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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Enjoying JaNewary 2014 Fireworks

Again the family chose to spend our New Year with my in-laws in Gensan.  The kids (well, also us) wanted to see the fireworks.  It was a week-long vacation for us, my wife and I arranged our schedule weeks prior to our trip.  It was our first time to see the latest addition to our family, our nephew "Bingbong".  And with all the food prepared by my in-laws, it was like Christmas when we got there days ago.  But what the kids were really looking forward to was opening the gifts waiting for them.

Then after roaming around the city, the big day came... New Year.  We all watched the colorful firework display in the terrace.  Though we enjoyed the scene, we were also watchful for firecrackers flying nearby and see to it that all the kids were secured and safe.  We all had fun since we don't have them back in our place.  But it's not like we regret it, it's better to have firecrackers banned rather than be in the hands of irresponsible people.  At least now, we had almost no casualty for the past years.

We stayed in the terrace for as long as there were fireworks (so as to say that we really missed it).  But as the smoke already filled the air, the kids went to bed... it was a long day after all.  While me and my wife, had some midnight snack before hitting the bed (it's too hard to resist the food).

A simple, yet fun New Year celebration.  I hope 2014 will be kind and generous to our family as that of the past year.  New hope to look forward to... new obstacles to conquer... new life to face... And may the good Lord bless our family with good health, togetherness, and things we needed most.  

A happy New Year, everyone.  Yahweh bless.  


  1. You enjoyed your family bonding this New Year. Great of you!

  2. Happy 2014! It was nice that you had fun as a family watching the fireworks.

  3. I love the Holidays, with or without grand meal in the table, it brings all families together. I totally agree that fireworks can get dangerous with the wrong people but if from afar I totally enjoy watching. :)

    I'm sure your kids enjoyed every bit of everything and not just the gift opening part.

    xx, Angela Bethea of

  4. It does not have to be any grand but spending holidays with the family is really a happy and memorable event.

  5. Glad you enjoyed 2014 Fireworks. We didn't get to experience it our city since we didn't have fireworks because most people are still traumatized by the recent siege/conflict we had in our city.

  6. The last firework display happened was not so many unlike before. Nevertheless we shouldn't depend the New Year's Eve by fireworks as long as we celebrate it with our love ones.