Christmas 2016 at Landmark MakatiChristmas season shoppers at Landmark Makati
Ayala Center, Makati CBD, Makati

Landmark Department Store Makati has this penchant for dressing up their security in funny costumes. For Christmas 2016, security were on Swiss guard costumes again (they wore it first when Pope Benedict visited Manila a couple of years ago). I do not have a picture of it.

Christmas 2016 at Landmark MakatiCherry blossoms = Christmas

If those costumes were a bit out place, go tell me what you think about the cherry blossom trees scattered in the department store. Not only are these pink trees blooming out of season, they don’t scream Christmas at all!

Then again, we have a white Christmas tree, some hanging eight-pointed gold stars, proudly sponsored by Nestle Milo – and lots of Christmas lights!