Home for Christmas

24 Dec

Hi all!

It’s been a busy fall quarter (September – December) for me at college. Being a Resident Adviser for 60 freshmen has been a fun experience. Balancing my job, school work, family, friends, and spiritual commitments has been a learning experience (to say it lightly). But I’m so thankful for all that has happened this quarter.

Coming home has been a good break from my job and school work responsibilities. It has meant decorating my home, spending time with my mom, going Christmas shopping with friends and family, and baking (yes baking!).


I’ve done some cooking too like the Filipino macaroni!

Filipino Macaroni

Can you guess what the sauce it made out of?

It’s strangely sweet but so good…


And it’s usually served with spaghetti noodles and sliced hot dogs.

You might call it a “poor man’s spaghetti and meatballs” but it actually makes a tasty dish!

For a more detailed and authentic recipe, check out this Filipino blog here: http://www.busogsarap.com/2011/01/filipino-sweet-style-spaghetti.html

In other news, my mom and I getting ready for our annual Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) dinner party.

Christmas tree

Snowman Stickers on Door

We’ve got our tree up and decorates, lights in almost every corner of the house, visions of a 1940s Christmas dancing in our heads after watching Christmas in Connecticut“, turkey in the oven, desserts made, furniture rearranged, and Christmas music blasting.

Homemade ribbons

Preparing the table

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season spent with family and/or good friends with wonderful food! Remember that if anything goes wrong, it’s the thought that counts. :)

Keeping in touch

Also remember: “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is the sing loud for all to hear” – The Elf




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