6 days to go before Christmas…

The days just flew by and now it’s only 6 more sleeps to go before Christmas, the most joyous holiday celebration of the country. Hmmmn…am not really that excited…I mean we don’t have any noche buena and the likes at home. We eat the foods we prepared during dinnertime and most of us are asleep during the midnight. We go to church in the morning and that’s it. For this Christmas papa said we’ll just go out and eat in a restaurant downtown. I don’t fancy any luxurious gifts and the likes. To have my family around is more than enough.

We will have our block christmas party this coming Thursday in Carmen. Hmmmn…Let’s see what’s in there…It would be the very fist time that all the dusty-foot creatures in our block decided to have an amicable gathering…ahehehe…The name of the place is kept secret to avoid paparazzis…hahahahahaha…we’re quite popular you know…LMAO…

By the way, here’s a sizzling holiday treat for your eyes to feast…oooppss…be careful you’re the one who will be eaten by that one…hahahahaha…

And here’s more interesting facts on Christmas that would arouse your interest…

1. In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be a harbinger of good luck! There once lived a woman so poor, says a Ukrainian folk tale, that she could not afford Christmas decorations for her family. One Christmas morning, she awoke to find that spiders had trimmed her children’s tree with their webs. When the morning sun shone on them, the webs turned to silver and gold. An artificial spider and web are often included in the decorations on Ukrainian Christmas trees.

2. At Christmas, it is traditional to exchange kisses beneath the mistletoe tree. In ancient Scandinavia, mistletoe was associated with peace and friendship. That may account for the custom of “kissing beneath the mistletoe”.

3. ‘Klaxon’ is a name that does not belong to one of Santa’s reindeer. A klaxon is actually a powerful electric horn. Its name comes from a German word meaning “shriek”.

4. In many households, part of the fun of eating Christmas pudding is finding a trinket that predicts your fortune for the coming year. For instance, finding a coin means you will become wealthy. A ring means you will get married; while a button predicts bachelorhood. The idea of hiding something in the pudding comes from the tradition in the Middle Ages of hiding a bean in a cake that was served on Twelfth Night. Whoever found the bean became “king” for the rest of the night.

5. Frumenty was a spiced porridge, enjoyed by both rich and poor. It was a forerunner of modern Christmas puddings. It is linked in legend to the Celtic god Dagda, who stirred a porridge made up of all the good things of the earth.

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Agnes likes to think that she's a full-time BUM. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a frugal lifestyle. This blog is all about her struggles to live a frugal life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to other people (via blogging) everything that she is passionate about.

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