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Chocolate and gifts

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This evening , according to the legend, St. Nicholaus is filling the shoes of all good children with sweets and fruits. As a child, thanks to my family, I strongly believed in magic, St. Nick and Santa Claus. Today, it’s a joy for me to buy sweets for my parents, wrap them up and put them in red stockings.

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Even the city seems ready to celebrate this eve and all Christmas lights have been turned on. I am proud to say that my city has never looked better and the Christmas maket is absolutely gorgeous. I see parents everywhere caring presents and bags and strangely it just makes me happy. I feel like in sort of a movie. Not even the freezing cold outside can bother me anymore.

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Our beautiful, beautiful Christmas market.

To sweeten my day, as a pre-gift for tonight I got a delicious cookie:

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So this is our tradition. Every night on the 5th of December good kids receive sweets or fruits. Sometimes, to those really good children, St. Nick may even carry a toy or two.

How are traditions in other countries? It is the same or totally different? What do you do on this day?

I’m waiting for your answers. Love, Maria.

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(Yap, these are our presents.)

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Public transport. (or yelling and enduring)

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Every day, I go to school with the bus and return with the subway. So, I spend a fair amount of time in the public transport. (a very good way to understand the cruelty of people since an early age.)

Surviving such a ride, you need to have grown up in these, or respect a few basic rules:

1. Not ever will you catch a free sit. If they happen to exist, however, you need to let everyone else have them, otherwise you are just another example of a rebellious, uneducated teenager.

2. If you happen to receive an elbow in your stomach, don’t give up! It happens often, you’ll slowly get used to the pain.

3. You must, MUST keep your schoolbag in your hand, not on your back. The fact that your arm is broken and hurting is not anyone’s problem.

4. Do at all time listen to your music without earphones on. People love to hear your delightful taste in music.

5. Feel free to eat McDonalds products, as the smell does not do any damage to our hungry stomachs.

Of course, this rules are flexible and everyone behaves originally, based on natural instincts.

Seriously, though, if you have a car, use it! Avoid smells and crowds and crazy people talking politics. It’s soo much easier…

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