Filipinos are known to have the longest celebration of the Christmas season. There was a time in my life that I hated it but the past years had been good to me and renewed my love for this joyful season. But no matter how much I’m loving December, there’s still something missing in our happy bubble. Christmas is all about family. Sadly, Sister #1 and her family migrated to Canada a few years ago and I miss them so much. Brother #1 and family lives in Singapore, not sure if they’ll be spending the holidays here in Manila, hopefully they will. No news yet as to how my other two siblings will celebrate their Christmas but as for us three, a visit to my hometown is as concrete as it could get. I miss the City of Manila. No matter how crowded downtown Manila is especially around this time I still love how alive the people are. The street decorations, the church mass and the food. How could I forget the food. I live near the store that’s selling the best bibingka in the Metro plus it’s available all year round.
|Ayala Triangle, Makati City|
Apart from Manila, Makati is my next favorite city. This city used to be my secondary home while I was busy being a corporate slave. Now that I temporarily quit working, I terribly miss the fast-paced life in this city.Not to mention that the Central Business District have the best Christmas decorations in their streets and buildings. The photo above was taken in Ayala Triangle during the lights and sound exhibition called Christmas at the Gardens. It’s on repeat every 30 minutes from 6 pm – 8 pm daily. Offspring was initially scared of the show but she enjoyed it the second time around. The park is kid, pet and jogger friendly so don’t be surprised to find all three in the park. But it’s a happy and safe crowd so you’ll get to enjoy your stay and there are security guards everywhere.