The cars here play little songs when they back up – sort of like some greeting cards do when you open them. I just got distracted at work because someone’s car-backing-up song down the lane was playing “Santa Claus is coming to town”. In a city where only 3% of the population is Christian, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here too: Sellers at stoplights have replaced their stocks of mosquito-killing-tennis-raquets to hawk red furry hats instead. The children at the orphanage across the street are hanging decorations. Giant inflatable santas loom large over the bustling streets.
This evening, Chris, Catherine, Tricia and I are headed to the City Center mall for the 6 PM event: FEED THE SANTA. We are so giddy we can hardly contain ourselves. Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!