The temperature has been dropping down into the 30's at night here recently. It means that the long cold winter season is just around the corner here in northern Minnesota. This time of year in the Philippines the rainy season is coming or shall I say the Christmas season is coming because we usually start thinking about Christmas when the cooler air moves in. Some people in the Philippines are already starting to hang their Christmas decorations and so as the department 56 christmas in the city. Yes, in the Philippines the spirit of Christmas starts very early. I bet my mother already has her Christmas decorations hung.