Sunday, December 19, 2010

Arm’s Length Away

How fast time flies!  Christmas is just 6 days away now, can you believe it?  Have you done your Christmas shopping?  How about wrapping ‘em gifts?  Did you shop for the Christmas dinner already?

It may not be as busy in this part of the world but our family will definitely be super busy this week for the holidays.  We’ll be baking lots of goodies for my team mates, as well as for my Pinoy colleagues. I cannot afford to buy gifts for each of them so we’ll just give something home made with love.  Goodluck to me & my hubby who will be working on a tiny urban kitchen this week, hihi!

I'm glad we have bought all Christmas pressies for our families and friends here, and had them all wrapped already. Our tree has been put up 3 weeks ago, and it’s brimming with gifts underneath – mostly gifts for Dade’s friends here in Dubai. We’re also half done shopping for ingredients for the food to be prepared for our Noche Buena feast. Now all we need to do is keep the house clean, cook food and welcome our guests on the evening of the 24th.

The Christmas atmosphere may not be as jolly or busy as back home, but we will make do with what we have and we will try to make it special for our little boy.  We’ve always been home for the holidays every year, except in 2007, so it’s a bit difficult to be away this year. we’re missing the get-togethers, meet-ups, the Christmas songs played wherever we go, the rush that the holiday season brings…haaayyy!!

Well, if there’s one thing that made me and hubby smile last weekend, it was this precious little bag that has one of the things that make up a Filipino Christmas.

that ham 

Now we just need to buy queso de bola and we’re all set.

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