Happy New Year everyone!!
The annual New Years' Eve is coming in. There is something funny flashing in my mind. Ten years ago my first American lady friend came to my life. She was in Changchun China. On the last day of 2002 or something, she came to visit us but after supper she seemed not want to leave. Then in the late evening our family wanted to go to bed to hit the sack, she still stayed at our home. I was puzzled as to how to talk to her go back. but I just kept the reservation until twelve o'clock at midnight. By this time she started to call other Chinese friends "Happy New Year". This was the chance for me to talk to her, "Everyone is sleeping. You'd better not call anyone at this midnight". She didn't listen to me and she still called several people who answered her the same way, "Why? What's wrong? We're sleeping." hahahahaa, This is the typical culture difference. She thought I was inviting her to spend the New Year's Eve until after midnight. But I was only inviting her for a dinner. I don't know how other Chinese family spend their New Year's Eve nowadays. In my local area, both in the past or in the modern days, we spend the new year's eve as a regular common day. We sleep after supper on the normal schedule.
Americans maybe stay awake for a whole night? How do you guys spend your New Year's Eve? I'm curious. Happy New Year everyone!! See you next year!!