I believe we can now feel the Christmas breeze in the air (or is it just the breeze from an upcoming typhoon? just kidding). In a few days time, people around the globe will again be busy shopping for presents, ornaments, or even for food to be served on Christmas Eve. Little children will now start to be nice, hoping that Santa Claus will drop them a gift on that special day. We’ll soon be hearing people singing Christmas carols in front of our homes.
Christmas is one of the most celebrated days in the Philippines. This is usually the time when families get to celebrate a holiday as a whole, the time when the foreign remittances does a great impact on our economy, and the time when crimes are at a high rate too.
Most of the areas in the upper half of the Philippines have experienced the onslaught of the typhoons that came one after the other. As I’ve observed though, no other nation or nationality can compare to the resilience of our countrymen. We have already mastered the art of smiling under pressure (I guess grace under pressure would be a better description of how we can easily adapt to the abrupt changes that comes into our lives).
Well, I won’t go further on discussing on how Christmas started (there are lots of materials about this topic already). We now proceed to my Christmas Wishlist!
For the non-material stuff, the following items below are my topmost wishes:
- Spend the holiday with everyone dear to me.
- Good health for each and everyone.
- World peace (sure feels like an answer in a beauty pageant).
For the material stuff, I’d really love to have the items below (I’ve been really good this year Santa!):
1. Any of the following DSLR Lenses: (Source: Nikon Website)
2. A sturdy tripod. Velbon would be good for me already (cost-wise and quality-wise) since I’m just an amateur in photography.
3. An SB-600 external flash.
4. A spare battery and memory card (SD) for my camera.
5. A Phottix battery grip for my camera.