Christmas is just around the corner, but I don’t feel it. It used to be that when the “BER” months roll in, I can already feel Christmas in the air. Laguna de Bay was practically right outside our doorstep where we used to live and now that we’ve relocated, mind you in the same municipality, I don’t sense the cool breeze that often tells me its Christmas. I miss it. Terribly.
I also don’t see my neighbors hanging up their Christmas lights. Sure, some already have lanterns, wreaths, and Christmas trees set up but they’re not lighting those. I blame Meralco for this one. While oil and commodity prices are going down, they’re increasing electricity rates. Any practical person would rather save money on Christmas lights and use it for Noche Buena. I would and I do. We don’t have lights. Not that we ever splurge on Christmas lights. Ever since I was frugal enough to scrap money for the Christmas tree, we only use three sets of Christmas Light. All adorning our Christmas tree.
Oh, I really wish people would light up more! But I’m afraid this won’t happen. This year, it appears, that Meralco and Global Warming, not the Grinch, have stolen Christmas. 🙁 They had help, of course, from Mr. Bad Economy.