Christmas 2011

I was sleepy on Christmas Eve, woke up like 10 or 15 minutes before 12. I saw my mom sleeping too haha.  But we all manage to stay awake and celebrate Bro’s birthday. I asked my Mum not to cook too much food and decided to make Graham Cakes for New Year.

It’s hard to really celebrate and be happy knowing that some people are struggling or sad. Well for some they thought that Christmas doesn’t mean anything anymore after typhoon Sendong wiped out almost everything they have…I just hope that they’ll be able to recuperate as soon as they can.

On the brighter side of things, I forgot to mention that my team mates bought Sansrival for my birthday, that was very sweet of them.Thank You guys! But I wasn’t able to take a picture of it since we’re not allowed to take pictures at work.

Last Thursday our team won for this month’s townhall. It’s funny though because we never thought we would win, we heard the other teams practicing and they were way better than us, they have prepared so much for the townhall, really dressed up and made huge candy canes – hey that’s 1,000 GC  additional to the team funds of course we expect everyone to be really at their “best” shot.

We just thought of singing Little Drummer Boy and 12 Days of Christmas but we asked Kenchi to change the lyrics so it can be related to our job. I can’t remember the lyrics for the Little Drummer Boy but the 12 Days of Christmas I think I can still remember because that was a very funny.

On the 12th Day of Christmas HSBC gave to me

12 Ensaymada…11 Ensalada…10 Pritong Maling…9 Piling ng Saging…8 Pancit Palabok…7 Juice and Softdinks…6 (ok,i forgot.ha ha) 5 Onion Rings…4 Pizza Pie … 3 Kwek Kwek, 2 box Chicken Joy at isang team building sa pantry 😀

That same night they gave me a birthday cake – well, it was for all the reps who celebrated their birthday this month.

Here’s a picture.

and before putting it inside the fridge.

Hihi, yeah that’s our fridge 2 rugged dolls made of wood, flyers from Yellowcab and Domino’s Pizza and I think starbuck’s too.

On Christmas Eve, thank God it was my off and my sister’s off as well.

Me and Mum set up this place the other week, she made those curtains and of course we only put them on during Christmas season, the Nativity set, our little Christmas Tree, Mum’s altar, ehem I actually thought of putting those Poinsettias  and Bell/Christmas Lights and I use paper clips to hang them, it’s hard to use push pins or thumb tacks because of the kind of wood that was used on it and I don’t want to use the staples because I will have a hard time taking them off later.  I think it was a good idea, my Mom liked it 😀 . Then of course we have Santa Claus and his assistant.

Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? I know I did and I did put a wish list outside our window when I was a kid but then eventually I realized that if he really exist he wouldn’t be here in Manila,PH. We don’t have chimneys here, haha.

The Nativity

Our Little Christmas Tree – we kinda revamped it by adding ribbons.

That wasn’t a mosquito repelling bulb, my Mum just used the box for her gift. It was a yellow chinese inspired jacket 🙂

The shirt says “I’m hot no matter what season” gift from my sister. But then my cousin Andrei asked “eh ate bakit ang lamig mo?”.

My sister Lalayne and Me.

Me beside Santa Claus

Greetings from my Family – Mum trying her very best to stay awake and smile.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Looking forward to 2012.

Ciao guys!