For most people to feel like it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas means cookies, hot chocolate, and snow. When I first thought of spending the Christmas season in a tropic climate, I was a little apprehensive. I mean, would it really feel like Christmas in a tropical climate?
Today I decided to go to a coffee shop to get some work done. So I’m sitting in the coffee shop, drinking coffee, listening to Christmas music play in the background and it starts pouring down rain outside. That combination somehow made me feel right at home and truly feels like it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I guess I had forgotten that I had grown up in Central Mexico where the weather is quite similar to Jakarta, particularly in it’s lack of snow. Apparently, rain to me is most people’s equivalent of snow. That’s not to say that I don’t miss some things of the American Christmas experience – but it was cool that being here in Jakarta for the Christmas season brings me back to my early childhood Christmases.
Let the tropical Christmas season begin!!!