How many of you did not sleep on new year's eve?

@Bebs08 (10691)
United States
December 31, 2008 9:38pm CST
I'm sure there are those who did not sleep on new year's eve. Probable reasons are because of too much party, singing, dancing and eating while waiting for the clock to strike at 12 midnight. And also, the streets are very noisy at 12 midnight. Noise are everywhere.. and this is common int he Philippines. Most people sleep during the day.. January 1 because they have no sleep on the eve of 31st. Well, in the place where I am now? very ordinary night.. same as usual.. no noise, no party, no eating. hahahaha.. I usually sleep at past 12 so no new here. Happy new year.
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@mtsandeep (1586)
• India
1 Jan 09
I did sleep for 3 hours after the new year's celebrations. I am staying near a beach and we have "beach tourism festival" on our beach started on 22th december and end on the new year eve with fireworks.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 09
hi there. that's awesome! i love fireworks display. happy new year.
@lilybug (21183)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I plan on sleeping tonight. I am not partying, singing, dancing or eating tonight. It is 10 pm here and I will probably be asleep before the new year rolls in.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Oh really? we don;t have party also here. My hubby is watching DVD and I am in my computer. I will sleep the usual time I sleep.. after `12midnight.. LOL there's nothing new here.. same as usual.. ordinary night... happy new year.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Hey bebs! I am in NY where we still have 1 more hour until midnight! Then it will be "on and poppin" as my boyfriend would say! It is a very cold and windy night here in NY and there will still be lots of crazy people filling Times Square in Manhattan to watch that ball go down to ring in the start of 2009! I will watch it from my apartment on the TV! I live about 45 minutes by car from Manhattan! But, I would never be there with 1 million insane people crowding into a space in the middle of Manhattan! So, I will wish you a very Happy New Year and get ready to see 2008 out and 2009 in!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Oh really? so we have the same time here in North Carolina. I really love to visit that place Manhattan!!! But I heard from my hubby that NY had many bad people. You are right!! better stay in your house.. you will be safe than going to the place with crazy people. I will just read the news tomorrow about what will happen in Manhattan. Have blessed new year.
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@williamjisir (22912)
• China
2 Jan 09
sleeping soundly - I went to sleep on New Year's Eve as usual at around eleven. If I stay up too late, I will not be able to enjoy myself the next day. So I don't stay up so as not to spoil my new day. But if it is our lunar New Year's Eve, I usually stay up till the entertainment on Channel CCTV 1 is over after twelve when we welcome the new year.
Hello Bebs. I went to sleep on New Year's Eve as usual at around eleven. If I stay up too late, I will not be able to enjoy myself the next day. So I don't stay up so as not to spoil my new day. But if it is our lunar New Year's Eve, I usually stay up till the entertainment on Channel CCTV 1 is over after twelve when we welcome the new year.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Oh really?? what is that lunar new year's eve? can you share that with me? it is different from the new year that the whole world is celebrating?
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
well, i didn't sleep on new years eve, not because of too much party or singing and dancing.. i was waiting for my mom to come home from the midnight mass and i was watching Naruto hehehhe. And yeah, it was really noisy, we kinda live in a place far from the town area, but the noise from the town center can be heard all the way here. but of course, it is to be expected on New Years Eve. Cheers!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Well, I bet you are in the Philippines? That is usual in there. But here in the place whee I am now? It was very quiet. I only heard 3 blasts of fireworks at exactly 12 midnight and that's it. The rest nothing.
@sameroad (3181)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I didn't sleep new years eve lol I am only running off maybe an hour and half of sleep still... me and some friends went out last night (December 31fst) and we didn't even get home till around 5:30am and then i was cuddling and stuff lol so i didn't get really any sleep at all but i know i will sleep good tonight. i can't wait for bed lol
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Oh!! good for you!! you are enjoying with your friends? So, what did you do why you did not come home till 5 am? ha ha ha... that's suspicious!!
@mommyboo (13212)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I did not sleep on New Year's Eve. I was busy most of the day until well into the evening, and I didn't even get to party lol. I think I finally went to bed around 6:30 AM... I didn't go to sleep though. I got about 3 or 4 hours of sleep so it may be an earlier evening tonight.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Jan 09
What? you sleep at 6am? hahaha you did not party? so what did you do why you are so busy? Well, maybe fixing everything in the house to welcome the new year? LOL.
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
2 Jan 09
Happy new year to you to. :) Well, I usually wait till 12:00 but than there is always something that keeps me going until 3 or 4:00. Like some interesting shows on TV or my computer. I can imagine better things that I could do but its the way I usually spent my time in the first few hours of a new year. :) For example, this time I was playing one of my favorite games until 4:00 with a few friends from all over the world. Kinda funny when one half of us is still in 2008 and the others already are in 2009... heh :) So have a fun year.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Jan 09
hahaha!!! that's right!! half of the people in the world are already celebrating the new year while the others are still waiting for the hours to celebrate. Like my sister, they are having party already while me, in my place still on my online thing waiting for the time.
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
1 Jan 09
[i]Hi Bebs, Happy New year, mo parties also in our house last night...HUbby and I was watching movies until 12 and since it was very quiet, I was just jumping around the house with my coins! hhahhahahahhaah...I was also chatting with my sister and parents and told them how "mingaw" it is here! LOL![/i]
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Hi Che, Hahaha!! now you experienced it!! very different from where we come from. I also chat with my sister on the new year's eve. They are having lots of fun, young and old are having fun. While here, sad if nothing happens..
• United States
1 Jan 09
There was no sleeping til well after the ball dropped here and people got to settleing down here. I knew from the beginning it was going to be a no go in that dept. lol so I did everything I possibly could just to stay awake from watching tv, drinking coffee, opening the slider door to get cold air on me, playing on my forums on the computer, then watching kids set off fire works. It wasn't til after 2-2:30am did things start mellowing out here in my apartment complex area between all the 8 buildings here. I do hope everyone had a great night and has a good new year.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Jan 09
wow!!! 2:30? hahaha!! that is pretty much late. anyway, I did not sleep very late last new year's eve but now? the night after new year's eve? I am still awake and doing my online thing and it is almost 1 am.
• United States
1 Jan 09
Well, I did have a lot of trouble sleeping new years eve but it wasn't due to noise. I kept thinking back on the year and I couldn't help it or stop it and it was driving me nuts!! I have this fear that this year will be the same as the last and the scariest thing of all is the fact that I had little to no control over what happened over the year so there really isn't much I can do to ensure my year is better this time. Anybody else feel the same?
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Oh!! that is terrible. why? what happened the previous year? is there anything very traumatic? Well, i have full of hopes that this year will be a better one for me. I will try to improve what I was not able to do last year. I don;t want to stay the same. I want real improvement.
• United States
1 Jan 09
I stayed up and watched it turn to 12 midnight and then I went to bed. I didn't do anything either, I did go to a rock concert earlier that night so I guess I did do something exciting.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I did not watch till it turn 12 hehehe I do mylot thing until I hear the blasts reminding me that it is 12 already. Fireworks from the neighboring cities. and that's it, I sleep few minutes after 12.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
We slept late at around 3:30 am. We ate, then played and sang, watch the sky lit up with so many fireworks. This lasted till 1 am and then, we ate some more, sang some more, played some more until it was 3:30 am. The we slept. Happy new year.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Oh!! I miss that kind of fun!!! I can imagine your enjoyment at that moment. Here is place where I am now? it is very quiet. Nothing happened. No music, no food, no games, nothing... just plain quiet evening like ordinary thing.
@UK_Shree (3604)
1 Jan 09
Hi there, I didnt get a very good sleep last night either. In fact I kind of woke up at about 3am, really confused! I got out of bed as I was sure I could hear something happening, but then realised everything was okay! A very strange and unsettled night for me! I went straight back to sleep and then was in and out of sleep for the next few hours. I will probably have a quick nap later...
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Oh?? maybe you are thinking of something unpleasant thing to come for the new year? LOL.. well, some people who experience like you did have bad thinking during the day and it bothers them at night. Hope you are doing fine today. happy new year.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
None of my friends did anything this New Years Eve so i stayed home and went to bed. I slept through the whole thing.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Oh!! hahaha that's good at least you are not violating the laws of good health like others who were not able to sleep the whole night. Happy new year!!
• India
1 Jan 09
I didn't sleep on new year's eve actually i was just roaming in the street along with my friends ,saying happy new year to all strangers still early morning and after midnight i was playing cards with my friends .
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
hahahah wow!!! so that will be your aim for this year? to be kind to strangers? that's good!!! Being happy with friends in the new year is exciting. Have prosperous new year.
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
1 Jan 09
i was pretty tired but wanted to watch the countdown. Soooo... i basically mylotted will about 15 minutes prior to midnight then joined my dad at the living room. 15 minutes after i've crossed over to the new year, i headed to bed.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Oh well, good for you.. you did sleep others said, hey didn't and there are some who slept at 2:30 and some 4am. Well, i did sleep few minutes after 12. Everything is ordinary here. No fun... LOL.
@MadAnd (35)
• Romania
1 Jan 09
I didn't sleep because I simply couldn't. I didn't drink nor eat too much. I didn't party or dance. I just can't sleep. May be the strong coffee, but I doubt it. I'm also really psyched by this great community. Anyway, sometimes you realize that sleeping is nothing more than a waste of time (Leonardo Da Vinci).
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
hahah what? sleeping is a waste of time? so, you can work 24 hours then so that your time will not be wasted.. happy new year.
@mayka123 (9552)
• India
1 Jan 09
I everyday sleep before midnight but last night kept awake till way after midnight because my kids like to be awake every year to welcome the new year. But I cannot be awake too long as I have to be in office the next day. Just now I am in office posting this reply. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND ALL AROUND YOU
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jan 09
what? you mean you are working in the new year's day? No Holiday in your place? my goodness!! also here in the US. I think some people are working in new year's day. In some other countries, it's no.. no.. they don;t even travel on new year's day.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
1 Jan 09
oh i have not slept at all it now 11:45 it,s almost midnight i will open the champagne at 12:00 to bring in the new year.