Featured at Latitudes, January 2, 2011
Together with the rest of the world, Jogja just celebrated the coming of 2011. People thronged the streets and public spots with friends and family. Peddlers hawked on the sidewalks, selling food, trumpets, fireworks, and whatnot. Musical shows were held since early in the evening when people began to come out of their houses. As the clock struck twelve, big fireworks were lit to mark the transition of the year.
The festivities downtown were mirthful as always. Though, it was not the first New Year that we, Jogjanese, had celebrated last year.