Since I was a kid, Christmas has been one of my favorite holiday. I like the atmosphere, the spirit and, especially, the movies on TV. I’m so buying the concept of Christmas spirit and miracle because of those movies. But I never experience one like in those movies or drama. Well.. maybe it only happens inside movie anyway.
This year, my Christmas holiday is a little different. For the first time in many years, I felt alone and nothing to do during the festive season. Maybe it also occurred in the past, but I didn’t remember it well. I only remembered that usually I was pretty busy, attending events or taking photos.
I thought, maybe because I live alone by renting a room. Or maybe because of I just moved office too, so all are new environment to me. Of course it will feel different.
Rather than feel lonely at home, I decided to go to Orchard Road. A friend told me there is a toy sale, it’s quite worth to buy. I had Gundam in mind. It’s been awhile too, haven’t bought one for myself.
I’ll tell the Gundam part later, because I have another interesting story.
After shopping the toys, I still need to go to Toys r Us to find Lego. I bought some toys for my colleagues kids. Didn’t plan it, but suddenly had the urge to buy some presents. And the Lego is for my landlord’s son.
It was raining when I’m about to cross to the building. I had my umbrella in my bag, but my hand was full carrying the shopping bags. While I was contemplating to wait or to take out my umbrella or just run through the rain, I heard a voice from the person next to me. “Do you want to share my umbrella?”, still surprised and the person said “I’m about to cross there too” and I said ok.
“Celebrating Christmas?” looking at my shopping bags.
Yeah, for my friends.
What a wet Christmas eve yeah?
“Well, looks like it. Yesterday that building basement was flooded.”
Oh.. Hopefully it’s not happening again today.
I said thanks to the person once again before we went to our own way. And while crossing the road, he told me that he worked to clean the flood too yesterday. He is just a worker from some west Asia countries who worked here like I did.
That short conversation is still echoing in my mind. And somehow, it brings back my childhood experience when I was touched by those movies. That Christmas has its magic to everyone.
So, this gave me different Christmas experience, and teach me something. It’s about giving, anonymously, regardless you’re celebrating it or not. It’s a good reminder for me.
Wish you have a very Merry Christmas.
I hope he experience some Christmas magic too.