Day 8: Secret Santa

secret santa

We do this activity in the office every Christmas. I guess most of you are familiar with it. It is commonly known as Kris Kringle. We draw names from a box and anonymously send gifts to that person each week (usually lasts three weeks) depending on the theme (e.g. something round and soft, something red etc.) The usual price range is Php50. You will keep on guessing who your Secret Santa is until it is revealed on the Christmas Party.

We started out last week and I did not receive any gifts. The theme was something native. I thought my Secret Santa has forgotten me but this morning I received both something native and something imported. Yay! Thank you Secret Santa. You made one girl very happy today. πŸ™‚

Day 8: Secret Santa

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Day 7: Gru’s Cousins

Day 7: Gru's Cousins

My sister and I both love the movie Despicable Me. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve watched it. Aside from Agnes, my favorite characters are the minions. They’re so cute and funny! I also love the fact that Gru knows every name of his employees (or cousins as he introduced them to the girls).

About the photo: My sister is into art so she put her talent to good use and painted our nails. πŸ˜›

Day 6: As Sweet as a Ripe Persimmon

As Sweet as a Ripe Persimmon

On my hand is a Persimmon: a sweet tomato-like fruit. It’s my first time seeing it so I have a strong urge to have this documented. πŸ™‚
A couple of years ago, I’ve read a children’s story titled: The Tiger and the Dried Persimmons (http://www.pitara.com/talespin/stories/online.asp?story=29) that got me curious about this fruit. Β There is even one article saying its seeds can be used to predict weather (http://www.almanac.com/content/predicting-weather-using-persimmon-seed)!

I only saw pictures from the internet but never had I imagined seeing a real one! So happy! πŸ™‚

Day 5: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Day 5: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Christmas is fast approaching so a lot of decorations can be seen almost everywhere specially here in the Philippines. This is my favorite holiday and I guess a lot of people could say the same. It’s different when you’re all grown up though. We used to receive gifts when we were kids and now that we’re older *cough cough* it’s our turn to make kids happy.

This photo reminds me of my father always saying that Nativity of Jesus decoration is much more important than Christmas Trees. I guess he’s got a point though, it is Jesus Christ’s birthday we’re celebrating after all.

Advance Merry Christmas everyone!

P.S. This was taken at a mall here in Cebu. First official photo I took myself, the other ones were borrowed. πŸ˜€