Snippets of our conversations for the night..
cp: (looks up into the skies, then looks at SK2 and me.) 'I think it's erm likely to you know...rain?'
sk2: 'hey, you shouldn't say that!!'
me: 'no way!!'
dh: 'whenever i'm around, it'll never rain.'
so much for all these rain or don't rain talk. well, in the end, it did rain and we had a loads of fun sheltering ourselves from the rain. we used our make shift plastic mat which we sat on (it was actually the plastic table 'cloth'), and turned it into our shelter thanks to JY's lightning speed thinking.
JY: Hey, we should use Claudine's umbrella to be the centre for the plastic to fall onto so that everyone can be sheltered.
i was like duh, but it sounded logical and so we did just that.
we spent half an hour in our make shift shelter, refusing to budge a single step as we obviously had the best view of the impending fireworks display. some of us knelt, others seated, we did our best not to get drench by the rain brought about by passing clouds. pity the clouds didnt leave as fast as them bringing big droplets of rain to us. we started complaining of aches here and there, and finally, our patience paid off and the clouds finally drifted off, bringing the rain elsewhere.
by the way, we were so 'innovative' that we even got photographed by a photographer from the chinese newspaper. we might be in the news today for all we know!
we waited, we entertained ourselves, we got partially drenched and got photographed by 'paparazzi' just so we could enjoy the finale of the spectacular fireworks at Esplanade.
was it worth it? well for that adrenaline pumping display and all 10 mins of non stop fireworks, yup it definitely was! plus our first meal of 2007 really brought the whole night to a yummilicious ending. we had super fiery 'gong bao' frog porridge which made all of us sniffed non stop and mango salad fried fish which was excellent!!
here's leaving everyone with what i managed to video during the event. another good thing was that i didn't start the year drinking loads of alcohol. i guess that's a good start!
happy 2007 one and all. may the new year brings forth many more wonderful and happy memories, good health, wealth and lots of joy and love!
WARNING!! BEFORE PLAYING THE VIDEO:
do reduce the volume of your comp as you will hear my crazy screaming as i couldn't contain my excitement whilst watching the fireworks. hee
Part I of the fireworks
Part II of the fireworks