Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The year 2013...

It was a beautiful evening on December 31, 2012.  I decided to follow the grand kids and their mom and dad to go and see the firework display at the KLCC. It is a normal occurrence every year where Malaysian from all walks of life would congregate at the front of the Petronas Twin Towers and the surrounding area to watch the countdown awaiting the arrival of the New Year. With my son in law driving I took it easy and enjoy the ride. It was just past eleven in the evening when we left the house. The traffic toward the KLCC from all sides of the city was already jammed with cars loaded with their family members to enjoy the ritual of ushering the New Year.  As we drove on I could see the iconic Petronas Twin Towers closer as we move toward it but due to the heavy traffic already on the road we just inch forward and just enjoy the trip. Eventually as we approach the towers from Jalan Tun Razak the traffics became slower and then stop altogether as we get nearer to the towers. 

Everyone got out of their cars and just move around looking at the clock on another building nearby ticking toward midnight. I too got out of the car follow by our eldest grandson. Then the rest of the family follow suit and we group for a photo take with the towers as our background. I then give my grandson my Nikon DSLR while I use the Cell phone camera to snap the happening around there.

The electronic clock shows ll:59PM and then Midnight struck. In a well coordinated timing the firework display start with a bang. Everyone roar to the excitement and with camera in every hand folks start taking picture of the colourful display of the firework. One after another the firework lightens up and colour the dark skyline in the colours of the rainbow; a magnificent sight indeed. For that moment in time the whole sky became sort of a fairyland in a magic kingdom. 

We are now in the New Year 2013. The year 2012 has gone for good. Where it goes is anybody guesses. Perhaps it would turn into stardust like everything else on planet earth when lifespan ended. The display went on for almost ten minutes and folks roar again and again until the last of firework end it display with a big bang ending the glorious show of the evening.

Then like ants folks move in unison and got into their cars and move on. We too got into the car. Our son in law then drove the car taking a route that he is familiar with and got us home at just after one in the morning. Ending our wonderful little adventure that start in the year 2012 and end in the year 2013. 

Scenes in this posting was snap up by our grandson. 

Have a nice day.


Temuk said...

I could see from those great pictures why you called the fireworks trip a wonderful little adventure.... a trip that had taken you "a year" to accomplish!

May you and all your loved ones have a very blessed 2013!

Al-Manar said...

2012 is now a history and so will 2013.

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, Thanks for the visit and sharing your valuable thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Well it was a long ride to cross from the year 2012 to 2013 and it could only be done during that very last hours and minutes of the year 2012. It was really a wonderful movement to me to be able to watch those precious moment in time with my kid, the son in law and their kids on such a historic day. It is not always one get to be there when history is made.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Al-Manar, thanks for the visit. Well the year 2012 is surely gone but 2013 is still here. If we could go back in time than it would be interesting if I could be there again on May 28, 2011 at Batu Rakit.

Have a nice day.

Taylor Hengen said...

Thanks for sharing this post..... Ending our wonderful little adventure that start in the year 2012 and end in the year 2013.
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Pak Idrus said...

Taylor Hengen, thanks for the visit.

Have a nice day.