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Happy New year! A story with presents and fireworks.

Blog 16 week 4 of December

Greetings all reader and Happy New Year! Another year is now upon us and with it hopefully a continuation of a good life and an improvement of life all over the globe. Welcome back to CK@C Blog, last one of December and New Years edition. In this blog, I will be talking about Christmas and New years in Canada as I experienced it.

First of all, Christmas. Christmas is a Christian celebration where people all over the globe celebrate together by giving each other gifts. On the 25th of December, Christmas day, I woke up around 8.00 to the sound of everybody already in the living room. When I walked up there, everyone is assembled there. Under the Christmas tree lies a lot of gifts, from the very plain, large box to a small wrapping covered in ribbons. My host mother then start picking up each presents, read out the names, and give all the presents to the recipients. It was a great time seeing what everybody gets and getting excited for them while they unwrap it, presents ranging from simple book to electronics unfurled before everyone eyes. Then it was my turn, and I got my present. What do you do first? You shake it and try to guess what it is, then I begin to unwrap it carefully and removing the duck-tape piece by piece. But as time goes on, I just went ahead and rip the paper apart, revealing my present, a book on chemistry. After that I got a few more presents, each with different wrapping style and in the end, I got a book, a shirt, a sweater, water bottle, and a pair of socks. Those are great, especially the book which is scientific in nature

Next was New years, this one is less exciting than Christmas. On the 31 of December, I went to the living room to see the fireworks at around 23.30. When I am up there, I found out that only my host mother remains while everyone else either went to bed or went outside to party. So I sit, and waited for midnight. After a while, at 23.59, I got up and the walked to the window to see outside further out beyond the trees. After a while of straing into the darkness, my host pointed out a dot in the sky, exclaiming “Fireworks!” After that, a few more dots appear and some are close enough to make out the outlines. As it turns out, quite regrettably, we are so far away from civilization that the only fireworks being lit was so far away that it was nothing but a dot in the sky when we see it. I also heard some gunshot sounds too, apparently some people shoot their gun on New years day to welcome a new year. Anyway, that is how my countdown and fireworks watching go and, to be honest, it was pretty mediocre and regrettable experience. At least the night was quiet and I had a good sleep afterwards.

So, that's the end of some points from my Christmas and New years experience. I hope you enjoyed this blog and see you next time, thank you for reading.

Posted by campnarakol 02:39 Archived in Canada

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