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New Year's Eve
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New Year's Eve
新年前夜

How to Use Adjectives

Date: Dec 30 2011

Themes: Holidays, Romance

Grammar: Adjectives

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Valentine’s Day may be the only holiday celebrating love, but New Year’s Eve must at least be in the running for most romantic day of the year.

What makes New Year’s Eve so romantic? There’s the champagne, the sparkling lights, the winter weather that provides the perfect excuse to cuddle. Then there’s the tradition of kissing someone at midnight. Even if you aren’t in a relationship, by the end of the night, you just might be!

The movie New Year’s Eve turns the holiday into a romantic comedy about a bunch of different couples with intertwining love stories. Find out if Devan and Amy have any romantic New Year’s Eve plans this year.

情人节也许是享受爱情的唯一节日,而新年前夜至少应该算是一年中最浪漫的一天。
什么使新年前夜变得如此浪漫?香槟、闪烁的灯光、寒冷的冬天,所有这一切都为相互拥抱创造了极好的条件。之后,还有午夜亲吻某人的传统习惯。即使你没有恋人,但这一夜结束后,你也许就会有了!
《新年前夜》(New Year’s Eve) 这部电影将节日演绎成一部浪漫喜剧,交织着几对情侣的爱情故事。看看德凡和艾米今年是否有什么浪漫的新年前夜计划。

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Amy

Amy

Devan

Devan

Amy:  Did you see those movies Love, Actually and Valentine’s Day?

Devan:  Yeah, those are the ones that had all the intertwining stories of all these different people, right?

Amy:  Right. I guess they’re making another one just like that called New Year’s Eve, that’s sort of the same idea. It’s like one night, and all these different couples, sort of seeing how they get together.

Devan:  So it’s gonna be like a romantic comedy, since New Year’s eve is such a romantic evening.

Amy:  Yeah. I guess it’s a night with a lot of romantic possibilities, considering that you’re supposed to kiss somebody at midnight.

Devan:  Yeah, there’s all that anticipation before the countdown to New Year’s, you know, where you’re looking around the room if you’re single, and you’re like, “Who am I gonna kiss at midnight?”

Amy:  Yeah. So how do you like to celebrate New Year’s Eve?

Devan:  I usually have a really mellow New Year’s Eve. It’s still romantic, usually me and my boyfriend will stay at home and pop a bottle of champagne and watch the ball drop on television, you know. But we try to keep it mellow. I know a lot of people like to go out and go to parties, and get wild and crazy.

Amy:  Right.

Devan:  But I’m all about the intimate, romantic New Year’s, just with my man.

Amy:  Yeah, but then you can’t have the romantic comedy experience of, like, finding your love and, you know, just running into them by coincidence in Times Square or something, and having that first kiss that starts a whole lifetime.

Devan:  Wow, that does sound exciting. Maybe I’ll have to break up with my boyfriend before New Year’s.

 

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Amy tells Devan about the new movie New Year’s Eve. It is a romantic comedy similar to Love Actually and Valentine’s Day. It tells the stories of several different couples’ experiences on a single night.

Devan thinks that New Year’s Eve is a romantic night. Amy agrees that it has a lot of possibility for romance, since one tradition is to kiss somebody at midnight. Some people like to go to big parties on New Year’s Eve, but Devan prefers to have a quiet, romantic night at home with her boyfriend.

How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Do you think New Year’s Eve is a romantic holiday?

 

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Aguik, Hello   yes,  you are not the only one , they talk really fast , it helps to read the dialogue  ,otherwise we might be  clueless  as what they are talking about 

12:37 AM Dec 31 2011 |

nahar2001sa

Saudi Arabia

depending  on my condition  and pepole a round me it will be happy

06:02 PM Dec 30 2011 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I hacked into Snoopyboy’s account again SantD ; it’s so easy a caveman can do it!...


I’m your uncle again (:—


“I love you too nephewphew , (:  hehehe!... But, one more joke about me, I’ll have my belt bite your grown man behind)

05:02 PM Dec 30 2011 |

SantD.

SantD.

Brazil

Oh, my! My uncle is a hacker :O


But hey uncle… make sure that you didn’t miss the early post which I said: hey,the next posts are just a joke ‘cause I LOVE my uncle and I know he’s here, somewhere ;)

04:49 PM Dec 30 2011 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Do you catch yourself smoking less and less though?

04:08 PM Dec 30 2011 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Snoopyboy  -happysmile, My new year´s resolution is to quit smoking.   HEHEHE, nobody believes me. 

04:02 PM Dec 30 2011 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Hey, SantD I’m your uncle, I just hacked into Snoopyboy’s account. Question for you little boy.


“Why are you here, making fun of me – you think you’re too old for a good old spanking now, huh” (:


 

03:56 PM Dec 30 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

THanks for sharing  and glad to know  that you hold no hard-feelings  in your heart. 

03:50 PM Dec 30 2011 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

. No worries Julito I have no problem answering  you.she was my adoptive mother, she had two kids of her own. she nurtured me from age 4-20, her son was the father figure in our home.Mind you he’s just 6 years older . I guess I’m a foster kid, but I never complained. I had a normal life.


One morning she woke me up, gave me breakfast  and I left for school…


school? No, I got on a plane to meet my biological mother. That caused a lot of stir.


but now my adoptive  mother and I are on good terms.


I lived 16 years in My adoptive mother’s house; but my real mother threw me out of her house after 9 months.


story of my life in a nutshell.


(:

03:45 PM Dec 30 2011 |

happysmilesunny

China

Wish my dream come true for 2012, The year of Dragon are coming, Whats your resolution for your new year?

03:14 PM Dec 30 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Snoopyboy,     If you don´t mind , let me ask you something personal , when you mention the word guardian, does it mean that you and your siblings were living in a foster home ?  sorry to ask . 

03:13 PM Dec 30 2011 |

SantD.

SantD.

Brazil

julito,


that’s exactly what happens in my family. When my uncle comes up with “Hey, have I already told that one…”, we’re like “Oh-ho! Not again!”, then we force a smile of the size of the world and pretend we’re looking forward to hear it. But, well, it doesn’t last long, cause  the drinks starts to take effect and then he crashes on the nearest sofa in the room.

03:00 PM Dec 30 2011 |

BRUCE RAO

China

I never go to the municiple square to celebrate New Year’s EVA. In China, like cities in Captial cities, young people usually go to the square to get together to count down to meet the new year.. I will try to go to see if people will go to the square to count down in our city.

02:41 PM Dec 30 2011 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Actually It.s depend on what we like going to do .


There are a lots people celebrating  a far on  others .


I guess all thing back to the money if you have money you can planning what do you like.


We prefer spend new year with our families because we cant meeting each other.


Really I would like spend my new year in france I will be happiest person from all over the world some times We didnt expected what will be facing I mean about some problems usually happened with us when we decided celebrating outside our countries .


Happy new year to all people over the world


to all muslims to all christian  to all jewish to all poor people .



02:32 PM Dec 30 2011 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

     There was only one tradition we always try to follow every New Year’s eve.  It was in a way unique but not very joyful. So the rule was that everyone in the house should be awake to see the New Year. “The New Year would bring nothing but laziness and disappointment to you if it catches you sleeping, now Wake up!”  We all abided by this creed. (:  My sister and I hated to be forced out of bed at 11:50 Pm; my older brother didn’t mind it. The remaining 10 minutes we had to wait until midnight were the longest ever! Then at midnight exactly our guardian would drench everyone up with anything she had on hand that night: a bottle of champagne, wine, or even with fuzzy drinks. I kid you not. My sister and I would always look at each other and laugh, and of course we would sprint back to bed. Very simple celebration if one could call it that.


     My family is now scattered all over the globe. I can tell you , the last time I got soaked with anything on New Year’s eve was five years ago. Five years since the last time, my siblings and I got together. And every year I would either call or video chat with my adoptive brother and sister and reminisce about our guardian’s New Year’s spraying craziness, we’d always laugh about it. So, every Christmas day, every New Year’s Eve, and any other event that are themed around family; always bring some kind of nostalgic memories to me. I realized, how important having a family is, how good it is to be with them. We should cherish every moment we spend with them, especially on occasions like New Year’s Eves, because let’s be honest ,where else would you rather be on that day than being with the ones you love?. Okay I know… So before you dash to the pub and drink yourself to near death, before you set that firework off. Spend a little time with them


Happy holidays, happy New Year to you and your loved ones.


What New Year’s Resolution are you going to break this year? Tongue out

02:26 PM Dec 30 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Catcher,   It might be possible  for me,  but as I am getting older, I prefer  to hear what others have to say and not to be a drag. Life must go on.

01:22 PM Dec 30 2011 |

pixipi

pixipi

Viet Nam

I really excited about celebrating New Year’s Eve but I prefer Lunar New Year, which is called Tet. It’s traditional and biggest celebration in my country. .


I love Tet!!!!!

01:20 PM Dec 30 2011 |

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

hhhhhhhhhhhhh….Julito, you might bring a story book along :D

01:10 PM Dec 30 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I really hate advertisments, Could you guys please find the right place Foot in mouth

01:08 PM Dec 30 2011 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

SantD     worst of all  is when our uncle , every new year repeat the same stories and silly jokes  and we all pretend  that  we haven´t heard  it before  and start  laughing , as  it is the first time  .I am  an uncle ,and i am trying  not to repeat  myself.

12:39 PM Dec 30 2011 |

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