Sunday, January 02, 2005

New Years Meme

(from movable peechie)

What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
Solo backpacking trip to Bali for two weeks, wore a bikini, welcomed potential ax-murderers to my home, got so drunk that I passed out.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make any New Years' resolutions! Even if I have done so in the past, I usually forget them by February.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Someone who used to be close to me had a baby (it was his wife who gave birth-lah).

Did anyone close to you die?

My grandfather (he died early in the year - don't know what I was on when I wrote this).

What countries did you visit?
Philippines, Indonesia (Jakarta & Bali).

What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Patience, tolerance.

What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
This is obvious: 26/12.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finishing up fieldwork, and my long-suffering thesis (hooraah!!).

What was your biggest failure?
Letting small things get to me.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Fit as a horse all year!

What was the best thing you bought?
My plane ticket to Bali.

Whose behavior merited celebration?
My friends', who went through difficult stages/changes in 2004, and came out smiling.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Sport hunters.

Where did most of your money go?
My Bali trip.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I was really excited about Bali but the excitement was also mixed with much nervousness.
To be honest, I was really really really excited about proposed plans for.... work.

What song will always remind you of 2004?
A little too soon to tell, isn't it??

Compared to this time last year, you are:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
c) richer or poorer? About the same??

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Being more relaxed over things, not so worried about the near future.
Being more accepting of people and their quirks.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Being so caught up with issues that were inconsequential over the grand scheme of things.

How did you spend Christmas?
With family and friends at home. It was a wonderful day.

How did you spend New Years?
On a beach, and a club with cheesy music, white men who can't dance, line-dancing transvestites and good friends!! Well-deserved break from town - it was worth it.

Did you fall in love in 2004?

How many one-night stands?
Me? Never had one.

What was your favorite TV program?

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't hate but I dislike in varying degrees depending on the person... :P

What was the best book you read?
Stiff by Mary Roach.

What was your greatest musical discovery for 2004?
Non-commercialised Malaysian music?? Still getting to know the Malaysian music scene though.
I also really like the Weepies. Just discovered Manu Chao and Jack Johnson too (thanks, Lets!).

What did you want and get?
I wanted more recognition and respect for what I do for work..
Did I get it? I think some key people are starting to not see me as just a kid/helpless woman.

What was your favorite film of this year?
Whale Rider.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was in the field, working... I turned 28 years old.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Isn't this an interesting website???
Jes saying....
edited: ok, i don't know what THAT website's about but I actually meant this one:

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
2004 has continued to be my personal fashion era of the Leech Socks and Stained, Stinky Field Clothes (circa 2001 - ongoing). I expect 2005 to be the same.

What kept you sane?

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
The Fab Five!

What political issue stirred you the most?
Wildlife conservation (enforcement issues) in the State.

Who did you miss?
Joyce! Andrea since she started her new job and now works six days out of a week.

Who was the best new person you met?
Lets and Daniel.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
Accept people for who they are.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:


/warbly, croaked voice.


At 1:28 PM, Blogger cabiria said...

hey, will copy that in my blog as well... i was happy to see myself featured in many aspets of your 2004! what can I say, i AM egoistical, and i DO care about people liking me!

I promise that not long in the future I will burn another manu chao and another jack johnson and send it over to you. neither one of the albuns you ripped are their latest.

cheers from a lazy non sightseeing day in bkk

At 12:25 AM, Blogger Cayce said...

I ripped most of your cds.. :-D i really like all of them too. currently listening to Funk Como le Gusta. I also like Damn Dirty Apes but I think I'm influenced by the name too. :-)

Hope you're having a whale of a time in Bangkok!! Talk to more cute guys!! Write to me!!! Update your blog in English!!

At 12:58 AM, Blogger Dee M said...

I love Jake Johnson's Flake,and if you do get to watch Damn Dirty Apes live,you'd go ape (pun intended) over them!Our indie/music scene is quite talented but unfortunately not much exposure by our own people.

Happy New Year!

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Cayce said...

Yeah, I think it's even more difficult for folks in Sarawak and Sabah to know all these local acts, because they're mostly based in KL. But lately, I've been listening to this new radio station (whose name escapes me now!!) that only plays local acts, Malay and English - and it's pretty cool.

Happy New Year to you too!!

At 10:33 PM, Blogger cabiria said...

cute guys in the hostel are all commited. or scared by my film taste (found the hostel common room empty this afternoon and decided to play 2046. He. Loads of people came in, sat for 10 minutes, then walked away. he he he). I am having an ok time. just realized I haven't seen anything, except for the red cross and Brigget Jones. will try to be more productive tomorrow before catching the train to chiang mai.

Flake is in the CD cayce has now. It's one of my favourites as well, but Inaudible Melodies got to be it. I mean, isn't "Plato's cave is full of freaks
Demanding refunds for the things they've seen I wish they could believe In all the things that never made the screen"
one of the best lyrics lines ever?

I never saw Damn Dirty Apes live. They played at the Urbanscapes, but at that time I was sso completelly clueless about malaysian bands... never caught them. And I hear they split up now, that each one of themembers is living in different countries at the moment.


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