Monday, 20 December 2010


To many of us Filipinos overseas, Christmas is one of those times which remind us that we are away from home, and that in some way could make the season incomplete. I should say, there is no better merriment of the birth of Christ than the way we Filipinos do. And now for three years in a row, I desperately miss Christmas in the Philippines.

There are so many reasons why our Christmas celebration is particularly special. Aside from the fact that that we have the longest Christmas in the year, we also have the most distinctive way of remembering the child Jesus who has become the centre of our spiritual life. Christmas season is not just an ordinary festivities, it is with a deep religious importance.