Another year.

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?

- Manali with Mawii; Stratford upon Avon and Lake District with Izzie. I've never holidayed with just friends before. 
- Drank my body weight in alcohol (not really) but still did not throw up. 
- Learned how to roll a joint. 
- Saw an opera. 
- A Dutch mistake.
- Climbed over a landslide. 
- Got drunk with my mother.
- Midnight run on the beach with a stray dog. Very poetic, it was. 
- FINALLY saw the annual summer exhibition at the Royal Academy, the Tudor portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, Antony and Cleopatra, and...the list goes on. 
- More Firsts but I can't talk about them here. 
f2. 2. Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn't. I will this year: Read more, write more, work more.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?

England, Thailand.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
More focus. And the usual inner peace which continues to elude me. 

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory and why?

Summer: for good reasons and bad reasons. 

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Nothing particularly concrete. But there have been achievements. Important achievements.

9. What was your biggest failure?


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Vitamin deficiencies, bird attacks, and random bruises that were the result of inanimate objects failing to realise their inanimateness. 

11. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Mama, again. Minnie, for finally doing something she should have done a long time ago. My own, because I'm so cool yo. 

12. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

No one comes to mind.

13. Where did most of your money go?

Cigarettes. Alcohol. Autos. [This hasn't changed from last year's answer to this question!]

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

Travel. People.

15. What song will always remind you of 2010?

Wake Me Up by Wham. Only because Mawii and I became slightly addicted to it and played it over and over and over again. 

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

Happier. Much happier.

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


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

Smoking, biting fingernails, cutting off hair. [This hasn't changed from last year either].

19. How will you be spending Christmas?

Christmas is over. I spent it getting very drunk with friends, but there was also tree decorating and mince pie eating and family loving. And presents. 

20. Did you fall in love in 2010?


21. How many one night stands?

Like anyone's going to truthfully answer this question. 

22. What was your favourite TV programme?

I didn't watch any television.

23. What was the best book you read?

The Shadow of the Wind. Not because it's particularly great literature but because it was probably the only unputdownable book I've read this year. And the translation is very good.

24. What was your greatest musical discovery?

A few new bands/singers. And the fact that I can sing in bathrooms. But no one believes me. 

25. What did you want and get?

Happiness in Delhi.

26. What did you want and not get?

Some friends I wanted to see more of. Meat (that's being resolved right now though). An iTunes library that works. Certain films and certain books. Diligence. 

27. What was your favourite film of this year?

I saw lots of good films, but no favourite comes to mind. There must have been. I will think about this, and return.

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

I spent most of it in bed, being sick and feeling sorry for myself. Turned nineteen.

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

A different college syllabus. I dislike most of the stuff we've been studying this year. Next year should be more promising. It would also have helped if I'd managed passing Hindi. 

30. What kept you sane?

Friends who have more common sense than I do. 

31. Who was the worst new person you met?

I didn't meet anyone particularly horrific.

32. Who was the best new person you met?

I think, most probably, Friend.

33. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

Debts have to be paid, and they always cost more than you thought they would. I'm not talking about money.

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



Tani said...

Ah the annual recap. Jolly good =D

Sayan said...

i finally have a fixed nickname, yes? it shouldn't change.

trish. said...

It won't. It's grown, it's stuck. It is.

Tanvi said...

trish trish trish! :D