Everyone around the world were all busy welcoming the New Year. Some people celebrate New Year’s Eve by holding a party, some attending midnight church services, some gather at home to see loved ones that haven’t seen for a long time and to have fun together, while others prefer to gather around in public venues to countdown and watch the fireworks display.
Being an Overseas Filipino Worker, it is the best time for us to go home as our family tradition we make Holidays and special occasions our family reunion. But sad to say, I wasn’t able to come home for some reasons. I had no annual leave left and besides the airfare cost was tripled and so I decided to stay though I really wanted to. I get a bit emotional but I still chose to celebrate New Year’s Eve happily and full of positivity, for good vibes for the new year. I spent my New Year’s Eve with my special someone and friends. We cooked and ate dinner together in our flat then went to Marina Bay Sand Hotel to countdown to New Year’s Day.
We came down from the house to go to the countdown venue around 23:00hrs. For my almost four years stay in Singapore it was my first time going out to countdown & watch fireworks display. I never expect that would be so crowded that even exit doors were being used by the people to go in to the venue. The most famous and biggest hotel in Singapore filled with a huge crowd, could not even drop a single needle on the ground for being so congested. We reached just on time, the fireworks just started. We couldn’t get in so we just stayed in the area where we get stucked and listened to the fireworks sound and noise of the crowd. We haven’t seen the fireworks clearly but still it made our New Year’s Eve happy. We headed home right after the fireworks display. The trains were also so full. Some of us get lost in the crowd but we managed to catch up each other at the last train station. It was one of a kind experience for me. I just realized that it was so scary if any panic broke out in that crowd, it would have been a disaster. Stampede can happen. Thanks God nothing happened that night and that we all reached home safe and sound.
I get tired from the event so I got up in bed so late but I made it sure not to waste the very first day of the year. It’s a new year and we better get a new start and so it is, my first step to HEALTH this year. I did some exercise to bring in a healthy, happy and peaceful new year. Health is Wealth.
These filled the first blank page of my new year a good one.
Happy and prosperous New Year to all! Cheers!
Dwell on the beauty of life!
Nice to know you had a great time on the New Years eve.
Happy New Year! I would love to visit Singapore one day.