Very nice Mikey.. you did it again! :D
The video above sums up how we Filipinos celebrate and enjoy the holidays. Christmas in the Philippines is like no other. We’re very unique in observing and celebrating it, like we know it’s already Christmastime when September has come (as the start of “ber” months); the parol (Pinoy lantern) we hang; the puto bumbong and bibingka being sold outside the churches during Simbang Gabi; the children singing carols nights before 25; the kids who go to their ninong’s and ninang’s houses (godfather and godmother) to collect their pamasko or aguinaldo, either in gift or monetary form (now I’m old enough to receive one. Well it still depends..!); and the food — from viand of mechado and afritada, to sweet delicacy of macaroni/fruit/buko salad, leche flan, maja blanca, and to the ever-so-good lechong baboy (roasted pig)… You know, there’s so much to tell about the Pinoy Christmas, but I guess Mikey have done it already for me.
Though we don’t have a banquet for Noche Buena (Christmas eve) like we had years before, I believe we’re still blessed because it isn’t based on the luxurious food on the dining table (my mom said how she wished we could have a lechon. Actually I don’t like lechon, so it’s still fine with me without it), or the gifts received, but by being content in what God has given and provided (Proverbs 30:7-9 comes to mind).
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
There is more to the food we eat and the material things we can receive. The greatest gift given to us is Jesus Christ. For some it may sound corny, but not to those who have realized and accepted this free gift the Father has offered. “…through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life” (Romans 5:18).
God is still offering this gift, not just every Christmas.
I pray we all remember the Reason in this season. Blessed Christmas to all! :)
Solb pa rin sa’ken ang spaghetti ng nanay ko.. tsaka kasi palagi nalang pancit ang nakakakain ko sa mga nakalipas na handaan. Walang nagluluto ng spaghetti…!!???!!! >.<