Why was he watching TV on New Year's Eve?

Why was he watching TV on New Year's Eve?
Ivan Heng during a party in 2011.

SINGAPORE- I didn't attend any New Year's Eve party last week, even though there were parties all over Singapore.

On Sentosa, 18,000 people welcomed 2014 at the Siloso Beach Party.

Coincidentally, 18,000 was also reportedly the number of partygoers at Marina Bay for MediaCorp's Celebrate TV50 show, which doubled as Channel 5's New Year's Eve countdown show.

And apparently, 30,000 showed up for the Boon Lay countdown party, which included fireworks.

Wait, what? Boon Lay? Fireworks?

I understand fireworks at Siloso Beach and Marina Bay, but how come the boonies like Boon Lay can get fireworks?

I live just seven MRT stations from Boon Lay in Yew Tee. We didn't get any fireworks.

Jealous? You bet I am.

You know what I was doing on New Year's Eve? I was at home, playing mahjong with my wife and two teenage kids.

(You see, the Government had the foresight to tell us to stop at two kids decades ago because a family of four is the perfect number of people to play mahjong.)

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