“Konnichiwa, minna! Welcome back to another corner of Otaku Corner! 2015 has came and went so let us welcome the year 2016 with a bang.”
” 3…2…1… Happy New Year! With 12 chimes of the bell, we have officially ushered in the New Year. Leaving behind our dusty footprints on the pages of 31st of December and embracing the New Year with a great heap of enthusiasm and an equally great heap of New Year resolutions. “
by Clinton Wee Being one of the only atheist countries in the world, North Koreans miss out on all the Christmas joy every year. Their …
“If you have picked up the language before, you would have noticed that the title to this article is in Portuguese; if you haven’t, can you guess what it says? Well, Feliz Ano Novo, is in fact Happy New Year in Brazilian Portuguese!”
“The Romans, and simply Italians in general, prepare for the New Year celebrations with great excitement and joy. Italians call the New Year’s Day “capodanno” which translates as “head of the year, while New Year’s Eve is called ‘notte di capodanno,’ or ‘sera di capodanno,’ for night or evening of capodanno, despite New Year’s Eve having its own distinctive name. “
“Fireworks shoot across the dark, night sky. The loud noise of them breathe life into what would usually be a quiet night and the accompanying sound of the bursting crackers chase away the evil spirits and leave space for holiness and prosperity to come in. “
Having survived the hectic year of 2015, we now welcome 2016 with crossed fingers and hope that this year will be kinder towards us all. As we usually do during the beginning of a new year, we had our writers list down a few of their new year resolutions.