Monday, December 13, 2010

What I Miss this Christmas!



 Puto Bumbong

 Photos courtesy of Google Images,,

Christmas is fast approaching.... and I'm terribly missing the symbols of Christmas.  This is the season of the year that  I truly miss the Philippines.  I remember the last time when  I was still working there and staying in my own house...I can feel the Christmas spirit all around the corner. Truly, Christmas is the happiest time of the year, least for the Filipinos.  What I miss this Christmas?? 

Let me count :

1.)  Bibingka and Puto Bumbong
2.)  Simbang Gabi
3.)  Christmas Carols
4.)  Malling
5.)  "Monito - Monita"
6.)  "Parol" (Christmas Lanterns)
7.)  Christmas Tree
8.)  Christmas Parties
9.)  Exchange Gifts
10.)Hamon and Queso De Bola

and the list goes on and on....

Anyway...what were mentioned are just only symbols to remind us that it's going to be Christmas soon,  but more importantly, it's remembering the birth of Jesus Christ and thanking HIM for all the blessings and joys HE had given us all these years.  The fact that we are alive, healthy, earning, productive and loved are far more important than having all of the above. :) Have a Blessed Christmas!!!


  1. hamon and quezo de bola! yuuuum!

    merry christmas!

  2. Hi Krizza, Sinh Tourist offers a very reasonably-priced one-day city tour. 8.30am to 5.00pm. Less than US$10, I think. Pls check their website.

    HCMC is actually quite easy to move around too and taxis are cheap. Use Vinasun or Mai Linh taxis (most reliable). Re-U Palace, Notre Dame, Gen Post Office, Opera House, People's Committee Building, Ben Thanh Market are all within walking distance. You need to take a cab to places like War Remnants Museum, Thien Hau Temple, Binh Tay Market and An Dong Market. If you need more info, email me at

  3. Hi Smarla! thank you for hopping by! Yup...I'm also craving for hamon and queso de bola. Merry Christmas, too.

  4. Hi Bennett! Thanks for all the useful information. You're such a great help... Am glad that I discovered your blog page. :)

  5. Definitely miss bibingka and puto bungbong. If I can have my oven, I will try to make some here.

  6. Hello Strawberrychocodahi! Thanks for visiting! These are my all time favorites! Bibingka and puto bumbong will always be a part of Philippine tradition.


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