I am giddy – like a little girl at Disney World – from the insanity of the Chinese and their fireworks! Seriously, it is INSANE.
At 7:20pm, I was waiting on a corner at an intersection less than a block from my apartment, looking down the streets there were fireworks going off (like 20ft in the air completely illegal in the US fireworks) within 20 yards of me in 3 out of 4 directions. People just light off fireworks on the side of major roads for HOURS. I had to walk UNDER fireworks to get where I was going – they were exploding 5 ft from me! (Note: never look UP at fireworks directly above you – burning ash in eyes would not be good!)
Now it is 10:30pm, the streets are already littered with debris and it only gets louder and louder. Can’t wait until midnight!! I’m eating this up!