for about seven-ish years i've been handing out bagged lunches to the homeless on christmas morning. it started out with a friend of mine whose family also never really celebrated christmas in the traditional way. while everybody else was cozying up with their families, we decided to make use of our time doing something with the christmas spirit in mind. the homeless are never an awesome sight or typically a pleasant encounter but at the end of the day they are still human. and on christmas day while everybody else is nuzzled up with hot cocoa, warm hearts and smiling faces, they're left out in the cold without food or shelter. on any normal day i gladly give my leftovers to a homeless but for one day of the year i want to give them a full meal that was meant for them from the start. this year Tan joined me and also had his sister make satay chicken over rice so that they'd have a hot meal. as is the case every year, we were met with a lot of "god bless you's" and "thank you's" which makes it all worth it.