Monday, December 17, 2007

Here he comes...

She, err, he came strutting down the hall, swinging and swaying to the tune of "Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane..."


He was given a rousing welcome by all, old and young members of the Philippine-American Association of SCV. Each year the association celebrates the birth of Christ with a party in one of the local churchs' hall; each year it's participated by everyone. The young do their own singing group, while the older members have their own as well.

Of course, there's the usual potluck dinner. We have all the great dishes which included lechon, pancit, lumpia, fried rice, and etc. ; desserts made up of leche flan, cake, fruit salad, and others I couldn't remember the names.

Here's Santa handing presents to the little ones. The older ones have theirs as well. Why not? We oldies want one too.


I made a special request to Santa to give me a car like this one I saw at the mall. It's all set to go, with a ribbon tied neatly to it, polished and so shiny. All I needed is the key and some $$. I, however, do not have a lot of that $$. So, I was thinking that if I ask Santa, he would give me this one request. He said no. All right. I'll try again next year.


Maligayang Pasko sa Inyong Lahat!

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55 comments:

nini said...

ho ho ho...merry christmas mari.

nini

Mari said...

nini,
Merry Christmas to you, too. heheheh

tutubi said...

pasko na. maligayang pasko :P

ako rin gusto kotse

Photo Cache said...

parties galore and so much to eat, hoped you had a great time.

dodong flores said...

Hi, Mari!!! Maligayang Pasko sa Inyong Lahat!

In the photo, it looks like everyone had a blast. Hope Santa will give you that car with ribbon next year. ;) Goodluck...

SexyMom said...

just dropping by to say

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a PROSPEROUS AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!

to you and your loved ones.

Nance said...

can i have a present too? ... if i'll sit on Santa's lap? :)

Merry CHRISTmas to you all!!!

Mari said...

tutubi,
Merry Christmas to you, too.


photo cache,
Yes, we did have a great time. Whew, I ate too much.

Merry Christmas!

dodong flores,
Yeah, we had a great time. Hopefully, next year I'll get a new car to replace my old rusty one. LOL

Maligayang Pasko sa iyo!


sexy mom,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too.


nance,
You can try and ask Santa for a present. LOL

Naimbag a Pascua kenka gayyem!

Nance said...

hmmm ... i wonder who that nice looking lady standing with Santa is?
ahem! :)

naimbag nga baro a tawen met kenka kabsat!

Mari said...

nance,
If you mean that lady wearing a black jacket and a black pair of pants, that's Ms. Gordon. She's one of the committee members, and is also a trainer at one of our local gyms here. She's not me. LOL

:-D

Mari said...

nance,
By the way, one member who's there with me is one of the bloggers here. I took a picture of her with Santa but promised to email it to her, not post in my blog.

;-)

kneeko said...

har har har... este ho ho ho merry xmas po sau ate mari he he he hu hu hu hi hi hi

Mari said...

kneeko,
Ho ho ho...oops. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

Thanks for dropping by.

Dennis said...

Yehey si Sants Claus! Merry Christmas Mari!

Mari said...

dennis,
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

;-)

Pepe said...

Merry Christmas Mari....! Ngayon lang nalibreng bumalik dito ulit.... Napaka-busy kasi sa work this year but at least it's all over kaya libre na akong mag-iikot....! Oi, bat tinakpan mo ang face mo dito he-he....! Have a happy holiday to you and your family Mari....! =D

Elween said...

hey mari, merry christmas to you!...though i don't understand the last phrase...it's that a philipine's language? :)

Mari said...

pepe,
Hey! Buti naman at nakalibre ka ngayon. Hindi ako yan. Tinakpan ko ang mukha kasi wala akong permisong iladlad siya dito. LOL Sige, Happy Holidays na rin sa iyo.

Mari said...

elween,
The last phrase means Merry Christmas in our Philippine language.

Merry Christmas to you, too.

Nance said...

so that's the famous Ms. Gordon, huh? lol

i like the new paint of your "house"

nona said...

Maligayang pasko Mari, I'm sure you did enjoy the party. Good luck next year, sana maibigay na ni Santa ang car. :)

Mari said...

nance,
Yup, that's the famous Mrs. Flash Gordon. He he he

I'm glad you liked my newly painted house. As best I can remember it was yellow. I copied that from an old black and white photo, the only one I have, with the little girl in front, but I omitted the little girl.

Thanks for your comment.

Mari said...

nona,
Yes, we enjoyed the party. Pero mas masaya ang Pasko sa atin, iba talaga duon. Buti ka at nakauwi ka at kasama mo ang iyong pamilya at mga kaibigan.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Maligayang Pasko po..........maki sabay nga ng Pasko celebration nyo, pwede po ba?

Merry christmas Mari n hubby.....have a wonderful celebration there.

ang ganda ng party nyo, masayang masaya ang lahat....kita ko lang sa pics. ha?

wow ang ganda naman ng car-wish mo?
ako, gusto ko rin, para may sarili ako, kaya lang hindi ko kaya ang gasoline, insurance at most of all kung may sakit ang car ko....lol

sigi po, alis na ako, visit pa ako sa iba, bc kasi pero a week na lang, tapos na.

bye and again, have a wonderful holiday season.

maraming salamat sa laging bisita ha?..---bye

razzy said...

wish ko rin car.... wala pa binibigay si santa..hehehehe... merry christmas po sa inyo...

JMom said...

Hey, Mari, Merry Christmas to you and your family!! one day late ;)

palma tayona said...

merry christmas! it's a bit late and in a few days it'll be nwe year's eve. ;-)

p.s.
i changes my blog address....

Mari said...

vicki,
Salamat sa dalaw. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!

Mari said...

razzy,
Yeah, I want to replace my old rusty car. Nakakahiya ng i-drive. LOL

Happy New Year!

Mari said...

palma tayona,
Thanks for letting me know on the change of address.

Happy New Year!

Elween said...

ehm...santa's costume looks comfortable to me! :)

Pepe said...

Ayoko na Mari he-he....! Ang sama ng tama this time sa'kin....! Biro mo ba namang i was already drinking since 10 'o clock in the morning that day kasi ako ang na assign sa cooking so i started-off early....! Tama na ang once a year na hangover sa'kin, gatas na lang sa new years eve....! =D

How's your christmas day pala....? =)

Anonymous said...

Hello Mari,

Belated Merry Christmas!nice post,with santa and teh party :)

i saw one cool car in the dept store din,i never asked santa kasi i know what he would answer,hehe.

Enoy the holiday!!

hugs,
ghee

Mari said...

pepe,
Ha ha...mahirap ang magkaroon ng hangover, noh? Minsan sa isang taon tama na.

My Christmas day is fine. I spent the day with family and then we had dinner that night...just us.

Happy New Year!

Mari said...

ghee,
I need a new car. The one I'm driving now is old and rusty. LOL

Happy New Year!

ann said...

Pls tell Santa I want that tooo...hehehe.

Akala ko 2008 pa ako makakabloghop. Happy New Year!

Mari said...

ann,
Salamat at napasyal ka.

Happy New Year!

Pepe said...

Happy new year Mari....! All the best for 2008....! Party hard he-he....! =D

Mari said...

pepe,
Happy New Year to you, as well. Party hard, but don't drink hard stuff...not too much. LOL

philippine dragonfly said...

happynew year, mari!

razzy said...

happy new year po.... :)

tina said...

This greeting is sooo late but MERRRY CHRISTMASSS! and a HAPPY NEW YEAR (which is just on time).

Mari said...

phil. dragonfly, razzy, and tina,

Happy New Year to you all.

Carlota said...

wow- looks you guys had a great time. Happy 2008.

Just want to let you know i link up your 2 blogs. take care.

Mari said...

carlota,
Thanks, I will do the same right now.

Happy New Year to you.

Pepe said...

Check this one Mari, ginawa ko yan using Corel Draw software and drawing tablet.... Tingnan mo kung okay ba he-he....! Excited lang akong bumalik artist ulit, haba kasi ng pahinga ko sa pagpipinta....! This time, i want to practice my pc-base arts naman.... Here it is check mo sya, thanks Mari....! http://bp0.blogger.com/_g6dTBBu1LG4/R3yi6K1SXgI/AAAAAAAAB9M/gOZdE-Hv5Yk/s1600-h/Myna.jpg

Mari said...

pepe,
Whoaaa! Galeng! Very impressive.

I used to have Coreldraw back in the early 90s and it was a lot of fun to use. I made a lot of drawing and designing with it. Yung aking mga decals for my plans, yan ang gamit ko.

Thanks for letting me have a peek with your work.

ghee said...

hope youre enjoying the holiday season,Mari!

Mari said...

ghee,
I am. Thanks for dropping by.

Pepe said...

Thanks Mari....! Oo, talagang masarap gamitin lalo na kung may drawing tablet kasi parang nagdu-rawing ka lang using a pen for a mouse.... I wish makabili ako nung laptop na may touch-screen para mas-control ang pagguhit kung yung screen nya mismo ang sinusulatan at ginagawang tablet.... Goodie weekend Mari....! =D

Mari said...

pepe,
Di ko pa nakikita ang bagong version ng CorelDraw. Magaleng nga siguro kung touch screen ang pc mo. Hey, mag-ipon ng pambili.

;-D

dodong flores said...

Hi, Mari. Happy New Year...

Mari said...

dodong,
Happy New Year to you, too!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

happy 3 kings to all....

bukas, yon mga bata, yon mga first communion kids, ang mga gawa as 3 kings, punta sila sa bahay at they bless the houses....

ano ang prepare mo dyan? meron ba dyan ito?

ako, i prepared only some candies for the kids.....yon lang.

happy 3 kings.........

Mari said...

vicki,
Happy Three Kings din sa iyo. Wala kami niyan dito. Iba pala ang celebration diyan ng 3 Kings.

Thanks for dropping by.