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Santa Claus is in Town

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Might as well write something while I have just enough blogging time. I wonder what I should write about? Er...ahhh....umm...er....life in the ER....er. Darn it. Its just one of those days. Any news? Oh, this should be interesting. Santa, two Santas infact, or was it Santa and Mrs --- Santa and secretary? A Dutch couple was recently spotted in town (Darjeeling) dressed as Santa distributing goodies to street urchins.
Isn't it too early?
It seems they were celebrating Saint Nicholas Day, apparently an important occassion in their native land. Apart from generating curious interest and obligatory smiles (perhaps due to untimely festivities & the fact that this isn't particularly Christian territory), they were well received by children of all sizes and financial background. All children know who Santa is irrespective of religious, national or social bindings. With support from a few local friends, they were able to distribute sweets to a lot of kids. Festivities ended at a Cafe run by two Frenchmen.
So even if it was for a day - a pair of Dutch students, two Frenchmen and lots of kids - had a field day.
Just in case anyone has forgotten their manners (which I hope not) - here's to you guys. Thanks guys! Cheers! Good show! Have a very Blessed Christmas.

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