of soaring & dreaming

October 1, 2008

It’s October already!!!

stirling, scotland

stirling, scotland

October is the month I love the most! Because this is my birth month. And, ehems … I have a secret as well related to October. But I think that secret is not bloggable so I won’t write about it here. Not yet. Anyway, October was already my favorite even before that secret 🙂 So ok, it will be my birthday soon. I will be counting and adding another year to my age. Just a number. Well, what do you think? When I was in high  school I had a classmate who was born on the same day. Her name is Pansang, nickname for Esperanza. Such a nice name. She is a sweet girl with a nice singing voice. Always smiling, with a delightful laugh. I remember her clearly ‘coz we have the same birthday.

Christmas away from home...

Christmas away from home...

So back to the month of October. I know I am a bit late about this but I want to write about it just now, since it is October. It is now the “…ber” months, and in the Philippines, it signals that Christmas is approaching. Actually starting in September, people start doing some Christmas stuff already, i.e.  playing carols, writing gift lists, practicing for Christmas shows, etc. Even though I am not in the Philippines now I can still celebrate Christmas. I have learned a long time ago that it is not in the decorations and the trimmings, but in the heart, in knowing the truth of Christmas, that we can feel the true essence of the season. So no matter where I am I can still feel the spirit and joy of Christmas. It’s of course fun and nice to be with family and friends and especially to be in the Philippines at Christmas time. No doubt about that.



In temperate parts of the world October is the start of autumn/fall season, when the leaves change into a variety of colors. It is a nice sight and gives one a feeling of awe and amazement. When I first experienced that in Scotland it gave me a feeling of peace and silent joy! And it was good since in Scotland it was so cold and sometimes dark but the colors bring some brightness to each day. This is God’s way of saying that despite the dump there is something brighter; despite the despair there is hope, always.


  1. i love this season, too, ate! the tree colors are at their best!

    we’re spending christmas away from both our families since we will be just be spending it here, so this will be quite different.

    Comment by lararinna — October 2, 2008 @ 6:07 am

  2. lars, must be nice over there now. am sure your christmas will be just fine!

    Comment by jigsz — October 2, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

  3. nick “pansang” is unique. i like the sound. 😀
    we can almost feel the Christmas breeze here in the Philippines. wherever you celebrate your christmas, it will always be a christmas with a Filipino heart. happy christmas… 😀 (maaga yata masyado. hehe)

    Comment by linapuhan — October 3, 2008 @ 4:30 am

  4. hello linapuhan, you are from the new generation. i thought that the nickname “pansang” is common? maybe you are more familiar with “espie”, “pancy” … hmmm maybe i am just used to it that’s why ha ah ha. it has an oldish sound to it …

    Comment by Jigsz — October 8, 2008 @ 8:16 am

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