Goodbye 2013

Another year has come to an end. Yes, it seems as if it was yesterday that the year 2013 started. Yet, here we are celebrating or welcoming the year 2014. 

Unlike the previous years, this year the capital city of Male' embraced the new year with live music and fire works. Nope, I didn't go to Alimas Ufaa Carnival but I went out with my husband at about ten thirty. As I came out of the house, the first thing I heard was loud shrieks. I thought a girl must seen a cockroach or something but then the noise seem to get louder. 

And then I saw a lorry approach and there were three girls and  a young man in it. They were giggling like made and one girl was laughing so hard that she was holding on to her tummy. They looked happy...well MAD sort of happy. I was looking at them wondering why they were screaming and going for a ride in a lorry late at night! Just then the guy saw me looking at them and he said something and two of the girls looked at me and you wont believe what they did next.

Well, not they, the GUY! He was trying to control his laughter and then he screamed like a GIRL. Yes, just like a girl. You know those screams you hear in Aminiya School when a wasp enter a class room! Yes, that's exactly what I heard! As I continued to look at them all confused (I didn't understand what they were doing...screaming in the middle of the night), one girl ducked and tried to hide her face. As it was dark, I couldn't make out the faces or anything and even if I did recognize them I wouldn't have said 'hi' and gone to their homes to tell their parents! 

The guy must have been so pleased with his work that he broke down and guffawed like a crazy old bugger. The girls joined in they were laughing loudly. As the lorry passed me and continued their sacred journey, they started to scream in unity and what a lovely music that was! 

I know, it's new year...we've lived another year and we are moving on making new resolutions, hoping and praying to do much better in the future, but what's the point of being a nuisance to the rest of the population who'd like to have a quite night in. What about the elderly and the children sleeping? If they wanted to scream and party, they should have gone to see the bodu beru show! I think we all should think about others as well.

Anyway, the year has ended. Hope the new year would bring much happiness, prosperity and good health to my family, friends, students and my readers.....oh alright....HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!. Have a great year and enjoy!