It is the beginning of another 366 days, 56 weeks and 12 months. It is really and truly a new beginning for so many people and there are so many New Year resolutions and planned achievements for the new year 2016. New year resolution is a tradition for many to be in their best behavior in the new year. For some people, their new year resolution is as basic as being a good person in the coming year and some others have laid down goals they plan to achieve. As the year starts, Gündem newspaper met with some Eastern Mediterranean University students and they shared their New Year resolutions and what they plan to achieve in 2016.
We conversed with Guillance Axice, a Cameroonian in the department of Public relations and Advertising and she shared her new year resolution with us. She said “In 2016, I will like to join Turkish class and groups to improve my Turkish learning skills.”
Lea Allam is Syrian student in the department of Public Relations and Advertising and she said; “my new year resolution is that I want to keep receiving high honors to make my parents proud and also plan to do my Masters degrees.
Samer Amro is a Palestinian student in the department of Architecture. He said, “my new year plan is that I want to get a pass from design course because it is a difficult course and I also want to get more friends and higher grades”.
Lynda Ngango is a Cameroonian student in the department of Public relations and Advertising. Her New Year resolution for the year 2016 is that; “I would like to join any group or club talking more about media literacy, critics or cultural studies. This is to build my ability to comprehend, discern and evaluate various advertisements” she said.
Zeki Aykul is a student of the host community; Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus. His New Year resolution is to aim to finish the present semester with a honor grade. He said “I want to finish with honors because I want to take six courses next semester. I want to pass all courses to graduate in the third year”.
Vandah Vezha is from Zimbabwe and he in the department of International relations. He said “My new year resolution is God’s protection in everything I do and to make my relationship perfect with Him”
We spoke with Satnat Niroukh, a Palestinian student in the department of International Business. His New Year resolution is pithy, simple and clear. He said; “all i wish in the New Year is lots of money”.
Serhat is a Turkish student in the department of Business Administration and his concise and short New Year resolution is tilted towards accumulation of wealth he said. In the new year, I want more money”.
We spoke with Ousmane Amadou, an EMU student from Benin republic. He studies International relations. He said; “my New Year resolution is that I want to have a girlfriend in 2016 and I also want to be a better speaker of Turkish Language”.
Sophia Tanya Mafuko is a Zimbabwean student we spoke with in the department of International relations. “My new year resolution is that I want to get high honor certificate and I want my social life to more active. Also, I want to learn three more international languages; Chinese, Korean and Italian” She posits.
Ngozi is a Nigerian student in the department of International relations. We spoke with her and she shared her New Year resolutions. She said “I want to Increase in my spirituality and I also want to become a fruitarian”.
New Year resolutions are necessary to have every new year. It is basically a way to check yourself in retrospection from the previous year and trying to improve on the things you lagged behind on. Interestingly, the students of EMU are not left behind in hoping for this better new year.
By Francisca Okitor