with lots of revelry: music, dancing, foods and drinks and booze,
and most of all, fireworks.
First world countries like the U.S.
are known for their grand welcome of every New Year.
But third world countries like the Philippines caught up with them all.
It was not left behind.
New Year's Eve on December 31, 2015
was a feast for the senses,
with the dark horizon of Metro Manila
lighted up for quite a long while.