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Syria: Bloggers’ New Year

As another year passes, we all raise our toasts for a better year. Following is what the Syrian bloggers had to say about 2007, and the young 2008.

Abu Fares, says his farewells to 2007, with an epic post rounding his most memorable new year eves, all the way back since 1966.

Tartous 1966 – The first time in my living memory to stay up so late. The moored ships in the unfinished Tartous harbor blew their horns and shot colored flares in the night sky. A few minutes past midnight my aunt delivered her baby. He is a doctor today and lives somewhere in Canada. He had recently become a father himself. 42 years have passed since.

Syrian in London, runs an evaluation of her past year, and takes us through her life between London and Damascus.

So what was 2007 for me? Another step towards the big 30 which seems so much closer nowadays; not sure what the judgment of the first 30 years will be, I leave that to the wiser/older crowd to suggest and to me at 31 to decide!

Zena, is very optimistic about next year, and simply says to 2008, Bring it on!

I'm quiet optimistic about 2008, not that anything different happened, it's just that I'm more resolved to live a better and more meaningful life, I'm not going to worry about what might have been, I'm just going to live each and every day, experience and moment to the full.

Soraya, has more than a few resolutions for the next year. Read about her year, and her 10 resolutions for 2008:

1. Quit smoking ( yea I say that every year but this year am gonna try for real)
2. fit in fitness
3. learn something new ( maybe a new language, maybe some new craft course, or even going back to learning Salsa)
4. get organized ( I’m a big mess no need to explain more)
5. fall in love (hmmmm no comment)

Last but not least, Kinan, says goodbye to another journal, alongside 2007.

You have only a few precious pages left, but I will leave you now. I will take all the lessons you have taught me and become the man we both envisioned me to be. And I will come back and tell you about it, so that I finally get to thank you like I should and finally pay my due.

Happy new year everybody.

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