Christmas is in the… skyscrapers

IMG_1590

THIS IS not a particularly good photo if I must say so. However, considering that I took it with just my iPhone camera through my car’s windshield while driving on top of the Buendia flyover… I’d say it is not half as bad after all.

Read more

How the Germans Celebrate Christmas

Not unlike in the Philippines, Christmas is already in the German air before December although the season officially begins with the Advent.

The tradition of  the four red advent candles adorned with a wreath made of holly, with each stick lighted every Sunday, is also observed in Germany.  However, whereas in the Philippines this tradition is done only in Catholic churches on each of the four Sundays of Advent, in Germany it is done in every home, with the candles and wreath placed on the dining table.

German kids excitedly await December 6.  It is Nikolaustag, the day St. Nicholas spreads the cheer with candies and sweets. Read more