Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Is Approaching

The countdown begins before Christmas. Everyone is busy buying presents , shopping and planning ahead for holidays. Since the month of December starts, party celebrations are everywhere, either work, friends and families. I will still truly missed how we celebrated this yuletide season in my country Philippines. I can still remember when I was a kid, it is my most favourite time of the year because I get a lot of presents. I cant help but compare how people celebrate from different country. Here in Australia it is  the best time to shop because mostly every store has its special or what they call ''Sale'' or you can get big discounts. But you need to be early though because you will end up consuming the whole day just looking for a parking. Most parking lots are all occupied so the earlier the better. Another tip is that look online on which stores had the most discounts so you will know where you going because you will  be expecting a very heavy traffic in this season.
In Australia, there is what they called "Boxing Day", there is no boxing event on this day though, but it is traditionally the day after Christmas Day. It is also considered as public holiday and usually being observed on Commonwealth countries. It is also known as shopping holiday where shops offer dramatic price reductions, expect  for long queues though. Anywhere you are as long as your family is happy and safe it is the most important thing, wether or not received presents or not, others say its better to give than to receive. Merry Christmas everyone.