Monday, February 8, 2010

Colourful shooting stars

When I was about 8 or 9 years old, during Chinese New Year, my father would buy many types of fireworks. My favourite firework is the Roman Candle that shoots flaming colourful stars into the sky, one at a time.
As we were young, we were afraid of the sparks so while my father went to the garden to light up the Roman candle, we would hide safely behind the window, waiting in trepidation for the colourful display of sparkling and dancing stars.

Then we would watch in wonder and awe as each star shoots out of the tube and arcs through the dark sky leaving a colourful trail behind it. We would also count the shooting stars as there would be a pause between each shot.

There was one time, the Roman candle fell on its side and shot flaming balls into our house. The flaming balls hit the walls and ricochet off them making it seemed like the flames were everywhere. It was such a terrifying moment. We jumped onto the sofa and screamed our heads off. Luckily our house was not burned down.

Remembering this incident, I can understand why consumer fireworks are banned. Worldwide, there have been many injuries and fires caused by fireworks. So although fireworks leave me with many happy and memorable memories, I have not bought any fireworks. Come to think of it, I have also never lighted any fireworks till now and I do not intend to do so in the future.


  1. Hey Mun, didn't know that you have got talent for drawing! Nicely illustrated...:)

  2. yeah... hehehehe.... very cute illustration!

  3. did you draw them? So illustrative!

  4. Thanks ladies! Yes, I drew them. I was just trying out my new Wacom Bamboo Fun device with Microsoft Paint. :)

  5. BWAHAHAHA! Nice illustrations, but can be improved lar Mun! :p Well, good enough though.

    Ohya, the last sentence...

    "Come to think of it, I have also never lighted any fireworks till now and I do not intend to do so in the future."

    No need do so in the future, as people will light up for you. You just order and pay them to do so mah...HAHAH!

    Gong Hei Fatt Choy! =)

  6. Hello Connie, thanks for dropping by my blog. 请多多指教! :) Pay people to light up fireworks for you? Wah, you must be so rich! ;)

    Gong Xi Fa Chai!

  7. I know exactly which Bamboo you have. I have ordered one too...but for the office...hahaha...

    I don't really miss firecrackers during CNY as I don't really like the loud sound. Make my 'daughter (aka doggy)' scared and running into the house. Hehe!

  8. Oh..forgot...Happy Chinese New Year to you and family...please keep us entertain even though it's holiday...hahaha...

  9. Hi Jennifer, Happy Chinese New Year to you and family too! Enjoy yourself! :)