Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tagging myself!

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? 
I managed to keep a “Golu” at home
I traveled to a place I’ve been dreaming of visiting since I was a teen.
Attended a Tam Brahm wedding in Goa!
Watched a beautiful sunset with my hubby. So romantic. 
2.Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next?
Can’t remember having made any resolutions. I know I’m too lazy to keep them.
3. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 
May 29th 2012 – It’s not every day you get to celebrate your 1st wedding anniversary J
 4. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I made my family dance to a 2 minute Tamil song at my cousin’s wedding! It was exhausting, let me tell u!
. 5. What was your biggest failure?
Being irregular with my workouts! I am bone lazy, my husband will vouch for that. However, this year was extra bad – could never manage to consistently follow a routine.
6. Did you suffer illness?
I wouldn’t term it as an illness per se; however I do suffer from PCOD. Which means I need to watch what I eat and stay healthy, which is probably why I term #  5 as my biggest failure.
7. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? 
Appalled – our so called rulers of the country. They disgust me. Period!
Depressed - My MIL’s – because of the way she wants to give up on life so easily. I want her to become that strong woman that I have known her to be. I pray for her each day so that she bounces back to life quickly.
8. Where did most of your money go?
Vacations – We did quite a few trips last year. Even though most of them were in and around the South, each trip cost us money in terms of fuel costs, eating out, accommodation in nice places etc.
9. What did you get really, really, really excited about? 
Sne and Dee’s wedding. Our trip to France.
10. What song will always remind you of 2012?
“Oh Baby Girl” from the movie Malaipozhuthin Mayakathile. Will always remember dancing away at Pasha with Mosh and Sne.
11. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
Sadder – that my smoothened hair has worn out and looks like crap. The problems people have, I tell u :P 
Ok I’m kidding. I don’t know if I am happi(er), but I’m definitely happy at the moment.
12. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Working out. Being more organized. Listening to my husband. Cooking yummy dishes. Keeping in touch with friends.
13. What do you wish you’d done less of? 
Procrastinate. Eating out so much. Being so lazy.
14. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Yes! With my bestie’s baby girl, Rafa. She is absolutely adorable!!
15. What/Who was your greatest musical discovery?
Listening to Kadri Gopalnath’s saxophone during the Margazhi season. I have never sat through an instrumental concert and I’m glad I did. He was brilliant.
On the other extreme, I loved “Gangnam Style” by PSY! J
16. What did you want and get?
I wanted a holiday in France, which I got all thanks to my hubby.
17. What did you want and not get?
My extended family coming together. A new job. Flat abs(who am I kidding!). Smooth, shiny, straight hair.
18. What was your favourite film of this year?
2 movies stand out – English Vinglish and Pizza. Former coz it was such a simple story and one of those movies u can watch with family. The latter because I love horror and mystery and ghosts(even though I’m s#i% scared of them) and this one was brilliant! So good that we screamed in the theatre!
19. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Was very special! Read this for all details – I turned 27.
20. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting that perfect, kick ass job cos I feel like I’ve made zero progress with my career.
21. What kept you sane?
Blogging. Reading about others lives and what they go through made my life seem so much less complicated.
22. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
That family is most important. Come what may, learn to stick it out. Accept and respect each other and not give up. Most importantly, be there for each other always! Gosh, I sound like a Kjo movie! :P
23. Which new places did you visit in 2012? 
Rameshwaram. Dhanushkodi. Paris. Normandy.
24. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Main Pareshaan, Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade coz I spent most of my year worrying about my job!
25. Tag some bloggers you would love to read these answers from.
Tagging my bestie, coz I know she is as jobless as I am and would love to see her write!