Hi! How did your Christmas go? December has snuck up on me from the back and before I knew it, we're near the near the end of the month.
As usual, my family went out on our traditional tradition of Simbang Gabi, which the short summary of that is this: a nine day Filipino church celebration involving evening mass and food. Sadly, I had to miss four days because the first two days coincided with my school's finals, which I had to study for, the third day missed was due to my heart surgery (my heart is back to normal), while on the final day I had a massive headache.
I've usually had good memories associated with this event-- when I was a kid, I was apart of a group of youngsters who would sneak out of mass early in order to be one of the first in line for food. Because the mass was at a different church every single day, we would often have fun exploring it area, playing hide and seek until the game turned into a rescue mission to save someone who got stuck inside of a storage closet.
On Christmas Eve, I spent most of the day reading and videochatting with some good friends of mine. The evening of that day was spent at a church mass, followed by going to a party with my relatives.
I love the holiday season-- with all its hustle, singing, and joy, but life has definitely caught up to the point where I had to think about other things than celebrating Christmas in its entirety.
Before I end this post, I have two things I'd like to ask for. One is this: if anyone is a Narnia fan, comment below; I have a Narnia-related collaborative post I'd like to talk about, and I'd like to tie it in with Christianity. So if anyone is interested, please comment below!
The second request is, could you all ask me simple questions like, "What is your favorite color? Favorite food? A weird quirk about you?" I'm hoping on creating a 20 questions video but these have to be simple questions, ones that can be answered via video and one that does not show my face or voice. I'm still not allowed to show anything about my identity.
I hope you all are having a lovely week!