Happy New Year 2009 – Thursday, 1.1.2009

Posted on 2 January 2009. Filed under: Week 593 | Tags: , , , |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 593

This day is one of the three New Year days we have in Cambodia – the International New Year is followed by the Chinese New Year on 26 January, and then in April the Khmer New Year on 14-16 April; the Chinese and Khmer New Year dates change every year, based on the Moon Calendar. “The country is so nice – we celebrate thrice!” on friend said.

There were greetings in many languages:
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n-fr
n-th
n-vn
n-kr

n-hu
n-jp
n-es
n-ch
n-sr

More in detail, some were still preparing – or inviting to deeply think back – or announcing the moment stepping into the new year – and not yet believing that it has really happened:

  • Today is count down day.
  • Some final thoughts as we wave farewell to another year.
  • Firework now. Welcome 2009! Goodbye 2008!
  • Can’t believe it’s 2009

There were the simple and generous wishes for everybody – and overwhelming ones promising a lot – but also cautious ones: let us see how it will go –

  • Happy New Year
  • Cheer n Happy new year everyone!
  • Wish you a very Happy New Year and a lifetime of Prosperity, Abundance and Good Health.
  • Wishing you the best of 2009 as it unfolds.

And there were also reminders that it does not unfold well for all – where the strong and the weak are in conflict, the challenging question remains: What is justice in his case?

But the New Year is an invitation to look ahead – with different degrees of hope, even with inspiring conviction!

  • Looking forward to 2009
  • Welcoming 2009
  • I know what I want and what I will do. Is everyone with me?

For us, it is also an occasion to look back on two years, since we started to publish The Mirror in a new form, on the Internet. By the end of 2008, we had 97,535 visits – 6,057 in December alone.

The steadily increasing numbers have been a constant encouragement you are providing for our work – thanks a lot.

I dare also to say that we would appreciate it if those among our readers, who have the possibility to do so, would visit the right upper corner of this screen: Support the Mirror – and would help us to cover the costs by making a donation.

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Thanks your your visits, which show us that what we do finds your interest – and it may even be a modest contribution on the long and tedious way of reorganizing the societies in which we live.

Norbert Klein

Have a look at the last editorial – you can access it directly from the main page of the Mirror.

And please recommend us also to your colleagues and friends.

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