The New Year meme, for 2008

I don't think I've answered this before. I got this from Cherie's blog.

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
I went out of the country.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I stayed true to the theme for 2008.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No. But many got preggers.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nobody, thank God.

5. What countries did you visit?
Thailand.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
TMTM (Too many to mention)
A sense of urgency. A master's degree. A million bucks. True love.

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory?
Dates start getting muddled when you reach 30. LOL.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Self-love!

9. What was your biggest failure?
I never fail. Life just changes its course.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I just lost my sense of safety--but slowly getting it back!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Plane tickets

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Mine! LOL

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Ray's, but he's being a friend now

14. Where did most of your money go?
Food (always food) and travel

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Work, believe it or not

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2008?
Big Girls Don't Cry (LOL) and As the Deer

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
1. happier or sadder? I'm always happier.
2. thinner or fatter? Fatter, unfortunately.
3. richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Writing and reading

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Eating and spending money on food

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
For 2008? Doing some last minute shopping, last minute cooking.
For 2009? I don't know. Cuddling with someone, hopefully. :P

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
I don't think I spent a lot of time on the phone this year.

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
I kept the status quo for the most part.

23. How many one night stands in this last year?
Let me see... um, zero.

24. What was your favourite TV programme?
Dexter

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No. I don't believe in hate. Indifference is better.

26. What was the best book(s) you read?
I didn't do a lot of reading in 2008. :-(

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Classical music, in general.

28. What did you want and get?
Extra jobs

29. What did you want and not get?
A master's degree

30. What were your favourite films of this year?
Mamma Mia!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was at work. Ordered pizza. I turned, as my German student said, "twenty-eleven."

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting my master's degree.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
sit-down-on-a-chair-all day-comfortable
Oh, and I did say I would start wearing dresses, and I did!

34. What kept you sane?
The question, "What would love do?"

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Still Pierce Brosnan

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
There were two, actually: PGMA's pardoning Erap; Cory's apology
To them, I say: You had no right!

37. Who did you miss?
Ray

38. Who was the best new person you met?
(Did I make new friends? Shucks, I can't remember.)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Love is your True North.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
And what a beautiful mess this is.