January 03, 2007

Reflections of 2006

As 2006 drew to an end, we contemplate the past year. Was it a good year for us? Was it bad? Did we learn something from the past 365 days? Would we leave with something good to keep, or just wished that the year'd be over as soon as possible?

1. Was 2006 a good year for you?
2006 started off really badly. It marked the end of a very painful on-and-off relationship which I am glad to be finally out of. Moving on wasn't easy, but God is good and faithful. Towards the end of the year, an old friend came back significantly into my life, and what continued as a beautiful friendship blossomed to an even more beautiful relationship.

2. What was your favorite moment(s) of the year?
The wonderful shopping holiday at Bangkok with cousin Bea, attending my friend's wedding in KK, meeting up with a friend from Canada whom I've been corresponding with for a year but have never met, my first paintball event (wooot!!), and most of all, meeting up with the boyfriend in Melbourne :)

3. What was your least favorite moment of the year?
See no. 1

4. Where were you when 2006 began?
I was pretty hammered after downing 3/4 bottle of red wine on New Year's Eve of 2005, all the way to New Year's Day. I was at home.

5. Who were you with?
My family

6. Where will you be when 2006 ends?
At Hester's wedding

7. Who will you be with when 2006 ends?
A lot of my colleagues, and also people whom I don't know at Hester's wedding.

8. Did you keep your new years resolution of 2006?
Hmm ... I was determined that 2006 would be a happier year for me. It didn't start off well, but it definitely picked up towards the end, and a blissful end, so yeah, I guess I did keep my resolution for 2006 after all :)

9. Do you have a new years resolution for 2007?
Lose a few kilos, exercise more and spend less. Oh, and also to spend less time on the computer (finally realised how hooked I was to my notebook), and the telly. I've got a couple more, but I'll keep that to myself for now, thank you very much.

10. Did you fall in love in 2006?
Yep :)

11. Did you break up with anyone in 2006?

12. Did you make any new friends in 2006?
A couple of Japanese girls, when I was in Japan in the beginning of the year. They brought me outlet shopping!

13. Who are your favourite new friends?
Not even going to go there. I still wanna keep my friends, y'know ;)

14. What was your favourite month of 2006?
Hmm ... a toughie to actually pinpoint a favourite MONTH. I guess I'd say October, 'cos it was the first time I visited Australia, and more importantly, to see the boyfriend.

15. Did you travel outside of Malaysia in 2006?
This was the year I did the most traveling.

16. How many different countries did you travel to in 2006?
Went to Bangkok with cousin Bea in July, and to visit the boyfriend in Melbourne in October.

17. Did you miss anybody in the past year?
My dear friends, AW and Ric, from Dundee who got married in KK in September, another from Singapore, BC, and also another couple who couldn't make it to the wedding, Mich and Don, because Mich was expecting (baby arrives in February '07).

18. What was your favorite movie that you saw in 2006?
It's gotta be "The Devil Wears Prada". The shoes! The clothes! The bags! Beautiful, just beautiful *tee hee hee*

19. What was your favorite song from 2006?
Don't have a favourite song of the YEAR, but I've always liked "It Might Be You" by Stephen Bishop.

20. What was your favorite record from 2006?
Don't have a favourite record either.

21. How many concerts did you see in 2006?
A charity concert at the beginning of December. Yeah, only one! Sad huh?

22. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2006?
I think I drank more wine when I was in Melbourne, than I did my whole life (well, up to now anyway)!

23. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
Yeah, haven't we all?

24. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2006?
Erm ... the odd white lie here and there's inevitable, but I don't think there were any major, bad lies which I cooked up. Hmmm ....

25. Did you treat somebody badly in 2006?
I hope I didn't. But if I did, I do apologise.

26. How much money did you spend in 2006?
A crazy, crazy amount! I bought a new car, a new mobile phone, travelled a lot this year, and what with 2 weddings ... sigh. Money going out, hardly any coming in :(

27. What was your proudest moment of 2006?
Finally being able to move on with my life.

28. What was your most embarrassing moment of 2006?
Gosh, don't think I can remember a specific moment. I do get my odd hiccups. Thank goodness it's nothing big :)

29. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2006 and change something, what would it be?
Nothing. Life experiences are there for a reason. We learn, we grow.

30. What are your plans for 2007?
I'll take anything that comes along ;)

Have a great 2007, y'all.


Anonymous said...

I must say tat ur blog 'bout the quake was very to-the-point.NICE.

Tine said...

Hi Laputa, thanks for dropping by :)

Just penning my sentiments about the lack of sensitivity that sometimes we Malaysians can have. I'd admit I'm not all sugar and spice, but a little thought for those who truly suffered would be nice. And also appreciation for kind Malaysians who offered their bandwidth and such to the public for Internet access.