Back in Canada, there would be no escaping all the Xmas bombardment of advertising, buying frenzies and more. There would also be a niece and nephew to spoil too!
Even last year when I was in Europe, the signs of the season abounded even in early November.
A couple weeks ago in Singapore, the Christmas spirit was ‘kick-started’ with a delightful evening with friends decorating their tree! In CBD the streets were lit and Christmas trees in most buildings.
Whereas back home in Mumbai, it’s been a bit… well.. quiet. It used to be that good old Catholic Bandra would be bursting with lights, nativity scenes and more. Has every Sandra from Bandra escaped to Canada, UK, Dubai and other shores??
Til this week.. then it was as if suddenly Bandra woke up. Practically every street is brightly lit. Signs of Christmas cheer popping up.
And what cinched the Christmasy mood was last night with the St Peter’s Christmas Concert. Last year I went with my partners mother and sister, so suggested my partner get passes for us this year as well. Which naturally led to the organisers asking him “You are free that night? Oh wow! Can you host the evening please???” Which in turn lead to my partner roping another friend into co-hosting too… as double trouble is way more fun!
It was a most enjoyable mix between the first half with mostly Bandra performers and the 2nd half with the Shillong Chamber Choir joined for the first time by the Shillong Chamber Orchestra. Violins, bassoons, brass and double bass! Oh my!
Me thinks its beginning to sound a lot like Christmas… just in time!
PS Season’s Greetings to all who celebrate any tradition this time of year!