With New Year’s approaching and 2015 coming to a close, many on Twitter have been evaluating their year in three words under a new hashtag that has drawn wide international response, especially in the Gulf.
Qatar doesn’t go big on end-of-the-year celebrations, but the approach of a new year is still a time of reflection for many people.
With responses ranging from serious to silly, here’s what people in Qatar and across the GCC had to say under the Arabic hashtag لخص_2015_بثلاث_كلمات # (“summarize 2015 in three words).”
Some people expressed nothing but happiness about this year and hope for the future:
احببت بها شخصاً ? #لخص_2015_بثلاث_كلمات
— قُوزال | الريان❤ (@guzel_qtr) December 27, 2015
Translation: Fell in love with someone.
تفاؤل سعادة مستقبل
— Sports Corner (@sport_corner_1) December 27, 2015
Translation: Optimism, happiness, the future.
Others seemed happier to bid 2015 goodbye and not look back.
Go to hell??? #لخص_2015_بثلاث_كلمات
— معاذ (@mo3azelhalwagy) December 27, 2015
#لخص_2015_بثلاث_كلمات سنة الـ "يوم لك و عشر ايام عليك"
— عبدالله | قطر (@EngAbdulla_) December 27, 2015
Translation: This year was “one day for you and 10 against you.”
انتهت ولله الحمد #لخص_2015_بثلاث_كلمات
— The SoLo?? (@bubadr_) December 27, 2015
Translation: It ended praise be to God.
Translation: Unfinished dreams
— fitonia (@vitoniah) December 27, 2015
Translation: Frustration, Boredom, stupidity
Others had mixed feelings regarding this year, saying it brought both the bad and the good, while others said it passed too quickly.
حُب ، إنجاز ، ألم ❤️
— م.سُليمان سالم (@sssoct) December 27, 2015
Translation: Love, achievement, pain.
Translation: Beautiful, painful, educational.
Meanwhile, others commented on the deteriorating situation in the Middle East and around the world, including ISIL attacks and new measures to fight extremist groups, including the “Islamic and military” coalition against terrorism that Qatar joined this month.
سنة التحالف الإسلامي
— عبدالحميد الياسي ? (@Bu_Reem21) December 27, 2015
Translation: Year of the Islamic coalition.
#لخص_2015_بثلاث_كلمات ياعاصب الراس وينك …. كان عام داعشي لعنهم الله
— ابولو (@Hamed32261704) December 27, 2015
Translation: An ISIS year, may God curse them.
حروب .. مجاعات .. نزوح جماعي
— Milanesta ♣ (@fr9tfene20) December 27, 2015
Translation: War, famines, displacement of refugees.
— Rami (@123345as) December 27, 2015
Translation: War against Islam, Arab, sunnah.
Translation: Resistance, Palestine, Russia.
How would you sum up your 2015? Thoughts?