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Another very sporadic update

1. What did you do in 2007 that you have never done before?
+ International competition/visited America
+ Ball! Eeee!
+ Saw a shooting star
+Got offered drugs on the street
+Stayed up for an entire night
+Did Model UN
+Won competitions with money prizes
+Taken Classics and done all the crazy things we do in that class
+Been in a class with a whole lot of complete strangers
+Realised I actually like and am okay at a science
+Been in a concert (as a main/solo performer)

2. Did you keep all of last year's resolutions?
Didn't really make any. Unless there was one to exercise more and/or lose weight, which.... no.

3. Have you any resolutions for next year?
Have an exercise regime, do capoeira, catch up to everyone else in Spanish

4. What countries did you visit?
+ USA (road trip from LA to Ft Collins)
+ China (Hong Kong and Shenzhen)
+ New Caledonia (Noumea, Bourail, Poe)

5. What would you like to have in 2008 that you didn't have in 2007?
+ A trip to France
+ A boyfriend/romantic interest/friend with benefits/something of that nature
+ A scholarship
+ A job

6. What date in 2007 will remain etched in your memory?
+ FPSIC, June
+ NZMUN, July
+ Claire's birthday party

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
FPS: 3rd in the world

8. What was your biggest failure?
Either not working hard enough or not getting a scholarship, though they're sort of the same thing. It was a pretty good year, though.

9. Did you suffer any illness or injury?
Standard FPS-induced flu, sleep deprivation at UN, a bit of stress. Nothing major.

10. What was the best thing you bought?
Ball dress! It's purdy.

11. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
My little brother's, my own, assorted drunk people at a certain party, many members of my school year

12. Where did most of your money go?
Saved, actually. The money I spent... I don't know, probably spent in America or on food.

13. What did you get really really really excited about?
My trips for competitions, the trip to New Caledonia, going back to school at the beginning of the year and assorted fun classics things.

14. What songs will always remind you of 2007?
+ The Best Day Ever song from Spongebob
+ that put your hands up for detroit song and the dancing one that were played at IC
+ the Hairspray soundtrack
+ Mozart's Requiem
+ Maria Luisa: Mazurka

15. Compared to this time last year are you:
A) Fatter or thinner? Much fatter
B) Happier or sadder? Happier, I think
C) Richer or poorer? Richer, but only temporarily

16. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Spent more time with friends, probably study and exercise, perhaps party/entertainment things

17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
The Bubble game

18. How did you spend Christmas?
Morning with Mum, then to Uncle Andrew's house for a barbecue, off to dad's at four, then left for New Caledonia the next day.

19. Which LJ users did you meet for the first time?
None as far as I know, but I met Andrew from the FPS forums

20. Did you fall in love in 2007?
No, unfortunately. Very boring love life.

21. How many one night stands?

22. What was your favourite TV show?
Heroes, I think, or NCIS or Bones or Veronica Mars or Boston Legal... can't choose

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Well, a couple of people I didn't know, I guess, but I don't really hate them. They just irritate me.

24. What was/were the best books you read?

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
+ Putumayo World Music

26. What did you want and get?
+ A placing at FPS
+ Into NZMUN
+ A classical guitar
+ Arts award

27. What did you want and not get?
+ Up to book 6 suzuki guitar
+ France trip paid for, but that was never going to happen
+ An iPod, but ditto
+ A scholarship/Principal's award

28. What was your favourite film this year?
Hairspray. It just gave me a really happy feeling that buoyed me along for ages

29. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I turned 16, and I can't remember.

30. What one thing would have made your year more satisfying?
A scholarship, because then I'd have enough money to get to France.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Well, I finally started wearing dresses occasionally, and more formal clothing, but it's still T-shirt and jeans

32. What kept you sane?
My friends. MWAH! And the good things I had to look forward to

33. Which celebrity did you fancy the most?
As ever, Johnny Depp.

34. Which political issue stirred you the most?
I can't really think of anything

35. Who did you miss?
At the moment I miss friends who are overseas, and I miss Claire in advance. I also missed Carol when she left.

36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned this year?
It's really not as bad as you think it is.

37. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Good morning [Auckland]
Every day's like an open door
Every night is a fantasy
Every sound's like a symphony

Good morning [Auckland]
And some day when i take to the floor
The world's gonna wake up and see
[Auckland] and me
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*kills computer*

I just wrote a really long entry with a meme I stole from Pheeney, and it deleted it. Bsically, last year was great apart from Dad and this is the song that sums it up:


I hope this old train breaks down
Then I could take a walk around
And, see what there is to see
And time is just a melody
All the people in the street
Walk as fast as their feet can take them
I just roam through town
And though my windows got a view
The frame im looking through
Seems to have no concern for me now
So for now

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

This engine screams out loud
Sayin the beat gunna crawl westbound
So I dont even make a sound
Cause its gunna sting me when I leave this town
All the people in the street
That i'll never get to meet
If these dont bend somehow
And I got no time
That I got to get to
Where I dont need to be
So I

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown
I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown
I wanna break on down
But I cant stop now
Let me break on down

But you cant stop nothing
If you got no control
Of the thoughts in your mind
That you kept in, you know
You dont know nothing
But you dont need to know
The wisdoms in the trees
Not the glass windows
You cant stop wishing
If you dont let go
But things that you find
And you lose, and you know
You keep on rolling
Put the moment on hold
The frames too bright
So put the blinds down low

I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown
I need this here
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown
I wanna break on down
But I cant stop now
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