Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve 2013 Rituals

Welcome 2014! This is going to be our year :-)

And as usual, we celebrated our New Year's Eve with out traditional rituals: a mixure of Philippine and German traditions. (See photos)

Watching 'Dinner for One'
On the table are things that are supposed to bring us luck:
13 rounded fruits, a Bleigissen kit, table fireworks, pig-shaped marzipan treats, ladybug chocolates.

Of course, raclette for dinner, composed of assorted cheese, meat and seafood, bread and chopped veggies.
 There's Sekt and kiddie red and white wine for the girls.
IC's rirtual, teasing Rikki so she won't get bored and to keep her from going crazy due to the noise outside :-)
My girls trying out some of the fireworks ahead of New Year's Eve.
Bleigiessen afterwards.
We were up until 3 a.m. though how I managed to keep up with my family, I don't know. All I know is that this year, I stayed inside the house with the guise of keeping the dog company during the explosion of fireworks. Thing is, I wanted to watch the fireworks from the top our balcony. And wow, it was something else. Sorry, I wasn't able to take photos, but I assure you, I got an exclusive view on how the world exploded in color. Real cool!

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