It's hard to believe it's 2010 already! The first few months of 2009 dragged very slowly for me, and then it was a whirlwind job in the Philippines and then straight to Lebanon, and a total of 7 countries throughout the year...a pretty great year all in all.
I headed down to Beirut last night to spend NYE with Ahmed. We went to some random party, which was absolutely hilarious. The guy hosting it was very young, and it honestly felt like he was 16 and his parents had gone away for the weekend so he was throwing a party. Ahmed knew a couple of people, who were nice guys, but the rest of the guys there (mainly Americans) all seemed pretty jerky. But we rang in the new year there, and promptly headed out the door to Dany's - a dive bar in Hamra, which is usually packed. While there was quite a bit of room inside, the party sooned spilled out onto the street and the atmosphere was fun. We got home about 3am and followed up this morning by a fantastic greasy breakfast (bacon!!!!).
As a general rule I don't make resolutions any more, I'm more of the attitude if you want to change something about yourself, you should just do it, not wait around until a new year to try to do so. Of course there are many things that I hope to improve this year, and I can only look forward to all the new challenges and adventures 2010 will bring.
Happy New Year to you all!