Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And here is the same sentiment in a few different languages:

SEH HEH BOK MANI BAT UH SEVO (Korean--because that's where Child #4 was born)

HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU (Hawaiian--because I'd like a vacation in Hawaii)

NAV VARSH KI SUBHKAMN (Hindi--because I'm in the mood for a good curry)

TSHIDIMU TSHILENGA (Tshiluba--because I have never heard of this language. I googled and, apparently, Tshiluba is a Bantu language spoken in southeastern Congo. From a cursory glance, Tshiluba looks to be a language that favors "tsh" at the beginning of words. I wonder how your tongue gets around that combo of consonants.)


These are the butter tarts Child #4 and I baked for last night's New Year's Eve party. They were delicious and the perfect amount of runny.

Happy New Year to you and yours from our little household in Southern California! May your 2010 be happy, healthy and prosperous! And may all your dreams come true!


Sources:
http://www.freelang.net/expressions/newyear.php
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Tshiluba

21 comments:

Kristina P. said...

They look delicious! Happy New Year!

Jenn Jilks said...

I can practically taste them!!! Yummy. Thanks for sharing! Sort of!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Athbhlian faoi mhaise dhuit!
Happy New Year Irish-style.
Those tarts make my mouth water even on the screen!

Teresa said...

Happy New Year, Barrie! Love the butter tarts and the multilingual new year's wishes!

Patti said...

of all the barries, you're my favorite...a happy, healthy, new year to you and yours!

J. Kaye said...

Happy New Year! May this year be the best of the best. :)

Swishy said...

I would be more than happy to accompany you on that Hawaiian vacation! :) Happy New Year!

Sarah Laurence said...

Happy New Year, Barrie! I love, love, love this multi-cultural post. As I just wrote on another blog comment, true good will is inclusive not exclusive.

debra said...

they look great! Here's to a great year!

Gary Corby said...

Happy New Year to everyone, and enjoy the butter tarts!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Never had a butter tart, but they look gooood! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Annie said...

Gutes Neues Jahr!

lotusgirl said...

Bonne Année! (French) Have a great one.

Maureen McGowan said...

Oh, butter tarts. Yum.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

laughingwolf said...

happy 2010 to you and yours, barrie :)

Cheryl said...

They look wonderful!

Happy New Year to you and your family! May the new year bring you lots of happiness and many more books being published!

Cheryl

Cassandra said...

I just finished I SO DON'T DO SPOOKY, and oh my gosh. That book is amazing. Even better than the first (and I thought the first was stellar!).

Needless to say, you are a great author.

Barrie said...

Cassandra, thank you. I've been waiting to hear your opinion. And now I can let my breath out. ;)

Danyelle said...

Happy New Year to you too. :) The tarts look delicious!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Have mercy! Butter tarts!