CHRISTMAS CAROLERS WERE SINGING hymns mildly outside. The boy looked out and saw young children his age singing a tune about an evergreen at his neighbor’s house. After receiving some gifts, the children began to disperse. The snowfall was getting heavier every moment…..
He watched his mother cry. “Is there a place where there is no snow?” the boy said, changing the subject. Well child, not unless you want to stay in the tropics, which are among the hottest and most humid parts of earth, and there is no snow there.”
THE EURASIANS Chapter 61 Page 264
One year had passed and I felt the last Christmas was just few months back. Time really flies! Anyway, that is a storyline about Aaron Johnson, one of the main characters of why he ended up in Borneo. He wanted to spend his Christmas in the tropics. He ended up marrying a local, and started a Eurasian family. He loved Borneo because of its beautiful environment; but as time passed, the natural beauties of this place were slowly destroyed.
Unlike Aaron Johnson, I think many people would find it rather awkward celebrating Christmas without snows in their backyards. From children’s books, we were indoctrinated with the ideas that Christmas, caroling and snow must come together. For us in the tropics, it is a wonderful experience to have snows while celebrating Christmas.
But just like Aaron Johnson, many would also like to have their Christmas dinner or party in the tropics without having to endure the misery of cold climate. Christmas Eve could be celebrated on the sandy beaches overlooking the setting sun on the horizon while listening to Christmas music or songs.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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