Monthly Archives: December 2014

It’s Christmas Time

Just a few more hours until Christmas. Everyone’s already preparing for Noche Buena which they will spend with their friends and family. Truly, Christmas is the best time to be with your loved ones and be happy. But as the years pass by, it seems like we have forgotten what Christmas is about.

As a tradition in the Philippines, when the -ber months finally kick in everyone starts putting up beautiful Christmas decorations in their homes, buildings and even on the streets. Some would even start going shopping to buy gifts to avoid the holiday rush and heavy traffic. Then, on the 24th of December, everyone will gather with their friends and family to wait for the 25th and start eating the food they have prepared for hours.

But this isn’t what Christmas is. It’s not about the gifts nor food. It’s about spending time with the people you love the most, enjoying their company and just living. But more importantly, Christmas is about remembering the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him there wouldn’t even be Christmas, and we wouldn’t be alive. Okay. The latter may not be true but the former is. We should remember and give thanks for the things He has done and will do for us. The life, blessings and happines He has given us. Christmas is about JESUS CHRIST. Let us celebrate this holiday by spreading the word that Jesus is born and be amazed in His glory.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!


Hanging On

Someday, I’m going to breakdown. All the frustration, stress and worries will eventually consume me to the point that I can’t hold it back anymore. I try to be the strong person that everyone knows. But despite the courage, there’s a little kid at the back of my mind, too vulnerable that a single angry glare will make her cry. I try to hide her. But there are times that she escapes, trying oh-so hard to get away. But she can’t. I could never let her go. The thought of my inner weakness facinates and scares me all at the same time. It brings me comfort, knowing that I’m weak just like other people. But it frightens me, knowing that I could be the weakest person there is. I know I have to let her go, let it all go but I’m scared of what would happen if I did. They say I should take courage. It isn’t easy, you know? Getting comfortable about everything. Going the easy way and just playing safe. Away from all those worries. What I don’t understand is that why am I frustrated all the time? So stressed, so worried? Is it because of that little girl in my head? Oh God, please help me. When the time I finally breakdown and just let all that emotion fill me, please help me get throught it. I’ll cry till my eyes can no longer produce tears, scream till my throat hurts and I might even hurt myself. I just hope someone would come along and take it all away. But for now, I’m just going to hang on till the day when I finally breakdown and release it all. Maybe then I could be genuinely happy. Just like the little kid used to be.