Coming back to my hometown, I’ve noticed that the amount of shops has tripled. Even the narrowest of sidewalks is filled with vendors craning to get customers.
Maybe it’s because of Christmas, I thought. The number of people is very low compared to the number of shops, and everywhere, you’ll see a small table filled with random objects for sale. I guess everyone is starting to feel the rush of completing his/her gift list.
But I suppose this is normal. Christmas was never and will never be too early for the Filipinos.