We’ve made 4 out of 8 of the 5:30 a.m. novena Masses so far. Filipinos are such warm people. Tomorrow, for the last day, they hold the post-Mass breakfast in the gym, with live bands and dancing. Seems a good way to wrap up Advent. We’ll be going, finishing up having attended 5 out of 9 – our typical batting average over the last few years.