DAY 24: What Happened Today

Due to the Christmas Season, it’s another late post, one I should have posted on the 24th of December. Oh well, it’s Christmas Eve! ๐Ÿ˜€

The day started with the usual. I woke up at 8 o’clock in the morning, took a shower, and prepared for work (yes, we still have work during this festive occasion). The morning was slow. There was only one patient with an appointment and mostly we’re just waiting for walk-ins, which didn’t happen. We then had our lunch break at 1 o’clock, and this is where the day started rolling.

As usual, we had our lunch at the mall, except we went to City Center Mall instead of Villagio. There’s just two of us (Ate Erl and I) at that time, because Janel needed to go home to bake some cupcakes for the evening. So at the mall, since we weren’t hungry yet thanks to my being sweet boyfriend bringing food we opted to start our gift shopping. We still have a lot of Christmas shopping to do and it left us exhausted at the end of our break. We have 4 hours break by the way, but we only used more or less 3 hours to give us enough travel time to go back to work before 5 o’clock PM.

Our second shift started, time was faster and we had walk-in patients. We took the courage to ask our general dentist for an early dismissal from work in preparation for Christmas Eve. Fortunately, our request was granted and we went home an hour and a half earlier.

When I finally got home, I was blinded with all the RED โ€” everyone in our villa was wearing red and I was demanded to wear the same color or I’ll be fined. Ha! Anyway, there are lots of food and drinks on the table. There were also games made for the kids and adults, and prices given to all winners. Of course, like I said before, no pinoy party is complete without karaoke. ๐Ÿ˜€

And finally! We ended the day with my favorite part. Gift-giving! ๐Ÿ˜€

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DAY 13: Something That Happened this Week

Last December 7, we held our first ever Christmas Party. We did the event in our place, where the living room area is big enough to accommodate more than 20 people. The living room walls and table were decorated with balloons to brighten the place. We had a video camera and a projector facing one wall giving everyone a view of themselves on the screen. Naturally, we also had someone to set-up our videoke for the late night singing, because a Pinoy party is never complete without karaoke. ๐Ÿ˜€

There are drinks galore and a big table full of mouthwatering foods, which everyone contributed just for the party. Of course, to enliven up the party, we had sets of games made for everyone to participate in and enjoy. There are familiar games like the Newspaper Dance and Trip to Jerusalem, and also some made up ones like “Eat my Peanut” and Maltesers Relay. All winners received gift prices!

Of course, a Christmas Party is never complete without the exchanging of gifts. So before we ended the party, one by one we stood up at the center to give little speeches about who we are going to give our gifts to. And we took pictures! Lots of them!

Unfortunately, the chief photographer of the evening has not uploaded any of the pictures yet. So forgive the lack of photographic evidence in this post. Aaarrrggghh!!!!