Well, I can say that this is kind of late, because New Year's just like a day ago here in Beijing (for United States readers, it's Jan 1st already) and I could say that I'm not the one who's get all fired up and having sudden inspirations or adrenaline rushes just because it is New Year.
I used to be those who got sudden inspiration, suddenly introspecting myself and reflecting upon my actions along the almost ended year, and coming up with the so-called "New Year's Resolution". In the end, like most people do, the resolution didn't even be remembered for the whole year, it came up as swift as the wind and disappeared as quick. It's temporary life span made me thought about it. What I did on those passing years, is it all meaningless? Those "sudden" resolutons of course.
In China and Indonesia, there's a big differences about public holiday and how people celebrate it. In China, the international New Year isn't celebrated as much and as joyous as the Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year, while in Indonesia both are almost equally celebrated, although international New Year is more like a public event rather than the Chinese ones.
Being raised in an environment where usually a lot of commotion happened during the international New Year, having an ordinary, quiet, and not-so-much-commotion new year is kind of strange. I just have a dinner with friends, than staying at my apartment, drinking the night away (with hot chocolates, I'm allergic to alcoholic drinks =p) and messaging friends and family when it's New Year's Eve. No traffic jams until midnight, no fireworks, no crazy beer talk, no trumpet noises, no huge family cheers, it's just like an ordinary day for people in Beijing.
As New Year passed, I spent my daily life as I did during the last year, dozing my days off and figured things out, I supposed. Anyway, it's only New Year, you grew older and older, do we really need to make such huge fuss over becoming older? Geez...
Oh, last words, Happy New Year everybody =)