Dear Ace Students,
Happy new year everyone!
I’ve spent my winter holidays with my family in the Philippines.
I really had so much fun seeing and hanging out with them again
after 3 years. It was such a wonderful time that we can all spend
our precious times with our loved ones.
Family is the best.
Lots of things have changed in my area.
On Christmas Eve, there were less and less children who went house
to house to do the caroling. Some of the vendors , who sells a variety of
food are now selling in-front of the houses in our neighborhood.
I sometimes visited the beach near our home and noticed some small businesses,
like resort, food stalls and many more have been built up near the beach.
Alongside the beach, fun rides for the entertainment and lots of variety
food stalls were placed, so people could enjoy more this holiday season.
My hometown Lingayen is celebrating the festival every 1st week of the January.
There are some music bands, educators night for the teachers and so on.
I could see fireworks everywhere in my neighborhood as we welcome
the 2023 new year countdown. People went outside their respective houses
to greet neighbors and see the fireworks. Some people, lit firecrackers
which is a bit scary. After the fireworks display, It’s our family tradition
to invite our neighbor couple to join us celebrate the new year
by praying, eating, talking, playing some fun games and singing songs.
At the end of the day, the smile that we see and share together is the best of all.
We wish you all an amazing and prosperous 2023.
May this year brings you so much joy, good health and success.
Let’s have a happy life.