The Art Of Condensation 2007

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Everyone's doing this survey type thing, so here you go.

PART I: LOOKING BACK

1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
- Screamed all my pains out in front of the crowd and the clan. I'm introvert and a taurus so that's saying a lot.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
- I can't honestly remember what my resolutions for 2007 were. But if I have to be honest I'd guess that was lose weight and love true. I lost the former because of the latter. Haha.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
- None that close.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
- Yes. Betchie, you will be missed sorely. Kampay!

5. What countries/places did you visit?
- Philippines. Dubai. Thailand.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
- More friends here in Kuwait.

7. What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
- Oh. October 12. December 17, 18, 19 and 20 :) It's all about process.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
- My promotion. The Bronze Award. Being able to travel without asking anything from the 'rents. This blog :)

9. What was your biggest failure?
- Not updating my CV as much as I have to. Getting too complacent. Losing the edge.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
- The dog bite. Minor burns from indian wax and practicing my culinary expertise. The usual winter colds.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
- My siblings gadgets. I saw how much joy it gave them :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
- Mine! I was such a good girl the whole 2007.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
- Loads of people. It's okay though. I realize people does change in a way. No matter how much you claim to know them or how many years you've been hanging out.

14. Where did most of your money go?
- Phone bills. I make Wataniya richer than it can possible be. Shopping. Philippine Vacations. Yes. Plural.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
- The Philippine Vacations.

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2007?
- This Love by Maroon 5.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a. Happier or sadder? - Could be more happier. Could be less sadder.
b. Thinner or fatter? - Eeerr. Thinner? Hehe.
c. Richer or poorer? - Poorer! Considering the dollar to peso exchange who's richer now!?

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
- Meet new people. Travel more and outside my comfort zone.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
- Get complacent and putting loads of faith to people.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
- I spent christmas eve it talking about the demise of my love life and life in general to a very good friend over a couple of bottle of Smirnoff and red horse which we never get to finish.
- I spent christmas day with my family, went to see my father, went to church and done good deeds by spreading the love and giving thanks and back to the world by feeding the street children.

23. How many one-night stands have you had?
- None. Like I said, I was a very good girl.

24. What was your favorite TV program for this year?
- House, Ugly Betty, L Word, How I Met Your Mother and Grey's Anatomy.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
- No. I'm very zen.

26. What was the best book you read this year?
- Oh goodness. To mention a title is akin to betrayal.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery for 2007?
- Hootie and the Blowfish!

28. What did you want and get?
- That secret desire and boy did I get it big time :) God works in mysterious ways indeed!

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
- 300 - Glorious. Atonement.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
- I turned 23 and I spent it with the family gobbling sea ceatures!

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
- Frilly. Girly.

33. What kept you sane?
- Books and movies. Writing, as always.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?.
- Let's see.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
- That siege at Manila Pen. That Glorietta blast. Erap. Sarkozy. Bhutto. Israel. Prince William :) Aaaawww.

36. Who did you miss?
- My snappy self >:P

37. Who was the best new person you met?
- That would be Yasuy. She's beautiful, and hella funny. Everything I'm never gonna be, unless I inject myself with a dose of chinese blood.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
- Loving too much is just that. Too much.

39. One rule in your book that you promise to break on 2008?
- Not to love too much! Ahahaha.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
- "Welcome to my revolution. Learning to turn the outside inside out. Having the courage to find what life is all about. Loving so purely can surely melt a frozen heart. Knowing sometimes all over's. The perfect place to start"

II: LOOKING FORWARD

1. Will you be looking for a new job?
- I need to now don't I? :)

2. Will you be looking for a new relationship?
- All in due time.

4. What will you do different in 2008?
- I'll be more extrovert. More out there to and for the world.

5. What will you NOT be doing in 2008?
- Be in seclusion. No way Jose!

6. Any trips planned?
- Yes. Fujairah here I come!

7. Wedding plans?
- Eeekk. None.

8. Major thing on your calendar?
- The usual boring stuff. Visa expiration. Last day at work. Job interviews.

9. What can’t you wait for?
- That new job. This new life.

10. What would you like to see happen differently?
- The Philippine economic situation. Although I am all proud of the strong peso, the government could do better by eradicating the VAT or EVAT.

11. What about yourself will you be changing?
- Aside from my serial yo-yo diets?! Just my introverted self. I want to be out there. Be more people person.

12. What happened in 2007 that you didn’t think would ever happen?
- Oh. The screaming matches w/ the other side of the clan. The break up. Losing Betchie. Losing one of the best drinking buddy in the world.

13. Will you be nicer to the people you care about?
- Always

14. Will you dress differently this year than you did in 2007?
- Fashion evolves and then makes a 360 come back. So who knows right?! :)

15. Will you start or quit drinking?
- I'm not an alcoholic but I'm not stopping either.

16. Will you better your relationship with your family?
- Always

17. Will you do charity work?
- Always.

18. Will you go to bars?
- Heck yes.

19. Do you expect 2008 to be a good year for you?
- 2008 is supposedly our year. The rats year! And despite everything, it has been very good for me :) So yes, bring it on 2008!

20. How much did you change from this time last year till now?
- A lot. I've grown a good deal, I think.

21. Do you plan on having a child?
- Not anytime soon.

22. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with now?
- Of course. Unless they plan to pull a leslie on me.

23. Major lifestyle changes?
- Oh yes. I sure hope so :)

24. Will you be moving?
- Depends on the next job order.

25. What will you make sure doesn’t happen in 2008 that happened in 2007?
- That very, very bad hang over.

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