcomed, too...   but I just feel that this time of the year becomes extra Magical as people tend to be more caring, giving, and genuinely nice to one another.   It is a time when one can be a KID once more....   relieve the Joys of XMas pasts.... and as we get older, see the Joys through the eyes of the younger generation.

This time last year, I spent one of my loneliest XMas' ever - seeing my Mom go through pain from Cancer.... now she is gone.... and with my Nieces and Nephew all giving their own lives in Manila and the US - I decided to stay in Taiwan, instead....  Not really a place where XMas is much celebrated - except in Malls and Restaurants and mostly for appearances sakes - not by tradition or anything more....  So far, Juju and I have visited a few places just to catch their Holiday Decorations....  nothing too outstanding so far - like the window displays of Macys, or Saks Fifth Ave or Bloomingdales, the ones I grew up on -  but none-the-less, FESTIVE.
Still, it matters not - as I know that one can FEEL THE SPIRIT OF XMAS - anywhere and everywhere....   and I am one  to see to it that I have a JOYOUS one with what I happen to have, who am with, and where ever I happen to be..

Starting with hunting for  a TREE!!!