I admit that I truly abhor the sound of explosion... you know, the BOOOM sound. Yeah, and I hate it whenever the sound waves hit my ears. It hurt a lot... and scares the hell out of me too! I don't blame myself for being like that. For twelve years, I have not seen a firecracker show or whatsoever due to the total firecracker ban in Davao. I have always wanted to see one for years. Talking about being deprived. Hi hi hi.
This year, I did not expect that I'd watch such magnificent lightkaboom show! It almost brought me to tears, like srsly.
My original plan was to meet my classmates at MOA. We got complimentary passes to Regine V. et. al's concert at Arena. I am not a big fan of Regine and her talented BFFs, pero wala lang, just for experience lang din! And besides, the ticket's free, so why waste such opportunity, right? Around 5:30 in the afternoon, I decided to chill out at CBTL, however one has to reserve a seat since the coffee shop offers a vantage view of the Pyrolympics. I asked for the price. Php 500 per head, consumable. I was like, "grabe ang mahal naman (PS: I am kuripot)". So I made a lame excuse that I'll just call my friends and come back later. The CBTL staff smiled.
MOA's infested with millions of people, I even got a super swarm zombie badge at Foursquare for checking in at MOA harharhar. Eventually, I got tired of swimming through the crowd, so I went back to CBTL. I feel like a salmon that time. LOL
So I paid for the reservation, ordered 500 pesos worth of whatever good stuff that CBTL could offer to me and took a sit. After some time, the waiter asked if I am with my friends. I told him I was alone and he can take the chairs in front of me. He even quipped, "Ba't kayo mag-isa ngayon sir?" (Why are you alone, sir?). He even wore this 'insulting' smile. We're not even close, for Pete's sake. I just gave him a smile, and after he turned his back, I rolled my eyes for like five or six times sa sobrang inis. Yes, five or six times. I even remembered that my head hurt a bit after doing that amazing feat. Oh, diba!
ANYWAY, the order didn't come up for almost an hour; my patience meter was starting to get critically low. Add the fact that the wi-fi's wonky that time. I told myself, "this shit should be WORTH IT". Finally, my order came up and as I was eating my bagel, I heard a loud boom. BOOOOM! My heart skipped three and three fourth beats. I really HATE that feeling, you know. Patikim lang pala yun. I eventually got used to it and waited for China!
Finally, the show's about to start. My jaw literally dropped after seeing those beautiful lights. It's like watching a 3D cinema or IMAX. My hair rose and I got teary eyed because it was SOOOOO beautiful. Everyone was stunned and I believed they felt the same way too! I lost my sense of time and I did not realize that China's show was over. Everyone cheered and gave a thunderous applause. China deserved it. And for Australia, it was equally beautiful. Both were synchronized to their musical score.
Indeed, spending 500 bucks was really worth it. I feel I was like a kid again. Seeing the beautiful show made me realize that life is full of wonderful surprises. You know, no matter how shitty your life is, at the end of the day, beautiful things are bound to happen. You just have to wait.
Patience is indeed a virtue.
PS: I used my iPad 3 for taking these photos.