No matter what age you are, New Years is always the best in Hong Kong. Parties everywhere, the fireworks and most of all bringing in the New Years with friends and family. Last year was probably the best New Years I’ve had, my family went for a party where maybe there were maybe 200 other people? some of you which will be reading the blog (so thank you, for making last years New Year celebrations amazing) and most of my friends were there. It was open-bar (Im underage so I didn’t drink anything ;) ). I’ve always spent the New Years with my family, either at a party or all of us just together, its just something my family does. After 12 most of the people in my year headed out, which I must say was extremely fun. That was then followed by me going back all the way to the other side of Hong Kong to see some of my best friends and then all the way back to where I was to have breakfast with my sister, I finally reached home at 6:00am and slept. Woke up at like 8 that evening.
This year, was a little different. Sadly I wasn’t able to spend the night with most of my friends. I went for a family dinner which was then followed by a countdown with the view of the fireworks. My parents have been super supportive throughout my whole time in Hospital and they know how much I miss being able to hang out with my friends so they kindly agreed to drop me to the party my friends were having. The one thing I forgot to mention is how packed the roads are in Hong Kong on New Years…. I reached the area of the party and realised it would be about a half an hour walk to reach the party, I wouldn’t be able to do it. My mum trying her best, asked the police if I could go around the barrier instead of doing the half an hour walk due to my heart issues, (She told me after, I think the cops might think im dumb because a heart patient shouldn’t be anywhere near here…) but they said no.
That was the end of my night and instead of doing the long walk I told myself, next year would be a better New Year. I wasn’t extremely upset about the fact that I couldn’t see my friends but I think I was upset because last year was so good and this year I didn’t top my expectation. I went home and thought about the night and felt grateful that I was out of the hospital, living, breathing, walking, enjoying the night with my family. It might not have been a night of partying and friends but it was more than what i could have asked for given my condition. #grateful
Hope you guys had a good New Year :)
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