Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

Kung Hee Fatt Choy to one and all!

Apologies for the lack of updates, I'm in the process of revamping my blog. One year past, and it still looks the same. What better time than this festive season to make changes. Watch this space in the next post!

Last night, after a family gathering to celebrate Chinese New year eve, I went to visit another friend's place to wind down and watch some fireworks as the countdown began for midnight. Tying up the firecrackers at strategic places was important, because obviously, we didn't want anything to happen to our cars. As midnight struck, going through some 4000 sticks of firecrackers was sure an earful! We weren't the only ones doing it either. Throughout the area and beyond, fireworks were lighting up the sky. Its been quite a while since we've experienced this in Brunei I have to say. I felt like a kid again!

Then, we decided to move on to the hardcore stuff, the fireworks.  After a couple of beautiful mid air explosions, the unexpected happened, the tube flew of out its enclosure and fell to the ground, shooting "missiles" around, hitting walls, astro antennas and even missing one of the guys feet by inches! We were running around everywhere! Thankfully, it ended after a few more "shots", no one was injured and we managed to have a laugh about it. 

(Amidst all the excitement, needless to say, taking snaps with my phone wasn't the first thing on my mind, so I won't be including any shots in this post.)

So, a very important note to all celebrating Chinese New year, no matter what the age, please PLEASE be careful with fireworks as you celebrate this festive season.

Wishing you all a prosperous new year!