How Different Is Christmas Now From The Previous Decade According to Young Adults
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, December 19, 2019 3:00pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Remember when Christmas lights were up as early as September? As soon as the -ber months settle in, you are looking forward to the gifts under the tree, the parties in school and the office, and the suspenseful Kris Kringle we are all excited about.
But as we grow older, time changes the way we see the holiday season. And no, you’re not the only one that noticed it. These young adults shared the difference of their Christmas now from the last decade.
Dati, October pa lang maririnig mo na mga paputok lagi kasama ang friends. Compared sa Pasko noon, tahimik ngayon. Tapos ‘pag inuman session naman ng tropa tuwing Pasko, ang dami ng wala sa tropa dahil may kanya kanya ng buhay. Pahirapan na magyaya.
It isn’t that exciting. ‘Di ko alam. Basta ang lungkot. Parang normal na araw nalang.
Sad. There's nothing sadder than to wake up one Christmas morning and realizing you’re not a child anymore.
Feeling ko mas detached na rin 'yung iba dahil lahat nagsitandaan na. Ten years ago, kumpleto kaming magpipinsan tapos ang gulo. Ang daming tao. Ang daming bata. I used to love it. It’s so warm and festive. Tapos years later, you can’t even ask them to come over and celebrate because they have their own lives.
The essence and excitement that Christmas brings are slowly fading. As we grow old, great responsibilities are also here. We can't celebrate without thinking or worrying about something.
My Christmas today is full of realizations for I feel I have more wisdom and experiences now, compared to before where I just see Christmas as a mere celebration.
Hindi ko alam kung dahil ba sa economy pero dati, feeling ko ang yaman ko na before kapag may 100php o 500php. Marami na ko mabili.
Hindi na malamig ‘yung Ber months. Kahit December, mainit pa rin ‘yung panahon.
We can’t deny that our age makes a difference in our perspective. Sometimes, nostalgia overcomes our minds. Still, it is still up to us if we choose to enjoy. Christmas is for kids, as they say, but that doesn’t mean it’s not for adults anymore. We may not have the same ways of appreciating Christmas as before, but we can surely make one now.