It is 2 days before 2009 ends, and 2010 will surely come whether we like it or not. In most countries, New Year's Eve is being celebrated by with a lot of fireworks and lights display.
Here in the Philippines, making firecrackers is a big industry that products are being started to manufacture as early as January. It has been a tradition for the Filipinos to welcome the incoming year with loud firecrackers. The louder they are, the better. But of course, with the more accidents to expect.
No, I don't use them even when I was young as I still prefer to be safe while celebrating New Years Eve. After all, we can still welcome 2010 with a big bang in many enjoyable but fruitful ways.
We all know how hard this year was especially in terms of financial aspect, and the world economy prediction for 2010 tells us that it will not be better.
In addition, global warming is becoming a hot issue as well as climate change. The Copenhagen UN Climate Change conference was not really a complete success. And while pointing fingers is going on, time is running out.
I was just wondering though, if the world is really suffering from financial crisis. I have been selling different toys in the streets for almost 6 months, and I have observed that everything is still normal.
The malls has always full of people, and people still keeping spending money for vices and useless things. Garbage are everywhere, and no one really seems to care. Well, not unless you see a poster or banner of a candidate for 2010 reminding us to love our country.
Pirated DVDs are still rampant, and they are even selling the video of the Maguindanao Massacre. Street children and beggars are still everywhere, while some traffic enforcers and crook policemen are collecting money from drivers.
On the other hand, politicians still choose the ones who give honor to our country. Yes, the ones they know they get take advantage of. Some of them do not even understand the word delikadesa, while some wanted to look like a hero.
Ah, yes. I still have a lot to share but I have better things to do than just complaining about the ugly things around. I have a family to love, and a country to take care of.
And I know I can only achieve my goal if I welcome 2010 with a big bang.
If you understand what I am trying to say, then do your part.
Happy New Year!
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