Saturday, October 17, 2009

Festive Lights And Firecrackers


It's actually a public holiday here for the Hindus who are celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights but judging by the atmosphere, you probably couldn't tell, save for last night when the house opposite me decided to blast firecrackers (which are banned here mind you) at 12.00 am sharp and jolt the entire neigbourhood awake.

Wifey jumped out of bed with Pebbles scurrying out from under the bed in fear and jumped up on the bed into wifeys lap. Now I'm not against celebrations in fact I enjoy celebrations but I thought they went about it for way too long, close to an hour of firecrackers and whatnot's with children screaming and I mean really screaming at the top of their lungs.

Both wifey and me basically couldn't fall asleep after that with Pebbles snugly hiding out under my pillow every time a firecracker exploded which lasted for an hour. I wonder just where the heck they got all those supposedly banned firecrackers from. Maybe some video surveillance equipment would help find the culprits who sell these stuff!

But all that aside in the spirit of celebration and all, I would like to wish all my Hindu friends a very happy Deepavali :D I was supposed to go for an open house, well more like an open restaurant today but had to cancel cos I was not up to it. It's something my good buddy and me do every year.

This restaurant called Sri Paandi which we used to frequent every day and night at one time always has this open house breakfast for all its customers on Deepavali morning and we've never failed to go every year. I just wasn't up to it this year though.

But my buddy was there for breakfast yesterday and got an invite from the owner for us to attend his personal open house tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll be sure to take loads of pictures of the incredibly good food that I'm sure will be on hand at the open house :D

Till then, hope you all are having a blast of a weekend :D
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22 comments:

  1. Do you celebrate Diwali as well Nick?
    Happu Diwali to you too.
    So far, didn't hear any firecrackers around here. Dunno about tomorrow though.

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  2. Firecrackers after midnight? That's very inconsiderate!

    Hope u'll post some pix of the food from the open house :)

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  3. Happy Diwali to you Nick & wifey :D Tomorrow is still good for open house.. esp the personal home of the Sri Paandi boss.. that sounds like a better deal :)

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  4. So do you celebrate Deepavali? How come this year so many firecrackers were set off? I thought they were banned!

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  5. I was really irritated last night when I was awaken several times by firecrackers blasting. And it was way past midnight - I think almost close to 1am!

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  6. Happy Deepavali to you and your family Nick. Boy you must have been feeling bad to pass up all that food at the open house. Hope you feel better now.

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  7. Someone left a Happy Diwali greeting and I had no idea what it was all about until I read this post of yours. So it's the Hindus' celebration. I might as well wish them all a Happy Deepavali. :-)

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  8. Carol - I'm a true blue Christmas celebrating person ... hehehe!

    Lucky you, both wifey and me (and Pebble) practically had to put up with it almost all night long!

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  9. Soulie - Yes, I thought it was too.

    See la, if I not too shy, I'll take loads of pictures, if not one or two only la ... hehehe!

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  10. Anny - Happy Deepavali to you too :D Yes, the open house of the owner is an even better deal :D

    And urrmmm, you haven't gone to Uncle Samy's house yet ah? LOL!

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  11. Anny - I'll try la if I'm not too shy ... hehehe!

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  12. Foong - Nope, I'm a Christmas celebrating person but I do enjoy everyone's festival.

    And yes, I thought firecrackers were banned too. Shows you just how good the enforcement is ...

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  13. Foong - Same here. And it lasted for hours. I wouldn't have been pissed if it was for a short while but it went on and on and on and on ...

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  14. Gypsy - LOL! Yeah, you don't normally find me turning down free food!

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  15. Wuah an hour of firecrackers. LOL. Yeah I'm wondering the same thing, where did they get it? I know somebody selling it, even the ones they use for Merdeka celebrations. Crazy @_@"""

    But everything is awfully quiet this year XD

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  16. That night was a riot of noise...thanks to the fireworks. Heard someone's car alarm went off due to the explosive sound.

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  17. Maslight - An hour or more la ... I don't even remember anymore. Yeah, if I get my hands on the guy selling it, I'll let Pebbles loose on them ... LOL!

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  18. Mei Teng - Thank god no ones car alarm went off. That would have added to the cacophony of noise!

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  19. Happy Diwali to you and your family!

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