Monday, December 27, 2010

Tree of Lights at Eastwood [My World & Ruby Tuesday]

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Even when I promised myself not to get stressed-out from all the holiday frenzy,  I found myself running around in the mall and in the supermarket like a chicken with its head cutoff.  I hate last minute shopping!  But when the dust settled, and the leftovers have been put away, I finally had the time to see the sights and watch a movie.

After dinner on Christmas day, we drove to the nearby mall, Eastwood, to check out the scene.  This giant Christmas tree greeted us at the mall's courtyard.  It's about 25 feet tall and decorated with lighted fiberglass balls that look like M & M's.

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The mall was pretty crowded--restaurants were full, and the theaters were jam-packed, too.  I spotted a live TV broadcast of GMA, one of the local networks; and a couple of the mimes by the base of the Christmas tree.


Here's the crowd outside Eastwood mall on the night of December 25th.

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The Metro Manila Film Festival, a festival that features locally-produced films, started on Christmas Day.  I was in the mood for comedy but the theater was already full when we got to the ticket counter. So we opted to watch Rosario, one of the entries in the festival.  Set in the 1920's, Rosario is a tragic story of a liberated woman who was a victim of  her own moral choices and society's prejudices. The credible acting and attention to details, being a period movie, were impressive,  but the story was too heavy for me.  I needed a sugar rush after Rosario.:p

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The crowd was thinning around 11 pm when we found our way to one of the restaurants.  We ended Christmas day with a sweet and light Riesling.  

I am linking to My World and Ruby Tuesday.

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34 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

We go to the movies the day after Christmas too. But I don't brave the world of commerce! It would overload me. The trees are amazing!

Genie said...

I loved reading all of your commentary and looking at the photos. Have missed you and the rest of my friends this last month or so. Take care and enjoy the rest of the holiday. Hugs, Genie

hometownboy said...

Lovely pictures of the Christmas tree. Just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and more blessings in the new year. Take care.

dong ho said...

i tried not to do the same... but just last night we went out and ended up going home 2am.

Merry Christmas Luna!

Mylene said...

I missed Eastwood, the colorful lights during Christmas season. I used to work at IBM Plaza.

Mine is here

Liza said...

Wonderful photos. I'm hoping to watch a movie this week, gusto ko rin comedy. :)

Happy New Year!

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sunnymama said...

Wow! That is a fabulous tree! :)

Forty Pound Sack said...

That tree is so cool! Happy Holidays!

iamclarizze said...

yup, that tree lokked like m&m's :)

you had a fun christmas dayhuh:)

we usually don't go out on christmas because my kids had fun "hunting down" their ninongs and ninangs ^_^

mirage2g said...

ganda jan! kakapanibago...ayun naligaw kami last time...lol

wenn said...

lovely xmas tree!

imriz said...

what a fun day to spend christmas...seeing the photos, i suddenly missed manila:((( i've been a "promdi" since i got "hitched" :)))

chubskulit said...

Love your music here sis and what beautiful gigantic Christmas trees are those!

Christmas Tree Ornaments with sentimental values, happy holidays!

Mridula said...

That for sure is a fantastic looking tree. Have a happy holiday season.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty lights!

eden said...

Wow, this is a huge Christmas tree.

Happy New Year!

magiceye said...

a lovely way to spend a day together to celebrate!!

Randi said...

What an amazing Christmas tree...so different and beautiful! Happy holidays.

Lawstude said...

my sister works there in eastwood and she has prodded me to see the display in her building and shoot the miniature houses but i haven't got the time to do that because of the holiday rush.

anyways, what a great year of blogging for both of us and here's hoping for more travels, more photos and more blessings in 2011. :)

aka Penelope said...

The tree does look like it’s decorated with giant M&M candy all a glow. Here in western BC many restaurants are closed Christmas evening. Most stores also close early. However, many people go for walks after dinner or take a drive around their neighborhoods to see the lights. Your full mall looks like a lot of fun, Luna. Thanks for sharing your Christmas day. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

Icy BC said...

Wow..that's a celebration! Beautiful photos of your world.

Have a wonderful New Year.

Cecilia Artista said...

Wow - what a huge Christmas Tree!
Happy holidays to you!

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

How fun to see Christmas around the world! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous, happy photos! I love them! And I do hope you and your family had a wonderful Merry Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Y. Ikeda said...

Beautiful illumination photos.
Happy Holidays.

Wifey10 said...

wow ang gaganda naman, kakamis tuloy ang paskong pinoy! Happy Christmas sistah and Blissful new year to you and ur fam =)

Carver said...

Very festive shot. The trees of lights are dazzling.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful Christmas tree and photo, very colorful photos

Regards, Bram

NatureFootstep said...

That´s a nice "tree".

Kim, USA said...

It's very festive this is what I missed Pinas. And I love your header ^_^
Ruby Red Tuesday

EG Wow said...

The tree is lovely! And TALL! Glad you are feeling less stressed now that Christmas is over. :)

Marice said...

thats really colorful! :) we'll revisit that place soon!

maryt/theteach said...

Great tree for Ruby Tuesday! :) Thanks for posting for Ruby Tuesday
! :)

witsandnuts said...

I intended to drop by in Eastwood and Ayala at night during my vacay, pero kinulang na talaga sa oras. Thanks to bloggers who share the glimpse!