Reminiscing My Christmas Memories

Day: Thursday, 10 December 2009 Time: 0022 Hours

This was the 6th conspicuous attempt in installing a decent, non-memory hogging anti-virus on my poor netbook. And on each and every attempts I've made, everything went square one and I've to start over again. While waiting in anticipation for my copy of Windows 7 which I'm so eager to try, I went through doing my routines on my main PC. It was just some dull routine. Downloading updates and degunking my PC. That kind of stuff. So went some Old edited music, some depressing songs I'd used to torture myself back then into my Recycle Bin, and a folder of some nameless I thought. What was it? Like a complete dud, I wondered myself...

It was yet another collection went MIA in my 500GB Hard Drive. Without hesitation, I went on double clicking on it and voila... it was some Christmas song stashed away in the belly of my PC. Looking exasperatingly at my netbook, I decided to just lay down and stretch out after straining myself for a few hours back to back. How nice,the Old Christmasey music, from instrumental pieces to golden oldies.. God, suddenly an avalanche of memories from my fondest past came like a giant tsunami on me and how I missed those old care free days.. Where I would have fun and fool around with my cousins and kins like it's forever  (and) looking at the stars glistening in the sky above (for real, Christmas was so not a monsoon affair years ago..unlike now...) Since it's the second week of advent. I felt compelled to share with you guys and on behalf of my fondest Christmas yesteryears

"Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope.…

It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope."

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Seek That Which Is Above,1986

Happy Advent guys and girls and everyone in between =) 


Daniel Chiam said...

I never really had a memorable xmas experience. Not much friends, no traditional celebration with the families... but I do remember my dad would say you can buy anything you want and both me and my brother have to pick the not so expensive one thought dad always said are you sure you dont want this one? *tears* I love my parents so much ^^

Master Mervyn said...

The best thing about Christmas is spending it with your loved ones. I've always associated Christmas with the tenderness and joy of unity as a family. My folks would've tucked something nice for each and everyone of us as a Christmas Day surprise, but again that was then, my childhood could have not been better. Now as an adult, I've come to realize that the joy and tenderness of Christmas was to be in the warmth of your family, something my (every) parents have had been giving all these years. I second that Daniel, like you, I love my parents so much =)