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Jan 18, 2014

Away from Home on 31 December, 2013

How does it feel like to be away from Singapore on 31 December 2013?  Its the last day of the year on New Year's  Eve.  New Year's Eve is a special day for memories and for hopes for everyone everywhere. The past and the future come together at midnight. Not surprisingly, emotions are as much a part of New Year's Eve as noisemakers and fireworks in Singapore and most other countries.

Watching the Countdown 2014 video at Marina Bay, the huge crowd of spectators who were mostly Singaporeans and the visitors and tourists from all over the world.  The colorful firework display was orchestrated and synchronised with soothing Chinese, Malay, Indian and international musical arrangement  ... the audience of young and old, Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans were mesmerised by the beautiful sound and sight, with the sky and the sea as the natural props and stage setting for an unforgettable evening for everyone to remember.  Goodbye to 2013 and Welcome Hello 2014!

This is the first time in 65 years when I was away from home on New Year's Eve and a new personal experience to me.  I couldn't be at two different places at the same time and was 1925.78 miles (3099.24 km) away in Taiwan on New Year's Eve.  Its kinda sentimental for me and missed  the Countdown at Marina Bay, Singapore or watching the annual grand event from TV at home.

Thanks to the courtesy of Failarmy for "Amazing Firework 2014 & Countdown in Singapore 2014" video uploaded to YouTube for everyone to view and to revive the memories of New Year's Eve on 31 December, 2013.
This is a Taiwanese version of "pohpiah" ...

The Luodong Night Market in Taiwan was very crowded, mostly with fashionable young Taiwanese.  This would be a favorite attraction for my "foodie blogger friends".  There were very few foreign tourists I noticed at the night market and Taiwan is a homogeneous country who are ethnic Chinese Taiwanese  who speak mainly Mandarin and local dialects. The favorite games stalls for the kids to enjoy the fun are the same everywhere. 

Taipei Fireworks 2014 | Taiwan New Year's Eve 2014 Amazing Show!!

Happy New Year 2014!  Same celebration with firework display at different locations, different styles!

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