Saturday, 5 January 2013

looking back at 2012 and moving forward!

For the fourth consecutive year, I'm doing this again. Round up of my 2012!
Try it out guys! 
1.What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?

I started shopsghijabgirl! (:
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions and will you make more for next year?
Again, no resolutions. Still think that life goes on fine without it. (last year's answer though in a way, all year round, my subconscious mind kept reminding me to be a better Muslim and rise above when facing trying and difficult times)

Though I do admit I have mini resolutions that are never fulfilled. Hehe such as not going to buy anymore shoes, run more etc. Maybe I do have a mini resolution this year, no more shoes for at least half of 2013! :D
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Alhamdulillah, no.
5. What countries did you visit?



6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
I say this every year but I really wish to practice a more healthy lifestyle. Try to run the way I used to and eat clean but it's just so hard! (excuses!) I need more sleep as well! I'm a night person so I always make it a habit to work all the way into the night but it's really not a good habit and I want to kick it away. I also wish to have a closer connection to God. I think in 2012, reading the Quraan wasn't really a habit I practiced every single day so I'm going to try harder this year.
7. What exact date(s) from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
21/11/2012: 6 years! <3
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
SgHijabGirl & ShopSghijabgirl. Last year's answer was just setting up but now I have a mini blogshop too! Hehe! It isn't much but because this is something, I genuinely love doing and am willing to work so hard for, I don't find it a chore at all. I'm trying to blog more often too! But for the lack of blog entries, I do update my Instagram more hehe.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Can't think of any. It was really a great year, I tried new things, went to new places, made new friends. 
10. Did you suffer any illness or injury?

No, alhamdulillah.
11. What was the best thing you bought?

Hehe. It was the perfect gift as a round up to the amazing year for myself. 

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My parents, for always supporting and for never restricting me from doing what I love.
A, for everything that you do
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

No one! Hoorah!
14. Where did most of your money go?

Um......gadgets I think....and shoes.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Travelling again, with my parents. 
16. What song will always remind you of 2012?

Omg I cannot believe it. The answer is still the same as last year's! Stereo love, edward maya ft vika jigulina. I have a habit of killing songs by repeating it like crazy but this song, I can never get sick of it!
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Happier, definitely.
ii. thinner or fatter?

Aiyah can I don't answer this!!!!!! Haha!
iii. richer or poorer?

Alhamdulillah money has never been a problem I hope it will remain that way. 
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Same answer as last year's. Read the Quran. Pray sunnah prayers. Take more pictures, I used to document my everyday life in pictures! I must have been so free back then. Less Mcdonalds breakfast, more Mcrunning, Mcexercising, Mccrunches hahahaha! (copy paste last year's answer lol)
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Procrastinating. I procrastinate like crazy especially when it comes to school work! Such a bad habit.
20. Did you fall in love in 2012?

Fell in love in 2006. Still loving the same person in 2012 (Y)
21. What was your favorite TV program?

Need I say more? Am so sad that its over. I practically grew up with Gossip Girl, from the books to the tv series! Why can't they have a ten season thing? But anyways, so happy that I got the ending I want! :D Another favourite is definitely Grey's Anatomy. I love it so much! Waterworks everytime man!
22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

Nope! (:
23. What was the best book you read?

I didn't read a lot of books this year! But I have to say Yasmin Mogahed's book was hands down the best. I would recommend it to anyone! It really struck a chord in my heart because I know I haven't been up to the standard I'm supposed to be, as a Muslim. There are times when I'll just silently weep because her words slap and bring me back to reality and then there are times when I feel like I'm on a journey of self-discovery and learning more about myself, as a person, as God's humble slave, as a daughter. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. 
24. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Hmm. Walk off the earth and Madilyn Bailey on youtube.
and Universal Hall Pass - Sally's Song
25. What did you want and get?

Everything and anything I can't even list down what it is.
26. What did you get and not want?

I can't think of any material items but hmm, breakouts? Haha really I hate it when I get breakouts on my face! :(
27. What was your favorite film of this year?
I liked The Vow and Dark Shadows! But I loved The Dark Knight Rises & Ruby Sparks!

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 22 in 2012. It was during fasting month, so no celebration. Just a peaceful night of terawih. I had a nice birthday celebration with my loved ones though (:
29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
HAHA. Typical. Wished I'd studied harder.
30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Fashion knows no bounds. I tried every single color, every single style I wanted! No regrets!
31. What kept you sane?

People who love me, people I love.
32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
The answer is still, without a doubt, Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf. I hope I'll see them next week! Heh!
33. What political issue stirred you the most?

Aiya we all know the answer but I'm just so sick of it :(
34. Who did you miss most?

No one. Ok maybe my hamsters RIP babies!
35. Who was the best new person you met?

Bloggers I've made friends with & my practicum friends. 
36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:

My parents hold greatly to the belief that when you give something, you'll always receive something if not something greater in return. There were moments when I'd doubt myself and questioned certain decisions I made but alhamdulillah, Allah knows best and he has granted me so many opportunities this past year, I want to continue giving and giving. 
37. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Crazy with it
Crazier without
Never certain
Never full of doubt
Now you feel it
Now you don't
Do you know what you're feeling?

Where did it come from and where
Does it go?
If it were right in front of me
Would i know?
Love love love
Love love love
Love love love

Season of Love - Shiny Toy Guns

Try it guys! Its such a nice way to reminisce your past year, highlights and what nots. 

Much love friends, 

1 comment:

  1. Hey! :) For your Turkey trip, did you go for a tour-based holiday or free and easy kind? Hoping to hear from you soon!

    Have a nice day!