Summary (seems appropriate).

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
·          Finished school
·          Taught the piano
·          Started college
·          Moved to a new city to live on my own
·          Went on a long holiday by myself
·          Turned eighteen, though that’s nearly over now.
·          Uh, several other things which I can’t actually write on a public forum.

2. Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I never make resolutions at New Year. I like starting the year off on a happy note. Giving up bad habits would not make me happy.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?

I travelled a lot within India, but outside just Malaysia and Indonesia.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?

A stable mind and inner peace, perhaps? Also cheaper alcohol.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory and why?

No date in particular, but time slots. The first half of the year for leaving school and embarking on my Amazing Holiday and coming home to a fabulous summer. The second half, for getting into the college of my choice and moving to Delhi and living on my own.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Not failing at anything I set out to do.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Hm. Maybe selfishness? Yeah. Selfishness.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nothing apart from the usual falling into a ditch.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Daddy, for switching to bidis instead of smoking cigarettes though I’m not sure whether this is because of a vague attempt to be semi health conscious or because he’s cheap. My brother, for doing so well at work even though he loathes his job. Mama, for being the strongest, most selfless person I know.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

HAH! I would love to mention several people but I can’t.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Cigarettes. Alcohol. Autos.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

The whole school/college saga, the trip to KL and Bali (and the tan), Delhi, the Jaipur wedding, and this Christmas (which has so far lived up to my expectations)

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?

Can’t think of one offhand. Oh alright, I can. But I don’t want to tell you.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?


19. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Nothing really.

20. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Smoking, biting fingernails, cutting off hair.

21. How will you be spending Christmas?

Christmas is over. I saw it in with drunken friends (after the obligatory carol singing and mulled wine with family) and then I spent the day with family and more wine and Articulate and turkey and mince pies and basically the way Christmas should be spent.

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?

Uh uh.

23. How many one night stands?


24. What was your favourite TV programme?

Gossip Girl and no, I’m not ashamed.

26. What was the best book you read?

Quite a few, but Seth’s An Equal Music, Cartography (thanks Naomi), Divakaruni’s Palace of Illusions and Lessing’s The Golden Notebook spring to mind.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I discovered my voice is really as bad as everyone always said it was, and that I’m a good piano teacher.

28. What did you want and get?

I think I got almost everything I wanted.

29. What did you want and not get?

More meat.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?

Going by films I’ve SEEN this year, not the ones that necessarily came out, I’d say The Reader, Schindler’s List, Big Fish, Stage Beauty, The Pianist- okay, it’s a long list. I saw a lot of good films this year courtesy Proiti M. And to be honest, The Ugly Truth would be up there on the favourite list too (must see for Man Whores).

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I had a huge party (joint with Min) on the Outside Terrace. Turned eighteen.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Six months in Bali instead of ten days, friends like Min and Aditya joining DU.  

34. What kept you sane?

My extreme level headedness of course.

37. Who was the worst new person you met?

Man Girl *cough*. She’s tied with Ape Boy though.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Nick (sometimes)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.

When the going gets tough, curl up under the sheets and do not emerge until the end of the year.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.



blinknmiss said...

The usual falling into a ditch *snort*

wv: hipsnem :|

joey said...

Bidis are WORSE for health ignoramus.

reflections said...

which reminds me that you are supposed to bring palace of illusions back here for me to read.