Since I was not prepared, I started my first day of work by showing youtube videos of different New Year firework displays around the world to my students and discussing about it.I always envy firework displays from major cities like Hongkong, Taipei, Sydney,London,Paris, Dubai and the US. Even Bangkok is now becoming an attraction with their jaw dropping public fireworks. We have organized public fireworks displays in places like Makati, Eastwood, Manila Bay and MOA but nothing really as grand as the major cities I mentioned so I thought it would also nice if we have a BIG ONE.But what big one? The whole METRO MANILA turns into a WARZONE comes New Year's Eve.
....and about the proposal for FIRECRACKER BAN in the Philippines, I have mixed feelings about that.Do you know how we celebrate here? watch the videos below so you have an idea.:)
The videos I posted above are some of my favorites.If you watch closely, you can see that Metro Manila looks like a war zone during New Year's eve. Imagine being in one of the streets.It could be crazy.Crazy fun. The sheer amount of firecrackers used all over the Philippines especially in Mega Manila is massive.To think of it, it's amazing. One Korean student who experienced celebrating New Year's eve in Manila said she couldn't sleep all night and was nervous the whole time coz she thought it World War 3.Watching these videos gives me goosebumps. Hell, this is how celebrate in this country and I am proud of that!!!