Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Seasons in Bandung: Midnight Sale at Paris Van Java

Christmas is in the air and new year is just around the corner. It's that time of the year again when shoppers around the world are pampered with sales and discounts. In Bandung that salvo was shot last week with - among others - the midnight sale program held over the weekend at Paris Van Java.

Santa was not there by the way. He was probably too busy with all the invitations he is receiving from many parts of the world. So the good bees were here in his stead.

And these snowmen did not seem to mind taking care of all the gifts that the bees had brought in.


Dina said...

Ha, I like your choice of the word "salvo"!
It is so refreshing to see delivery bees instead of reindeer and snowmen instead of Santa. Something new yet still giving the idea of holiday cheer.

Catherine said...

A respite for the crisis...when I watch your picture, and the crowd in our department stores !

jeannette stgermain said...

Surprised that for Christmas Bandung goes western! Thanks for sharing, Eki!
Have a very merry Christmas (I'm certain there will be good food:) )

J Bar said...

These are wonderful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Photo Cache said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun way and place to get some presents.

Myussop said...

OK, this is interesting because if I'm busy during the day, I can still shop at midnight.

arabesque said...

haha, frosty the snowmen looks adorable! ^0^ and tell me about the shopping and the people! they're just everywhere! i hope you bought your gifts already to avoid the rush...^0^

jennyfreckles said...

How funny that a country in the tropics should feature snowmen. Surely no-one there has ever built one?

Kris said...

It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!