I am glad the tree is still strong enough to manage the furry, pretty ornament (Perdita).
Getting ready to Skype with family and friends.
Santa Claus and Winello, the ever curious-super chubby cat (currently weighing 6 kilos).
One of my most favorite Christmas books.
Christmas bazaar catered the cravings of wide range of expats/ different nationalities. Quick fix for homesickness.
The Christmas celebration in the UAE (which is a Muslim country) has evolved a lot.
Gingerbread house, a main attraction in Rosewater Restaurant’s dessert bar (Jumeirah Etihad Towers).
Santa Claus is too cute to be consumed.
More festive cakes.
Rosewater Restaurant, Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
View from Rosewater Restaurant. Sunbathers and swimmers on a chilly weather.
Taken after one of the many outdoor Christmas day masses in St. Joseph Church, Abu Dhabi. Of my almost 5 years of being in Abu Dhabi, I spent three Christmasses away from home. I am grateful to God for the many blessings and challenges as well. I hope it is not too much to wish that I can spend next year’s Christmas in the Philippines. The place I otherwise call as Christmas island.
I hope you all had a happy and meaningful Christmas celebration.