Filipinos are fond of welcoming the New Year with firecrackers without any doubt of spending big amount of money just to make a large amount of noise and to see the beautiful lights it creates. I always want to make noise during New Year's Eve in my belief that it would send the bad spirits and bad luck away but I'd rather make noise through the use of some musical instruments or even just the use of kitchen utensils.
Last year, there were almost 450 reported cases of injuries and some were hit by strayed bullets. It’s good to welcome the coming year with complete set of fingers and be not physically hurt.
Let's be more careful and be safe as we welcome another prosperous New Year.