My housemates and I started the eve by hearing a mass at a Catholic church somewhere Commonwealth. Obviously I forgot the name of the church, so forgive me.
Anyway, hearing the mass was pure joy to me. The last time I heard mass was like ages ago. I visited some churches in Cebu the last vacation I had two weeks ago but hadn't joined the religious celebration. After that joyous celebration in commemorating the birth of Christ, we went to Cold Storage to buy some snacks and some drinks. Though before we left home for church, we bought and prepared food already - we just wanted to add some finger foods.
We arrived home so hungry and the menudo and pasta was really inviting. With our hungry belly yelling for protestation, people - yeah I call us people wahhahaha; suit themselves and headed to the table. But we need to document and stuff like that so Miss O had to get her digital camera and pause for some poses. Then after that we feast and swarm the table. It was getting 12 which was the time to greet the day with a bellowing Merry Christmas and we started the program. We actually had an exchange of gifts sort of. I received a gift from Yayen but she went back home to Cebu so she was not there to give it to me. I actually received a Targus laptop backpack from her. The gift I prepared was for Olga and I gave her a Guess wallet - not too cheap nor expensive :P. Jason also gave some perfumes to everyone and Razel gave some Ferrero to everyone. There was a bit of fun drama, (hehehehe) minus the crying stuff. The night was even giddier as there was a magic sing karaoke system courtesy of Wengs who also was absent as she had some personal business to attend to in Cebu. The very late night AKA early morning was joggling for a passover so we started it with shots of vodka and wine. People began to really loose themselves and started to sing and laugh and talk anything.
It would have been better to celebrate it with our own family but I chose it here for them and for myself.
Anyway, the celebration was really awesome and I finished the wine by myself while Olga and Dong2 finished the vodka. I was there on the couch a bit sloppy with the microphone trying to read the lyrics on TV and singing out of tune most of the time. Jason and Razel were down and I guess have slept already.... It was 6AM and we decided to call it over - I brushed my teeth wash my face and joined my pillows in bed.
I woke up at 12 noon for a bio-break and went back to bed and get up at around 3M.
I hope the New Year celebration will also be fun with friends ofcourse.
Merry Christmas everyone and hope people will enjoy the rest of the holidays!