Halloween has passed, and holiday season is about to come. Though the snow ain't falling and the sun just keeps on shining on this side of the earth, people here in the Philippines try their best to make the holiday season merry every year. They would decorate their homes with lots of Christmas lights, wreaths, and any other Christmas ornaments that are available in the stores. Some would improvise, creating decorations even with scrap materials. That's how special Christmas is for Filipinos. But there's just one thing that's not good within the merriment. People opt to do evil things just to gain much.

Whenever the -Ber Months arrive, as soon as people start to arrange their Christmas trees, muggers begin plotting evil plans. The crime rate, televised or not, seems to rise during these periods. I can't help but think if these are just modern day Robin Hoods, but there is not one charity that benefits from these evil doers.

Why are they doing this? Is it for their families? Doesn't it come to their minds that the people they are robbing, or worst, murdering, for the sake of obtaining money, have families too? It's hard to look at them as other human beings, after they have done such savage acts to innocent people.

We have a saying that goes like this:

(translated) If you are afraid of the ghosts, be more afraid of the living.

Ghosts and ghouls may creep us out, but only until it gives us nightmares and goosebumps. But the living, evil or mentally insane, can kill us in a matter of seconds.

Please be careful, ghosts lurk in every corner, and so are the muggers. Don't let your guard down. Have a safe holidays.