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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Miracles Do Happen

We have four men here trying to put up a 10-foot Christmas tree. Three of them do not even own a Christmas tree at home. The only person who has one at home (and never helped decorate the tree at home) got scolded by his wife when he told her that he has to decorate the church's Christmas tree this year.

They took more than 2 hours fixing and putting the light bulbs all around the tree. This was done last Sunday.

Today they will decorate it with ornaments and baubles. I'm pretty sure they would do a good job. :)

10 comments:

korpun said...

A Christmas Tree! Aren't you somewhat early or when do you actually celebrate Christmas? We have Christmas the 24th of December and we certainly do not have trees inside yet.

P.S. The comment box has changed back as it was earlier, so now I can post comments easier :)

chris said...

korpun, if you come to Malaysia, you will find some families had already put up their trees as early as in October. Reason being that we feel it's such a waste of time and energy if the Christmas tree is only appreciated and enjoyed for a week or so...

euniceta said...

Korpun - We celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December.. same like the rest of the world. But it takes effort to decorate one, so it's best to start early. :)

Yes, I've changed the comment box so that it's easier for "outsiders" to comment.

korpun said...

I see! When looking closer I came to a conclusion that the tree is fake. We have REAL trees here - there would be nothing left if the tree was carried inside in October! :)

euniceta said...

Yes.. all of our Christmas trees are fake.
Say, what do you do with the tree when Christmas is over? Chop and use it as firewood?

korpun said...

Usually we keep the tree inside until the 6th January. If you are lucky and have a fireplace (quite many have) you can burn the tree. Otherwise, we gather trees and deliver them (with other bio-organic materials) to the dump. This may sound as a waste of trees but we have so much forestland that it has no effect on the forests or even can increase the growth of the forest. Some people who live in the cities have fake trees here aswell, some are allergic etc. Anyway, I DO understand that you don't have zillions of real Christmas trees there!

kg said...

i have a mini tree, planted in a pot. We push it into the house (on wheels) and then keep it there till about Chinese New Year...

euniceta said...

Hmm... I think my parents had a live Christmas tree at their old house. It was in a big pot and they would push it into the house too during the Christmas season. I wonder if they brought it with them when they shifted...

chris said...

Well, we, Malaysians, have been enjoying the real trees these past few years, thanks to IKEA who have brought them in....I heard the smell of a real one is heavenly...

korpun said...

IKEA Christmas tree??? You must be kidding!

The smell of a real Christmas tree is not unpleasant, somebody might call it heavenly. For me who have lived almost in the middle of spruce forests all my life there's nothing extraordinary to feel the smell of trees. You get used to such things...