And we all wish to have a long lasting friendship and much more a never-ending true friendship. A factual friendship in its true meaning, and not the one that is merely intended for convenience, comfort, and advantage purposes so to speak.
And, finally, friendship is about having fun together, too. So, it's party time, and let's party together!
Whichever part of the world we may be in, there is nothing that may equate the way the Filipinos celebrate Christmas. It is something that we grew up with. And it’s something that we have always been looking forward to every year: the thrills and joy that come with it.
The Pinoy Christmas caroling is where a group of friends, sometimes a family, goes house to house in a neighborhood singing Christmas carols. In exchange and as a matter of tradition, the carolers are given gifts, usually in cash, by the households. Occasionally, if the person/s in the house is not in a good mood or may be broke, they just get the word “sorry” (“patawad”), meaning the carolers don’t get anything in return and as a gift. If this happens, more often than not and just for fun, kids sing back the thank you Christmas hymn” saying thank you, thank you “ang babarat ninyo” (thank you, thank you you’re stingy) while getting ready to run away quickly.
Amongst Filipinos, Christmas season is a time of year for friends, colleagues, and relatives to gather together and share their blessings among themselves.
It’s a time for colorful and fascinating Christmas lanterns and lightings.
Indeed, “Paskong Pinoy” is different and incomparable. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!