Who are you with and where were you during the New Year?

@Ysabel (1202)
Philippines
January 1, 2009 11:58pm CST
I was at home with my family! We prepared food and cooked and listen to loud songs to perk up the celebration. While waiting for the Year 2009 to come, around 11:30 pm, we went out to watch fireworks and firecrackers in the neighborhood. At around 11:45 we have to go inside the house to have our own bonding as we face the new year! It was fun! How about you dear mylotters?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
2 Jan 09
I was at home, together with my computer and tv.. lol =D I prefer to stay at home during that say because it's very crowded everywhere on the streets, thus it's better to be at the comfort of my own home.. Though my mom and my brother went to their respective count down parties, but not for me ^_^ hehe It seems like alot of filippinos like u, likes to stay at home with family members, having a gathering and cooking up a big feast to celebrate most festivals right?? hehe
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• Philippines
13 Jan 09
i am a filipina, and you are right in your observation, most of the filipinos want to stay at home with family members. but you know what, recently, there are countdowns also that are gaining popularity. one in makati city and another one in pasig city and i think the other cities in metropolis are also going to follow soon. anyway, like you, i prefer to stay at home, enjoy the food, relaxing, technically just enjoying the holiday quietly and at home. cheers!
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I babysat my grandchildren so that my daughter and her husband could go out. I also had my youngest daughter here. We just hung out and we had pizza and snacks and just enjoyed being together. We watched t he ball drop and had a group hug. It was a fun and very safe time.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
hello sid556! hope you do not mind my late reply. =) you are so very nice as a parent and as a grandparent! you daughter and her husband is so fortunate to have you around them! truly, spending time with the family members is the most satisfying and enjoyable and most memorable moment for a christmas eve or new years eve!
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
2 Jan 09
It's pretty much a tradition in our family to spend New Year's Eve at home with family. The location rotates each year. This year it was my house. We cook up a big pot of polish sausage, cabbage and potatoes and after we toast in the New Year, we eat.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
hello LaurenInla, that is a very nice family tradition! i would love to have that same one applied to our family, only that we live very far from each other! some members are in the province and we are in the city. so we would be spending so much money if we do rotate hosting the party. thanks for the response. interesting! =)
@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
2 Jan 09
I was at home alone on New Years Eve, I watched TV and was online.Stayed up very late watching old moovies.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
thanks for the response, missbdoll! cheers to the year 2009! happy mylotting! =)
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• Japan
4 Jan 10
Hi Ysabel! Very typical family celebration on new year's eve. I'm out with friends but as required by Mom, have to be home before 12. New Year's eve has to be with family. That's our numbmer rule in the house. Non-negotible. Either that or you get out of the house forever. he he he
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@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
well, to tell yu the truth i have the worst and most saddest new year we ever had. because me and my mom, dad and brother stayed at the hospital whole christmas day and upto the 5th of January. its so frustrating and it makes us all so sad. but still we are strong for the otcome because we have each other. my dad is admitted for he has pneumonia. and it sucks to stay in the hospital. i even felt like crying all the time. but thats life. and we must be strong for whatever our life may bring. thanks friend jhelai
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@diansinta (7554)
• Indonesia
11 Jan 09
It is small raining at 31th january (new year eves) I stay at the roof, near room my bos gave to me it a little room though, just (2x3 metre) at the roof. I am staying with my bos dog, Rado. and with him we watching all the fire works that beeing fired all night at Kuta beach. very beautiful, and i make a pray hope my wish come true at this year. Happy posting hunny, oxox'dian from bali island.
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@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
On new year's eve, I was at home with my family. We actually had a family get-together and had sort of games for the kids, teenagers and oldies. We also had a lot of food shared by all of us. At 12mn, all of us were looking up above for the fireworks display. After that, we had our usual exchange of gifts then our midnight dinner. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed time with my family. Also, my boyfriend joined us for the new year. It was his second year of joining us which made my new year extra special.
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• Philippines
7 Jan 10
My celebration was very "Filipino" in nature. I spent it with loved ones. And stayed home. That is the traditional way, parents would scold us if we are not home. We would prepare food and everyone would be very busy, each one with assigned task for the day, until the eve of the New Year, we would watch fireworks then eat after. The house would be filled with laughter, music, and each with with stories to tell. This is one big day of the year that we all look forward to. Cheers! Happy New Year, Ysabel!
@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Like you, I spent it with family and my relatives online. Before the clock strikes 12, we offered a thanksgiving prayer to GOD...