Call it silly, call it insane. But it has been my personal belief and tradition to have a haircut on the last day of the year. I don’t know, but it brings me luck.
Like the Chinese, I believe that having a haircut on the first week of the New Year also cuts off your good luck that you’re supposed to receive throughout the year. That is also why I have a haircut on the last day of the year. But since I am thankfully not Chinese, I observe this belief every December 31.
While having my haircut, the TV set is turned on inside the salon. News about the statistics of stray bullets hitting innocent kids all over the Philippines is rising according to the news flash.
The tradition of igniting firecrackers to welcome the New Year is supposed to be for fun and supposed to drive away the evil spirits according to some baseless belief.
But a pretty good amount of moronic people would rather fire their guns indiscriminately so as to create a loud sound without knowing the deadly consequence it may result to innocent people who would be hit by the stray bullet. This thoughtless act is what is silly and what is insane!
While having my haircut, I then thought of the idea that these dim-witted people should instead aim their guns to their very own faces. This would definitely reduce the number of evil spirits of this planet.
Have a safe and lucky New Year’s Eve celebration everyone!
Itutuk mo sa mukha mo para mabawasan na ang ibil ispirit. Hahaha!