Bye 2010, Hi 2011!

Clock strikes 12 this midnight! An official goodbye to Year 2010 and welcoming the beginning of Year 2011, the start of another decade.

While you are out there celebrating the new year, I am doing the same in my dreams. In my opinion, sleep is more important than partying. Don’t you like the idea of looking good on the very first day of the new year?

Grapes, to be eaten, for the sake of luck.

12 doce uvas on Nochevieja. The Spanish tradition of eating 12 green grapes.   At midnight, the bell of the big clock in the Puerta del Sol (one of the central plazas in Madrid) sounds twelve times, and one grape should be eaten for each chime of the bell. Since there is a need to brush teeth after consuming the grapes, it is troublesome for a lazy bum like me. In addition, my legs are reluctant to make a trip down to the supermarket to buy grapes.

Have you finished your list of resolutions?

Nah, it’s not me to do something like this. But be it health, wealth, future prospects etc, I always hope that the year will be better than the previous year.

In year 2011, there’s much for me to look forward to.

Firstly, the re-opening of the market and food center on New Year’s Day.

Secondly, the idea of having a lift that serves every floor for the block with voting day fixed on the third weekend of January.

Thirdly, my long due Christmas presents for Year 2010.

Fourthly, being invited to my relatives’ wedding banquet.

Fifthly, the thought of myself progressing to the final year of my polytechnic education.

The list continues…

With many (unknown) others on their way…

May all be blessed with love, joy and  laughter.

Happy New Year! Happy 2011!

P.S. Don’t pen the dates wrongly. It’s 2011 instead of 2010!

When the clock strikes 12 this midnight, we will officially bade goodbye to Year 2010 and welcome the beginning of Year 2011, the start of another decade.

12 doce uvas on Nochevieja. The Spanish tradition of eating 12 green grapes.   At midnight, the bell of the big clock in the Puerta del Sol (one of the central plazas in Madrid) sounds twelve times, and one grape should be eaten for each chime of the bell. Since there is a need to brush teeth after consuming the grapes, it is troublesome for a lazy bum like me. In addition, my legs are reluctant to make a trip down to the supermarket to buy grapes.

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