A Christmas To Remember

Put two little friars, one cute santarina, four guitarists and a group of adults in red hats together and you get a really merry time. I wondered how they could squeeze into my apartment, all twenty three of them, carollers from the various churches who had come to share Christmas jollity with me. Their sweet voices singing favourites like The First Noel, Feliz Navidad, The Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night filled this little space with such joy. That certainly cranked my mood up a few notches. I have not felt as spirited as this evening for a long time. Thank you all who took the time and effort to come and spread so much love and cheer to me. I shall remember this fellowship for a long time to come. God bless you all for having me in your thoughts during this festive season. Here is wishing you a Blessed Christmas.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

19 thoughts on “A Christmas To Remember”

  1. Hi there Peter,

    Hope you have a lovely Christmas and may God guide you through the New Year.

    All the Best!!!

  2. Cherry,
    Merry Christmas. May you find peace and happiness always.

    Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too. Peace be with you.

    Yes, it was really fun carolling last night. Have a Blessed Christmas.

  3. JustMe,
    Indeed, she is. But the adults in red hats are cute too, are they not? Merry Christmas.

    It was a merry crowd. Evening Mass today? A Blessed Christmas to you and family.

  4. ah i see some familiar faces there. glad you had a wonderful time singing together with the carollers, peter.

    the only time i experiences home carolling started last year, when i was at my brother’s house. his son and daughter are members of the chinese carols group (from the cathedral too) and they went around houses carolling, and of course one of the house was their own. my brother always invited my mother, sister and i over to their house when the carollers call upon them. it was fun listening to them singing and more fun when santa and santarina pulled us along to dance to some of the hymns! being sporting, i joined in of course.

  5. Lucia,
    A long time ago I joined the Scouts and Rangers carolling group as one of their guitarists. We sang at hotels, Penang Plaza and Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre. It was really fun. The carollers last night reminded me of those days. Still, I go to enjoy some of that again. I am truly thankful for that. Merry Christmas Lucia.

  6. Hello Peter,
    I’ve been following your blog regularly for quite some time (and enjoy reading them) after getting the link from Lilian’s blog. Just would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. Hi Peter.
    Merry Christmas to you, and wishing you lots of joy, health and happiness always. 🙂

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