Living in Jeddah for so many years, we got accustomed to not having our Christmas Eve like in Philippines. We tried to celebrate wherever and whenever we can. Last night was a blast! Our Santa is made directly from Lebanon 🙂
It’s nice being a kid ..sometimes 🙂
After all the photo shoot, I was so hungry and I forgot to take a photo of our dinner, but I manage to take my cheesecake for the Christmas 🙂
Our favourite dish from our very own Chef Kelly 🙂
Cute mat-mat, he was born in Jeddah, his first time to know Santa and got scared, however towards the end, he gave us awesome smile!
Our special guest, Nanay (mother of my Bff ), welcome to Jeddah!!
Thank you Santa Nabil, It was nice of you to make our Christmas this year a memorable one!
This will be my 26th Christmas in Saudi Arabia, way back then, it was hard to find a Christmas tree and decor and its even a taboo to greet each other a “Merry Christmas ” in public. But now a days and these past few years,Shops are on festive decorations, people (whatever religion) greet us “Merry Christmas” or “Happy holidays”. Shops freely sell artificial Christmas trees and decor, gift wrapping and discount sale too.
Hence, we couldn’t celebrate freely in public, we always make sure we have Christmas decor at home and celebrate it with our love ones too! Obviously, not everyone is around ,so a group of friends just come together and tried to mimic the ambience of holiday season in the Philippines.
My children are not coming home this Christmas so I was hesitant to put up my Christmas tree but I have my brothers and my friends to celebrate with so what’s the heck! bring it on….shall i say, get it out from the box!! Yes, it’s a fake Christmas tree!
Am I excited? Sigh! I wish I can say that but as I was assembling it, the memories of my children, their excited faces asking if Santa is coming to Saudi Arabia huh! if he got an entry visa maybe! Kidding aside,having kids at home is like Christmas everyday. I really miss them so much.
Oh well, let met continue my story, I was already on the third top to complete the Christmas tree when I heard a sound, Crackkkk!
Your guess is right! The stand broke down, I called my elder brother to help me fixed it but no matter what we do like, tied it…, glue it…it just doesn’t work!
Last option? I planted it! 🙂 literally, I used to have a plant in a big pot but it didn’t grow up,the soil was still intact..why not?
So here you go.. Christmas tree in the pot!!
Merry Christmas to all! :-)