New Years Eve in a different country is something many of us have never ever experienced before! Fortunately, we spent our day in the largest mall in the Philippines: the SM Mall of Asia. Some of us started off skating at the indoor rink inside the mall just to remind us of the weather our friends back at home are experiencing.
All the students had some time to go around, do some shopping and pick up some souvenirs.
Before dinner, we were able to do some team building through bowling. We broke up into two teams and the score was tight but Team 1 lead by Mike (the leading scorer) prevailed.
After bowling, we also had time to play some pool before heading as a group outside to enjoy the live entertainment and grab a good spot to enjoy the fireworks from.
As 12:00 midnight approached, the crowd was getting pumped and right at 12, bursts of fireworks filled the night sky and we as a group enjoyed celebrating New Years together. We then remembered it was 11AM in the morning back in Toronto, thus we were one of the first people in the world to celebrate a new year!
Happy New Year from the Philippines!