I was kept awake for the whole night yesterday because some idiots were letting off firecrackers in the middle of the night. And for someone who would wake at the slightest knock on the door, this whole issue was extremely irritating. I was fuming mad, tossing and turning on my bed, unable to sleep and was extremely close to calling the police (not that they will actually do anything, but I was also hoping that someone else would call them and fine all these idiots)
It was the 8th day of the lunar month, and the 9th day is usually celebrated in a grand style by the Hokkiens. To them, the 9th day is the day they welcome the ‘Tien Gong’ – and it is supposedly more important than CNY eve and the 1st day of CNY itself.
Anyway, since the 9th day actually ‘arrives’ only at the stroke of midnight on the 8th day, their grand celebrations only start the hour when working people are sleeping soundly. And there they went, those idiots who have no absolute consideration for others (or the law – becos they were letting off banned stuff) happily ‘celebrating’ away till almost 1.30am.
I wouldn’t really mind if they were doing this on CNY eve cos every one will be on holiday the following day, but they were actually doing this in the middle of the working week. Thank God I am on the afternoon shift else I will be in at work extremely pissed off and edgy. How could some people be so inconsiderate, I do not know. And some of these neighbours of mine even have children celebrating together. Aren’t they suppose to go to school the next day? And for heaven’s sake, if they are not working, I AM !!