We had a nice Christmas party last December after attending the "kerstnachtdienst" (x'mas eve mass). Our home was warmed by friends starting from Christmas eve until the first day of X'mas.
Our table was overflowed by food (which normally Filipinos do).
We exchanged gifts and played kolonisten. It was a wonderful time celebrating the yuletide season.
(the right side photo) Here we are! Lyn, Vicky & me during X'mas.
We welcomed the new year with peace, love and joy. We still shared it with friends.
Fireworks display. A view from our terrace.
I think I saw thousands of euros bursting and blowing to the atmosphere to think how much it cost every firework or explosives. The night was splendid compared the past year which was very dark, gloomy and icy.
More fireworks show.
We missed "white christmas" since, according to the weather authorities here, this winter season is the warmest ever recorded. There are no snowballs, no flakes, no hales, and no snow. Huh! I am desperately hoping for them..... By February, which will be the coldest month of the winter...might have a pound chance of snowfall, so, I would really get ready for it.
Another fireworks...(fireworks photos were courtesy of Don, our friend).
At this time of new year, I missed many things and many people. However, I am a little bit adjusted here and happy, embracing my new environment. One year had past...and one more year to go...I think I will be just more integrated here. I will keep my fingers crossed and pray for strength not only for me and Ian, but for my whole family here and my family out there in the Philippines.