( Year in review )
Stood up in front of a classroom of kids and taught. :O2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions and will you make more for next year?
No, I failed this year's resolution as expected, although I lasted longer than I thought I would. /cryptic
I haven't thought of one for 2009 yet.3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nyet.4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.5. What countries did you visit?
None, but I'm going to Singapore before the end of the year, and I'll be in Thailand after the New Year.6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A hot Norwegian girlfriend.
A reason.7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Probably my first day at Melbourne Girls' College, because it was traumatic. And the last day of my block at Koonung, because it was bittersweet.8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving the Master of Teaching, Part 1.9. What was your biggest failure?
Not finding a job.10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I caught two nasty colds this year, but that's all.11. What was the best thing you bought?
This computer.12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Up until about a month ago, mum was really awesome and supportive.13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Appalled? My sister... I worry she's becoming a spoilt private school kid. Depressed - can't blame this one on anyone but myself.14. Where did most of your money go?
Petrol, bills for internet and phone, and gaming-related expenses (computer, Xbox, WoW).15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Teaching. 16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Um. A bunch of songs from this year's Eurovision, because they were the first songs I burnt onto my mix CD which I listened to every day while driving to my placements. And a few others.
Euroband - This Is My Life (Iceland 2008)
Olta Boka - Zemrën E Lamë Peng (Albania 2008)
Maria Haukaas Storeng - Hold On Be Strong (Norway 2008)
Amy McDonald - This Is The Life
BassHunter - Russia Privjet
Ivan Guevara - Por Amor Al Arte
Avril Lavigne - Anything But Ordinary17. Compared to this time last year, are you:i. happier or sadder?
A different sort of sadder. More resigned.ii. thinner or fatter?
About the same. I always put on some weight during the Christmas holidays due to boring family dinners during which there is nothing to do but eat.iii. richer or poorer?
Poorer. 18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Stayed in touch with people more.19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Procrastinating. Being emo. 20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Packing for Singapore/Thailand trip. And then dinner with family and some guests (Chin's family). I'll probably find some time to log onto WoW too.21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Do Milla Jovovich, Yvonne Strahovski or Barbara Gordon count?
No.22. What was your favorite TV program?
My two current favorite on-going TV shows are Chuck
and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
. I discovered Birds of Prey
and instantly fell in love with the fandom. Also still slowly working my way through Star Trek: Voyager
.23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope.24. What was the best book you read?
Prose: The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
Poetry: Love, Death and the Changing of the Seasons by Marilyn Hacker
.25. What was your greatest musical discovery of 2008?
I didn't really have any major ones this year. I guess maybe Lover's Electric
and Demon Hunter
.26. What did you want and get?
An Xbox 360 and Rock Band. Wrath of the Lich King Collector's Edition.27. What did you want and not get?
A girlfriend. A job. A kitten.28. What was your favorite film of this year?
A tie between Saving Face
and Batman: The Dark Knight
.29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 22. I stayed home and did normal staying-at-home things.30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting a job at Koonung or one of the others that I really wanted. Oh, and Prop 8 (and others) not passing the day after the election. Or, you know, winning the lottery. 31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
It's been a year of fashion extremes. Swinging between way-more-formal-than-I-would-
usually-dress because of teaching, and old-hoodie-and-jeans now that I'm at home.32. What kept you sane?
World of Warcraft, my new Birds of Prey
fandom obsession, my sister, and a conveniently timed crush.33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I went through this huge Milla Jovovich phase after I had that insanely awesome dream
of her, Eliza Dushku and Rachel Nichols.34. What political issue stirred you the most?
The US election and gay rights.35. Who did you miss?
Friends who aren't here. People who are no longer in my life as much as I'd like them to be. And my stupid ass cat, Stormy.36. Who was the best new person you met?
Ann. *waves hello*37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
1. Some things just aren't meant to be.
2. Life is like high school. It's a schizophrenic popularity contest that you can never win.38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"I'm all out of love, all out of faith / I would give everything just for a taste / But everything's here, all out of place / Losing my memory, saving my face." -- KT Tunstall