Letter from the Editor
Vancouver, December 2017 - January 1, with a New Year and all its possibilities has been an exciting time for me from the time I was very young. I love making lists, and one of the lists I made every year was my New Year ’s Resolutions.
According to “Germanpod101”, the top 10 New Year ’s Resolutions (Neujahrsvorsätze), are read more, spend more time with family, loose weight, save money, stop smoking, learn something new, drink less, get regular exercise or play sports on a regular basis, eat healthy and finally, improve your time management skills.
Me personally can agree with almost everything on the list and am excited to implement them in 2018. I would also like to make my magazine a full-time business enterprise and am still researching ways to do this.
One New Year ’s traditions is the “Feuerzangbowle” (loosely translated as fire-tong punch) - a traditional German alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked loaf of sugar is set on fire and drips into the mulled wine below. Another German tradition is “Bleigießen” (lead pouring), an old practice where you hold a small amount of lead in a spoon over a flame and then pour it into a bowl of water. The resulting pattern then predicts the coming year. Some examples are if the lead forms into a ball, it means that lulck will roll your way. The shape of an anchor means help in need, and a rocket means your worries will take off. The best one is a shell, as it means your dreams will come true! Good luck.
The Vancouver Alpen Club will host their New Year ’s Eve Gala for 2017 on Saturday, December 31, at 7 pm in the Alpen Club. The $85 ticket includes gourmet buffet, live dance music, midnight snacks and champagne. The Bauhaus Restaurant is simply reporting a five course New Year ’s Eve Menu that includes king crab, foie gras, ppardelle, tenderline and strawberries with white chocolate.
The Swiss Outdoors Club meanwhile is still planning a “New Years Eve 2017 Fondue Party” at their cabin in Galcier Springs, Washington. Whatever you did, I hope you all had a “Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr 2018!