Happy New Year!

Selamat tahun baru!

We had a very nice night at home to celebrate the new year. We made homemade toaster oven pizza, drank far too much wine, enjoyed good company, and we were treated to a free fireworks show from our balcony.

It turns out that Indonesians love their fireworks. I think we were the only household in the city who didn’t set off our own display. The whole horizon was lit up for almost an hour. It was intense and beautiful!

This was a snow play area in the mall we visited yesterday. But the snow was more like slushy ice, and it was pretty gross. Oh yeah, and it cost SIX DOLLARS to play in it.
This was a snow play area in the mall we visited yesterday. But the snow was more like slushy ice, and it was pretty gross. Oh yeah, and it cost SIX DOLLARS to play in it.
Our friend brought over some sugar so we could predict the future in the Finnish tradition.
Our friend brought over some sugar so we could predict the future in the Finnish tradition.
You melt the sugar and then pour it into a bucket. The resulting shape then tells you something about your future.
You melt the sugar and then pour it into a bucket. The resulting shape then tells you something about your future.
Too bad we did something wrong, and this was the only shape that survived the process.
Too bad we did something wrong, and this was the only shape that survived the process.
So I guess most of us are going to die... or get married. I'm not sure.
So I guess most of us are going to die… or get married. I’m not sure.
We watched the telecast of the Sydney fireworks.
We watched the telecast of the Sydney fireworks.
Then we watched the live neighbourhood fireworks from the balcony. This was around when I lost my wedding ring over the edge. So maybe our future prediction was true after all...
Then we watched the live neighbourhood fireworks from the balcony. This was around when I lost my wedding ring over the edge. So maybe our future prediction was true after all…
Champagne!
Champagne!
Obviously fireworks are hard to capture on an iPhone, but I tried my best...
Obviously fireworks are hard to capture on an iPhone, but I tried my best…
Fireworks 2
Fireworks 2
Fireworks 3
Fireworks 3
Fireworks 4
Fireworks 4
Fireworks 5
Fireworks 5
Fireworks 6
Fireworks 6

Best wishes to everyone for the new year!

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