Sunday, August 06, 2006

Watching Fireworks from Home

At about 6 p.m. yesterday, I was at the Promenade area of the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.

Yesterday was the debut of the Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006, and there would be fireworks displays at 9 p.m. I had initially wanted to watch the fireworks from the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. I had even found a relatively good place to sit and watch the fireworks. Since I was early, it would mean that I had to wait for three hours.

I decided that I could make the waiting time productive by working on music theory assignments. I sat down to work on two-parts writing.

It eventually proved to be inconducive to do my assignments at the Promenade. Across the distance, there was loud music being played from a stage located at the Merlion Park. Even ear plugs won't help reduce the noise level dramatically.

In the end, I decided to return home. The combination of noise and crowds is something that I could not bear sanely.

Thankfully, I live on a flat unit at least twenty-storeys above the ground. I waited near the window of my bedroom from about 8.55 p.m. At about 9 p.m., the night skies at a distance was lit up with beautiful fireworks. The fireworks looked beautiful.

While several other skyscrapers has stood in the way and hence I had an obstructed view of the fireworks, watching fireworks from home meant that I could catch a glimpse of the 15-minutes of beautiful fireworks away from the crowd and the noise.

I figure that I need respite from this world. Watching fireworks from home proved to be a good solution, for last night.

1 comment:

mistipurple said...

ah ya, i was working. missed it. :(