What's the best way to celebrate new year?
A new haircut will cost me an arm and a leg. Hehehe, just kidding, but, really, $30 for a haircut is out of question.
A firework? Good idea. If we didn't have to spent the entire day waiting with bunch of stupid drunken guys. But we did it anyway. We went to Mrs Macquarie's chair to see the biggest and the most beautiful firework on earth ever (as they said in the paper). The firework itself was spectacular, although I didn't see it from the best spot -which was already taken by them who waiting from 10 am.
At 9 pm, they launched the family firework from several point in the sydney harbour. Amazing enough for the warm up. They hoped family with little children were satisfied enough with this 'little' firework, and went home. But we didn't. We waited for another 3 hours among the drunken, party goers and noisy Aussie. Not a wise parent, huh?
My friend said, "Mumpung gak ketahuan kakek neneknya." Hahaha.
I convinced, "Yeah, kapan lagi?"
They hung a big question-mark-light at Sydney bridge. It supposed to remind us to reflect in our previous year. But, who could do that in a noisy party spot? At midnight, they launched those splendid fireworks, from the Sydney bridge, and then from several spot in the harbour, and from the top of some building in the city, simultaneously.
God, really, they were best at spending 4 million dollar at 15 minutes.
We could only say wow, and argh, and wow again...
After got back home at 1.30 am, Nino said, "The firework was good, but I couldn't find the meaning in it."
OMG, did he say MEANING? I mean, who really intend to find a meaning in a firework show. Of course it didn't have any meaning. It was only a celebration. You should find a meaning somewhere else. A khusyu evening prayer, perhap.
"And why should we celebrate a new year? I mean, time changes in every second. What's the difference in a new year?"
Oh, my poor pesimistic husband, I think because they need a new good hope. We must be an optimist to live this crazy life. No?
Oh, I almost forget, tomorrow we'll move to a new apartment. The one that is near Didi's school, near the park, near the station, has a garage (although we don't have car, yet) and best of all, has a balcony.
Happy new year from Sydney!!!