I thought I’d squeeze in a quick post before I fly back to Manila from Thailand in a few hours. The past couple of days I spent in this beautiful city of Chiang Mai has been nothing short of magical. I don’t know if it’s because of the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivals that lit up the entire city but boy, I can’t contain the Disney feels! Every time I see lanterns along the streets and up in the sky, I get a little tingly inside–like a kid on Christmas morning.
That must be it. The lanterns somehow remind me of all the pretty lights and parols that come with Christmas. After all, no other holiday is as bright as the season of giving. It’s one of the many reasons why I love Christmas. That and how everyone is just in a better mood, full of laughs and eager to share the love. Now who wouldn’t want to be reminded of a holiday like that? This is why, even though Christmas is still more than a month away, I urge you to light up a parol and spread the Christmas cheer early. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You can even make your own parol using the simplest things–like Coca-cola bottles for example.
Make your own Coca-cola parol as shown in the video above, light it up and join the first ever Sari-Saring Happiness Day today! There will be several lighting hubs for Coca-cola parols around the country, specifically in Manila, Tacloban, Pampanga, Batangas, Bacolod, and Davao. Like Chiang Mai, let’s light up the entire country together with our Coca-cola parols! Take photos with your parols and spread the Christmas spirit with the hashtag #SariSaringHappiness. Come on, don’t be a grinch and share the love! Share happiness!