Boom, we did it again!

@xtedax (110)
Quezon City, Philippines
January 4, 2016 7:46am CST
Yep, it's like Britney's hit song "Oops, I did it again", people still went ahead and celebrated New Year's Eve dangerously. It's OK to light fireworks, but doing it while under the influence of alcohol will definitely take you to a situation you wouldn't want to be into. Also, police have already issued a list of prohibited fireworks and still, people went ahead and bought them. It's a good thing that the number of casualties this New Year's celebration was less than the previous year. Maybe it's because of stricter policies and higher costs of fireworks. How about you guys, did you celebrate New Year with a bang?
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
4 Jan 16
NO bangs and where I live no fireworks could be hear.
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@xtedax (110)
• Quezon City, Philippines
5 Jan 16
I guess that's nice. We've known to have a loud New Year's Celebration, I guess it's a refreshing change to have a quiet, safe, no-fireworks New Year.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
5 Jan 16
@xtedax I no longer like the loud New Year's celebration for me the nice and quiet is now the norm.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
4 Jan 16
Celebration and music is part of the New Year. But safety should come first.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
4 Jan 16
@xtedax that is good advice specially for children.
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
Our city has a spectacular show with music and fireworks, yet individuals also let of fireworks at home.
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@xtedax (110)
• Quezon City, Philippines
4 Jan 16
I sure wish that's how we celebrate New Year here. Just let assigned people provide some sort of spectacular fireworks display at designated areas and then people should just watch and enjoy from a distance.
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
@xtedax Come to Niagara Falls Canada for New Years - You will enjoy it.
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@xtedax (110)
• Quezon City, Philippines
5 Jan 16
@pgiblett Thanks for the invite! I sure will when I get the chance! I have relatives there in Canada, maybe we can stay at their place and then visit Niagara Falls.
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
It is illegal to buy or sell fireworks in Australia but many of the capital cities and major towns put on firework displays on special occasions. There were many injuries and accidents with fireworks when I was little before they bought in the bans.
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@xtedax (110)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Jan 16
I sure hope that kind of law be implemented here in my country. We could definitely use it. With all these accidents involving fireworks, some are really gruesome, I'm surprised people still buy powerful fireworks that could cause them real harm.
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 16
I didn't celebrate New Year, and I am glad I didn't hear much of fireworks in my neighborhood on new year eve, so I got to sleep well throughout the whole night. I guess some people just didn't learn from the mistakes and still like to take the risks and think they will be fine.
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@xtedax (110)
• Quezon City, Philippines
4 Jan 16
Well, when I was still single, I wished that New Year's Eve would be over since I needed to sleep so bad. I was a call center agent back in the days and we didn't have holiday offs.
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
11 Jan 16
@xtedax Yes, when we really need to sleep, we wish for silence. I agree with celebration, but hopefully it will not be too noisy until too late. Sometimes the fireworks here happened from 10pm to 2am!
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 16
No, I stayed in but could hear the fireworks outside.
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@xtedax (110)
• Quezon City, Philippines
4 Jan 16
Same thing we did since my little daughter is scared of fireworks. Also, we are afraid of stray bullets that might come falling down the sky. We just watched from the windows and the TV.
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