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Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Tree ... Then and Now

I grew up dirt poor but our Christmas tree then was always new. You know why? Because we just chop it off from the woods. We call it salago, it's a type of tree where you can easily peel off the skin. Then we would wrap the branches with the foil from the cigarette to make it look a little fancier.  Then we would put small rocks on  candy wrappers and hang it in the tree.  That's what  our Christmas tree   was back then, it's a made up one lol.  We  did not have  ham in the table or gifts under the tree but  we were happy because we  were complete  as a family.  Of course as a child, I was wishing for  toys too.  So even as a child I know that Santa Claus don't exist hahaha.

Anyhow, sorry for being nostalgic here lol. Below is our tree last year.  We bought this during our first Christmas in our  new home so we had this  white tree for four years.  Hubby wanted a real  tree this year but I talked him out of it.. Hirap kaya linisin nun noh, the leaves  fall off  kasi so you have to constantly clean under the tree although I agree that it smells good.
We put up that white tree at Dad's home this year and we bought the one below for us.  The kids love our new tree because it rotates which is kind of cool for them.  You may check  out here when the kids help me out decorating it or you could watch the video below..


Sea Horses

When you first get in at the PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh Zoo, you will be entertained with the collection of sea horses. It amazes me how their features naturally blends in with the rocks and sea weeds.

Take a look at this one. If you are not attentive enough, you would think that it is just one of the sea weeds.

I remember when I was a kid, my father would take home a sea horse if he finds one in the ocean and put it in a jar for us to see. Then we would let it go afterwards. Some people there collect and dried them for decoration.

Happy Birthday Bro!

Today  is Immaculate Conception  day the school holy  mass was held in the church.  Today is also the birthday of my dear brother Rick.  He and his wife and kid are now living  at our home with my mother.  I asked  him to stay there after my eldest brother passed away because  my mother  truly  felt the loss.  Happy birthday  Rick, may God bless you with good health and take  care of you all the time while you are on the road.  We miss you!


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