Our New Year’s Day 2007
Every year, I always get prepared ahead of time and I buy sparklers (lusis) weeks before New Year’s Eve. But I’ve been too busy with overtime these past weeks and I forgot to buy them in advance. When I did my grocery shopping at Superstore last Saturday, they were out of stock of sparklers. My kids were disappointed when I told them that we might have to skip lighting sparklers on New Year’s Eve. I didn’t want to bum them out so before we went to church on Saturday night, we went to a nearby mall hoping we could find some sparklers. Luckily Zellers has some.
Unlike in the Philippines where there are noise-making and firecrackers everywhere, we just had a quiet one on New Year’s Eve. On Sunday night, I got busy in the kitchen preparing food for our media noche (midnight meal). I made peach tarts, not from scratch, but from this ready-to-bake tart shells and I added canned peach pie fillings. I was going to cook pancit (fried noodles) but the kids asked for chicken macaroni salad. I also made our traditional sotanghon (bean thread/rice vermiccelli)soup.
Speaking of tradition, my post New Year’s Eve traditions, which I wrote last year, has been getting a lot of hits this past week or so.
In the picture are: (clockwise from the top left) watermelon, cantaloupe, pink grapefruit, red anjou pears, granny smith apple, tomato, avocado, lemon, red globe grapes, pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, mandarin orange).
And yeah, we’ve had a 30 cm (about a foot) of snowfall on the night of December 30 and we woke up to this on New Year’s Eve.
More pictures of the snowfall next time.