My Chinese New Year Eve Diary


I usually let my fireworks stash dry out a bit to wring out any excessive moisture during sea transport or storage. I’m quite proud of my piece de resistance this year – it’s a 27 kg (60 pound) fireworks cake with 333 shots. This is a 1.3G display grade item and it was amazing! Here’s a video of my fireworks cache this year. I have some interesting items here.


Sanbanto Pork

Sending out the last of my Sanbanto pork jerky. These are gifts meant for friends and family – I don’t have much space so I could only bring back 14 packs. One of my friends in particular has been very kind to me – Cydney from Melbourne so I made sure to bring her one. She also brought back heaps of Adriano Zumbo Tim Tams for me.


Reunion Dinner

The reunion dinner commences with a bottle of wine! Here’s a photo of me with my dad and grandma. I had packed ang pows for them and got some from my uncles. My cousins came and we played a bit of Blackjack – changed the rules to casino style Blackjack rules so being the dealer, I didn’t lose as much this year. smirk


Cousins Waiting

My cousins came back to my house with several of my aunties to watch me let off my monster 27 kg fireworks cake. The neighbors were watching as well – one of them came up to me and asked me how much it was since it’s so ginormous. I also had another neighbor come and compliment me for turning my back from my wayward past (how she knew is a mystery to me).


Here’s where I let off my huge 27 kg fireworks cake – it took two people to haul it out since it’s more than a 0.62 x 0.59 meters in size. It’s beautiful, I wasn’t disappointed in the money I spent for this, check out the video above – this is a vertical take, I have a proper horizontal take (2 of them in fact – got one of my cousins to help me film) uploading.


This is what Sibu looks like at the stroke of midnight. I still haven’t let off all my fireworks so I’ll do the full roundup in a couple of days. I was quite happy with a fountain I got too, the colors were intense and I’m not usually impressed easily by fountains (prefer aerial repeaters) so it’s quite an interesting new item that I’m glad I bought on a whim. The video isn’t up yet due to slow broadband but you can see the item in the first video in this post.


Happy CNY 2015

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! 🙂

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15 thoughts on “My Chinese New Year Eve Diary”

    • Haha! I’m not sure if she is. 🙂

      I won’t be surprised though, there’s always heaps of people coming up and telling me about me blog. Thanks for the well wishes Vincent!

      Here’s wishing you and your loved ones good health and prosperity in the Year of the Goat!

    • Thanks mate! 🙂

      Yeah, this was a HUGE cake – so many people came out to see it, which is why you can hear the exclamations and comments in the background. Happy CNY to you too!

    • Always good to see you mate! 🙂

      Thanks for having me, loved the food in your house! Your noodles with prawns and Thai chilli sauce is particularly awesome and I loved your wife’s baked chicken wings too.

    • Happy CNY to you and your family! 🙂

      Me too! I always love fireworks! I like booking them in advance so I can get a new cake coming in straight from China and I like browsing the shops to see the new stock that if I’m interested, I’ll pick up at retail prices.

    • Thanks Hazel! 🙂

      Happy CNY to you and your loved ones!

      Yeah, this one is the pre-roundup, I just let off another big fireworks cake last night for my niece and nephews who just came back. I have one more to go before I finish filming and can do my annual fireworks roundup.


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