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How was your New Year celebration?

For most of us, the start of a new year means the end of a magical season.  The days of sweet smelling, cold Christmas air and the joyful sounds of Christmas carols are over and we are all ushered in the reality that is our sad, boring life.
 
But hey, there are still some occassional drops of excitement here and there, if we bother to look.

Like the thrill (or more likely pressure) of consolidating a list of new year's resolution that just seems to get longer and longer each year.

How about the anticipation of our credit card bills, electric bills and other payables that accumulated while we were under the influence of the much commercialized gift-giving season?

Or our eagerness to take down and get rid of all those Christmas decorations that took days to set up.

Do you have many more?
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If you are like me who lives in the vicinity of the the ultimate firecracker producing province in the Philippines, then you can probably agree that every year feels so much like a warzone.  With the smoke, the noise and those drunk, crazy, boisterious men who are brave (or dumb?) enough to light those firecrackers with their very own ciggarettes risking their wonderful fingers and their insanely amazing lives.

Still, there's a lot to be thankful for from the year that was, starting with the rich, abundant feasts on our tables and the chance to celebrate with our family and friends.

Just do not overdo on the drinking and partying or you might end up like this one:


Happy New Year floatingheads!

Note:  Image via Today's Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen

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