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New Year celebrations by Filipinos start with the traditional midnight dinner called media noche just before the clock strikes 12 when the loud welcome forthe new year starts with firecrackers, fireworks and all sorts of noise.
On my part, imagine a big, spacious house, not mine but of my kuya, with no less than ten hyperactive kids running around in circles. Add to that my parents and siblings (with spouses) and you'll have a day full of shrieks to welcome the new year-- no need for firecrackers to pierce your eardrums with cacophonic sound!
These kids usually run around but would strike a pose automatically on seeing me or my kuya with his Nikon D70s in tow.
I removed noise on the last photo (but not the trace of chocolate on her lips) due to my use of high ISO to compensate for low light and a crappy kitlens (the hunter) using Neat Image.
This is how I, like most Filipinos, celebrate New Year!