Monday, December 13, 2010


I was caught 'malling'.... for those of you who know me...I don't 'Mall' if I can help it. My Hubby whipped out the camera & said: 'Pose', before I could here is it in full color, us braving Century City Mall a week before Christmas. 100's of people caught up in the frantic shopping hype. Being an 'outsider' I found myself marveling at the pressure people seemed to to be weighed down with to buy, buy, buy. As much as I LOVE this time of year, I fear the world is missing the point of it all. Commercialism aside it is supposed to be a time about sharing the love of Jesus rather than racking up the credit card. Sigh..... we all fall prey to this craziness (me included).

How do we get our focus back to the truth?
I was reading this article called 10 Ways not to break the bank at Christmas. Imagine a Christmas without gifts but rather us sharing our time & generosity with the less fortunate? It sure challenged me.

Moi.. with my 'game' face on, after 3 hours of fighting crowds & only x2 gifts in the bag.

The mall in all it's Christmas finery.

The indoor Snow slope where people can tube, snowboard etc. Yes...snow in Africa!! This is quite ironic given it is 30 degrees C out today.

Maxi enjoying a train ride around the mall.... note the stimulating view....haha! NOT!

So enjoy start of your Holiday season.....& let's try & make it count, preferable not in a monetary way.


  1. Hi !! I am so with you on this point! I try to teach my girl that Christmas is not only about recieving but about giving and being thankful! but it is not easy to understand when everthing around us encourages us to grab as much as we can! anyway! love your photos and can't wait fo ryou to share more of your lovely projects!

  2. So true Kim! And you are braver than me...I stay away from the malls in December! ;)

  3. Thanks for the photo share - actually made me quite CT nostalgic - but alas, the only time we can ever make the trip is December & it's always way to busy to enjoy then - rather like here! Canal Walk has upped their game since I was last there - what with the Mall of the Emirates slope lol...and Gateway doesn't have an inside train either!!

  4. Ugh...malling is not for me's too stressful during the holidays. Great photos!

  5. I feel the same...I don't do malls and don't go near them at this time of year.


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