Monday, December 01, 2008

MANILA'S DECEMBER SPIRIT
















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posted by Señor Enrique at 5:55 AM


11 Comments:

Blogger Photo Cache said...

What a jolly post. As if we needed more reminding that Christmas is just around the bend.

Happy Holidays, as early as today.

December 01, 2008 7:03 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

my mom would always be the first to say "time to decorate the house for christmas!" and it would just be early november! She would start playing christmas tunes about late october (haha) just to set the mood. Then she would reluctantly get the decors off even way off the usual time to put them down which is Three Kings' Day. The house kasi would look very drab and colorless after.

Your pics really show why my mom and now our nephews and nieces love Christmas! Masasaya ang kulay and all those sparkling tinsels---wow!!! I and my siblings love it too...but then we do the toil-ey work of setting them up and putting them down :-C.

December 01, 2008 9:24 AM  

Blogger Photowalker said...

I like the the colorful flowers. They are so cute.

December 01, 2008 11:08 AM  

Blogger EM said...

Oh! I miss these sights. I miss all the colorful holiday decorations we have back there.

Your pics just warmed my freezing heart. Thanks.

December 01, 2008 1:19 PM  

Anonymous bertN said...

Iba talaga ang Pasko sa Pinas.

December 01, 2008 11:25 PM  

Blogger Dennis Villegas said...

Very colorful photos, Senyor! Advance Merry Christmas!

December 02, 2008 9:47 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Advance Merry Christmas !

December 02, 2008 11:05 AM  

Blogger luna miranda said...

nice colorful shots, Eric. paskong-pasko na nga...pero wala pang pang-shopping!:D

December 02, 2008 11:07 AM  

Anonymous palma tayona said...

the thing i like about christmas season, is when i get to pass by those market stalls where they sell all those parols and shiny christmas trimmings like in divisoria or nep q-mart. it's not just the dizzying colors of all those christmas decors hung from the rafters of the stalls but THE SMELL of the plastics and bamboo sticks and glue. the smell always brings me back to when we were kids making those parols for school. i enjoy those times i get to make these decorations.

hehehe... i was in grade six elementary when we had this usual parol project. me and a classmate of mine solicited money from our parents and relatives so we could make the biggest parol. it was so huge that we'd have to use a ladder to do the trimmings cut from papel de hapon and wound around the bamboo ring around it. it got paraded proudly during the annual christmas parade at school and got hung on the building facade.

hehehe, those were good memories.

December 02, 2008 5:15 PM  

Anonymous bw said...

You can definitely "feel it in the air" when it comes to Xmas in Pinas. Sometimes it makes you wonder if Pinoys live and die for Xmas :)

December 03, 2008 9:08 PM  

Blogger mimi said...

merry Christmas!!

December 07, 2008 6:33 AM  

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