End of the Year Preppers

Every year, we get to celebrate New Year’s Eve together with the whole family.  We always have Media Noche to welcome yet another year as we bid goodbye and give thanks to the year that was. Tomorrow, I will be busy in the kitchen preparing baked mac, fruit salad, empanada and cathedral (jelly dessert).  My…

There’s No Stopping Christmas!

I know come ‘ber’ months (starting September) and Christmas has unofficially started…so imagine when December finally came. Last October 5, I woke up and found these lanterns in our veranda…it’s not actually ours (since each house supposedly has one lantern only, well of course you can always choose to have as many as you want..that…

Lighting Up the Candles

Last week was a busy one for me.  It’s Halloween (Undas) and we Filipinos have a different way of celebrating it.  Undas is a time for us to remember our departed loved ones.  Before the actual day, people spend time cleaning the tombs and repainting it or their mausoleum if they have one.  And then…