THIRTEEN.

1: What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Traveled internationally without family– and I did it twice.
2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Well, I didn’t bother making any this year, sooo.. I probably won’t be making any for 2014. 
3: Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yeah, my best friend, Clary, did! I am now a godmomma to Cefiro Elric 🙂
4: Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.
5: What countries did you visit?
Hmm.. That’s a tough one. Maybe Vietnam. I wouldn’t mind going back to France though. Spain would be good too, but not anytime soon.
6: What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
Persistence.
7: What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 6– Touchdown Korea. I’ve never shivered that much before.
March 8– The day I met Norman.
8: What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting chosen as a Philippine Contingent to the Jambore Pemuda Indonesia!
9: What was your biggest failure?
I’d like to say that it was failing Oncology the first time, but if not for that, I wouldn’t have eventually learned to love it during my second take.
10: Did you suffer illness or injury?
Oh yes, I did!

11: What was the best thing you bought?
My Shu Uemura S Curler. Strangely enough, I’m buying a full curler too. Truly, I am now a believer of the magic of Shu Uemura.
12: Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Dr. Girly Nunag. Oh Lord! I’ve never seen her that way. Words cannot express how much of an encouraging lady she is! How I wish that more people could experience the joy of being a Girly baby.
13: Whose behaviour made you appalled?
There’s no specific person, but I was generally appalled by exaggeratedly competitive people who like stepping on other people to get ahead.
14: Where did most of your money go?
Online shopping and McDonald’s binges,
15: What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I just can’t wait for the IDEM-APDSA programme results to come out. Hopefully, my name’s on there.
16: What song will always remind you of 2013?
“Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees
17: Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?
18: What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I had studied more. Oh who am I kidding, I almost never study. 
19: What do you wish you’d done less of?
I kind of wish I hadn’t trusted people too much. It’s always been my weakness, but it was in 2013 that I realized it,

20: How did you spend Christmas?
Well, it was almost just another day, but more sparkly.
21: Did you fall in love in 2013?
Oh yes! Cute Singaporean Guy 2013.
22: What was your favourite TV program?
Right now, it’s The Mindy Project.
23: Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Yeah I do. I’m not proud of hating, but things just happen.
24: What was the best book you read?
I forgot the title, but it was Bobbi Brown’s makeup manual. I got the e-book version. I still browse through it from time to time, though I wish I had gotten the actual book.
25: What was your greatest musical discovery?
Neon Trees. It took me months to hunt their song down!
26: What did you want and get?
I got a tablet. It’s a Samsung Note 8.0.. I love that I get to draw on it and have lots of fun! It’s really easy on the hands when typing. I don’t see myself switching in the next 5 years.
27. What did you want and not get?
I guess I wanted to the PDSA-CEU President, but now that I’ve snapped out of my little bubble, I’m really okay with not getting it, because all the things that I’ve been a part of in lieu of that were exponentially better and more fulfilling anyway!
28: What was your favourite film of this year?
The Conjuring.. Yes, I watched it on the big screen. Alone.
29: What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
It was getting to explore lots and lots of new interests after having to let go of my school-based political career. I honestly never imagined all the possibilities.

30: How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
I went through changes. Serious changes. I’d say that it’s a bit more toned down, and that I’ve learned to place more importance on texture rather than color. Still, leggings are forever.
31: What kept you sane?
Escitalopram oxalate.
32: Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Nobody’s my type.:(
33: What political issue stirred you the most?
Oh, PDAF. I’m okay with it, I’m just not okay wih malversation.
34: Who did you miss?
My ex-roommate, Ira.
35: Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
Fate is always fair and just.
36: Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I’m still alive, but I’m barely breathing –“Breakeven”