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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lenten Season And Long Weekend Holiday

It's Lenten Season here in the Philippines. To some, especially to Roman Catholic believers, this is the time that they reflect on their sins and resubmit to God by either staying at home and quietly pray. Some of them do outrageous form or repentance like doing flagellation and crucifixion. The latter's practice is more common on provinces here in the Philippines

To some Filipinos, this is the time of the year when they get to spend more time with families and friends on vacation trips since it's a long holiday weekend. The weekend begins tomorrow so they got four days to have fun. And since it's summer, most of them are seen on resorts and beaches having fun under the sun. Geez! I envy these people!

To call center agents or employees like myself who work for American companies, this is the time for us to take advantage of the holiday double pays. :D Most of us don't get to enjoy the adventure trips and long vacations during this time of the year, although we have options to do so, we'd rather spend our time in the office and work just to earn more money that we can spend for a not-so-crowded dream vacation. :D Nah! It's just my way of looking positively on times like this, I guess.

We may have our own ways of doing things during this time of the year. But whatever makes us happy, let's make the most of it!

13 comments:

Algene said...

For the lenten season, I promised myself to stay at home until Monday. I will only leave my place kung magsisimba :)

jenn said...

have a blessed holy week! this season is definitely the time to do some reflections instead of going out for vacations.

cheerful said...

here in Bkk, its like an ordinary day, still have school and no celebration of Holy Week. Thailand is a Buddhist country. although some have Easter brunch and party too but not common for Thai's, its mostly expat celebrating it. for us, we are going to the beach this weekend, can't wait. anyway, love that its double pay for you...that means more money for a great holiday soon! indeed, whatever makes us happy, let's make the most of it. :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love your positive outlook. It's not preferable to go on vacation during this time of the year anyway, mine as well be productive.

Pinx said...

It is also Lenten season here in Canada and stores are closed too, I don't have work but I still get paid for Good Friday and probably on Easter Sunday. There are so many things I miss about the Lenten season in the Philippines, the Filipino delicacies that are prepared during this time like puto maya, biko, suman and the processions that pass along out street back home. Anyway, have a blessed Holy Week.

Teresa Martinez said...

I've always thought that Holy Week is the worse time to go on vacation simply because everybody is having theirs making almost all affordable travel destinations crowded. I'd rather relish home time and then take our vacation when everybody else is working. (ha ha)

Have a blessed weekend!

papaleng said...

Sorry dear, but I totally disagree that the long weekend be spent for some 'fun' event or activities. For me, I'll spend the days reflecting on God's words.

Lainy said...

WOW! It means only more moolah for you! Oh diba? May panghanda ka na para sa bertdey mo! Hihihi!

Rovie said...

Working or not, I would usually stay at home with the family. Hubby is just like you, enjoying double pays at work.


Would love to have a getaway with family when beaches are no longer crowded.

lencilicious said...

Keep looking on things positively. But I hope that you'll get time to rest and enjoy what you've worked for. Here in Dublin, holy week is observed. Meaning, friday is not a holiday. But hubby always take Good Friday off.
Have a blessed holly week.

Rcel said...

I would do the same like you do, sis when I'm on your shoe! Haha. Double time pays sound so sweet! :D

riz said...

we don't usually get out esp on holy thursday and good friday. we prefer staying at home or do visita iglesia like we did earlier in our community chapel.

have a blessed Holy Week, sis.

Jessica Cassidy said...

I missed celebrating Lenten season in the Philippines so badly :-( Easter here in the US is like an ordinary days :-( There is even work :-( I missed the native foods we have in the Philippines and the Easter preparations as well :-(