…booming…


The Philippines marked today the 115 anniversary of the death of icon Jose Rizal and typhoon Sendong’s death toll may reach 3,000, but the lights were still shining brightly in the malls as some Filipinos did their post holiday mall crawl to look for the after Christmas reduced prices…

I was tempted…while Santa hung around for more still photos with the family…

All week there was news repeated on all the media channels about the potential danger of civilian casualties resulting from use of illegal fireworks, and then I noticed this in the distance and wondered what these arriving passengers were thinking on their approach to Manila and NAIA…

Later in the evening, the skyline lit up with the illumination from a more controlled fireworks display, and I began the countdown of what was about to come in the next few days as New Year celebrations fast approached…

Nice scenery for now – in a few days even this scene may be obscured with a thick cloud of gunpowder – I’ve been in the middle of it twice before. We’ll just have to wait and see…

Happy New Year!

Until next time!

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