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Night of the little candles

Part of living in an international community is being exposed to traditions from all over the world. One of our staff members (and my new yoga teacher) Anita is from Columbia. They have a night in Columbia called "The night of the little candles". It's part of their Christmas season and it commemorates the immaculate conception.



The story goes that you light small candles for your loved ones. Well, that's Anita's story anyway. I think it has something to do with welcoming the Virgin Mary into your home. I think I like Anita's version best. I lit a few candles and joined in a bit. We lit some sparklers as well. This is my buddy Axel.



Axel found an extremely cheap round trip ticket to Hungary and will be heading out to Europe for three weeks for his break. He's got family and friends in Budapest. Lucky dude. Color me jealous.


I also stayed awake last night until 5:00am. Seriously. I'm generally asleep before 10:00pm most nights. Why? Watching World Cup with a group of dudes that's are way into it. Super frustrating for me to watch. WTF is a foul in this sport? Is it a contact game or not? And watching grown men fall down and ACT like their feeling the pain of a thousand deaths is just embarrassing.

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tonyshockey1
tonyshockey1
Dec 22, 2022

The best actors in any sport! 😂

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Mike Durkee
Mike Durkee
Dec 13, 2022

ummm, not to sound like a complete and utter homer american... but the march madness bracket is where it is at... oh, that's right--I don't know poo about soccer (aka football to the rest of the world)... i have tried to watch it but to me it's like prince and michael jackson -- i can completely respect the talent but as long as i don't have to watch it the better off i am... yes, my perspective of sports has been shaped by espn highlights... sad to say.

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Soccer sucks, hockey is better. It’s embarrassing to watch them fall and barely get touched to try and draw a penalty/foul…..

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Heresolong
Heresolong
Dec 11, 2022

Football (soccer) is a gentleman's game played by ruffians and rugby is a ruffian's game played by gentlemen.


I learned that in England in 1976. 😀

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