2012 in Review



1. Where were you when 2012 began?
I was at a house party in Vancouver. I remember not drinking very much and watching fireworks on the balcony with my friends. There was also a grey futon in the living room and an awkwardly placed television. :fireeyes

2. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
A lot of things actually! I went to live in New York by myself for a little bit. It was only a month but it felt kind of breath taking. A few other things too~~~ :DD

3. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions. I never do any more. It’s going to sound awfully preachy but every single minute is a chance to get up and change.

4. Go to any concerts this year?
I felt like I went to a few too many concerts. Mother Mother, Metric, Dragonette, The Shins, Franz Ferdinand, Beach House, The Arkells, Two Door Cinema Club and possibly more…

5. Will you be looking for a new job in 2012?
I would hope so, but I really don’t know at this point.

6. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2012?
As I get older, I drink less and less… the same answer as last year

7. Did you go on any vacations? If so, where?
I went to New York City!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finding a full time job.

9. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2012 and change something, what would it be?
At the moment, I can’t think of anything.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
allergies, fevers, colds

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I want to say my nexus 4 but it’s not here yet. So maybe my nexus 7! In terms of clothes I really didn’t buy that much this year. I feel like I have so many things already. I forgot! but I really love the 27 inch monitor that i got for myself for my birthday, yeah it’s pretty awesome.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Everybody! Really everyone..

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
No one.

14. Where did most of your money go?
I felt like I spent a huge chunk of my paycheque at staples for some reason. They kept sending me fliers and I kept buying new electronics to upgrade for everyone in my family.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to New York and believing that I could instantly create a new life out of nothing! It did’t happen obviously but I had a nice time.

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
Lana Del Rey – Born to Die

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
HAPPIER! But Equally lost (still lost after all these years)

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Procrastinating and laziness (same as last year), less tumblr, less triple town…

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Went out to eat at an asian mall cause they never close (same as last year) and watched Jack Reacher.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
yes <3_<3

23. What was the biggest change for you in 2012?
Being with someone.

24. What were your favorite TV programmes?
Parks & Rec, Polar Bear Cafe, New Girl… and many others? I don’t watch anything serious obviously.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
um. no not particularly anyone.

26. What was the best book you read?
anything that was related to Advertising, Oglivy on Advertising The copywriter’s Bible and The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Mother Mother + Lana Del Rey

28. What did you want and get?
I wanted a job and I got a job.

29. What did you want and not get?
A job related to advertising…

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
7 psychopaths + Jiro Dreams of Sushi

31.What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24 this year and I spent it with a bowl of ramen and then dinner at home.

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

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Because of tumblr and my sort of style inspiration, this girl, goth ninja, Zeitgeist, all black everything, leather leather leather leather, super skinny jeans and oversized everything, dunks, black black black and more black.

34. What kept you sane?
the internet, tumblr, music, food (same answer as last year)

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
no one especially

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

In a dream, on a wave.
I could tunnel underground, or I could float away.
From it all, on a holiday.
Bon voyage, I want to get away from all I know.

I could shoot into the sun.
I could be the bullet of a gatling gun.
Disappear, another dilanger on the run.
I want to get away from everything, and everyone.

We gotta get away from it all.
We gotta get away from everything we’ve come to know.
We gotta get gone, like on a holiday but for longer.
Away from all the silly things that are us.

I could explode.
Oh what I’d give to be a Supernova.
Oh if I could be blown to bits I would.

We gotta get away from it all.
We gotta get away from everything we’ve come to know.
We gotta get gone, like on a holiday but for longer.
Away from all the silly things that are us.

And if you run from it, darling.
Baby, would you think about taking me?

We gotta get away from it all.
We gotta get away from it all.
We gotta get away from it all.
We gotta get away from it all.


37. Who did you miss?
No one in particular

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I think I haven’t met much of anyone new.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

Don’t take things so serious.

40. What are your plans for 2013?

Get into Advertising school.

a year in review 2011
a year in review 2010
a year in review 2009
a year in review 2008

2012 was a year that I looked forward to simply because 2011 was so depressing and uneventful. Did the year prove to be all that it would be? Some parts yes, some parts no. Did I do everything that I wanted to do? Probably not but I also did some things that I never expected to do.

It’ll get better from here on out *_*

Posted by on 12/31/2012 in SELF, ,


  • winn says:

    Happy 2013 M! Hope you get into advertising school :D

  • Lolo says:

    EMMMAAAAAA~ Happy New Year to you~ I hope you have a wonderful 2013!!!
    Where are you planing on going to school??? EXCITING!!!!!

  • Ringo says:

    Hehehehe I also had fun reading this M! Thanks for passing by and yeah! I wish you a Happy New Year too! Keep up with Advertising school! :)

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