Thursday, December 26, 2013

[Throwback Thursday 12.26.2013] Our first tree

Nearly a year after My Bibe and I moved in together, we got our first tree for Christmas 2006. As with practically everyone else in the Philippines, it was a plastic tree. In this part of the world, not everyone can afford, or would choose to have, a real pine tree since it would have to be imported from halfway around the world, not to mention it would be very costly.

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Our lowly tree, squeezed in between the TV and the bookshelf.

Both of us were in agreement that we didn't want a small tree. Maybe a 5-foot one would do, we thought. However, we were faced with a dilemma in that space was a bit of a problem in our new apartment. Luckily we found a slim-fit tree. Yes, it's not just pants and shirts; Christmas trees come in slim-fit designs, too.

With the tree down, up next were the ornaments, which would prove more expensive than the tree itself. We settled for a green theme, with brown-tipped green faux poinsettias, green glittery contraptions, green ribbons, and some gold balls for contrast.

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I'm still taller than the tree, not to mention fatter.

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By the time we Kwittie Boy, the tree was already up.

The tree is still with us today and has since sported a handful of other themes through the years--from an all-gold color scheme, to an all-blue ensemble (LED lights included), and then to the classic red and gold. Putting up the Christmas tree is always a joy to me and is something I always look forward to.

But tearing it down is another story.


  1. i agree. if buying a plastic tree is already expensive, imagine what a real pine tree would cost. growing up back in pinas, we got a decent plastic tree. not too big, not too small.

  2. I agree, I really want to have a real tree and its available in S&R but problem its expensive and how to send it back to my home (province) so we settle for plastic:)

    I love putting up the tree:) every year we change the ornaments:) this year we hang cute teddy bears and candy year planning to change it to white in pink ornaments or purple:)

    Wishing you a great year ahead!


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