Since people are doing it and I am sheep...
What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Drive through South Super Highway, ALONE. Also drive 4 hours non-stop.
Go to Thailand.
Played 8 hours of Playstation (Tekken 5 Rocks!)
Changed my name in my office email (yep it took me almost a year!)
Buy something in the six figures.
Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kept half of it, and missed half of it. I like making new year's resolutions because I think it's my way of accepting that I am not perfect.
Did anyone close to you die?
What countries did you visit?
Went to Thailand for the first time. Went to the US twice last year.
What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Closet space. Hehehe
A heftier savings account.
My own car. :D
What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Going on a 14 hour car ride from Pagudpud to Manila. :D
Meeting my Chinese counterpart for the first time.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Driving to and from Cavite. Yebah! :D
Not having jetlag in any of my trips.
Mustering the courage to take the big leap and buy a property.
Losing 12 lbs :D
What was your biggest failure?
I said I would be more tactful and diplomatic about things. I was proven wrong by some people who just kept on giving me material to be mean to them.
Lacking the patience to understand people.
What was the best thing you bought?
My Creative Zen Micro.
Ooh, and also shelves.
And of course, our house.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
DA POGI, for living independently in Thailand for 3 months. He cooked for himself, he did his own laundry, ironed his own clothes. And he was still alive when he came back!
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Someone in my family.
Where did most of your money go?
Shoes. :D And also clothes.
But the biggest one was buying the house.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Buying the house!
What song(s) will always remind you of 2005?
Pinoy ako, Pinoy. Ipakita sa mundo....
Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer
What do you wish you'd done more?
I would've liked to travel more.
What do you wish you'd done less of?
What was your favorite TV program?
For 2005, I got hooked on House.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
What was the best book you read?
I can't really tell which was the best. But I enjoyed reading Artemis Fowl, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Princess Diaries and Harry Potpot. So I guess, I was into kids/pre-teen books.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
The BlackEyed Peas. *Gasp*
What did you want and get?
I wanted to find the kikay in me. I guess I got acquainted with her too much. :D
What was your favorite film of this year?
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
DA POGI and I went on our Ilocandia adventure. We drove from Manila to Vigan to Laoag to Pagudpud and back to Manila. I turned 27 this year. :)
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting more recognition at work.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
This year, I discovered that a girl can never have too many shoes or bags. And that skirts are very comfortable wear. But I am still your Jeans and shirt kind of girl, only with better shoes and bags. :D
What kept you sane?
This question does NOT apply to me.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I was into the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston Mix up. :D
What political issue stirred you the most?
Was too busy with the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston Mix up. :p
What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself:
Ang sarap naman nitong niluto mo - From my mother-in-law
the most touching experience you've had this year
My mother in law requesting me to cook something for Christmas merienda in Bulacan. That was the most awesome moment I had.
What did you like most about yourself this year?
I think I was more independent of DA POGI. And that I am more resilient in terms of accepting change.
Was 2005 a good year for you?
I always think of things that passed as good things. As they always say, that which does not break you will only make you stronger.
Do you have a new years resolution for 2006?
I always do. For this year, I am hoping to save more, to lose the 8 lbs I did not lose last year, and to smile more. I am more concerned about the smiling part.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
That there is a thin line separating being forgiving and martyrdom.
What are your wishes for the new year?
I hope that the new year will bring us all happiness and good cheer. And that we all work together to make the Philippines a better nation rather than pointing fingers as to who's fault it was. And as always, I wish for World Peace, or if that is not possible, that all those who are hungry will be fed.
DA GANDA blogged @ 1/04/2006 05:39:00 PM