Sunday, August 12, 2012

Falling Stars

This photo was taken from our terrace last September 2011,
as we were watching the festival of hot air balloons.

How many falling stars did you see last night? 

As soon as he read the news, my husband announced that we could catch the falling stars late last night. Although to save the girls from disappointment, he told the girls that the best time to see them would be between 1-4 a.m.

Would that stop my girls? Of course not. Despite being tired from partying that night at the city's Kerwe (city festival); we all retired in the terrace, with our favorite drinks. My girls with their vanilla green tea, my husband's weizenbier, and my radler. 

It's nine o' clock but the sun is still shining, and the girls were restless and a bit sleepy. Good thing we could see a lot of activities from our perch. And then a surprise, fireworks!

We were enjoying the fireworks when we saw our first falling star of the night. The family saw the falling star all at the same time! And we shouted almost in chorus, 'make a wish!'

What a priceless experience. MC run inside, she gave action to my thoughts, she wanted to record the experience, up to the exact time. She run back to the terrace and announced, 'the falling star came at 10:14 p.m.; I will write that down in my diary!'

The thing is, if there's no fireworks -- all of us would be looking at different directions. The fireworks gave us the gift of catching the falling star together. It was a great bonding moment. As for the wishes? We are not supposed to tell, or else they won't come true, right?

Afterwards, I saw another two. MC saw a total of five falling stars. She stayed out a little longer with her father; who didn't see any falling stars anymore. I would say, he is already sleeping with eyes open :-)

I had to leave them because IC, who is already very sleepy, decided one falling star is enough as she has chosen the bestest wish of all times. IC and I cuddled in her bed until she fell asleep.

Meanwhile, MC wanted to stay out longer but her Papa told her, 'you should be glad to see five fallings stars in one night. I am older than you and yet, this is the first time that I could really say I saw a real falling star!'

Twinkle, twinkle, falling stars...


The girls are still accepting donations to fund their balikbayan boxes meant for the flood victims in Malibay, Pasay City, Philippines. Thanks!

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