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pel pel ([personal profile] putsch) wrote2013-12-16 04:31 pm
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year in review meme

I do this meme for every new year, so high time I do it now:


1: What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Visited Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore to be specific), took a sleeper train, spent my birthday in a foreign country, got my own apartment, opened a bank account in a foreign country, acquired a full time professional job and became a teacher, gained my TESOL certification, understood a full breadth of English grammar and slang, learned Thai, learned and experienced a ton of Thai and Buddhist holidays, took a 20 hour plane ride, fully solidified a feeling of being a responsible adult.

2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't really do new years resolutions WOOPS.

3: Did anyone close to you give birth? No

4: Did anyone close to you die? No (thank god)

5: What countries did you visit? Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Singapore but I also saw the Taipei and Beijing Airport

6: What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? A fatter passport, possibly a love life, a different job....

7: What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? The day I left for Cambodia, Thanksgiving in Bangkok, and probably the day of this Beyonce album drop because holy shit I can't get over it.

8: What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting this job as an English teacher and making my own really strong group of friends in Thailand.

9: What was your biggest failure? I guess not really being as adventurous as I could have been, all things considered. Especially when I first got there I felt so insecure (both personally and money wise) that I didn't really do a lot when I could have traveled a lot more, especially within Thailand.

10: Did you suffer illness or injury? Nah

11: What was the best thing you bought? Food, basically everything I've eaten this year has been delicious.

12: Whose behaviour merited celebration? My friends in Thailand for putting up with me and my friends back home for the same reason. Also, my mother for being so supportive of me. bless.

13: Whose behaviour made you appalled? Do governments count?

14: Where did most of your money go? Plane tickets and rent.

15: What did you get really, really, really excited about? Traveling, making friends, and EATING.

16: What song will always remind you of 2013? Flawless - Beyonce and anything Bastille

17: Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer? happier, thinner, richer.

18: What do you wish you’d done more of? Traveling and excersizing.

19: What do you wish you’d done less of? being a lazy bastard LMFAO.

20: How did you spend Christmas? I'm spending it at home! The weekend before I'm at my grandparent's house but the actual day will be at home.

21: Did you fall in love in 2013? nope

22: What was your favourite TV program? Free!, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Leverage.

23: Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Some co-workers....

24: What was the best book you read? THE MISTBORN TRILOGY BY BRANDON SANDERSON FUUUUUUUUUU just let me diE

25: What was your greatest musical discovery? Bastille and Chvrches.

26: What did you want and get? A job and new friends.

27: What did you want and not get? idk.

28: What was your favourite film of this year? PACIFIC RIM

29: What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Moving to Bangkok - it was a big move but it helped me in every way I could have possibly hoped for. I became more outgoing with people, more adventurous, more resourceful, and the distance between me and my family really helped me clear my head and ground myself. Plus, getting work and easy reasons to travel! woo!

30: How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013? summer wear all day erry day

31: What kept you sane? My online friends - even when things got their roughest abroad I always had them to fall back on and I'm so grateful for that.

32: Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? idk. beyonce? nicki minaj?

33: What political issue stirred you the most? The whole Thai protests really hit me since I never knew about them much before and next thing I knew they were shoved into my face 24/7. Also anything related to women's issues like the Wendy Davis stand up was intense.

34: Who did you miss? My brother probably? because it's weird going so long without hanging out with him even though we talk a lot.

35: Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013. Never be afraid to take the plunge.

36: Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. okay a tie tbh:
This time I'm gonna take the crown
Without falling down, down, down

--(pretty hurts, beyonce.)

I think big get cash make 'em blink fast
Now look at what you just saw, this is what you live for
Ah, I’m a motherfucking monster!

--(monster, nicki minaj verse)

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