Wondering why it's not really Christmas here in my blog? It is because Zürich does not make me feel so christmasy. Above is a picture of the Christmas lights along Zürich's Bahnhofstrasse, the main shopping street. You will ask probably what those ugly fluorescent lights are doing hanging up above the street. Well, those are the Christmas lights. The futuristic, space age variety.
There is not so much Christmas spirit here. At least not the kind that we have in the Philippines. Here, I really feel that Christmas is purely materialistic. The whole idea is just to rush to buy presents.
I really miss Christmas in the Philippines. I miss the noche buena, our family reunions, laughter all around, the Christmas lanterns, Christmas carols, the children singing....hayyyy....who would have thought I will miss the sound of children singing jingle bells and silent night out of tune? "Thank you, thank you, thank you very much, thank you! " or "Thank you, thank you, ang babarat ninyo, thank you!" (you are so greedy, thank you)
A few more days and I will be home! The good thing is I am sure there will be enough Christmas spirit left for me to enjoy!