Same year-ender Q&A I've been accomplishing since 2007. View last year's answers here.
What did you do in 2011 that you’ve never done before?
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
I want to be more goal-oriented and driven.
What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
August 20-24: I can't say why, because what happened in Boracay should stay in Boracay.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving SGV audit, which I should achieve again in 2012.
What was your biggest failure?
I haven't made major, long-term decisions for my future. So much for 2011 being my transition year.
What was the best thing you bought?
Whose behavior merited celebration?
My BFF Inah, SEDPI family, Jin, the Ateneo Blue Eagles especially Kirk Long (I can't believe I didn't blog about the 4-peat championship).
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Where did most of your money go?
Travels (read about a few of them here).
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Most of them happened in July: UAAP, Harry Potter 7.2, Singapore trip.
What song/s will always remind you of 2011?
Not all were released in 2011, but they remind me of this year nonetheless: SUPER BASS, DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again, Dynamite, The Lazy Song, Someone Like You, Before It Explodes.
What do you wish you’d done more of?
My one-month projects, read books, blog, hang out with old friends.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Overtime work especially during the first half of the year, spend too much time on the internet.
Did you fall in love in 2011?
Maybe a little...
What was your favorite TV program?
How I Met Your Mother.
What was the best book you read?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
What did you want and get?
More like "who I wanted and got." Hihi. #partialCHOS
What was your favorite film of this year?
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24. I had lunch with officemates, dinner with family, and beach with Clique.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I went to Australia with my mom for the holidays!
What kept you sane?
What political issue stirred you the most?
Who did you miss?
Bro. Jan Jan and the rest of my JVP batchmates.
Who was the best new person you met?
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Not all things that seem wrong are wrong. They can even turn out to be the best things that could happen. This 2011, I learned how to take calculated risks.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Was it you who spoke the words that things could happen but not to me
Oh things are gonna happen naturally
Oh taking your advice and I'm looking on the bright side
And balancing out the whole thing
Oh but at often times those words get tangled up in lines
And the bright light turns to night
Oh until the dawn it brings
Another day to sing about the magic that was you and me
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