Merry Christmas!

It's the second consecutive year that I celebrated Christmas here in Taipei, away from my loved ones. Although I really miss my family, my second family- church family- made sure that we celebrate Christmas the Filipino way. We had a very solemn Christmas Eve Mass and ended the night with a small salo-salo. It's the time of the year when our church's international community gather as one and help each other to prepare for the festivities, from foods, singing Christmas carols to putting up Christmas decors. 

I was moved to tears during Mass. I was reflecting on the past 12 months and all the joy and struggles that came my way. I kept on thanking Jesus, the little Baby in a manger, and prayed before Him that I may become like Him- the true example of humility.  I'm always amazed at the irony of Jesus Christ being born in a stable, and yet He is our King. 

Merry Christmas and let us always try our best to be Christ-like in words and deeds. Love, peace and joy to you all!

Now time to unwind after all the merrymaking, for next week will be another round of binge eating. 

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