personal / 27/12/2009

2009: the year that was

year-2009

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Posted a video of myself on YouTube.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t do new year’s resolutions, find them totally pointless. Why wait for a particular time in the year to change who you are when you can do it anytime?

3. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
Probably indoors.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
None this year, but my list is long with Italy being right on top.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Patience. I could always do with more patience.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The day my nephew Zayd was born, 7 January. Other than that, the year hasn’t been that eventful.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Being offered a role at work that involves creativity, management and a lot of hard work.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Letting a friendship die.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Does having my wisdoms removed under local anesthetic count?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
MacBook Pro.

12. Where did most of your money go?
MacBook Pro, hahaa. Paying off credit cards and bills.

13. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Muse’s Uprising.

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Being social? Nah.

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Spend a lot of time indoors. Nah.

16. What was your favourite TV program?
The Big Bang Theory.

17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don’t hate people, I just pretend they don’t exist.

18. What was the best book you read?
I can’t say, it’s not yet published.

19. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I wouldn’t say “greatest” but I really like Korpiklaani.

20. What was your favourite film of this year?
Star Trek

21. What did you do on your birthday?
My birthday fell on a Monday so I was spoilt the whole day on the Sunday.

22. What kept you sane?
Music.

23. Who did you miss?
My two sisters who live 570km away.

24. Who was the best new person you met?
I don’t make friends easily; nobody stands out. This excludes people from teh interwebs.

25. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:
Always double check your flight times.

I took this meme from the Sunday Stealing blog.



Nafisa Akabor
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  • Syllable

    Snap 😉
    So will I be able to get a copy of the book this time around?

  • Of course 😉 Will keep you posted.

  • wisdoms removed under local? are you mad?

  • lol, you’re quite right, it was under general anesthetic – I was knocked out completely. I preferred to get it removed in the chair but the surgeon was pushing for the hospital procedure with a date like the next day.

  • Kitten

    Enjoyed this. That is awesome that your job is going so well!

  • Thanks Kitt 😉

  • Saajida

    I’m flattered at no. 23 😉

  • Your website is such fun and so creative! I can totally relate to nos. 9 and 14.

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