Stroke of Midnight in Hong Kong
Would you agree if I say nothing changes at the stroke of midnight?
So what, if the night brings in a new calendar year?
Why do people take annual vacations, plan parties and get together to welcome the start of a year?
How I see is that people want to welcome new hopes and good times in life. The warmer the welcome in presence of loved ones, the higher the euphoria to start life in the new year on a high note. There is also a clean slate in terms of organizing goals and setting priorities.
Personally, I also believe in this one thing at the start of a new year. It may sound funny but some voices in your head never cease to come up and this is one of many. I believe that what ever I do on the 1st of January, I would do throughout the year. I know it cannot happen but I try to eat my favorite food, talk to my family, stay positive and happy, read and write, click a picture and stay calm on day 1. Those are the few things I want to do every single day of the rest 364 days.
This time, not out of vacation but work, we had a chance to usher 2016 in our lives in Hong Kong. We fly back home on Sunday and not sure if we would come back again. This was the first time we were out of India and decided to go by the ‘tourist book’.
At 8 pm on December 31, 2015 with a small bag of light snacks, we headed to Victoria Harbor. We were lucky to find a spot with good view and quickly settled in to welcome 2016. There were shooting stars from 11 pm onward but the real show started at midnight.
I couldn’t stop smiling and was in awe with the spell these lights had cast. Those memories will stay not just through 2016 but always.
How did you welcome 2016?
P.S. You can watch the official video of the fireworks on YouTube.
P.P.S. None of the photos are filtered.
Posting for Daily Post’s – Stroke of Midnight prompt and here’s wishing you all a very Happy New Year. May there be happiness and food.