We usually have Media Noche or New Year’s eve dinner earlier, after New Year’s Eve mass, so we could watch the fireworks at our terrace or at our rooftop. The good ones get lit up starting at around 10PM. It’s a bit tame this year, unlike last year when there were fireworks which went off over our heads. Only kwitis exploded over us this year and we had to make sure we weren’t hit by the sticks that flew with them. The fireworks were mostly far from where we were.
After the show died down, we ensconced ourselves in the living room, mugs of coffee and the Krispy Kreme doughnuts warming us. After all, it had been quite cold outside. I like my doughnuts with chewy toppings so New York Cheese Cake, Snickers, Caramel Kreme Crunch, Cookies and Kreme and Oreo do it for me. Original Glaze is fine as well. I just don’t get the Kitkat Doughnut, with the Kitkat sticking out. And I happen to like Kitkats (They placed commercials on The X-Files when it was being shown here. Both in the original run at RPN9 and the reruns on AXN Beyond.) .
The doughnuts were supposed to represent something sticky. At least the doughnuts’ sweet frosting clung to our fingers. It’s a superstitious belief, having something sticky will keep the family together.
Also, they did say having anything round for New Year’s Eve is lucky or would bring monetary luck. Round being the shape of coins. I hope they meant gold coins since coins nowadays would hardly get you anything. We still got 12 kinds of fruits for good measure and refrained from having chicken dishes. Another local superstition. Chickens are believed to be “isang kahig, isang tuka”, a situation wherein the compensation for the work that you do is just enough to get you by. We mostly had fish and seafood. Hmm, no wonder I tend to be crabby at times.
Today is the Feast of Epiphany and of the Three Kings, the last day of the Philippine Christmas season. Happy New Year every one. Hope this year brings you lots of opportunities to be happy .