|New Year's preparations in progress...|
|The predictions include "a frozen and snowy February, a rainy spring, an early summer (@ 40° C) and a warm fall".|
For those of you who live abroad, do you often read the local news? Do you do it online or via newspaper? Every time I see a newspaper I wish I were more up-to-date on what's happening locally. Maybe that will be New Year's resolution #1!
This December 24th issue of Вести had a lot of interesting tidbits- for example, a New Year's poll. Ever wondered what Ukrainians do to celebrate? Read on! You can see how "Ukrainian" your celebration will be...
5 questions about New Year
Where do you plan to celebrate the holiday?
- @ home [59%]
- with friends [35%]
- at my parents' place [21%]
- undecided [8%]
- in a restaurant or on the street [7%]
How will you prepare for the holiday?
- clean my apartment [73%]
- send cards [43%]
- make a snowman [30%]
- get a new hairstyle [22%]
- go on a diet [5%]
What will you drink on New Year's Eve?
- champagne [81%]
- vodka [40%]
- sweet carbonated beverages [38%]
- boiled fruit with sugar [36%]
- beer [12%]
- yes [79%]
- no [21%]
- yes [64%]
- no [36%]
And in other news...
|Mikhail Kalashnikov, machine gun man, is dead. Read more about the man and his legacy here.|
|Police officer caused a bloody hit-and-run (If you're also studying Russian, дтп = дорожно-транспортное происшествие aka road accident)|
|Kharkov man in New York kills son in order to take revenge on wife. Short article in English on this tragedy here.|
More on the weather:
|Cruel February and summer in May. If that's so, then hurry up, May!|
We're still in Odessa... back soon with stories from the trip!
Tell me: will you celebrate New Year's Ukrainian-style in any way? Or do your own thing? : )