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    Dear Kababayans, I hope you are all doing well and had a great time celebrating the holidays with your loved ones. 2020 has been a roller coaster ride with the COVID-19 Pandemic arriving in our part of the world in March which resulted in much of our country being locked down. Fast forward nine months later [...]

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We are living in most interesting times

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by Thomas Dean M. Garcia

Christmas is a holiday most children look forward to, like me. But this year’s Christmas is very different. Usually, just before 12am of December 25th, I would go to church with my family, and hear mass before Noche Buena. This year I stayed home and ate pasta and spare ribs. Back then, relatives would visit during Christmas. We usually had the whole day catching up with the rest of our relatives at my Lola’s house, giving gifts to each other and enjoying the food. And now, I just stayed home and celebrated with my parents. Unlike other of my Christmas celebrations, I did not receive a gift from Santa, I think its cause of the lockdown, I dunno. I didn’t get much gifts from friends and family either, mostly cash tho, so can’t complain.

I was supposed to go to my grandma’s place in Batangas this Christmas, but the area she’s in was locked down due to the increasing risk of Covid-19 cases in the coming holidays. I was also going to meet some of my cousins who I have not met in person. Me and my cousins, some of which I haven’t met in person, played games online for some time before Christmas, around early December. Maybe once the Covid-19 vaccine is distributed across the country and starts kicking in, I’ll be able to go to Batangas to see my relatives.

A few days after the Christmas of 2020 my grandmother came to our house. Even though she had already quarantined herself for a few days or weeks, I was still very cautious. I wore my mask around her and did my best to social distance, like everyone should do. She went home safely around a day or two before New Years. I also celebrated New Year with just my parents and watched the beautiful fireworks display from my doorstep. But it wasn’t as long, elegant and graceful as before. I do hope that this year will be greater and more pleasant than 2020. Quoting “Superman” C. Reeves…”Once you choose Hope, anything is possible”.

Thomas Dean M. Garcia is a 12 year old 6th grade student who loves to read books and play video games. He excels in Mathematics and Science.









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