All Wrapped and Up for Grab

Christmas is a season of giving and merry-making. While it’s a time to wait, it is also a time to make someone’s patience stretched, especially the kids. LOL!

So I’ve got it all wrapped up and told the kids to be nice because Santa is soon to come. 😀

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I have no tree installed this year so I’ve just gathered it all on the table, each with the recipient’s name and while letting the kids see it they had to wait and count the days left until it’s time to grab one. Gifts are normally given on Christmas Eve, making everyone awake to welcome and celebrate Christmas together.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”

We do have different practices and unique ways of giving back what we have received each year. Often, it is through sharing and it has been my joy to give especially during the holiday season knowing that I could actually make someone happy even just for a moment.

There’s nothing like giving without counting the cost so this personal practice of mine – wrapping gifts for the family and some friends every December shall go on while I can.

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A Glorious Moment with her at the Holy Rosary Garden of Christ the King Cathedral

A church is one of my favorite photography subjects. When were invited to do a pilgrimage in time of the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, at the New Christ the King Cathedral in Tagum City in late November, it is when I see this jaw-dropping Holy Rosary Garden for the first time.

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The garden that features a giant rosary and a beautifully sculptured Divine Mercy is situated at the back of the church, fronting the cathedral’s chapel. It is said to be one of the city’s attractions. Anyone who will visit the church for the first time, like us, would make way to the garden, stop for a while and savor the glorious experience.

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Within the vicinity of the Cathedral, the place draws us back to our faith and reminds us of our devotion to the Blessed Mother. It is not just a mere attraction but a reminder of our catholic faith. It is also a reminder of how many times we failed in life and the many times we try to bounce back in faith. The giant rosary is a work of art, as well as the garden’s landscape. The grounds are well kept. The flowers and the greens around are very refreshing and inviting. I wouldn’t leave Tagum City without visiting this place.

The best guitar from guitar center in san jose would make an excellent companion should anyone decides to go here solo.

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Saturdate with my Co-Teachers

Last Saturday was fun-packed. Before setting an eye to this country’s tallest Christmas tree this year, I was out with my fellow Senior High School teachers for an Outreach Program. The event lasted for the whole morning and the remaining hours of the day was spent by us dining and shopping together. Sounds fun, huh?!

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Times like this doesn’t come so often for educators like us. At work we may be able to see each other but then each of us has the responsibilities to do on a daily basis making our work place just a common ground for us to perform our duties most of the time. The only time we get to set aside work and be together is when we have activities outside school such as the above mentioned. Only then we get to loosen up a bit and be ourselves. Teachers do also love hanging out in public places like malls. (I’d love to be in a musical store)We also like to watch movies… 😀 though we opt not to this time.

Before we know it, Christmas will be here so I opted to shop last weekend. This year, I’ll still be playing the same  “Santa” like I used to to my nieces and nephews so I have to keep that in mind every time I shop.

My team also had their shopping. I guess we shared the same thoughts that time.

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