Okay, I’m sorry. The moment I got back from the new year’s trip, I’ve been swamped with work and I haven’t found the time for myself at all. All my breaks are consumed by meetings, that sometimes I find myself skipping meals because I’m too busy! In addition to all of that, my afternoons are spent with the girls training for the upcoming competition. That makes my daily schedule a 7:30 AM-8:30 PM, no breaks, plus a few hours more for travel time and when I have to get ready. Today, though, my teacher couldn’t make it to class. I still have so much to do, so I’ll leave the updates to my sister (meaning I’m going to cheat and re-post her entire entry, so I dont have to do it myself!) Enjoy!
My New Years celebration was unforgettable to say the least. My family and I went to Singapore, this was our first time ever to travel out of the country on a holiday. Everything was well planned out: dad knew what restaurants he wanted to eat at, mom knew what she wanted to shop for, and Kryz and I had planned out all the touristy things we wanted to do.
The plan for New Year’s Eve was to head for Esplanade and enjoy the fireworks. What we didn’t expect was the massive crowd! As my sister put it: “Think EDSA revolution”. Here’s a photo of the crowd at 10 PM, this doubled by midnight.
We were squatting on the street for 2 hours waiting for the fireworks to start. Our New Year’s outfits were completely wasted but that was my fault, I stupidly forgot to bring the charger for my camera so we decided to conserve taking photos to make the battery last the whole trip since we had a lot planned: Night Safari, Sentosa, Mega Zip.
(Whew! that was a long sentence. I’ll take a little break so you can catch your breath. Let’s look at some photos.)
(Ok, ready? Read on.)
So the fireworks start at 12:00 AM and end at 12:09AM.
Then it was back to EDSA. After a long battle with the crowds and several detours, we finally made it back to the hotel around 2AM. The next day we woke up too sick to push through with any of our plans. Which was good news for my mom since that meant more time for shopping. But that also meant no awesome Singapore photos
Sigh, so thats how I spent my New Years. How was yours? :p
See? She did such a goodjob recapping the experience without the horrible drama in between. Clap clap. What horrible drama am I talking about? Well let’s see… there was that angry police man with a crazy load of pistols and armalites that kept yelling at the stampeding crowd to go faster, another who got so pissed, he rammed a fence on to the ground to stop the people from coming in, and accidentally hit my dads foot in the process. There was my mom who had to stand up from 10pm to 2am because she refused to dirty her skirt and sit on the ground. Let’s not forget all the crazy singaporeans who climbed on to the barricaded island on the sidewalk to get a better view of the fireworks,or the fact that we followed the crowd and tried to make our way through the endless tunnels of the country’s subway, only to end up back where we started. Sigh, Oh singapore. Apparently, the government doesn’t allow fireworks for each household, so a display of fireworks is a really big deal to them.
Anyway, I have to get going, so let me leave you with a video of what we waited for that I took with my crappy cellphone. I hope everyone else’s new year wasn’t as bad! Enjoy!