As the year comes to an end soon... 2009 in review

December 31, 2009

Since it is the last day of the year, I think it's a good enough reason for me to post my last blog entry for the year.

"Stole" this from Mel. Looks like I have been a bad sister since I did not make it into any of her list. And yes, you'll find some similar answers between the two of us.

What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Went on a flight for more than 4 hours!

Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I did not do any resolutions last year... coz I know I'm not disciplined enough to keep them. Thinking of starting one again... but do I still have time before the year ends?

Did anyone close to you give birth?
YES! Jenuka-kah gave birth to a sweet lil' girl!
Actually, many close pals gave birth this year! Phew! Let's see...
1. Congrats Althea & KC. They had Rowanne in March.
2. Congrats Shai for Radley.
3. Congrats Reny & Azim who had baby Adam Rayyan in August.
4. Congrats Sofie on her new baby boy just recently.

Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. Mum. Missing her much.

What countries did you visit?
Bangkok, Thailand; Melbourne, Australia; and Singapore.

What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
More money? More love? There's always plenty of space for both.

What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
11.11.2009 - Sob

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Turning into the big three-oh!

What was your biggest failure?
Still cannot adjust my body clock to day and night.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Very minor ones. Still very much alive :)

What was the best thing you bought?
Several this year. Sinful spending.
1. Baby Minimomo
2. Baby Instax
3. Baby Mini - got it cheap thanks Sugar Papa Faiz! Haha!
4. Baby Arena (gave up for adoption to Mel)
5. Baby BB

Whose behaviour merited celebration?
MELISSA HO TS'AI LIN. You finally grew up! (Note: A bit more growing up will be highly appreciated).

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Thankfully, no one close crossed that line just yet.

Where did most of your money go?
Unnecessary stuffs which I don't really need but must have like the gadgets, shoes, bags, yada-yada.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Booked my Melbourne trip in March. Got real excited till September!

What song/album will always remind you of 2009?
Cannot think of any at the moment.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? A little bit of both.
Thinner or fatter? Definitely fatter. My spare tyres are going for an upgrade!
Richer or poorer? Way poorer... judging by my sinful spendings the whole year!

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spending more time with mum. Take mum for more holidays. Take mum to more badminton tourneys. Take mum to some nice makan place.

Will be doing more of those with Mel next year. Oh wait! That's my very first 2010 New Year resolution!

And wanted to paint and do more crafty work. Will do them next year. Oh wait! That's my second resolution!

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Lazing and bumming around.

How did you spend Christmas?
Woke up late. Drove to Penang for a high school reunion thing.

Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Myself... hehe... going online...

Did you fall in love in 2009?
Did not. Oh wait? Did I? Nopes.

How many one night stands in this last year?
Hahahahahahaha... ya' think?

What was your favourite TV programme?
I have plenty. Chuck. Desperate Housewives. Private Practice etc.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Gladly... no.

What was the best book(s) you read?
Plenty. I'm easily satisfied.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Taylor Swift. Love her songs.

What did you want and get?
Wanted a lomo camera. Got Baby Minimomo.
Wanted a polaroid camera. Got Baby Instax.
Wanted a personal lappie. Got Baby Mini.
Wanted a new phone. Got Baby Arena.
Went bored with new phone. Gave up for adoption. Got Baby BB!

What did you want and not get?
PSP / DS - Nah... love to have it but won't spend money on it. Will be so underutilised by me.

What were your favourite films of this year?
Honestly, cannot remember. Just watched Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 last night.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was working and turned 30 working.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I did not book mum and Mel to the Perth flight instead of Melbourne and they both made it with me to the trip.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
According to my mood.

What kept you sane?
My family and friends. Thank you oh so much!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Grew out of that. But there are a few couple of cuties this year kan?

What political issue stirred you the most?
The entire political scene is like a big haha joke.

Who did you miss?
Papa... and then Mummy...

Who was the best new person you met?
Met a few. The biggest and loudest I can remember... haha... you know who... guess lah!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
Don't take anything for granted. Any day can be the last so always treasure everyone and everything around you.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
Cannot think of any at this moment.


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