Well, I mean it in two ways: 1.) People loving each other, actually warmer meant warm welcome of the year, and 2.) Global warming kicking in so much faster because of fireworks. I am totally cool with enjoying, but I want to live in a cooler place. #callmetheNewYearScroogeifyouwant
My family has quit fireworks during New Year’s celebration primarily because of the hassle it brings – procurement, set up, and clean up. But as far as I am concerned, I prefer to save the environment, and that is my reason, if you may. At any rate however, I really had fun watching (and documenting) how crazy my family was using anything that creates noise (i.e. pans, lids, coins, torotot, tambourines.)
It’s anything that we find in the kitchen, old toys, or cheap small trumpets called torotot bought in the streets (if you’re Filipino you might know the double meaning about this, wala lang :P) It is still fun making noise, driving bad spirits away in New Year’s Day with anything that can make noise! The money we spent on fireworks in the past, we use now for the food. Why not fill the stomach with gastronomic delights, and not the airway with soot? Okay, that was kinda exxage, but seriously…
Even if global warming is true or not (’cause up to now, there are still doubters) let us care for our environment. Let us help in our little ways to help preserve Earth for the future generation. Earth is a warmer place to live in after yesterday’s festivities, and it’s not getting any younger. So let us start to care for it, not tomorrow, not next month, or year — but NOW. I am proud that my family contributes to this in one way or another.
There goes the first Jonver David lecture/rant on saving the environment. Kinda serious for the first post of the year, but I really feel the need for it.
Anyway. My family wishes to extend their greetings to you — a happy new year to all of us! May our 2011 be prosperous, meaningful, and blessed! God bless the Philippines! God bless everyone!
P.S. Gawd, my leeeeeeegs! There goes New Year’s Resolution No. 1!