Monday, December 24, 2007

Season's Greetings

Fotos/video (wow those kids dances so well!) taken during at the Honamdong Christmas party. Migrant workers, Filipinas married to Koreans and their children performed during the program hosted by Caritas Gwangju. I was asked to do the task of an MC with my co-host Rexy.

A white wind breaker was given to the workers with the maple leaf and Canada emblazoned at the back then people had the best pinoy dishes catered for the buffet.

It was fun but now, at work, at the eve of Christmas with Christmas card from my sister and her fotos, and package from my beloved, can’t help but feel blue… the sky is blue, not a white Christmas this time.

Looking forward on Wednesday 26 December to do our (office) share of a day to help with the oil-spill clean up at Tean.

Got to be happy! happy... merry? merry... it is Christmas!


Below is a post at my friendster account:

Feeli'n Blue with a non-white Christmas because the sky is blue - hehehe...

Merry Christmas Folks...

I've been anticipating a white Christmas, but nature is not so keen on providing it this time. While in other parts of the globe they have excess of it.

Blue also because once again I am far from all of you to celebrate a merry and happy holiday.

But this will not prevent me from wishing you all a Christmas presents, a gift, a blessing of happiness, contentment, peace and prosperity throughout the years...

Maligayang Pasko!

I'd like to share also what was emailed to me:

There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.
What in the world do leaping lords, French hens,
swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out
of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?
Today, I found out.

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were
not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone
during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.
It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning
plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each
element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality
which the children could reme mber.
-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching,
Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the H oly Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas pass it on if you wish.'
Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone.....

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