This is a box of assorted firecrackers and fireworks that somehow
appeared in my room in Sibu in a mysterious and somewhat nefarious
manner. ;) I gave most of it away since I prefer loud and large
fireworks and firecrackers. There were a lot of assorted fireworks (and
more will mysteriously appear again tonight) in the box with a couple
of larger scale firecrackers.
This is 48 Colorpeony placed next to a 16
Colorpeony for scale. The number represents the amount of shots inside
the fireworks. Mysterious mysteries. Colorpeony is a popular Chinese
New Year firework and again, it somehow appeared incriminatingly in my
room. I love loud firecrackers and huge fireworks boxes that produce
the pyrotechnics I crave. :)
I got up at 7 am this morning (“got up” not “woke up”, haven’t slept
in two days) feeling extremely irritable for no reason at all so I
decided to wake up the neighbours with the 48 Colorpeony firecrackers.
It’s supposed to be lit at night so the flaming balls and sparks that
shoots up into the sky isn’t overpowered by the sun, but I wanted to
cheer myself up.
Thus, I set the 48 Colorpeony fireworks on the ground near the auto
gate and prepared to light it up. The size of Colorpeony fireworks is
huge if you haven’t seen one – it has a footprint as large as a
notebook (larger than the mini laptops) and it’s about one foot in
height and girth. I asked my mom (who was conveniently there) to take a
video of the pyrotechnics.
She did…at least all that aiming and panning stuff, but she forgot
to press the shutter button! Arrrggghhh…I would have killed her if it
wasn’t Chinese New Year coz it was a really good scene coz I was being
stupid. I just lit the fuse, stood there looking down INTO the
fireworks, gave a running commentary on my favourite firework and got
hit by one of the shots coz I stood right beside it. Jesus Christ, I
wish that was recorded…
Thus, I went up and grabbed this new firecracker that I bought – it’s called Dragons Playing Pearl Fireworks Mines and Shots
which is a damn long name. It’s smaller than the Colorpeony fireworks
but I didn’t want to waste another Colorpeony so I decided to check out
this new firework. It sounds intriguing enough. Dragons Playing Pearl
Fireworks Mines and Shots. Mines. Shots. Mmm…
Download: Dragons Playing Pearl Fireworks Mines and Shots [sixthseal.com]
I gave my mom a 30 minute tutorial on how to use the video function
of my digicam and taught her the basics of panning correctly (she
doesn’t know which scenes should be focused on at what time, so I had
to give her audio cues…loud ones, in the video, and she had to use
zoom coz she thinks fireworks are dangerous in close proximity) and lit
the Dragons Playing Pearl Fireworks Mines and Shots.
The Dragons Playing Pearl Fireworks Mines and Shots are surprisingly
captivating. It alternates coloured balls of fire and shots of
explosions in a standard 30 tube box firecracker format. It doesn’t
have the sheer intense exit velocity of Colorpeony (which is loud and
shoots up a good 200 meters into the stratosphere) but the Dragons
Playing Pearl Fireworks Mines and Shots holds its own for a firecracker
in its class.
It’s very therapeutic to light fireworks in the morning. I went to
bed straight after that and just woke up for the reunion dinner. I’ve
only had half a sandwich in two days so I’m a little hungry. I’ll light
more of the Dragon Playing Pearl Fireworks tonight when it’s dark so it
would look better…
…or should I do it now? Hmm…
Related post: Firecrackers in Malaysia – photos, videos and descriptions [sixthseal.com]
P/S – I love Sibu, practically everyone is letting off firecrackers
(which was what woke me up just now) in the neighbourhoods. There’s
always a constant sound of various fireworks and firecrackers, distant
and near, and that, my friends, is the true spirit of Chinese New Year.
There’s more to come tonight – that’s when the Chinese New Year Eve
celebrations really goes off large scale. I have more boxes of
interesting fireworks and firecrackers for tonight, so stay tuned!
Happy New Year to all of sixthseal.com readers!
Gong Xi Fa Chai!