Since Dayana badly wanted to go, and someone had to accompany her, I relunctantly agreed since I could really use some sleep. Julina stayed behind to take care of Hilman.
When I went to the playground, I was happy to see the kids playing around. The played with fireworks and sparklers while the girls played with lanterns. It was nice to see the neighbourhood kids from all races joining in the fun.
One of the boys playing with fireworks.
Dayana with Pei Fen, preparing their lanterns for a "lantern walk".
The girls with lanterns about to start their lantern walk. Note the lanterns hanging at the trees. It looked real nice in real life. I accompanied these girls for a short walk around the neighbourhood.
Chit-chatted with the parents who came down to join in the festivities. Really nice to meet the neighbours, something I don't do much since I had a maid. During my pre-maid days, I would send Dayana to the playground every afternoon and would meet the neighbours. Of course, once the maid came, she was assigned to take my kids to the playground. In fact, she probably knows the neighbourhood people better than I now. A shame, isn't it?
Well, my Dayana enjoyed herself very much. But at 11 o'clock I had to abruptly end her party and get her back in bed. She has piano class AND extra ugama class the next day and therefore she really needs to get a decent amount of rest. Me? Well, I enjoyed myself simply by watching these kids enjoy themselves. It's so nice to see kids so carefree, innocently enjoying life without thinking too deeply as to what they are doing. Something that adults can't always afford to do.