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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everybody are having a great time. Let's just remember that we are celebrating the birthday of the greatest man who ever walked here on earth, Jesus Christ. He is the reason for this festive season.

Hubby and I celebrated Christmas at home. I didn't cook sumptuous foods for Noche Buena like we used to do here in the Philippines. It's only me and hubby and he said I don't have to bother myself cooking last night. We will cook on Christmas Day like Americans do in the US. So I heeded his advice and I just watched tv last night then later on went to sleep. You might think it's boring huh! But I think it's better so we don't have to eat a lot because both of us have already gained a lot of weight. Can't afford to gain more.

This morning, hubby handed me my Christmas gift from him. It's a cool cash worth P1k. It might not be that much but I appreciate it very much. He said I will be the one to buy anything I want because I might not like what he will buy for me. Now I have money for shopping. Then we went out to eat brunch at Chowking. It was my treat for him because I didn't buy him any gift, lol! It really surprised me that a lot of people were there. Then we went to the mall and I shopped while hubby went back to the car and waited on me.

We went back home and my youngest brother and his family were waiting on us to celebrate Christmas with us. So I cooked chicken aftritada, goulash and rice while my brother cooked tinola. He also brought with him the duck recipe that he cooked last night. I just served apple juice and iced tea for hubby. It was a simple meal but we were so full. I didn't have time to take photos of the foods because everybody were already starving. It was past 2 PM when we ate.

Here's our pic taken at Chowking while we were eating brunch. I asked the service crew to take this.

I got the orange chicken meal while hubby got the King's special

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

At Lingayen, Pangasinan

My brother and I went back to the Register of Deeds in Lingayen today to get a document that we need in processing the papers for the transfer of the land that we bought for our church. It did not take long to get it because I went there yesterday to request it and they told me to go back today to get it. My hubby did not go with us because he prefer to stay home and watch tv. Since it was still early, I asked my brother to stop at the capitol building to take pics. The capitol building is not that far from the ROD so my brother drove the car and parked it at the parking lot of the building. I got my camera and walked in front of the capitol building with my brother in tow and took photos of the giant Christmas tree. That Christmas tree is really huge!

Then my brother and I took turns to take photos in front of the giant Christmas tree for souvenir. It's not very often that we go there so we took the opportunity. I just want to feature here in my blog the capitol building of our province in Lingayen, Pangasinan. I am proud to be from this province.

Then we went upstairs to see the nativity scene just in front of the capitol. The images of the nativity scene are life size too. They really spent money for the Christmas decorations. My other brother told me that they even featured on tv the Christmas tree in the capitol.

We went around the landscaped surroundings of the capitol and I was really impressed to see how neat the landscape is. The grass and the green shrubs are well trimmed and there were a few wooden chairs there. The capitol building is surrounded with lots of Philippine flags and it added beauty to the surroundings. The capitol is elevated so when you're up there, you're overlooking all the other buildings around it.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Where To Spend Christmas

This month is already halfway over and in a matter of ten days, it will be Christmas. I think the days are running so fast. Hubby and I don't have any plans yet where to spend Christmas. For the past three Christmases since we were in my homeland, we were in Baguio every Christmas. Hubby wanted some changes. It's not that he got tired of going to Baguio because we both love it there but he said he wants to spend Christmas either here at home or maybe somewhere else. I've been wanting to take him to the north, somewhere in the Ilocos region because he's never been there. The farthest he went in the north was in San Juan, La Union. I've been to Ilocos region and the farthest I've been to was in Pagudpud but that was many moon years back. I want to go there again this time with hubby. Let's wait and see what will transpire in the coming days. I will write it here for sure.
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