i'm not chinese, so every year, chinese new year passes without any fanfare. it's just another day with an excuse to wear red, eat round fruit, and buy lucky charms! but yesterday, i got an invite to manila hotel's festivities, so the hubby and i decided to go. it wasn't a formal affair, so i just wore red polka dots:
my CNY outfit: shirt by D&G, black jeans by marc by marc jacobs, wedges by forever 21, bag by kate spade. before midnight, everyone was made to go outside, get a balloon, write your wish on it, then face south east.
then at exactly 12 midnight, everyone was made to release the balloons.
hmmm this can't be good for the environment, can it...?
then there was a five-minute fireworks display.
speaking of fireworks, the bay area was pretty busy last night. aside from this event, katy perry was having a concert at the mall of asia concert grounds (heard she was two hours late) and there was a variety show and countdown at the quirino grandstand. roxas boulevard was full of people! then it was back into the hotel for the post-midnight auspicious buffet. but not before the tossing of the yu sheng salad.
may the year of the water dragon bring all of us good health, success in our careers, luck in romance, and prosperity!