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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all !

Guys, I’m sorry I haven’t posted for quite a while. Since November, I’ve been working 12 hours a day, for seven days, without days off. Not complaining , though, because, $$$$$$$$. Right ? I work at a dairy company, and though it’s always been this busy during the holidays, this year , production has hit the roof. It’s a good thing, of course. Business is very , very good this year. America should rejoice. Our company also gave us the usual ham and 2 boxes of our own products. I donated all of that to Loaves and Fishes, a Catholic group that feeds the homeless. I hope they have enough space in their fridge for all the dairy products that I donated. Loaves and Fishes is our family’s favorite charity group. Our cash donation is a n automatic monthly salary deduction….. not much, but it does add up to a hefty sum in one year. I’m not tooting my own horn…. this is just to let those who care know there are others who care as well.

My Mom was just told a surprising little tidbit by an old friend of hers. He asked mom if M…. was her relative. M… was mom’s relative, and knew her in college. Then he told her that a very popular , but sad, Filipino Christmas song , Paso na, Sinta ko ( It’s Christmas, my beloved ) was composed for her by the University of the Philippines ‘ Concert Chorus’ conductor. The story was, M … had a boyfriend who was also a member of UP Concert Chorus. But then, M… and her family immigrated to the US without even telling her boyfriend. Poof !!!.. she just disappeared in his life. He was so emotionally distaught that it affected all the members of the choir. This sad situation inspired the conductor, Elly Estanislao , to compose the song. The original title of the song was ” Para kay M…. ” ( For M… ) The opening lyrics , in English is ” It’s Christmas now, my beloved, I’m still longing for you… why did you leave me ? ” It’s so heart-breaking.

This is the music video of the Christmas song. Surprisingly, the best rendition , in my opinion , was sung by an American choir group. Check it out… but take note, don’t pay attention to the dancers . They are so annoying and distracting. I don’t know why they were even there , dancing what they thought was something cultural ??Aaaargh. !

This is all for now.

But before I end this, I hope you can listen to a joyous Filipino Christmas song.

17 responses to this post.

  1. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas season.

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  2. Merry Christmas dear friend.

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  3. MerryChristmas.

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  4. The story behind the song is true. An episode in a local show featured the story behind the song and M. https://fb.watch/9ZV0w2y0ja/

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    • My Mom’s friend was a member of the concert that time, and therefore knew the couple. Although M was a relative of Mom, and they were both UP students and knew each other, they weren’tclose.

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  5. Merry Christmas Ren! Enjoy your holidays 🌺😊

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  6. The Kampana song is joyous. Does it mean bells like campana in Spanish?

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  7. Lovely music and a sweet story – Merry Christmas Ren πŸ™‚ x

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    • Pasko na, Sinta Ko is a very popular Christmas song in the Philippines. Most Filipinos can relate to the sadness. Christmas can evoke nostalgia and longing.

      And a Merry Christmas to you, as well.

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  8. Christmas blessings to all.

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  9. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and are not affected by the dreadful floods affecting the Philippines , which are heart-breaking in the own right. I agree about the dancers but \i loved the story, sad as it is!

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