A good way to start the new year is with a Merit Making Ceremony â€“ giving to the monks for merit for future life â€“ good karma. So at 8:30 they started setting up and at 9:30 the monks arrived â€“ they also had food for everyone â€“ lasted about 2 hrs in the parking lot right below my condo.
I like this shot â€“ the young monk spotted me on my balcony with the camera â€“ only one down there that I could see that looked up.
This is my first attempt at making a video using Photoshop and getting it on the blog. Crude but shows the essentials. Iâ€™m not sure how to render for the web â€“ also had to upload to YouTube using Microsoft Live Writer as a blog editor. just guessed at the settings.
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The opening of the video was the local TV stationâ€™s coverage of the Bali High Port Celebration. The festivities started on Christmas Eve and lasted till New Year Eve â€“ tonight. I just captured some footage from this evening â€“ just before midnight and then the fireworks.
As I pan, you can see from Jontiem Beach area on the left to South Pattaya, right – with Bali High in the middle having the largest display. The screaming you hear in the background was the girls on the roof of our building enjoying the show â€“ I stayed in my condo, safe from them and any mosquitoes.
Itâ€™s a hell of a lot more spectacular from the balcony than the video shows â€“ so next year, plan on coming and see it in person, accompanied of course, by your favorite local young man â€“ he and the show are waiting for you.