|Can you spot what's different with our tree?|
In Australia, what they normally hold are Christmas day lunches. Tito Bru's side of the family celebrated with us in their house. We prepared ham (weighing about 8 kilos!) with a tasty pineapple sauce, shrimp, fresh garden salad, potato salad, turkey, pavlova, and cheesecake. Some of the food were brought over by Tito Bru's family, but the gigantic ham was cooked in Tita A and Tito Bru's own oven.
|Oh Christmas ham! nom nom nom|
|Christmas Day Lunch|
|Celebrating Christmas - Sydney Style|
|Pavlova and choco cheesecake|
After our tummies have been sated by the extremely delicious food, we moved on to another favorite of mine, especially when I was a child...the opening of gifts! Tito Bru's sister has two kids, who were very excited to see their gifts. The whole family gathered in the living room and tasked the kids to randomly pick the presents and see who were they for. It was fun seeing how their faces would light up every time their names would be called. [Oh the joy of being a kid! Such happiness for having a worry-free life!] I think I already lost count of the number of gifts that they received for that day. But not to worry, I'm happy to say that each person in that room, managed to receive a gift of two. Some of the gifts were as simple as a wall clock, popcorn maker, hair straightener, and then there's the completely different level of gits such as the spit roast with rotisserie that Tita A and Tito Bru received. As for my case, the gifts that I got may not be that many in number, but they were definitely special and well-thought of.
|Gifts, gifts and more gifts|
|My own set of gifts|
|Perfect for future gatherings|
Celebrating Christmas in Australia was definitely an experience that I won't forget. Though the celebration may be a bit different from the Philippines, in essence, they are the same. It's still a day that you spend with loved ones (may it be family or friends), no matter which part of the world you may be.
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