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Showing posts with label yuletide symbols. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yuletide symbols. Show all posts

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Yuletide Symbols VII: "The Christmas Holy Family"

Welcome to the last part of my Christmas special for this year! Like the previous, these pictures were taken in the SM Mall in Makati City using my mobile digital camera!

How important to you is your family? As a Filipino tradition, we have the so called, "close family ties" which keeps a bond between each members of the family. And during special occasions like Christmas, family reunion is still in practice. With lots of foods or no foods at all, keeping each members of the family intact is the best spirit of Christmas for most of us!

So for our last part, I know being a Filipino, Belen or the miniature Holy Family during the birth of Jesus Christ best symbolizes the Filipino Christmas! Therefore, I have here with you the different variations of Belen taken from the mall displays! Try to browse each of them. Which of them do you like most?!

Birthplace in the Sand...

Jesus Under The Christmas Trees...

Green Pastures!

In a Simple Place...

A Red Christmas!

A Royal Family!

A Royal Birth of A King!

Now, what can you say about each pictures? Do they exactly replicate the Holy Family when the infant Jesus was born? Which of the above images best portrays the birth of Christ?

Being a religious person, Belen like the pictures above is my favorite Christmas symbol! It remimded us of the story of Christmas and how Jesus Christ was born in a very simple place. Amazing to know that the 'King of all Kings' was born in a simple manger, a birthplace for the horse! This also reminded us how cruel the people in the world. is During that time, they didn't even allow Mary to give birth on their houses leading Mary to gave birth in the manger!

Well, if I were to ask you, will you consider Belen as the best symbol of Christmas?! Or if you were to choose between parol and Belen as a symbol of Filipino Christmas, which of the two will you prefer?!

Hope all of you really enjoy my month-long Christmas special! If I were to ask you, which of the 7 part do you like most? Christmas trees, Angels, Santa Claus, Gold or Red Christmas, Gift and Giving, Infant Jesus, or our latest Belen, which do you really love?! Feel free to give your feedback and comments! See you on the next Christmas...!!! c",)

Maligayang Pasko Po!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Yuletide Symbols VI: "Baby Jesus in the Manger"

Merry Christmas to all of you!!!! Wishing you all the best this season!

Here is now my second to the final Christmas special for this year! Again, these pictures were all taken in the SM Mall, Makati City using my digital mobile phone. I put this part on the very day of Christmas since this thing is I think the most significant symbol of Christmas! Yup, without the birth of Him, do you think we will celebrate Christmas?!

Above and below are the pictures of baby Jesus during His birth. Try to take a glance of the different variations of the infant Jesus!

Child in the White Sand...

The Infant in the White and Green Christmas!

A Royal Baby...

Almost all over the world, we celebrate Christmas. All nations joined-hand every year to commemorate the most important time of the year!

Infant Jesus is I think the most important symbol of Christmas. In all the displays around the malls, churches, streets, or even in the plain houses, you could always see child Jesus. Cute, tiny, huggable...seeing a baby Jesus, you will like got inspired!

Just like in the pictures, it comes with the different variations and styles. Every country had their own designs of infant Christ. But the good thing was that, they didn't remove the original birthplace of Jesus which is the manger! Infant Jesus in the manger keeps us reminding of the original story of Christmas, its true meaning, its real symbol!

So, with my few pictures above, feel free to choose which among them is the best symbol of infant Jesus during his birth! Your comments and suggestions are also welcome!!! c",)

Wishing You All A Merry, Merry, Christmas...!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Yuletide Symbols V: "Gifts and Giving"

Seven days to go before Christmas...have you received your gifts?!

Well, Christmas won't not be complete without gifts and giving! Actually it is the gift that really put the spirit of Christmas into life!

Now on my fifth Christmas special, join me as I open my gifts to all of you! Do you have your wish list with you?

It's Nice To Be A Christmas Model!

Here is Your Gift...

Which Of These Is Mine?!

Every Christmas, everyone of us gives gifts to our love ones. If you have lots of friends, well expect for more gifts! Actually here in our office and even in my previous office, each of my teammates gives gifts to all of us during Christmas. My working area was really full of different gifts wrapped in a Christmas wrapper. In addition to this, we also received other more special gifts from our special someone! Wow!

And giving Christmas gifts varies in style. I know all of you already practiced the so called exchange gifts, monito-monita , Kris-kringle , and other more. All of us had experienced buying gift for his 'baby' or received an unexpected gift from his 'parent'! Or we find it hard to look for something hard, long,
and hairy! Ohh...!

Well, these were just some of the experiences we had during Christmas! It really hard to find the right gifts your recipient wishes! But if I were to ask, which of these Christmas gift-giving do you like best, monito-monita, kris-kringle, exchange gift, or any other more that I haven't mentioned yet!

So Many Gifts I Have Received! Thanks!

Hey, Where Is Your Gift For Me?!

Posing On The Christmas Tree!

A Cute Christmas Model!...Wow!

And another tradition for gift is that everytime we received gifts, we immediately place it under our Christmas tree. Actually the bottom of our Christmas trees were all intended as a storage for gifts! Hmmm...did you know why we put our gifts under the Christmas trees? Or do you have an idea where this tradition came from?!

For some after they received the gift, they immediately open it in front of the giver. But in my case, after I received the gift, I keep it and wait for the Christmas day to come before I open it! This is my style so that I really feel the suspense of the gift I didn't know!

And for some, they totally destroy the wrapper after opening the gift. But others open the gift so gently avoiding it to destroy specially those expensive wrapper type! In addition to this, have you heard of recycle gifts?! What's your idea about this?!

So, again feel free to share your thoughts! It's the idea that counts! Haha! And before we finally end, give another shots to all my pictures above! I let myself to be your model in this part of my Christmas special! Do you like it! I know you really love...!!!Haha! c",)

Give Love On Christmas Day!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yuletide Symbols IV: "Gold or Red Christmas?"

One week more to wait before the year's greatest celebration! Everyone of us are excited...but of course many were really, really busy!

Christmas is in the air! We can feel it, we can hear different Christmas songs, and of course, we really see it! Speaking of seeing the Christmas, it is associated with the different colors! But have you asked yourself what is really the color of Christmas?

Well, welcome to the fourth part of my Christmas special for this year! Like the previous three, here are the pictures taken from the Christmas displays in SM Mall, Makati using my digital camera mobile phone!

Gold...Red...?! Which of these two colors best represents Christmas?!

Gold Labels....

Gold Planted Around the Corner!

Building a Golden Christmas Tree...Wow!

Yup, the pictures above show how gold is associated in Christmas. Sparkling, shinny, shivering...these how gold symbolize the season.

But if there is gold, next inline with this are silver and bronze. This group represents the brightness and shinning of Christmas!

But then, there is also shinny red, blue, and green next to the first three!

Well, what can you say on the images above? Did gold really supports Christmas celebration?!

A Brittle Red Christmas!

Oh What A Red Christmas Fruits!

Red Balls...Will You Like?!

Red, Red, Red Around The Corner!

And now let's go to the most popular color of Christmas...the red!

Of course all of us were familiar with Santa Claus' robe. It is well-wrap with red color! Even his dwarfs, reindeers, and is the primary color!

Try to rotate your eyes on the decors around you. Red is all around when yuletide season comes! You could see red Christmas trees, red parols, a red poinsettia which is known as the flower of Christmas, red Christmas sock, red candies, etc.! Red really dominates the yuletide season!

Now if I were to ask you, which will you prefer a gold or red Christmas?! But of course I know that you are dreaming of a white Christmas just like me! Hahaha! And all of us never ever want to have a blue Christmas!

You are now free to give your points and suggestions! Red or's your choice! c",)

Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Yuletide Symbols III: "Hohoho...Santa Claus!"

It's 15 days to go before Christmas...! Do you already buy your gifts for me?! Haha...!

Well, speaking of Christmas, besides the name of Jesus Christ, there is one person who really connotes this season! Yup, with his reindeers, sleighs, helpful dwarfs, and gifts for the children...who didn't know Santa Claus?!

As I promised, here is now my third part of my Christmas Special! Just like the previous two, I will share to you some of the pictures taken from the SM Makati mall. This time, it's now the turn for SANTA CLAUS ...the everybody's favorite!

List now your gifts and wishes as we browse the different versions of Santa Claus!

More Santas were Packing Gifts...

Your Gift is Ready!

Oops...There's More!

Big and Small, Still Santa...!

From these pictures, Santa Claus is always identified with Red cloth and white hairs. Of course, imagining how he looks, just think of a fat man with rounded belly! And when he's around, you will probably hear a hohoho sound, a laugh that is only license for Santa!

Way back in history, Santa Claus' real name was St. Nicholas. He was originally came from Finland, a country in Europe where there is snow during winter!

But majority of us know that Santa came from North Pole! Every Christmas season he go down from the North Pole and travel around the world with his reindeers to give gifts to the kind children. These gift were all wrapped by his helpful dwarfs! He enters your house through your chimneys!

These were some of the stories I know about Santa. I grew up with these beliefs about him. Actually during my childhood, I always wished to see Santa or grabbed a gift from him. I even used to put big Santa or Christmas sock in our door or windows. Then one day, I was glad to see money in this sock!

Well, do you believe in Santa Claus? Who is Santa? Is he really real or just a fairy tale!? And why did he became one of the famous symbols of Christmas?!

In Red with Gold...

Our Precious Gifts...

Wow...Too Many Santas...!

Welcome to the World of Santa Claus...!

Am I Look No Fat At All!?

According to my mom, Santa Claus is only our real fathers. Yeah, our daddies! They were the one who put gifts in our Christmas trees or put money and candies in our Christmas socks! It was supported by the Christmas song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"! So definitely, it was our daddies kissed by our mommies! Now I know that it was my daddy who put money in my Christmas socks long time ago!

But how about you, do you believe in these stories? Who is Santa Claus for you?

Others also asked, why did Santa Claus called as Santa since he is a male?! Why not call him as Santo or Saint and not Santa!?

Now from my pictures of Santa above, which is your favorite? Which of them gives you the greatest impact? Do you prefer to see him in other costumes and in other colors beside the red? And of course, do you wish to see Santa in a new hunk and sexy image rather than in his traditional fat look?!

Again I'm very thankful to my digital camera mobile phone. It gave me a very good image of Santa Claus as well as in my previous photos. The color was so brilliant and true to life knowing that these were only the Santa Claus displays in SM mall. Also, I learned how to put angle in my target shots. Now, I can also be a photographer besides being a model in the different pictorial!s Hahaha...

It's your turn to choose the Santa of your choice! Or maybe, your choice of Santa was not include in my pictures!?

Hope you enjoy our Christmas travel with Santa Claus! Oops...this is not my last Christmas special because there are still two more symbols to go...!!! See yah! c",)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Yuletide Symbols II: "Angels of Christmas!"

Do you ever wonder why there is always an angel on top of every Christmas tree? Hmmm...I am also thinking of that same question! Usually, if not a big star on the top of the Christmas tree, an angel takes the place of the star!

Hello guys! It's 21 days to go before the grandeur Christmas eve! Merry Christmas in advance! Again, let's have a quick yuletide tour!

Angels...they were really lovely and beautiful! They were also part of the so-called Christmas spirit!

For now, I have with you the different beautiful faces of Christmas angels taken from my digital camera mobile phone.

White Angel With Santa and Snow

Blended with Red and Yellow...!

Red Angel for the Red Christmas!

Previously, I shared with you my first yuletide symbol same taken from my mobile phone. Almost everybody loves the different Christmas trees that I had presented. Each of my readers casts their own bets on the different bleeds of Christmas trees.

Now, another casting of bets! This time, on the different angels of Christmas...the most beautiful symbol of the yuletide season!

Well, on these pictures above and below, which is your type? Which do you love most? Who's the fairest, who's the most beautiful?!

They were also taken on the same date when I took photos of the different Christmas trees. Again, they were on every corners of the SM Makati Mall!

Just what I have promised, my yuletide presentation is a five-part long special. I classified each post based on their kinds. The first one were the groups of Christmas trees, now here on the second part are the different faces of angels. The third, fourth, and fifth...well SECRET for now! Hahaha...!!! Just wait and see!

The Angel of Purity!

Filipiniana Look!

Of Grandeur and Beauty in Gold!

Green and Blue for Your Blue Christmas!

Seeing them on the displays, I really got attracted! They were just like the beautiful ladies passing, roaming, and walking around the corner! With the fairest face, light-tone complexion, and gorgeous looks, tell who won't get attracted!?

As you can see, their designs and arrangements were cool and pretty. Glamorous! Inspiring! Ladies and faces of the Christmas night!

But wait, they were truly expensive! Hahaha...! Looking at their tag prices, their costs were as beautiful as them! The prettier, of course the higher the price!

Do you have an idea why they became one of the icons of Christmas? Do they have a more significant part that I didn't know on the night the Christ was born besides singing songs of joys!? Could you share some of the stories about them?

Again, take a quick look on each of the angels above! Now, do you already have your choice? If you were to buy one of them, which will you prefer!?

Hayz...thanks to my mobile phone camera. Without it, I couldn't give you such gorgeous images like this!

Well, it's a bye-bye time now! Hope you enjoy the second part of my Christmas Special! But I will really appreciate if I could hear your thoughts and ideas about them! See you once again on my third part...!!! You will love it...Hohoho! c",)


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Yuletide Symbols I: "Oh My Christmas Trees!"

It's Christmas Season once again...!!! Yepeey!!! Many were really, really jolly for the coming of this once in a year celebration. The longest celebration ever!

Truly Christmas is in the air! Oops...23 days to go before the birthday of Christ Jesus!

I roamed around the different malls. Inside and outside the malls, you will truly feel the spirit of Christmas. Out of joy and curiosity, I took different pictures of the different Christmas displays in the mall. And here are what I got! But wait, this is only the Part 1 of my month-long Christmas Special here in your favorite site.

Let us start with the every homes favorite, the Christmas Trees!

Red Christmas...!

Our Traditional Green Christmas Tree!

What An Orange Christmas Tree...Is It A Japanese Tree!

What can you say on these photos? Yeah, these were taken using my mobile phone camera! According to my officemates, my mobile camera is really great! It gives me a very good shots. The colors and appearance of all the pictures I've took were all catchy and attractive!

Now let's go back to these Christmas trees! Which of these were cool and attractive to you? Which do you like most?

Take again another glance!

A Tree With Brilliant Decors...

Just Plain and Simple!

Tree For White Christmas!

To be exact, these Christmas trees were taken in SM Makati three weeks ago. It was a Saturday morning and I need to buy something in the mall. Since it was too early, the mall didn't yet allow the people to go upstairs. They just let the people in the ground floor of the mall where the groceries and food courts were located.

So to avoid boredom, I walk around the different Christmas displays. I got attracted to the cute and cool yuletide displays so I took photos of them!

Go Green...!

A Violet Tree!

A Blue Tree For Everyone With A Blue Christmas...!

For my initial post, here with you are the Christmas trees! Christmas trees are really a traditional part of every homes during Christmas. Not only here in the Philippines, the popularity of Christmas trees reign around the world!

Look at the different photos of Christmas trees. They all came in different varieties. They vary and they suit depending on the locations. Every countries, every homes around the globe, they all proud to have their own Christmas trees!

Hmmm...if I were to ask you, what breed or type of Christmas tree do you love? Are you contented with our traditional green tree? Or you are inline with the white xmas tree? Or you are so creative that you put your own designs in the tree? Well, you are free to give your thoughts! you enjoy our first yuletide trip? Do you like these Christmas tree photos? Our Christmas would not be complete if there were no Christmas trees around! See Yah on the next part...!!! c",)

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