Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The 2017 Year-In-Review

.:The 2017 Year-In-Review:.

Bye, 2017! I hope I remember enough to answer this stuff.
1. What did you do in 2016 that you'd never done before?

Do a podcast, even just as a guest.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn't make any last year, and I don't plan to make any this year. As it has always been. This hasn't really changed, huh?

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Doesn't seem like it, but a lot of good friends got married.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No, but someone did early 2018. :(

5. What countries did you visit?

Went to Vietnam for the first time ever, and had a great trip in Cebu!

6. What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?

Money! This is the year of Trabaho, Ipon, Travel, Enjoy.

7. What date from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

September 30. Never thought she could pull it off, but Patricia the Hun threw me a surprise birthday party.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

My "Despedida" show, despite lackluster attendance due to weather and timing, was probably my slickest performance to date. I've also made a lot of headway helping out as a mere fan in the small but budding world of Pinoy pro wrestling.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not doing enough to assuage fears that should have been assuaged, and the immediate consequences of that inaction.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

During the Manila Improv Festival, I had no voice and was burning up with fever.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Seeing as she's been winning tournaments with it, Patricia the Hun's Mono-R Burn deck.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Patricia The Hun. No explanations needed.

13. Whose behavior appalled you and made you depressed?

People I wished to work with who ended up doing wrong by me or my brother.

14. Where did most of your money go?

MTG, Food and Uber, it still seems.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My webshow with the Kakaibros, even if it's been spotty when it comes to shooting and posting online.

16. What song will always remind you of 2017?

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder? – happier
ii. thinner or fatter? – fatter
iii. richer or poorer? – poorer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Travel, gigs, and actually writing for Cracked. This has been going on for how many years already, but I think at least two of those will change.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Unwise purchases.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

Spent in Tagaytay again.

21. Did you fall in love in 2017?

Stayed in love? Absolutely.

22. How many one-night stands?


23. What was your favorite TV program?

How To Get Away With Murder has been on fire this season.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

More like the opposite. I've made amends with people I never expected to. And that's a good thing.

25. What was the best book you read?

The new Dan Brown book since that was the only physical book I read. I know. Judge me.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?

That Inigo Pascual isn't such a bad singer at all.

27. What did you want and not get?

To get more gigs. A lot of hitches got in the way, but this year, I'm done with excuses.

28. Favorite film of this year?

Probably Smaller and Smaller Circles and The Last Jedi.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 34 in the company of people who loved me enough to plan a party behind my back.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Selling my condo off, and maybe headlining a show I didn't produce myself. Still the same, but I'm fine with it.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?

Hanging shirts. Not by choice.

32. What kept you sane?

Patricia The Hun, gaming in general. Hearthstone and WWE Supercard, especially.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?


34. What political issue stirred you the most?

All of them. Still.

35. Who did you miss?

Switch Improv. Elbert Or.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

The Kakaibros.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017.

Patience is truly a virtue and can save relationships.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito 
Deja que te diga cosas al oído 
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo...

Despacito: slowly, in Spanish.

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