As far as Christmas wishes go, at the top of that list of Christmas wishes is usually a white Christmas. We haven’t really had a white Christmas in the UK in a long time, but when I think of the impending Christmas I can’t help but conjure up these fantasies of a white Christmas matched with cosiness at home, PJs, hot chocolate mugs, decorated trees watching cheesy Christmas movies with family while the snowflakes slide down the windows. Definitely no snow in London this Christmas, perhaps that’s a good thing as we have never really been prepared for those type of Christmas wishes coming true. We love the snow in the city albeit the whole country but everything comes to a halt as we are ill prepared. My sister, on the other hand, is visiting Michigan in the USA with my 1-year-old nephew. She has been sending daily videos of her son. My current favourite is watching the look of my nephew’s face as he experienced snow for the first time. The look on his face as he was trying to figure whether we broke the sky, because he couldn’t make sense of the powdery stuff on the ground as well as the flakes falling from above and onto his little hands. Christmas is celebrated differently around the world. For a long time, I experienced Christmas in a warm climate, in Zambia so the very idea of white Christmas was out of this world madness. Now that I am living in London I have come to associate it with cold weather with flakes of snow thrown in every other year. I cannot help but have those Christmas wishes around this time of the year, but that was different last year as well as I was celebrating Christmas in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur.
Christmas Wishes Coming True
Funny how time flies! This time last year I was splitting Christmas celebrations between Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand. This year I am between London and Oxford with Christmas weekend and New Years celebrations in London with family this year. I usually travel around this time of year so it’s a little weird to be in the UK this year. Last year my fiancé, then boyfriend and I embarked on a trip to Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia where we were not only going to be spending Christmas but my birthday and New Years celebrations too. We all have Christmas wishes of experiencing Christmas in New York. One of mine was seeing it in Asia. With plans of exploring Asia I was keen to see how Malaysia celebrates Christmas. Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur(and Cambodi’s Siem Reap) were decked out in Christmas decorations.