Here’s my first post this year.

What did you do in 2010 that you’ve never done before?
2007: Baked apple pie.
2009: Wore a strapless long dress in an event.
2010: Made mango ice cream and 4 celebration cakes from scratch.

What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
2007: Passport and Digicam (check, got both in 2008).
2009: driving skills because i bought myself a car. (returned by mid2010)
2010: ice cream maker.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
2009: travelled abroad alone.
2010: baked 3 layered cakes in a day

What was your biggest failure?
2007: Went ballistic over some people while completing the Project.
2009: same as 2007. =(
2010: never learned to drive a car.

What was the best thing you bought?
2007: NuDerm Supreme that I purchased from Dermclinic upon the recommendation of my dermatologist.
2009: tsinelas na mahal
2010: nivea sunblock

Did you suffer any illnesses or injuries?
2007: Nope. Thank God.
2009: Something was wrong with me healthwise in 2008, so 2009 was more on healing and recovery.
2010: tourists from all over brought all kinds of cough and colds virus

Whose behavior merited celebration?
2007: My elder sister. She bought a new oven for me to ‘play’ with during the Christmas holidays.
2009: My younger sister. Despite her loss, she remained steadfast and brave.
2010: Caleb. Learned to walk early.

What did you really, really get excited about?
2007:The latest addition to our family — my nephew! And the new oven (of course).
2009: Another nephew!
2010: early and long christmas vacation.

What songs will always remind you of 2009?
2007: The revival of Sheryl Cruz’s Mr. Dreamboy. Haha!
2009: Nobody, nobody but you. Uggghhh!
2010: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Glee style)

Compared to this time last year, I am…
2007: More relaxed. Managed not to work during weekends.
2009: More focused and ready to work again.
2010: More comfortable with my own skin. Confident and happier.

What do you wish you’d done more?
2007: Kept in touch with friends. Write. Paint. Cook.
2009: same as 2007 but with an addition, learn how to drive.
2010: Took more pics of boracay. Drink more water.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
2007: Committe works.
2009: Worry and over-analyze things.
2010: Sleep.

What was the best book you’ve read for 2008?
2007: Johnnypanic’s birthday gift for me: Breaking Ground by Daniel Libeskind. Somehow it inspired me as an architect and as a teacher.
2009: Bible
2010: Rich Dad, Poor Dad

What was your greatest musical discovery?
2007: Arnel Pineda, great voice.
2009: None.
2010: Glee

What was your fave film of the year?
2007: Rattatouie, which I watched with johnnypanic and bisdak.
2009: none
2010: none

What did you do on your bday, and how old were you?
2007: I turned 31! Just moped around the house and despaired over my kamikaze-cellphone.
2009: I turmed 33. It was work as usual in Boracay.
2010: Work as usual in boracay. =)

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
2007: Good old jeans and shirt.
2009: shorts and blouse.
2010: shirt, shorts and slippers.

What kept you sane?
2007 & 2009: Getting enough sleep.
2010: my nephews.

Which celebrity figure did you fancy the most?
2007:Santiago Calatrava.
2009: Jericho, hehehehe.
2010: Puck of Glee

What political issue stirred you the most?
2007: Duh…
2009: The Maguindanao massacre.
2010: none

Who did you miss…in Manila?
My college friends. (same as 2007)

Who was the best new person you met?
2007: The half brothers.
2009: Miss Julienne.
2010: Tita Ruth.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
2007: Grace under pressure.
2009: Dirty money wont give you peace of mind.
2010: Less things, more space, more life. Live simply.

What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself?
2007: You should cook more often… you’re good. (my aunt while devouring the dinner I prepared)
2009: You are so nice.
2010: You now look happier and prettier. (oowwws)

What is the most touching experience you’ve had this year?
2007: Two days after undergoing hemorrhoidectomy, my sister refused to take painkillers so that she can breastfeed her newborn baby.
2009: when my younger sister had a miscarriage- she still managed to comfort other people.
2010: ‘secret’

If you could go back in time to any moment of 2007 and change something, what would it be?
2007 and 2009: I should have remained calm (not ballistic) when ….
2010: build passive income.

What are your plans for 2010?
2007: Travel aboard, relax, laugh often, get passport, buy digicam, and …
2010: Travel abroad again, relax, laugh often, learn new skill, earn a passive income and …
2011: same as 2009.

What are your wishes for the new year?
2007: Dream job, good health and peace of mind.
2009: Excellent health, peace of mind and good job. world peace. =)
2010: same as 2009.