Friday, December 22, 2006

Season Greetings

December is one of my favorite months, regardless my final sessions (which always come on December). Whatever. Anyways, I'm so excited *hell yeah* since Christmas is coming! Even though I don't celebrate Christmas particularly, which happens to be the celebration of Jesus' birth, I love to hear Christmas carols and Christmas celebration itself.

I once experienced my Christmas holiday in Melbourne, Australia, in the year of 2001. It was coming along with my cousin's wedding party at Crown hotel. I was a bit disappointed with the atmosphere there. It wasn't as merry as I used to see on TV. There were only 4 employees of the hotel sang some Christmas songs instead of a choir. I was sure a five-star hotel could afford a choir to please their guests. But well, never mind. Probably it was because most of their guests came for casino entertainment instead listened to annoying Christmas carols performed by children choir with shabby uniform. Same ambience I quickly found in the city. Ah maybe because it was summer. Snowy white Christmas can only be found in States. Boo. It's not fair. Not at all.

Back then in 2002, I spent about two weeks at Genting, Malaysia. Thank God it was different with what I got in Melbourne. It was merrier and crowder than Melbourne. I supposed it's the cold weather (including the fog!) which gave me a little pleasure about white Christmas. Nice. They also had a big white Christmas tree at the lobby of Highland hotel. Cool.

However, none of holidays above let me to take a picture with Santa claus. *sob* I have never had a picture with Santa. So sad.

Santa is my favorite character during Christmas. Why? Cos in my opinion, he is an icon of hope for everybody. Even most time I always know that Santa gives presents for children only. I'm not a child anymore, but I always believe in Santa. It's not about the presents, socks, chimney, or reindeers, it's all about Santa lightening hope in everyone's heart.

Christmas is an event to meet and greet with your family, relatives, friends, neighbors, and even strangers. Everyone is urged to be home on Christmas day, to gather with the whole family members.

By the way, Santa, could you give me best Christmas holiday I have never had before? FYI: I've never been to States during Christmas ;)

Merry Christmas anyone! Hope y'all have the best holiday ever! Happy holiday!

(Picture is taken from Free Greetingcards)

14 comments:

  1. you really need to experience a white xmas. its... gorgeous. just simply breathtakin when the first snowflake falls on your palm as you smile and welcome winter, embracing it with joy and excitement.

    and then slush takes over and those crazy intense shopping experiences looms over your weekends like the dreaded aunt flo, and christmas once again feels like how scrooge would feel towards the holiday: disgruntled.

    its a vicious cycle but we still accept it as mundane as it gets.

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  2. hum... an oldie but goodie:

    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin Laid an Egg
    The Batmobile Lost a Wheel
    And Joker got away

    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin Laid an Egg
    The Batmobile Lost a Wheel
    And Joker got away

    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin Laid an Egg
    The Batmobile Lost a Wheel
    And Jo-ker got away

    [instrumental cymbals, pounding & stuff]

    THE JOKER GOT AWAY!
    THE JOKER GOT AWAY!

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  3. I was told White Christmas hadn't happened in London for the past thirty years or so... and it looks even more unlikely given the warm winter the city's going through this year (courtesy of global warming.)

    Hmmm... I too might have to hunt down While Christmas moments to St Petersburg or some other far-flung places if this keeps happening... sob...

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  4. Oh come on! London is like fogging very often right? And what's a fog looks like? White! There! You got your white Christmas! :p

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  5. MERRY CHRISTMAS! MAY THIS DAY BRING YOU LOTS N LOTS OF JOY AND HAPPINESS!

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  6. Merry Chrismas and Happy New Year....

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  7. merry xmas devi! Jesus blesses you :) *hugs*

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  8. @debbie: yeah i really wish for it. maybe someday in the future. wish me luck!

    @d: rofl

    @marsha: i thought you're gonna spend xmas and new year in indonesia?

    @brahmasta: happy holiday too.

    @bizarre jokester: merry xmas to you too. have a splendid new year as well.

    @bunyamin: merry xmas & happy new year to you too :)

    @kristee: merry xmas juga say ;) you too! *hug balik hehehe*

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  9. Devi,
    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. May 2006 be a wonderful year and 2007 even better.

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  10. Happy New Year! May this year be happy, successful and prosperous for you :)

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  11. Devi.. merry Xmas to you and have a happy new year too. Have a great holiday.

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  12. this comment may be a bit too late. anyway ... just got back from vacation. I was in hawaii on xmas day. guess what? funny I didn't feel the xmas spirit there at all even though hawaii is part of the u.s. lol
    my advise, if you want to experience the "real" xmas, the next time you go to the u.s., plan to be in big cities on the east coast, i.e., boston, new york, etc., or, chicago is also nice. it would be great if it snows at the same time. it's beautiful. till next time tho =) but for now, happy new year!

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  13. @sugi: thanks for the info ;) Hopefully I can get there someday during Xmas.

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