Christmas is just around the corner, it seems. Though the wind hasn't picked up enough of the cold, I'm convinced because the lanterns are now on display along the national highway, Ayala Avenue is being decorated with giant maroon bows, and television ads have started spreading the holiday cheer. Even the news broadcasts have started their own countdowns.
This year's celebration won't be as festive as last year's, I think. The family is separate once again, and those abroad have no plans of going home for the holidays this year. What a letdown, from last year's enjoyable holidays. The typhoons surely didn't help brighten the mood.
Just the same, I have to reflect at the blessings bestowed to us this year, and be happy that the family is safe.