Sunday, January 04, 2004

Currently listening to: Tori Amos' new album, Tales of a Librarian

From G's blog:

1. What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
Nothing outwardly manifested -- more mental.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Some -- yes.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My cousin. I have a little buddha for a niece. ^_^

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, but a lot of people I knew had people close to them die.

5. What countries did you visit?
Hong Kong

6. What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?
A more productive life? ^_^ -- clarity and maturity siguro.

7. What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 4 -- birthday dinner with friends
January 6 -- birthday
mid- to late February -- Tony Leung on the big screen ^_^
April 11 -- RENT concert at Onstage, Greenbelt
May - June -- got sooooo sick. erg...
August 15 -- started playing pRO ... after that, the rest of the year became a blur ^_^

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Having my chapter 1 approved.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Lots! -- but I don't want to dwell on them.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
That terrible illness during the summer, compounded by the SARS scare.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I like everything I buy -- otherwise, I don't buy it. Favorite thing I bought for myself? My Lomo Cameras

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Strange question... it really isn't my place to say, di ba?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
See answer for 12.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Books. Skirts/Clothes. Notebooks.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
the prospect of graduating; got excited for E & A ; Christmas break; my trip to HK; etc. etc.

16. What song will always remind you of 2003?
Taxi Ride - Tori Amos

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? same
iii. richer or poorer? same

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Spend time with friends. Write. Read. Smell the roses.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Worry. Think too much.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
We usually go to Mass and have a quiet dinner at home.

22. Did you fall in love in 2003?
No. ^_^

23. How many one-night stands?
None. ^_^

24. What was your favorite TV program?

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't know.

26. What was the best book you read?
Dan Brown's Angels and Demons, Da Vinci Code (and everything else he wrote), Nick Hornby's 31 Songs, etc. etc.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Bossa Nova. (Thanks to E), Korean and Japanese OSTs

28. What did you want and got?
^_^ -- a reason to be

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Hero, Finding Nemo, LotR: TTT and LotR: RotK

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Was 25 (turning 26). Spent day receiving well wishes from friends. Celebrated a few days before with dinner.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Taking and passing the compre last September -- instead, had to postpone it to this February

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?
Always, always -- skirts and slippers ^_^

34. What kept you sane?
Family. F and C , A -- my friends.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Tony Leung! Takeshi Kaneshiro.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
All of it! It was a really chaotic year, wasn't it?

37. Who did you miss?
si most missed memory ^_^

38. Who was the best new person you met?
si no. 1 discovery of 2003 ^_^

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003:
Love yourself. (copied G's answer ^_^). Have faith in people.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"We've all been
Too far
I guess on days
Like this
You know who your
Friends are
I'm glad you're
On my side, sure
I'm glad you're on
My side still"
- Tori Amos, Taxi Ride

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Got a copy of REM's The Best of REM: In Time, 1988-2003 and a dayplanner. Re-read Tuesdays with Morrie (and cried). Am set for the year. ^_^

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