What’s in a ber-month?
I’m not talking about beer-drinking months but I’m referring to months ending in “ber”. It’s in these months that I get homesick not because of the degrading weather temperature but the spirit of Christmas is in the air this soon in the Philippines. The chilly, gust of wind seems to remind everyone that Christmas is drawing near. And what’s there to expect is the celebration of gifts and food. This is what I miss a lot. I miss it when a colleague or friend or a relative will jokingly ask for expensive gifts like HTC Phones or other techno-gadgets.
Here’s nothing but an expectation of rains in fall and gloomy winter seasons. No one’s gonna greet you “God Jul” in advance, and if you do, they would stare at you in awe. But wait till the end of November when the city lights and Christmas trees decorate the streets. That late and that short a celebration. But what can I say; this is not like the Philippines. I have no one to joke around for a HTC S740. And if there’s one person I can ask for my wish gift then it’s hubby, but I’m not sure if he will grant my wish of owning a HTC Touch Pro, hehehe!
When Christmas is in the air, so is the spirit of giving. And speaking of this, I have received an early gift while waiting for a tram on my way home a week ago. Somebody handed me two envelopes with something inside that I thought it’s just a leaflet invitation or something, but when I read what’s inside the envelope, guess what – each contains a sim card from a phone network! Isn’t that a surprise gift. Now I really need someone to ask for a HTC Sim Free Phones. I have a lucky first ‘ber’ month, eh? However, despite those free sim cards handed to me, I still miss the Philippines in ber-times like now.
Free sim cards for HTC Sim Free Phones
so do I! I always love the “ber” months! It immediately transform u to the feeling of Christmas time. Ah those were the days! You made me miss the Philippines! LOL! I hope you’re feeling and doing better with that sleep problems you have. Btw, come on over and enter for the promo I’m having at my blog. If you win the earring, I will send it to you all the way to Sweden! 🙂
Talk about typical Filipinos, hahaa! My sleeping probs is no more a prob, thank God. Been trying not to stay late at nights. Yes, yes, I’ve joined!
Here in Ilocos Norte, we’ve been so unfortunate. Since the Ber-months, typhoons kept coming and 7 more are expected to come until December. 🙁
Jessie, how is it living in a typhoon-proned area? Although I know how it feels, kaya lang dito snow storm. Ganun! 7 typhoons, ang dami naman!
Naku fren, wawa businesses dito. We can’t make money 7 days a week dahil sa weather. Putol-putol ang workflow. Buti na lang may konting datung sa blogging to cover my loses lalo na sa printing business ko. Maraming inks ang nasira since the BER month.
OO nga ber months na. 92 days na lang pasko na dito. Mag uumpisa ng mag display ng christmas tree and ornaments sa mga mall.
Merry Christmas! 🙂
Merry Christmas din sa yo, Amor, hehehe! Bilis ng panahon talaga.
Shanker Bakshi says
home sickness, i can understand , i was far from my native place for quite a long period and it was all fun when i get back home.
It’s indeed fun, Shanker. Seeing our family and friends after a long absence is what I’m looking forward to.
Pretty Life Online says
yeah! the “ber” air is here…. and is getting colder… Have a great day! Hope to see you at my corner too…
Have a great day, too, Pretty. Sure, when I have enough time, I will visit your corner.
Grabeh namiss ko ang pinas kasi gantong buwan palang feel mona ang pasko, dito parang ala lang. Busy life goes on..sigh. Merry Christmass Marlene.
Joy, walang kasing-saya sa Pilipinas kapag ganitong buwan, di ba. Kaya mas lalong nakaka-miss. Merry Christmas, din, hehee!
Di ako lagi online ngayun Len kasi kids are on holiday for two weeks from school but I replied comments. I spend most of my time for them playing outside, going somewhere and anything that won’t make them bored and especially won’t allow them to spend much of their time playing video games.
At maganda na rin siguro ang weather diyan, ano. Kaya panay ang labas. You survived the winter, hehehe!
It’s always hard to be away from home especially when it’s near festival time.
hi sis! I’m having a little contest in my blog- for its 1st anniversary! You might wanna check it out and join! 🙂
Oh, congrats, Eds! Ok, I’ll check it out later. Thanks for inviting me over.
it’s funny how you said the ‘ber’ months, and I was like ‘what are those?’ now I know, months ending with BER! LOL come on, my birthday is coming in October and we are going for our year end vacation in November, and I sure am looking forward to December! LOL well, I understand in the ber months there, the weather must be pretty boring and cold right?
Farah, hahaa! It’s how we describe those months in the Phil. but of course as a joke. Oh, you have those to look forward to. You’re right, it’s boring and cold this time of year here. 🙁
Hope you’re not feeling that down anymore. 🙂 Happy weekend.
Rozella, so true. It’s been 9 years since my last Christmas in Davao, so…
Thank you dear, I’m trying not to think about it. Happy weekend to you, too.