Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!


This is the New Year party my friends, family and myself went to celebrate the New Year. The Makati City government organizes the countdown party every year. It used to be held at the intersection of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas but for the past 3 years or so, the party had been happening at the Ayala and Makati Avenue intersection. Local bands provided the entertainment and ABS-CBN covered the event. There were booths where food and drinks were sold. Vendors walked around selling beer and soda in cans. Makati hotels had their own booths for their guests. Mimes and dancers spiced up the crowd of merry-makers, and fireworks lighted up the skies when the clock struck 12 midnight.

It was drizzling the whole night. Some people brought umbrellas, and I wore a hoodie but a lot of revelers braved the light rain. Families gathered, friends bonding, tourists dancing while drinking beer. I always enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the New Year's party where people gather to have fun, forget our troubles and differences for a while to celebrate the New Year, the proverbial chance to start anew. It's a symbolic gesture to express our hope for the coming year, and our faith that whatever happens in 2009, we'd be able to persevere.

Here's to a New Year of renewed hope and strength for the challenges ahead! Rock on!




7 comments:

bertN said...

Puede na bang uminom ng beer ngayon sa kalye? Para palang Vegas na!

luna miranda said...

marami ang nagbe-beer during street parties. even at the ati-atihan in kalibo and sinulog in cebu, i saw people drinking beer while dancing.:D in fact, at the New Year's party, there was a group sa tabi namin na may dala pang isang shopping bag na puno ng beer. medyo mahal kasi kung sa vendor ka bibili. nag-evolve na rin ang mga Pinoy (hehe).

Panaderos said...

Ok ito! Mas gusto ko ang New Year's celebration diyan kasi may firewporks na, hindi pa maginaw! Rock on talaga! :D

Photo Cache said...

Here's wishing you a rocking new year.

luna miranda said...

papawisan ka talaga dito, Panaderos...kahit umaambon pa!:D fireworks din ang habol ko, unfortunately, i was too slow in adjusting my camera.:(

luna miranda said...

same to you, Photo Cache! :D

Dennis Villegas said...

Happy Happy New Year Luna!!!