All of these dramatic display of emotion happened on 31st Dec 2009.
The subject was: New Year's Eve firework at the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Brad and I started this campaign (since Christmas) to persuade Mama to take us to the city on new year's eve. So that we could watch the much talked about firework up close. Mama was reluctant as it was expected that 1.5 million people would throng the city.
"Can you imagine the traffic jam? I'm not going to do it even if you pay me a million dollars," she said.
Whoa! So we retreated.
There was compensation though. Mama had invited some friends over to watch the firework. Huh? Guess what, from our own balcony.
Would be a good chance for me to show off my photography skills, eh? Mama's new toy has a powerful zoom lens. Purrrfect!
Brad was super excited. Aunty Z helped him put on a party hat - with firework motif. How appropriate.
Aunty Z and Aunty If came with their respective families. A friend of Uncle Is, Uncle N also came with his wife and parents. So we had a full house.
What we could see from the balcony. The city skyline ablaze with firework.
The firework didn't just go off at midnight. There was the Family Firework at 9pm as well as live telecast on Channel 9. Nearer to midnight, firework also went off all over Sydney, not just the Harbour Bridge area. And we could see them all from our balcony. It was indeed a cacophony of sound and colours.
A closer look.
The crown-like shaped firework is the bridge.
This one's nearer to home, either Mascot or Brighton Le Sands.
Another one closer to home - we guess this one was in Canterbury.
What's a party without food, eh?
Mama prepared some food too. Yeah, all those firework watching makes us hungry too. The menu: Mee Bandung a la Sydney, and Spaghetti Bolognese. Aunty Z brought curry puffs and vaday. Aunty If brought Lebanese sweets and baklava for dessert. Uncle N brought muruku mix for snack.
Some of the guests at our party.
A bowl of Mee Bandung a la Sydney.... yummy!!!
As the party finished way past midnight, everyone decided to sleep over. Yahoo! We had a slumber party too! Oh, there was also a breakfast party the next day. A late one as everybody woke up late.