Bookish Christmas Display

I know, I know. I’ve already posted several Christmas pictures on the blog but I’ve been wanting to take shots of this bookish Christmas display in Trinoma, one of the malls here in Manila. I didn’t get a chance to do it until today (using my friend’s camera phone). 😛 Look, it’s a giant bookshelf:

Chachic included for scale:

A closer look at the open book, it even has text inside:

And here’s Santa’s library (Chachic included again for scale and didn’t get to take a picture of just the display):

I have no idea why they decided to put up a bookish Christmas display but it looks pretty, right? I think bookworms from all over the metro will be tempted to have pictures taken with that as the background.

Christmas in the Office

I wanted to post about the Christmas decorations in our work space because we put so much work into them and I may be biased, but I think they look great. There was a contest to design our work spaces to follow the theme Christmas Carnival. We utilized old boxes, Christmas decorations borrowed from our homes, art materials (art paper, cartolina, wrapping paper), and a whole lot of tape. The results (click to embiggen, all pictures are from my officemate, Evert):

That’s the Christmas tree that we borrowed from our officemate. Here’s our shiny gift train with the ferris wheel in the background:

Another view of the train, can you see all of the gifts, stuffed toys and books on top of it? Guess who brought the books? 😛

The ferris wheel (we were scared the boxes would fall off because we were only allowed to tape them to the wall):

Colorful bump cars:

One of the horses in the carousel:

Some of the booths:

Our windows with a silhouette of a Christmas scene:

So all of that has been keeping me busy the past few weeks (one reason why I haven’t been able to post reviews). It was worth all the trouble though when we found out that we won the contest! 😀 Merry Christmas to all from a book blogger elf: