The night before Christmas in Davao


There is a poem that is quite famous, called “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” although these days, it is more commonly known as “The Night before Christmas.”  It was written by Clement Clarke Moore.   Although the original date that it was written is unknown, it was first published in 1823 by the Troy, New York […]

The Christmas Season is in Full Swing

The Santa is on the roof

Every year it gets easier to live in the Philippines as long as you can keep being creative. This year as Christmas is approaching I’ve tallied up was owed to me by some members of the family. And I’ve decided to forgive the debt vice giving a present to them. (Don’t go all ballistic on […]

The Twelve Days of Philippine Christmas

Christmas in the Philippines Maligayang Pasko

A couple of years ago, I wrote a new Philippine interpretation of the classic Christmas Poem, The Night Before Christmas.  As much as I wanted to run it for Christmas again this year, I have run it two years in a row now, and I decided it was time for something new.  If you have […]

It’s getting to be that time of year

LiP Christmas Drive 2010

Yes indeed, it’s getting close to the holiday season again.  For Filipinos the Holiday Season starts when the months end with “ber” like September, so now that it’s already November, Christmas is almost here.  There is a lot of excitement in the Philippines at this time of year.  People are happy and friendly. Back in […]