Tuesday, December 27, 2011


This is the school where I graduated both my undergraduate and graduate degree.  This is also the place where I work for five years before I migrated here in the States.  Divine Word College of Legazpi is just one of the many schools that is being run/manage by SVD (Societas Virbi Divini) priests or Society of Divine Word.  It's a  Catholic school  and a private one, I was  able to attend this school   because I got lucky to be admitted in their  student assistance scholarship.  Part of our tuition fee is free (21 units) and we have to pay for our  miscellaneous fees.  

But anyhow, when I visited it after   several years of being away, the school looked different  because it was newly painted.  As a catholic school, every student is required to take 6 Theology subjects.  The thing that I will never forget about  Theology class is the way one of my professor   abbreviate's Christ, Christian, or Christmas.  He always wrote Xt for Christ, X-tian for Christian, and X-mas for Christmas.  For me it was ok  then  because  I can write it quickly when taking down notes  but for some, they find it  wrong to use X in exchange of Chri.  What do you think? Do you write X-mas   instead of  writing  Christmas?


  1. I, for one, do not like to write it in that shortcut way. I've heard of what they say about it being wrong to use X, and that you must use what's more proper which is Christ. And I guess that is one reason why I don't like writing the shortcut way.

    Then again, I'm also one of those who, even in text messaging, write out whole words instead of the shortcut ways. Unless, of course, I run out of space. =P

    I just have this mindset that if you can spell it out, why don't you? =P

    Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! =)

    Holiday Post, Part II: Season of Smiles

  2. Never X-mas, always Christmas. So nice to re-visit a previous school - a lovely post at this special time of year. Happy Christmas to you and your family, Denise ABC Team

  3. X in the language MEANS Christ (or the first letter thereof). It's NOT disrespectful.

    "The custom goes back to the early Christian era, when a cross mark or ‘X’ was the same as a sworn oath. The cross referred to the cross of Calvary and the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos.”

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. I can never abreviate Christmas. I guess its just the way I have been taught.

  5. Great school.
    Wish you Merry Christmas.

  6. Hello.
    I always use the full length. I come across a lot of text shortcuts when visiting other blogs. Not being a texter myself, half the time I haven't a clue what the shortcuts mean & usually just make a calculated guess.

    Must have been exciting to revisit your old school.
    Lovely post.
    Thanks or sharing. Appreciate the visit too.

    Xanadu: This Lush, Tropical Garden

  7. as long as the message is conveyed, doesnt matter either way

  8. I always use the full spelling, but as long as the message get across, I don't see why not.Just don't use the short-form in schools, that's consider wrong spelling!

  9. A nostalgic look at the past, I wish you a happy new year.

  10. I am with Roger: X is not disrespectfully meant. I use both ways. Have a great 2012!

  11. Nice memories of your old school !

  12. Good shot and post for X. I write Christmas but I don't mind X-mas. Either way works for me.

  13. We should not take Christ out of Christmas for He is the very reason why we celebrate Christmas. Happy Holidays can never replace Merry Christmas since the former connotes more of the materialism and commercialism of the West. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always. Happy New Year to you all.


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