Thank goodness it's Chap Goh Mei! It's been more than two-weeks that my family have been bombarded by loud noises in the wee hours of the morning
If you stay in this `cina' Cheras area of my neighbourhood.. you'll be so sick of fireworks and firecrackers no matter how beautiful the former could be..
The climaxes of the noise pollution was on the 8th day of CNY - the Hokkien's `Bai Tin Kong' (worship the Sky God) day. Yes, you guess it.. the majority of the people around are Hokkien so that was a BIG day for them..
Actually I thought CNY eve was bad enough.. from after dinner till 3am at least, there were non stop of firecrackers and fireworks erupting near and slightly away... Looks like all my neighbours were too rich and loved to burn (pun intended) their money away!!
Then came the almost crazy and frantic night of the 8th day - a Sunday. Fortunately I am not working.. I pity those who have to get up early for work on the next day. These Hokkien landlords have no regards whatsoever for their neighbours, as tradition, religion and culture would over rule everything else..
I forgot to mention that we suffer not just noise but air pollution too. On top of the firecrackers and fireworks which already gave out enough smoke, almost all the houses were burning paper money and big joss sticks.. so if you walk into outdoor, you would get choked!
My poor dogs, especially Jojo had to suffer in this month of CNY... :(
Well, looking at the bright side, we just have to endure for less than 24 hours more. It's already Chap Goh Mei and I can foresee a big round of `explosions' on Sunday night itself. Even now they have started.. a few minutes of fireworks display had just taken place just opposite us.
But, if they know how to stick to the time, all shall be quiet after 12 midnite - barely 22 hours more. Well, at least I hope so..