Christmas is upon us. As evidenced by the Christmas tree in our living room (and everywhere else) and blinking star lanterns on our porch. Hooray.
Can you feel my excitement? Don’t mean to be a downer. I love Christmas just as much as the next person. Or, maybe not. It’s not a secret that my favorite season is actually Valentine’s Day. You know what’s weird? I think it’s sadder to be single during Christmas than Valentine’s Day. Because, I dunno, because Valentine’s Day is just a day, and not a real holiday. I mean, not really. As Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind put it, it’s just “a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap”. (That’s just one interpretation of course, and I don’t necessarily believe it.) But Christmas is, well, it’s important. You know what I mean?
And it’s linked to New Year’s, which is less important, but also kind of. I mean, when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st of the next year, and you have nobody to text “Happy New Year”, I mean, nobody special, isn’t that kind of sad?
Technically it’s been 12 days, but I was on holiday so my new year only starts… now.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sana maging kasing ganda ko ang taon na’to.
Did anyone know that there was such a thing? I sure didn’t. Not until earlier this morning when I looked around the Office of the Press Secretary’s Website to see if May 1 (Labor Day) was indeed kept as a holiday (and not moved around, like all the other holidays in the Philippines). Ironically, I didn’t see anything about May 1 in the site, but I did see something interesting:
(Click on the pic to enlarge.)
Turns out, this week (April 21-27, 2008) is Hog Farmers Week! And since “it is necessary to focus attention on the role the hog-farming sector plays in accelerating the development of the livestock industry;” and I like pigs (and pork), I’m letting everyone (who reads my blog) know.
So if you see a hog farmer along the way then don’t forget to greet him/her! And in case you happen to be one, then I hope you’re smiling, because it’s your week this week!
Let’s all get into the Hog Farmers Week spirit!