Christmas 2011

What I’m about to say right now might be shocking to you…

I spent my Christmas eve (last night) at our local church.

..and I loved it! Though there were awkward moments because it was my first time there and I can’t help but notice the people (residents of our village) seem to look at me because I’m a familiar face, it was an okay experience.

Yeah, this is not a norm for me, I’ll tell you that. But since I’m on a new “lifestyle” might as well give this one a shot, even just for once. :) Ever since that thing happened (just a couple of days ago), my life did a complete 360. :| I’m not used to change, neither do I like it, but what can I do, right?

Back to the story!

First impressions:

  1. OMG LOOK AT OUR CHURCH IT’S SO BIG AND YELLOWY AND SPACEY AND NEWLY BUILT
  2. AWW THERE’S A SANTA CLAUS GIVING AWAY BISCUITS AND TREATS TO THE KIDS
  3. LOOK AT HOW EPIC THE INSIDE LOOKS. THEIR SAINTS SEEM COMPLETE. OMO.
  4. Why are they looking at me? :( I just want to sit down and look back at what happened these past couple of days. :(

Yeah, I had to type the first three in caps to show that I really was amused at our church lol.

I was also in awe during our stay there because in the years of living in this village (or subdivision? I don’t really know the difference between the two, sorry lol), I never imagined that our church would be this big. I mean, who knew they could build, let alone fit a big legit church right here in our little town! I was honestly expecting a small church that can only accomodate around 100 people.

I don’t want to give in specifics like where this is located (because you’ll figure out where I live, obviously haha), or the name of the church (sadly, I don’t know the name), or anything that would give you clues where this is in the first place!

I took some photos of the place while we were inside, and a couple of shots while we were outside just to show you what I am talking about. Though I might be really exaggerating and you’ll find that it is small. For me it’s not, it’s big. :))

Outside exterior details

Outside exterior details

Outside exterior details

Outside exterior details

Santa handing out treats to lil kids

Santa handing out treats to lil kids

He wasn’t dressed that nicely, haha. Sorry. It looked like the guy just picked out the costume and literally threw it to himself. :))

People watching Santa Claus

People watching Santa Claus

When the mass ended, slowly the crowd began to go to different places. We were late to arrive anyway, we weren’t planning to attend a mass; we just wanted to go to the church, sit down and pray~. So when the people started leaving, we waited a little longer until there was enough space inside the church for us to sit and get on with our purpose of visit.

So.. praying moment ensued. I was quick to finish with mine and felt bored.. I took some photos even though my brother was telling me not to. :)) IDK if you’re not allowed to take photos inside a church in the first place? What about those wedding photos then?

Looking left to right, I like what I saw. :P

Inside

Inside

Inside

Inside

Inside

Inside

There, that’s the rest of them photos! :))

This year’s Christmas may not be as festive as it used to be for us (I thought I was the only one who thought so but Lea Salonga posted the same thing on her Twitter), but the twist this year was nice for me. Sounds cheesy but the time spent at church that night is something I’d consider a rare bonding moment with Him.

Oh gosh this sounds soooooo cheesy. :|

Christmas 2011: No gifts (already did my own shopping a few weeks before haha I bought myself a lot of gifts!), no big handaan (ever since the hospital thing, I was restricted to a certain diet with no fatty (aka delicious) Christmas food), no proper family bonding moment (dad slept early, only mom and my brother were awake at 12 midnight).

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