How did you spent your New Year eve?

happy new year - new year wishes
@Roseo8 (2947)
India
December 31, 2008 11:51pm CST
Did you sit up all night and herald the new year with dancing and cheer....Or did you spent your time quietly at home.....As for me,I prefer to welcome the New year by waking up early after a good night's beauty sleep,rather than sitting up the whole night and getting up late on the first day of the year,half asleep and in a foul mood due to lack of sleep....What about you guys?
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
1 Jan 09
Hi dear Rose08 well, i dont know whether u wioll beleive it or not i was in bed at 10:00 pm of dec 31,2008 and was up at 6;00 am of Jan 01,2009. i dont think its worth to stay up all night and miss ur sweet dream i dopnt think new year eve mean waking up and start a yr in unhealthy manner, what u think friends think and act alike Take care
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
1 Jan 09
I went to bed at 10 and u went to bed at 10:30 so better decide who is copy cat Fortunately at our plae it was not that noisy, and i am not in to TV shows so never bother what was on TV Take care and have Nice day of 2009
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Well if I am not mistaken ,there is a time gap of half an hour between our true countries,and you are behind me by half an hour..........So now find out who is the copy cat..........You cant beat me yaar...............
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
1 Jan 09
Hmmmmm u mean we have half and hour time differnce it means we go to bed togather, ooooopsssss i meant to say at same time , oopssssss i meant------------------
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
1 Jan 09
I hve an excellent start on the beginning of a New Year. I have both my Grandchildren here for a sleep over. My daughter wanted to host a New Years Party at their place and I said, well why not have your friends in, I get to have you to myself for Christmas and I'll take the kids to my house for a sleep over and you can have them back New Years Day. She agreed so I have the kids. I made supper, did dishes, we made cookies and I promised them we could make buns after breakfast. It's 10:13 pm, the kids are tucked in to their beds and here I am!!! What would I do without myLot??? lol
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Hello grandmaof2.......Thanks for your prompt reply to my discussion.Looks like you had a happy and peaceful new year eve in the company of your two little grandkids....It must have been a great treat for the kids also,for they would have found partying boring......Any way here is wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous 2009....and of course,happy mylotting too.....
• Canada
2 Jan 09
Same best wishes your way hon!!!
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Jan 09
Thanks dear....
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
1 Jan 09
We had a family bowling night. We rang in th new year at th bowling alley then came home and am headed to bed now. We had a good time and the family was all together. That makes for a great new year for me!
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Hello fasttalker,wow you appear to be a fast action woman too.........You were up all night,spent time with family,hit the sack and now you are already mylotting and responding to discussions fast..........Well you have had a great start and I hope you will continue to have a wonderful time the rest of the year....Good luck ot you.......
• China
1 Jan 09
I'm so sad. On the new year eve, I prepared my paper for the graduation.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Oh dear lovablebee.......come on cheer up,you dont have to be so sad .After all your graduation is more important than celebrating the heralding of a New year which you can any way celebrate every year......And what better way to start a new year than to prepare and do well for your graduation which will infact give a new start to your future career and prospects...So this is not a moment to be sad,but to be happy and I hope you have a great year and a wonderful future ahead of you....Good luck and god bless......
@Sreekala (32794)
• India
1 Jan 09
Hi Rose, First of all A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU. I started my day with you in Mylot. Yesterday we slept around 12.30 AM, just watched TV progarmmes. Usually we are going to bed on around 11.30 PM so it is not hard to spend half an hour more for the special day. My younger one was running here and there and busy with his work. It is very difficult to get him on bed and he goes to bed only after switching off all the lights, so yesterday he was very happy, he got more time for playing. Another thing, New Year day is not a holiday for us, so we can't sleep more time in the morning and the winter is getting severe, it is really nice to sleep in morning but no luck.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Hi Sree thanks for your good wishes...And wow its nice to know that you stared your new year innings with me..I sure hope I bring you lots of luck and happiness through out the year......(since you so me as kanni in mylot)... Ah yes with a super active toddler in the house,every day must be new year eve for you since you end up sleeping late........And I did read abot the bad weather in the papers and did wonder how you and deepak were faring in that climate.I am glad you were able to make it ot the office though...Dont you feel at times like this that our Kerala climate is much better,except when there is heavy rains........ Any way wish you a very happy and wonderful 2009 once again.....
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@Sreekala (32794)
• India
1 Jan 09
I agree the climate is disturbing but it keep us fresh everytime, and woke up in the morning is also a problem then also I won't suggest to stay in Kerala. You know why, in 2007, I was there for 3 months on my maternity leave, and that time the 'guniya fever' was spreading and I was also a victim. So I decided that time not to stay there more than one month, it was really an unpleasant (terrible) experience with the little one and the pain last almost one year.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Oh my that is really said......I have heard about the after effects of having chicken guinea...and with the baby it must have been a terrible ordeal to you.....Fortunately I have developed a thick skin since I have lived here all my life.........he..he... But I am told the extremities of climate in Delhi is unbearable......but I guess you get adjusted to it,since you have no other choice,isnt it.....
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@mayka123 (13202)
• India
1 Jan 09
Wish you and your family a Happy New Year. I slept at around 1 am. My kids like to stay awake to welcome the new year so we sit together every year with snacks and cold drinks. Ofcourse I woke up at 5 am to go to church and then to come to office. But I am not in a foul mood because of lack of sleep. Will try to wind up my work early today and sleep early.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Thank you Mayka for your good wishes,and off course I would like to reciprocate the good wishes to you and your kids too.....Have a great 2009......Well I like to hit the sack early and get up early too and new year is no exception to me.....I watched TV and feel asleep half way throught the programmes.......they were all so monotonous and boring......My sons rang me up at midnight to greet me,and I talked to them and went back to sleep.........
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@mayka123 (13202)
• India
1 Jan 09
There was a time some years ago that TV programmes would be so good on New Years eve that people who did not want to stay awake were also glued to the TV sets. Nowadays there are no interesting programmes anytime. I have got bored of Television now.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Hi Makya...I think we should be thankful that the tv programmes help us to go to bed early,and dont keep us hooked to them half the night....
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
1 Jan 09
You are a wise person, who prefer sleep rather than sitting in front of 'idot box'. I also did the same, there was no question of waking up till late at night and I also do not believe in extending my wishes on New Year to my near and dear ones at 12 midnight. I do not want to disturb them. I did it earlier or will do it today. It is freezing cold here in Delhi, one does not feel like coming out of quilt in the morning, but as it is a working day and the first day of the New Year, I had to come to office, so I am in office. WISH YOU A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
Hi Dpk....I too sent greetings to all my family and friends well in advance,so as not to wake them up in the middle of the night.But both my sons rang me up at midnight and wished me and it was in fact wonderful to talk to them.I also enjoyed some fireworks near my place from my balcony and went back to sleep ..... Yes I did read about the cold in your place and I do hope everything comes back to normal soon...It is at times like this that I feel thankful that I have a moderate climate here through out...Wish you a happy 2009 too.......
@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
1 Jan 09
You did the right thing, by sending messages in advance, but it was perhaps not possible to ignore calls of your son(s). You appear lukcy, because you are enjoy the 'moderate' climate. Thanks for your wishes!!
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Jan 09
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
2 Jan 09
Hi Rose, My wife and I went dancing on New Years Eve and had a really great time. After everyone had welcomed the New Year and we had another couple of dances we returned home and just slept in an extra hour in the morning. We later spent some time with family. I agree that staying up really late, especially if one likes to drink, can make for a miserable New Years Day. Blessings.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Hi Pose dear I am gald you had a fine time with your wife on new year eve...The picture of you dancing away New year night is bringing a smile on my face......I thought you were a vert serious person who never had fun.........I am glad I am wrong.......Wish you and your family a PHAPPY AND FUNFILLED 2009... OH by the way Alamode added me as her friend,after I waited for over two months.....
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
2 Jan 09
Hi again Rose, I am sure that I must give that same impression to a lot of readers, but I am not always serious and life is meant to be enjoyed. It is when we take things to the extreme that problems arise. I am so happy that you and Alamode have renewed your friendship here, She has also responded to some of my posts recently, so I think she may be getting active here again. A great way to begin the new year because I know your friendship has meant a lot to you. Blessings.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Hello Pose dear.....for the first time I am getting to see the real you,and not just soemone who mechanically answers to my discussions......And I am really happy.......And Alamode has just added me as a friend,but I have had no further correspondence with her,except for answering to her discussion......But now I have got an opening and intend to draw her out gradually........thanks for all your help and blessings.......and wish you a happy 2009 once again........
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
Hi rose08! My husband and I spent our New Year's Eve with my brother in law and his family. We stayed there until dawn with all the eating, drinking and story telling. We had a few hour sleep because the following morning we have to attend a family reunion. Now, I am seeing some dark circles around my eyes...Yikes! And just like you, if I could have my way I will be just spending New Year with a good night beauty sleep and wake up early the following day with so much energy and freshness. Take care always! Happy New Year! lovelots..faith210
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Hi faith.........Well I am glad you were able to herald the new year in the company of your loved ones......Though staying up too late is not my forte.......he hee....It must be a real nightmare to wake up on the first day of the yaer with dark circles under the eyes........But a good night's sleep will set it right,dont you worry.......And have a happy and prosperous 2009.Good luck to you and yout family,faith.......
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Hi dear! yes, it was a nightmare for me! haha..I really have to literally drag myself off my bed just to be up and ready for the family's activity for that day. My husband and I were late but still it was fun being with all the relatives. Take care always.. lovelots..faith210
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
5 Jan 09
Ah...so night mares are sometimes a blessing...At least they help to drag you out of bed...........Have a happy 2009........
@youless (98387)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 09
We had a peaceful New Year Eve. It is like an ordinary day for us. When it's 0:00, my husband and I said happy new year to each other:) I love China
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
1 Jan 09
ha..ha.....I too spent a peaceful night at home.But tell me youless how did you wake up at exacly 12o'clock to greet your husband???Or did you both stay awake till then???
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@youless (98387)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jan 09
In usual we don't go to bed early. And this is why we were still awake and greeted to the New Year at the right time
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Jan 09
Oh that's great.........
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
2 Jan 09
i spent the day with my family and we had some fun. we went on a shopping spree and my wife bought 3 pairs of shoes while i bought myself a pair of jeans and a sweater for my son. it was fun and crowded as they are having a sale so we could get the items for a bargain. thereafter, we went for dinner at a restuarant and at night we went for a mahjong session while the nanny took my son home.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Jan 09
Oh that's great..Good luck and happy 2009 to you.......
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
I spent my New Year's eve recovering from a traumatic experience. I was robbed hours before we welcomed 2009. The most memorable New Year's Eve I've had so far.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Jan 09
Oh my that was a tragic thing to happen .I sincerely hope you didnt lose any valuables.........But let this incident not mar your new year and I hope you really have a woderful year ahead.good luck.....theredquill....
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
2 Jan 09
i have never been a real big fan of new years eve. i am not in to the loud party scene and i think standing in the cold in time square is big yawn. i prefer to stay home and would not mind being invited to a house party or something like that but nothing too big. i think it might be fun to get really dressed up one time and go out on the town but we usually do not have money for such things. years ago when i was younger the guy i was going out with liked to go out to a nice dinner and have a drink or two and then we would go home but at least we got out a bit. my husband does not like to do much and is not real social so we tend to not have that many friends we can get together with.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
5 Jan 09
Hleoo Mikey thanks for sharing.Both me and my husband too liek to spent a quite evening at home on new year's eve......I dont see any point in heralding it with a big bang and too much noise and partying away the whole night.......Happy 2009 to you.....
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
1 Jan 09
i spend my new year eve at home... my church friends come to my house for a seafood BBQ dinner... and then we have a gift exchange session... and then we listen to an end of year reflections from an evangelist... it ended up about 10.30 pm... after that, i and my hubby have to clean up the house... we just watch the fireworks from the TV to welcome 2009 and then went to bed after that because we are too tired... i prefer to wake up fresh on a new year day as well... take care and have a nice day...
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Thanks for sharing Lingli....Here is wishing you a happy 2009...Good luck ....
@TazRes (827)
• United States
1 Jan 09
hello Roseo8, Me and my hubby stayed home new years eve, and had 2 bottles of champagne and listen to music and danced. It was very nice, we do this every new years eve. Happy new year to you and yours =)
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Oh that's good going and may you both have many many more new year celebrations togehter........Good luck and thank you ...
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
1 Jan 09
On the new years evening i have no special program to attend. i have decided to spend this special moment with my family.once in a year this eve comes so its better to stay indoor make some great cookie and enjoy with family members. then at night make a great dinner and invite some of your best friends and serve them the delicious recepies and get appriciations for your cooking. thats the whole lot plan i have decided for my new year eve. what about other guys?
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Hi Sunil....You can read the rest of the responses to see how other guys spent the new year eve...........Good luck and wish you a happy 2009.....
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
I cant sleep the whole day for our neighbor lets their music very laud i think in the maximum volume from 12 midnight up to 8 in the mourning. it is just 5 meter away from my bed room so annoying but i cannot report it for they said it lets the evil spirit go away. Well, at home we just eat our midnight snack together with my parents and sisters after we pray. And we played music very laud too but just for a an hour only. Then we go sleep but cant do it so my sister dicided to wtch a movie until we feel very sleepy that we can no longer hear the laud music. Happy new year.
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Oh new year is a time of merry making but I hope people will do so without disturbing other people who may be wanting to enjoy some peace and quiet time.Any way,hope you will have quiet and peaceful and happy days for the rest of the year....happy new year,Margarit.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
I spent it with my mother and sister and some neighbors in the compound. We exchanged gift and i got a bull cap. I gave a Penshoppe wallet for my Manito. Hope he likes it. I was awake until 5am that's why i'm still feeling a little bit sleepy. I don't know but i'm usually awake at during those hours but this time it's kinda affecting me tremendously. It really takes a lot to get me to sleep but good thing is i'm not in a foul mood today except for volumes of yawning. lol!
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Hi Modstar, I am glad you enjoyed your new year eve.........But see what happens when you miss your beauty sleep...........And you have to spent the whole day.........I hope you will get a good night's sleep today and you will be fresh as a daisy soon...Good luck,and happy 2009 to you...........
@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
1 Jan 09
I spent it at home alone, and stayed up very late, till around 3.30, watching old moovies.Got up around 11.30 and felt fine.I've just started to dp some work online and am going going to have some Christmas leftovers shortly for dinner.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Hi missbdoll......Well but I do hope you enjoyed the evening doing things you like without anybody interrupting you.......Wish you a happy 2009
@Melody7 (22)
• India
1 Jan 09
I was with family a home. we were all enjoying each other's company and ate good food and sweets and welcomed the new year by hugging each other.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
2 Jan 09
Wow what a great way to herald the new year....Happy new year and good luck to you and your family.......