It was wonderful as i enjoyed the show early this morning to have kids around me, ooh-ing and ahh-ing loudly! Then, they started to describe the patterns the fireworks made - "Saturn", "heart", "carrot"... Carrot????. :-)
I've had had some wonderful fireworks memories. We were there when Tower Bridge celebrated it's centenary. We were there wif our old film cameras, snapping away like crazy, ooh-ing and ahh-ing along wif the crowd. To our dismay, none of our photos came out nice at all!!! LOL.
Then there was the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in M'sia in 1998. We left early to beat the crowd and as we were making our way away from the stadium, the fireworks started exploding just above us! :-) Yes, i was wif a girl at that time! ;-)
Another was flying back from Paris to London - i complete forgot that it was Guy Fawkes day until the pilot announced it and told us to look out of our windows. It was the first time i've seen a fireworks display from above - the top view!!! Cool.
The latest was on the last nite of our stay in Romania. Talmaciu - where we stayed - was having a special celebration that weekend and they ended off the weekend fair with a display of fireworks. As we stayed just a stone's throw away from the fair, we had a wonderful front-seat view of the display, just outside the dining hall window.
I guess a fireworks display is a lot like life - we just dun seem to have it often enuf; and when it happens, it takes our breath away; and when it ends, it feels like it's gone too fast. Like a mate said to me last year as i was dreading the day me mates and i part ways, "But dont u be sad la. At least u enjoyed a brief explosion of friendship rather than it trickle n die a slow death. Like fireworks, u love it while it lasts, wish it could be longer, then wait 4 the next occasion."
The grand finale - a huge gigantic heart-shaped explosion! Just to get an idea how big it was, if you look at the bottom left corner, you'd see part of one of the famous Putrajaya bridges. And the leave-shaped thingies on the top left of the "heart" is just the shadow from an overhanging tree branch.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
*The title track from her5th album, it did not do as well as her previous one, tho.