Category Archives: Christmas

Lost in Translation – Part IV

The Tembagapura department store is ready for the holidays. Artificial Christmas trees with flickering lights and kitschy wooden ornaments are up, and the shelves are amply stocked with children’s toys and games. Amusingly marked by things lost in translation, many … Continue reading

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Meri Kirhimete!

Merry Christmas from New Zealand!   The spirit of Christmas is abounding in Kiwiland, but not with profusely decorated trees vying for attention, with larger-than-life ornaments imbuing magic and excitement, or with strings of colorful lights appearing to never end.  Instead, … Continue reading

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Look who donned the official red suit and magically transformed into Tembagapura’s Santa Claus for a day… Chris hid behind the long, white beard and had his photo taken with believers and admirers, handed out candy to bashful observers, and … Continue reading

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