Wednesday, December 16, 2009

9 Mornings 2009

Today is again the start of the age-old tradition "Misa de Gallo" a.k.a "Simbang Gabi" a.k.a. "9 Mornings". Not like any other year, this year was full of despair and agony. With the deaths of famous figures and the devistation of typhoon "Ondoy" and "Pepeng" will surely wipe the hopes of many. But we are Filipinos. We have something that not some other nations possess, and that is being happy in times of crisis. Even though some of our countrymen haven't returned to their homes because of the flood or landslides, they are still happy that Christmas is here and they will celebrate it no matter what. Some will still decorate something that signifies Christmas even though they don't eat three times a day. Some will attend the 9 mornings even though sleeping on a comfortable bed is impossible. Some will no longer have their love ones join them this Christmas but they still celebrate Christmas as one family. Filipinos were tested time and time again but their faith in God will never fade. Truly we are the only Catholic / Christian country in Asia that still believe that after all these tragedies, God will will still bless thie country. Eight mornings to go before Christmas. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone

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