. . . is a street in my community
that turns all colorful and bright
every Christmas season . . .
Calle Pogi translate to Calle or Kalye for street and Pogi to mean 'handsome' or good-looking is a long winding street whose corner is a busy diner for those wanting to wolf down quick and reasonably-priced pork chop meals on those evenings when you're too lazy to cook.
By December, the busy Calle Pogi is magically transformed into a gay, festive and bright Christmas street with lanterns and decorations made by its creative and fun residents . . .
and installed in all the houses along the street . . .
which is connected by a single electrical connection to make it easy for somebody to turn the lights on/off creating a festive scene that never fails to bring a smile to tired faces passing by on their way home from work or school. . .
The residents of Calle Pogi all support and contribute to make this annual project a success by dividing the electrical and maintenance cost among themselves and ensuring that this happy tradition remain in their community for years. In turn, the annual tradition brought camaraderie and unity and made the residents bond in friendship and cooperation not just in matters of aesthetics but also in community concerns.
Last year, Calle Pogi was awarded a plaque of recognition for their effort. In our community they earned not just recognition but also our warm appreciation for bringing cheers and beauty in our neighborhood!