Δευτέρα, 7 Απριλίου 2014

Update for January and February 2014 - Part 1

New Year's Eve - December 31st 2013

Four hours before welcoming the new year, I found myself at the International Fountain of Seattle Center, which is close to Space Needle. I was one of the hundred people who gathered to experience and see the fireworks  from the top of Space Needle closer than ever! At this event, there were other Au Pairs with me to celebrate. I had the chance to meet new people and learn how differently the New Year's Eve is celebrated in another countries such as in Mexico where they eat 12 grapes. Twelve grapes that represent wishes for the whole new year; one grape for each month - a different wish for each month. Unfortunately, the girls had only one bag and we were a big group, so we could make only 5 wishes for the tear. We were supposed to eat them after the final countdown.

11:55 pm : Started looking at the time and saying almost every minute how much time is left for the New Year to "come".

11:59 pm : One minute left! We were excited more than ever, even though it was too cold outside.  The final countdown started... 10,9,8 (the Space Needle was pink and every second a light was popping out), 7,6,5 (holding the grapes and waiting to make my wishes/resolutions for 2014), 4,3,2,1 -----> HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I ate my grapes, I made my wishes and an hour later I was celebrating with my friends in a club!! Woot woot!!!




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