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Year behind and year ahead summed up in 2 words

In 2 words apiece, people around the world sum up 2015, and their hopes for year ahead

Year behind and year ahead summed up in 2 words

Asked to sum up 2015 in two words, and to do the same for their expectations for the coming year, people around the world have this to say:

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THAILAND

2015: "A mess."

2016: "A fresh start."

-- Korawut Lam, college student

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CHINA

2015: "Smog and corruption."

2016: "Lower prices and a safe Internet."

-- Chen Chen, hairdresser

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BRAZIL

2015: "Economic crisis."

2016: "Olympic crisis."

-- Meire Gomes, jewelry seller

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NEW YORK

2015: "Lousy economy."

2016: "More money."

-- Ronnie Boyd, who sells knickknacks and scarves on Times Square

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MALAYSIA

2015: "Tough life."

2016: "Better economy."

-- Tony Wong, businessman


Updated : 2021-05-10 00:53 GMT+08:00