Sunday, 6 December 2009
Christmas (Tree) is here
We were amazed at how expensive Christmas trees here are, and Lito was looking out for the "pre-christmas sale" to avail of discounts to get the tree without shelling out much. Good thing, he waited because an officemate of his asked him if he would be willing to accept an old Christmas tree that his parents are disposing. We were blessed to have received a lot of hand-me-downs like other new immigrants are taking advantage here. It was delivered this morning, a 6.5-ft tall tree with all the used ornaments and lights. Here in Canada, a used item doesn't look used or worn-out. The tree that we got still looks new and looks a lot better than what we have been planning to buy (the one we're eyeing is cheap, who wants to spend $200 for a tree?) When Lito set up the whole tree this afternoon, it looked really big and our apartment looked like a forest (LOL). So we had the bottom layer removed and only used the half and put it in our center table. It still looked big but we have space to move around and the table is perfect for the gifts. The ornaments that we got has 2 themes (red and gold, silver and blue), we used the red and gold first. The lights are still intact and seems like the heavy duty kind, not the cheap ones that we used to have and I'm very happy with the outcome after I decorated it. Now with the Christmas carols playing and the snow about to fall, we are ready for our first Christmas here in Canada.