Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking a lot. This year brought lots of joy and frustrations, more aspirations with limitations, laughter and fears. But despite the downs and tears, I know I’ve grown. I know I’ve learned. Thank you… I am grateful for my families and friends, for the constant love and support. I never would’ve made it through the year without the … Continue reading Page 366/366
Merry Christmas, everyone! Sharing some of my favorite stills while celebrating Christmas with my family and friends. Wishing everyone a happy happy Christmas! Continue reading A Christmas Mini-Portfolio (December 2020)
Give me a flower or two Take me to your gardens where your tulips grew I’d rather have one flower from you Than to have hundreds when I’m at my due Tell me your thoughts, whisper your dreams Your words of kindness, flow them like streams I’d rather hear those lines from now and then Than have you write a eulogy, we’ll never know when … Continue reading Longing
The 12 Days of Christmas Challenge is a unique challenge made by yours truly, to inspire people and let them feel the holiday spirit this season of Yuletide. 12 Days of Christmas, where 1 day corresponds to one challenge. 1. A partridge in a pear tree! The partridge represents Jesus Christ. God, our true love, gave Jesus Christ to us as a gift. Challenge: Do … Continue reading Joe’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge
Christmas is the best time of the year to strengthen relationships and take a time away from screens. Get inspired, and put that pen to paper! 1. It’s a very considerate way of reconnecting with other people. Writing takes effort. Pouring your heart out into words and writing them down is one of the best ways to reconnect with people. There’s a personal touch letters … Continue reading The Art of Writing Christmas Letters
Putting up Christmas decorations can definitely improve one’s mood, scientists say. It has been known that the interest itself on Christmas decors can evoke nostalgia and bring back strong feelings of childhood. In addition, Christmas decorating actually spikes dopamine levels, or “happy” hormones. Bright lights and flashes of colors, like red, make up an ambiance that boost happiness. Below are some festive or neutral themes … Continue reading O Christmas Tree, O Christmasphere!
There’s beauty in the Christmas Season. And what’s even more beautiful is that every country has its own set of traditions and practices to follow for the Yuletide. And while this may sound bias, I’m just gonna say it anyway. Filipinos do it best! There’s nothing like Christmas the way Filipinos do. 1. Christmas Season starts when the calendar goes -BER Yes, you’ve read that … Continue reading Christmas Traditions Unique to Filipinos
When I think of Christmas, the picture that immediately pops into my head is me by the Christmas tree, wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, and a hot cup of cocoa in my hands. I grew up in a family that loves hot chocolate. In the Philippines, having hot chocolate on a daily basis is not uncommon. My grandfather would always have his cup (every day) … Continue reading The Bēne Street: My Simple Recipe to a Perfect Cup of Hot Cocoa
If you’re a FRIENDS fan, you’re fully aware that the squad gets festive during the holidays. And if you’re an even bigger fan of the show, it’s a no-brainer and must do tradition to binge-watch all the FRIENDS Christmas episodes when the jingle bells. Time to deck the halls! So go grab a popcorn, or hot chocolate, or even wine! Sit comfortably and enjoy the … Continue reading FRIENDS Christmas Episodes to Binge-Watch on Netflix!
Christmas is best spent with families and friends. It won’t matter where you are in the globe as long as you are with the people you love. However, the continuous battle against COVID-19 forces people to celebrate the holiday season at the comforts of their own homes. As for my family, it’ll just be a Christmas Wonderland at our residence. Nonetheless, Christmas will still be … Continue reading Christmas Traditions We Can’t Do Because of COVID-19
A cup of hot chocolate in your best cozy sweater and pajamas, and a good Christmas movie — Happy Holidays! You’ll definitely know it’s the season to be jolly when people are organizing Christmas parties, exchanging gifts, singing along to Christmas songs, and playing Christmas films. 1. Home Alone It’s not Christmas without Kevin McCallister left on his own to celebrate the holidays. 2. How … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Films