Ola! I know I promised to blog regularly (at least 2x a week), but something happened: my MacBook Air has been broken since Sunday last week! Randy brought it to the PowerMac Center in Alabang last Tuesday. On Thursday, we were told that the motherboard needs to be replaced. New parts + labor will cost a whopping P27,000.
Waaaah!!! That’s even more expensive than a brand new laptop of a different brand. My MacBook Air isn’t even 2 years old!!! Kaasar to the highest level! So for the meantime I’m borrowing the laptop of Gymboree. I’m not giving up on my MacBook, though. There’s a repair shop I’ll have my laptop brought, and I’m hopeful it can still be fixed at the fraction of the cost quoted by PowerMac. If it’s gonna be a success, I promise to tell you about it.
Anyway, last Friday I had a reunion with my former Victory groupmates in Los Banos for an early birthday celebration of our beloved Mama Gi. It was madrama at first, but fun for the most part. We’ve all missed each other so much!
One of the things we tackled was Christmas and Santa Claus. One of the ladies expressed her concern because on her son’s Christmas Party at school, the gifts will be delivered by Santa Claus daw.
Some of you may wonder what’s the cause of concern with that. Here’s the thing: several people—most of whom are Christians—believe that Santa Claus has stolen Christmas from Jesus Christ.
It took me a while to answer her question. It is my heart’s desire to keep “Christ” in Christmas, but at the same time I feel like Christmas isn’t complete for a child without Santa Claus. One of my most vivid and treasured Christmas morning memories was when I opened a gift under a Christmas tree, with a dedication from Santa Claus. In it was a gorgeous doll that I proudly told everyone was from Santa Claus. On top of that, I got some coins and treats inside the socks I hung! It was truly a merry Christmas for me, and I don’t like to deprive any kid of that feeling. By thinking that Santa Claus has stolen Christmas from Jesus Christ (and thus removing him from Christmas), I feel like I’ll also be stealing a huge chunk of Christmas from Raviv. [Read more…]