Happy New Year 2011!
Another year has bid us goodbye. 2010 was one hell of year for me. Lots of hard work and plenty of drama. I can deal with another year leaving me behind but what I almost can’t believe is that a decade has also come and gone. That’s right, 10 years! Just the thought of it makes me feel rather old. When I heard it on the radio I went speechless for a little while and started to think about how I spent the last decade of my life.
2000… I just began high school.
2010… I’ve completed my first degree at university.
A lot has happened in between. Joy, excitement, tears, struggles, revelations.
Ok, I won’t get all sentimental in this post. I promise. I’ll leave that for next time!
Anyhoo, last night my family and I went to Shah Alam’s i-City to watch the fireworks show. None of us had ever been there since it opened this year and I heard there was going to be a new year's celebration event there so we thought, why not? The place was absolutely crowded and we stayed in our car mostly, which was just fine because we got to watch the fireworks from where we were. Can I just say that it was the most spectacular fireworks show I’ve ever seen in my life? It went on for 5 – 10 minutes. It was AMAZING ya’ll. The crowd ooh’ed and ahhh’ed the entire time and when it ended everyone clapped.
I’ve never been to a fireworks show where everybody clapped in the end. Maybe I don’t go out enough but I think many of those who went to i-City last night would agree that it was a very grand show. (Fireworks are very expensive in Malaysia)
So what is i-City? To be honest, I didn't have the slightest clue until I checked out its website. Malaysia is always coming up with some allegedly super advanced centre of technology and what not. But I was aware of its title as the City of Digital Lights. Apparently they have streets and restaurants filled with digital lights. We didn't have the chance to check out the entire i-City last night so we might go again sometime soon to see what the hype is all about.
But I just love their pretty trees that are made of digital lights. I felt like I was in Japan for a moment!
I hope everyone else had a good New Year's celebration. We arrived home at 2.30 a.m. because of the traffic jam. I wasn't grumbling because I know it would've been much worse in KL city centre. Once again, happy new year my lovelies! I have a feeling 2011 will be pretty exciting ;) InshaAllah!
By the way, what did you do for New Year's?
Check out The Guardian's photo gallery of how others celebrated.