Monthly Archives: December 2009

Traditional Filipino Christmas

The celebration of Christmas in the Philippines begins on the 16th of December and ends on the first Sunday of January which is the Feast of the Epiphany (The Three Kings). The Christmas season starts December 16 with a Mass … Continue reading

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The Filipino Christmas Lantern

As early as November, Filipinos houses, offices, schools, shopping malls and even streets are adorned with these star-shaped multicolored lanterns. Parol is a traditional Filipino Christmas decoration, a five point star-shaped Christmas lantern. Many Filipinos make their own lanterns.   … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree

As early as the 17th century, Germans had transformed this pagan symbol of fertility into a Christian symbol of rebirth. According to legend, the Christmas tree tradition began with the founder of German Protestantism, Martin Luther. While walking through the … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply “Santa”, is the legendary and mythical figure who, in many cultures, brings gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours … Continue reading

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The Presidency as Trophy

Since Philippine politics has no ideological or philosophical moorings, changing parties or allegiances is like changing clothes to suit the occasion or event. Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero had decided to quit the Nationalist Peoples’ Coalition (NPC) after hanging around for … Continue reading

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Weird Bathroom Habit

A bathroom is one of the important parts of the house. Others like kitchen some like computer room some like library room and some like living room but for others they love bathrooms.  What in the heck in the world … Continue reading

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