|Panoramic shot of the Christmas house|
With my cup of espresso shot keep coming, I was wide awake as a nocturnal owl and progressively drive along Manila North Road (MNR) from Tarlac City passing through the municipalities of Gerona, Paniqui, Moncada, and San Manuel, the municipalities of Sto. Tomas, Carmen, Villasiz, Urdaneta City, Binalonan, Pozzorubio, and Sison in the province of Pangasinan. It was almost 10:00 p.m. when we started maneuvering the zigzag of Rosario, Pangasinan enroute to Sto Tomas, La Union.
The city population are asleep. Activities in most poblacions are dwindling. There are noticeable police check-points in some town's egress, courteously flagging down motorist for inspection. It was somehow a sigh of relief for night travelers like us.
It is still the night of Christmas day, most cities and town centers we have passed along the way were decorated with Belen (life-size diorama of the Nativity Scene) and arrays of multi-colored glittering christmas lights. Some Belens are lavishly adorned with colorful flowers and sparkling luminations emanating from sequentially-timed state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diodes (LED).
While traveling in Moncada, Tarlac one distinct and very colorful christmas house caught our attention. It made us suspend our journey momentarily and we excitedly took pleasure to watch the colorful display. The house is not a mansion or a classy pad akin to those of flush Makati, Muntinlupa or Quezon City villages. It is a very simple and modest house. The owner kept the gates open even at late hours to allow the "curious" entry and gaze-in at the display. Though it is a lowly dwelling, we were touched by the owner's generosity and inspired by their compassion.
|The Christmas House in Tarlac|
|A captured shot without flash|
|The lovely christmas lights that adorned the house|
|One of the fascinating themed presentation|
|Don't miss the action|
|Mr. & Mrs. Claus' Presents|
|Mr. & Mrs. Claus Friends|
|More dazzling christmas lights|
|The entry to the humble offering|
Our gratitude to the owners of this lovely Christmas house. May God bless you with all the good tidings.
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