HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5503 times:
No. I´ve made a habit in recent years to spend New Year at home.
On that very occasion, I sat alone in front of my TV-set and watched the various "turn of the century" allover the world !
IIRC started with Sydney (which was afternoon of my time), then "went through" some Asian cities (especially Hong Kong). Then had a brief period of other viewings, before the "turn" reached Europe. I still remember that my TV-session lasted (at least) "until" Rio de Janeiro (early morning).
During that 24h-period, I was on the phone for several hours chatting with my sister (the longest session was about 2h during local midnight) - I hated that bill (no free calls over here !).
And it was freezing cold around my hometown.
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !