Thursday, December 18, 2008

the Cacing Diaries #22- Christmas becomes new again

almost 11 months

Sometime when I was in my 20s, I began to realize that Christmas really is for kids. Santa is not real. Christmas carols are an earworm. Giftgiving is overreaching. Snowflakes in the tropics? Get real. And what exactly does a reindeer look like? As an adult, you begin to see the commercialism and superficiality of the trimmings and lights.

I'll weave you some Christmas bokeh
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/400s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 1600, +2/3EV

Cacing 121408 SM_223-1
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/125s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 800, +2/3EV

But now that we have our baby Cacing in our life, I am beginning to see Christmas in renewed vigor and through fresh eyes. All is new to her and where she is smitten, which in this season is everything about Christmas, I too am falling in love with all over again.

Cacing 121308 FMC_014-1
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/250s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 800, +1/3EV

Where there are gigantic lanterns and towering Christmas trees, there we go. When there is a party, Cacing sashays with us. And up goes the flickering lights at home and hum I do the Christmas songs all the time.

Cacing 121308 FMC_026-1
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/160s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 1600, +1.0EV

And Cacing gets not one, not two, but three Christmas outfits. Dia’s distant aunt, a seamstress, gladly measured our girl in short notice, accompanied us in choosing the bright fabrics, tulles and fur trims and executed the holiday glam.

dancing in her Santa tutu
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/500s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 100, +1/3EV

For now, she’s only tried her Santa tutu. The hat was not exactly floppy and was a bit tight, stiffening straight like a wizard’s conical wimple, but Cacing looked divine just the same. The clincher is her bias skirt which billows, bounces and flounces, what with a white balloon underskirt and a red tulle petticoat.

dang, my slip is showing!
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/160s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 800, +1.0EV

Cacing 121408 SM_222-1
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/100s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 400, +2/3EV

Cacing still has two more red suits to try and I admit that we the parents are more excited than her. Obviously, Christmas is back in our hearts where it always should be.

let there be bokeh!!!
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/400s, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO 1600, +2/3EV

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