The Christmas spirit is undoubtedly here at Carrybeans! With a red and gold Christmas tree standing at the corner of our humble office, decorated garlands placed across our creative desks and Christmas songs filling the air, it is indeed a merry sight for the Beanies.
In this article, let’s spice things up a bit! As the big day is tomorrow, we thought, “Why don’t we have a lil’ Q&A session with the team? This is for our dear readers (and that’s YOU) to get to know each and every one of us better!
So read on for a little peek into our lives and what Christmas means to us.
Q: If you were to describe Christmas in one word, what would it be? And why?
A: Presence. It is the thing that makes me look forward to on every Christmas. It’s the one occasion that brings my family members together, near and far. My siblings would travel back from KL a few days before and the house would be noisy and chaotic. Not that I enjoy chaos, but to have them here enjoying the Christmas tree, scrumptious meals and also the long-awaited gift exchange really mean a lot to me as we only get to do this once a year as a family.
Q: Is there any Christmas song that you hold close to your heart? Why?
A: White Christmas, pure and beautiful. A song that is close to my heart ever since I first heard it. It will always give me a feeling of peace and hope. Plus I am dreaming of a White Christmas.
May your days be merry and bright!
Q: What does Christmas mean to you?
A: Church services and heavenly carols filling the air to greet the anniversary of His first coming. Also trying to figure out what to gift to people, and the mad scramble to wrap the presents.
Q: If you could ask one thing from Santa, what would it be and why?
A: If I could ask one thing from Santa, it would be a time travel machine. Why? Because I missed a lot of opportunities in life. There are mistakes in life that I regret making. Also, there are people that I can no longer see or talk to anymore. I would love to meet these people in real life, even for few seconds. Besides that, I am curious about the universe, the history of the ice age, the evolution of earth…in other words, the mystery and wonders of the world. These are the things that come to my mind all the time. So yeah, I would ask for a time travel machine from Santa.
Q: What are your plans for Christmas this year? Besides watching morning Christmas cartoons!
A: Since I am a fully grown man, I don’t watch cartoons anymore. Cartoons are for KIDS! So, as someone that is old enough to pay his own bills, I’m going to do something productive! I will play the latest Pokemon game (Pokemon Ultra Sun) while having Ms Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ playing on repeat in the background 🙂
Q: Name one thing that you look forward to on Christmas and why.
A: Christmas. It’s a celebration I look forward to every single year. Never have I missed a single celebration with my family. Christmas means so much to me. When I was still studying in the Peninsular, I would ensure that I could go back home to spend Christmas with them. This year’s Christmas is a very special one for me and my husband because we are going to celebrate Christmas for the first time together as a family of three. I thank God for blessing my husband and me with a wonderful baby boy early this year. Therefore, the one thing that I look forward to this Christmas is seeing him enjoy and cherish Christmas, surrounded by his mum and dad and the rest of the family. Above all, I look forward to more Christmas time with my family.
Q: What was the best Christmas gift you had ever received?
A: You see, all the Christmas gifts that I received were best gifts because they were from the heart. However, if I had to really answer this question, the best (early) Christmas gift I had ever received would be the one from God this year – my internship experience. He gifted me the opportunity to work here at Carrybeans, a place where I can both work and play, a place where the team is small but the heart is big, a place where I can be my true self. God is good!
Christmas means so much to us Beanies. From food to families and gifts, Christmas is a season of giving and making memories. It is when we give (a little extra) for the most part, and make memories that warm the heart.
May your heart and home be filled with joy and love during this festive season! We, from Carrybeans, would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!