HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
X'mas is coming its long way after one year pass. I've been waiting for the season for a while. It's always my favourite, opening dialogues with dear friends through “a real mail”, even once a year. When I unfold St. Paul X'mas card, one of my collection, it recalls me how wonderful
As usual, I received X'mas card from Alan and Marian, the old couple from St. Nicolas Church. I met them in 2005 before the winter for Alpha course. In the 2nd semester, they drave me home after every Thur. course. Things happened just like yesterday.
<Marian and Alan>
Of course, I ever had wonderful party for X'mas in
<Winter, Durham, UK>
The first thing I have mentioned is the church activity. Christians regard X'mas as importance and so do my European friends. During holiday season, my friends came back home with family instead of wild parties with friends. The 1st semester ending up with a afternoon tea break, Matt, Charles, Oum, Air, Alvin and I sat at open yard in a coffee shop, discussing winter vocation plan and what's the gift we have bought.
<my fab friends>
Charles prepared 8 small different kinds of gifts for his former girl friend. Matt just bought a pair of colourful sock for Cecile. Oum prepared a necklace. "How about you, Ingrid?" friends asked with curiosity. "I didn't prepare." I say. "Coz Ian got me ! I am the most precious present for him" "You are such a silly girl. Poor Ian. $^*#@($@ ......" Matt yelled to me. At the moment, I knew I was doing the wrong thing. After the small gathering, Charles, Oum and Alvin dragged me toward shops in
So, the fact is that I was surrounded by the strong X'mas atmosphere in
<2005 X'mas Eve with Rothenburg B&B family>
<unforgotten delicous breakfast>
This year, Ian and I didn’t work hard on celebration though. We have decided to see a French movie "A Christmas Tale." We enjoy having fun together: everyday could be a Valentine's Day. Everyday is the good day to be with family, not only X'mas.
X'mas is always my favourite. I've been waiting for it for a long time. It’s the season to review the year and look forward to the future. X'mas cards have been sent to all over the world. My beloved friends, and my cousins, Merry X'mas. I love you all.