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    CHRISTMAS in the PHILIPPINES

    HI to all and MERRI CHRISTMAS..i am so INTO CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR... i do not know if there are lots of FIlipino memebers for this site...i would love to share Chistmas languages from my native country. Below is a simple dictionary of the terms we used here

    Merry christmas - Maligayang pasko or Malipayong pasko
    Gift - regalo or pinaskuhan
    Caroling - DAYGON
    Christmas Eve dinner - NOCHE BUENA
    EVE MASS - MISA DE GALLO
    Excanging of gifts - kris kringle
    SANTA CLAUS - we call it santa claus still
    Christmas star decor - PAROL
    sacred family in a manger - BELEN

    cant believe it folks its already 97 days before the big holiday and counting...time flies indeed!!!!
    Last edited by leahrosa; 09-18-2008 at 07:59 AM. Reason: adding more terms :)

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    Welcome to the forums! And thank you for sharing your native language with us all.
    PumpkinJack81
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    I had a Filipino penpal when I was in high school. She sent me a pretty Christmas card with palm trees on it.

    "Hail him who saves you by his grace,
    and crown him Lord of all."

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    yes, we filipinos are very thoughtful esp during christmastime...so are you still connected wth ur penpal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leahrosa View Post
    yes, we filipinos are very thoughtful esp during christmastime...so are you still connected wth ur penpal?
    I regret to say that I became too busy to write letters on a regular basis and I lost touch with her.

    "Hail him who saves you by his grace,
    and crown him Lord of all."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow World View Post
    I regret to say that I became too busy to write letters on a regular basis and I lost touch with her.
    hey not to worry i cud be ur penpal but we can write thru this forum..hehe and speaking of penpals, i do have a penpal too, 10 years ago, she's from the UK and sad to say it was me who lost time to send her a letter back, but ill search her and maybe then i ud write her back thru the net..advance merri christmas Marshamallow world

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