A Happy Holidays of Sorts

Posted by Abdel Kadz on Monday, December 24, 2007 with No comments

Coming from a different religion, I am not one who is into the Christmas fever. But seeing friends celebrating it with their loved ones, I couldn't help but feel this certain emptiness inside. Maybe I feel this way because I'm far away from home and will be celebrating the holidays alone.

A college friend has invited me to have dinner at their place tonight. I said, "I'll try my best to drop by." In the event that I decide to have "noche buena" with them, I brought my camera with me to capture the moment. Talk about "I'll try my best to drop by," huh? Hehe. I don't know. It's just that I'm having second thoughts. Maybe seeing my friend celebrating tonight with a family member will just make me feel homesick(er). Now I know why in the movies a child actor paints a frown on his face upon seeing the dad of a classmate, the mother of a neighbor, the siblings of a stranger in the mall with smiles of care and love. Somehow you just hope to share something like this with them.

I'm getting mushy now, so I'll stop before snots drip down my nose. Hehe. My shift ends at 10:00 pm, so I still have time to buy a chicken bucket meal with a mousse cake later to bring to Quezon City, that is if I don't get struck by this feeling of homesickness again. For what it's worth, happy holidays!