EOY meme

Jan. 5th, 2017 12:38 am
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1. What did you do in 2016 that you'd never done before?
Drive in a foreign country!

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I actually have 366 doodles believe it or not, so I did keep my resolutions! As for this year...I kinda sorta set a goal to achieve something each day no matter how small, so there's that.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
She's a colleague, but I work with her often, so Aisyah counts! And it was an epic birth too - placenta previa, 21 bags of blood transfused...if that's not epic I don't know what is.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.

5. What countries did you visit?
Taiwan and Australia, two countries that were never in my bucket list.

6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?
Drive.

7. What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
21st August, the day I smudged the line of 'acceptable work behaviour'.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Watching a record amount of anime. TWELVE shows, to be exact.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Failing to reach out when I could've and should've.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing debilitating (which kinda sucks, actually).

11. What was the best thing you bought?
6-month FFXIV subscription.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
[livejournal.com profile] yuncyn for being a supportive rock, AND for actually assembling the best goddamned birthday present ever.

13. Whose behaviour appalled you?
Where to start. The one who was too chicken to relationship? The one who tried to convert me to water-based 'miracles'? The one who let their self-esteem get in the way of being a friend? The ones who insisted there be a farewell party for someone who didn't want it? Or myself for not calling out on the BS when I had the chance?

14. Where did most of your money go?
It should be to travel, but as opposed to other years I really didn't feel like I spent a lot of money.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Comic Fiesta, I guess. First time doing a night photoshoot and all.

16. What song will always remind you of 2015?
Dean Fujioka's 'History Maker'.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? I think thinner.
iii. richer or poorer? Richer, as one should be.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Getting swept up in the moment.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Taking others into consideration.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Took mum out for lunch, bought a cheongsam for CNY. Then sketched Yuri on Ice fanart.

21. Where did you ring in 2016?
At home, where I COOKED for MY FRIENDS.

22. Did you fall in love in 2015?
I don't know what it was, but It wasn't love, no.

23. How many one-night stands?
Depending on your definition, one. Otherwise, none.

24. What was your favourite TV program?
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless, Yuri!!! on Ice.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
It's an overwhelming urge to pour bleach into someone's petrol tank, but it's not hate, no.

26. What was the best book you read?
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. BEST TWIST EVER. I listened to the audiobook AND bought the book when I went to Australia to support it!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I rediscovered the Rebuild of Evangelion soundtracks.

28. What did you want and get?
To...play....a lot of FFXIV?

29. What did you want and not get?
A shot at a doomed relationship. Don't ask me why.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
*looks at list* Nothing stood out for me this time. Kingsglaive was good, but not ZA BEST.

31. What did you do on your birthday?
It was the first day of Aidilftri, so my birthday got overshadowed by the occasion. Ate french toast, ate at Rakuzen, and got a ton of lovely birthday messages. /__\

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
That it hadn't ended the way it had.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?
Mum Retired, So I Now Have To Shop Alone.

34. What kept you sane?
Anime and FFXIV.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Everything to do with JAKIM, which spawned a months-long debate on their effectiveness as a religious body designed to regulate and educate the public on Islamic practices.

37. Who did you miss?
Szuchen ;__;

38. Who was the best new person you met?
There were a lot of new colleagues. Some were nice.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016.
If I've said something, stick to it no matter how tempting it is not to.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

It's gonna be, gonna be, okay.
- Okay, The Piano Guys

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