Friday, December 21, 2007

My Little Christmas Tree

Christmas makes you feel nostalgic... and you really cannot do anything about it.

A simple parol reminds me of my dad who is really good in making and/or repairing them. we usually bring them to school as our contribution for our classroom's christmas decors, and my dad's parol made from bamboo and covered by fluffy rolls of white japanese papers and red cellophane stands out, despite its small size, from an array of multi-colored lanterns. and after the school's christmas party, we bring them home to be the star/s in our window/s.

I do not have a parol in my little house but i do plan to make some in the future, just like my dad.

Our family christmas tree in Quezon is usually up by first week of December, and digging boxes of christmas decors never fails to excite the kids in us that Santa Claus is really coming to town. We usually look for decors we call our own, for instance, each one in the family has its own star to put in the tree, mine is this sparkling blue star, and it should be me and only me who can put that star in our tree, and same with everyone else. Now that i am away and not present during this christmas tree event, i let my nephews do the honor for me (they now also have their own star!).


Come Christmas time when I'll be home, looking at that star that I call my own will bring back memories.

Now, that I am on my own, the thrill of putting that tree, decorating it and seeing it all aglow at night is such a fascinating feeling, it can really cheer me up and made me look forward for Christmas and be with them.

And before we go on emo mode, here's how my little christmas tree looks like, with decors all made by myself.

HAVE A VERY MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! KANPAI!!!

and remember the reason why there is Christmas...

22 comments:

Toe said...

Your little Christmas tree is enchanting Zherwin. Ang galing ng dad mo... making his own parol. I would have loved to do that.

Merry Christmas Zherwin!

jho said...

Merry Christmas Zherwin! Ganda ng Christmas tree mo. Maliit pero maayos.... Sana nga matupad wish ko....

Lazarus said...

Merry christmas to you, Zherwin! nic pics you have!

Anonymous said...

simple but beautiful Christmas tree! good job! i like the addition of candles! and you took the time to wrap those little presents yourself! galing!

Belle said...

the above comments were mine.

Leah said...

What a lovely tree.

Wishing you all the best for the Christmas.
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Rudy said...

Yo! Merry Christmas, Zherwin. Have fun and don't drink too much, ha? Hehe, kidding... :-)

-snglguy-

Ferdz said...

Ang ganda ng munting christmas tree mo erwin with all the lights and candle. ganda rin ng captures, very postcard quality for christmas. Maligayang Pasko Zherwin! Have a joyful celebration with your loved ones.

lady cess said...

merry christmas to you zherwin. that's a really nice tree, im impressed with you :)

Bugsybee said...

Wow, Zherwin, your Christmas tree is so beautiful! Parang may magic.

Keeping our Christmas traditions is good and I am happy that you have decided to follow your dad in observing a well-loved symbol of Filipino Christmas - the parol. I am sure that someday, your own family too would cherish the parol.

Have a wonderful and joyful Christmas, zherwin!

la carlotta said...

i love your christmas tree.

merry christmas! =)

zherwin said...

Toe, Merry Christmas! sa kanya siguro ako nagmana pagdating sa hilig sa mga DIY stuffs. :)

zherwin said...

jho, thanks. and merry christmas, too. just believe, magkaka-totoo yan. ano nga ba yun? hehe. :)

zherwin said...

thanks Lazarus. :)

zherwin said...

Belle, those little presents were scrap styrofoam, tira-tirahan nung mga dati kong ginawa, kesa naman itapon ko gawan ko na lang ng paraan para mapakinabangan, kaya binalutan ko ng japanese paper saka konting ribbon. recycle! recycle!

zherwin said...

thanks leah, and merry christmas to you, too. :)

zherwin said...

rudy/sngl, i did not drink this christmas, but new year would be different hehe. :)

zherwin said...

ferdz, salamat at merry christmas din sa yo. :)

zherwin said...

lady cess, thanks (actually, resulta lang yan ng pagiging kuripot ko hehe). merry christmas to you, too. :)

zherwin said...

bugsybee, thank you. when it comes to DIY stuffs and other crafts, nagmana ako ng konti sa dad ko, but i still have a lot, lot more to learn (for instance, my dad can make a very mean picture frame that i think will take me forever to do).

merry christmas to you too! :)

zherwin said...

la carlotta, me too! :)

happy christmas! :)

lino said...

hope you had a merry christmas zherwin, and here's for happy new year!

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