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Surveys for the new year =p

In 2006, you:
{X} broke a promise (I’m sure I have, although usually it’s to call =p)
{X} made a new best friend (ish?...had to make new friends in Cali but I’m not sure if they’re quite at “best friend” level)
{ } fell in love (while my feelings might almost be that strong for her, I’m hesitant to label it love)
{ } fell out of love
{X} did something you swore never to do (get blackout drunk…it was fun at least, had good company =p)
{ } stole (the show…j/k =p)
{X} went behind your parents back (a little bit?)
{X} dissapointed someone close (probably)
{X} hidden a secret (of course…)
{X} pretended to be happy (less this year than before, but still definitely)
{ } got arrested (lol not that much of a trouble maker =p)
{ } kissed in the rain (sounds great and all, but no…any volunteers to change that this year? =p j/k j/k)
{ } slept under the stars (maybe some day soon)
{ } had a birthday that sucked (perhaps the best birthday in my college years? Nice hanging around with everyone, and the party the next day was pretty schweet too =p)
{X} kept your new years resolutions (didn’t have any resolutions this past year, maybe that’s why everything was such a shitshow…)
{ } forgot your new years resolutions (nothing to forget =p)
{ } met someone who changed your life (hard to say if anything ever changes your life especially within the context of the past year; perhaps we’ll see?)
{X} met one of your idols (Davison, my grad school advisor, is an academic beast)
{ } changed your outlook on life (while Hsuism still reigns and I’m still doing the whole clinical psych Ph.D. to become a prof thing, I have been fluctuating in terms of certainty about this route and whether I want to do an M.D. as well...)
{X} sat home all day doing nothing (sounds like the weekends at grad school for me)
{ } pretended to be sick (nope)
{X} loved him/her knowing they didn't love you back (I loved her not knowing how she felt about me)
{X} left the country (The Dominican Republic, China (Beijing and Shanghai), and HK)
{ } almost died (thankfully not)
{X} given up something important to you (while not by choice, I was forced to give up my Yale life in exchange for grad school)
{X} lost something expensive (maybe? I’m still searching for my Sansa MP3 player)
{X} learned something new about yourself (maybe my heart isn’t doomed to multi-crush for eternity…)
{ } tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it. (not really sure)
{X} made a change in your life (moving out to LA and starting grad school would count right?)
{ } found out who your true friends were (got a lot closer to some friends though)
{X} made a total fool of yourself (par for the course =p)
{X} met great people (APDCYSYP06 and the clinical psych program at USC are great crews)
{ } got addicted to facebook (was already an addict =p)
{X} thought he/she was the love of your life (although “of my life” is kinda intense)
{ } got in a car accident (despite LA’s crazy traffic and the massive amounts of snow and ice in CO, no thankfully)
{ } fell in love with a teacher at school (nopers)
{ } broke a bone (nope, sprained my knee instead =p)
{ } went to the ER or you were admitted to the hospital (thankfully not)
{X} nearly died of laughter (hahaha I’ve had some good times this year, Harvard Yale comes to memory most readily)
{ } gave up on love (for her, I refuse to give up just yet, however silly that may be)

2006 Survey (stolen from a 2003/2004/2005 survey of old)
What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before? Got blackout drunk…whoops. Damn tequila =p
Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Since I had no resolutions, I couldn’t keep them, but I definitely will make more for this next year
Did anyone close to you give birth? Well one of my cousin’s wives gave birth but we’re not super close
Did anyone close to you die? Thankfully no
What countries did you visit? HK, China, DR
What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? A relationship with her, quality research production, a nice crew to chill with in LA, and more contact and visits with old friends
What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? May 22nd, 2006 – Graduation from Yale… *dun dun dunnnnn*
What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting into graduate school at USC
What was your biggest failure? Not getting into graduate school at CU Boulder or letting down some friends and unintentionally misleading others
Did you suffer illness or injury? Sprained MCL kept me from playing football or lax =|
What was the best thing you bought? Either the V3i or the Sansa e260…both pretty sweet gadgets :D
Where did most of your money go? Friends, food, travel
What did you get really, really, really excited about? Getting into graduate school, seeing her =p
What song will always remind you of 2006? Goodbye my lover by James Blunt is definitely the song of 2006
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Sadder for sure; graduate school just doesn’t compare to the family and comfort of Yale
Older or wiser? Lol always older, perhaps wiser
Thinner or fatter? Lol not fatter but gained a little bit of muscle at least
Richer or poorer? Richer in that I’m getting stipends for grad school, poorer in that I’m basically living on my own and trying not to rely on my parents for support
What do you wish you'd done more of? Play lax, see her, done research, hang out with friends, visit people
What do you wish you'd done less of? Always sleeping through class, procrastinating (inevitably =p)
How will you be spending Christmas? This next year? Or last year? This year I was in Beijing with the fam and relatives, shopping and chilling with the brother, next year we’ll see…
Did you fall in love in 2006? As I mentioned before, falling in love might be a bit strong to describe what happened, but close enough?
How many one-night stands? Errr…
What was your favorite TV program? Heroes, Robot Chicken, Family Guy
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Nah, I try to avoid partaking in the Haterade =p
What was the best book you read? I reread some really good books…The Lovely Bones and Five People You Meet in Heaven are two books that come to my mind
What was your greatest musical discovery? Angels and Airwaves helped fill the void that the broken up Blink 182 left
What did you want and get? Graduate school, some lax at USC, a cuddle buddy, to see friends after college
What did you want and not get? More lax, honors (sooo freaking close…stupid arse Immunobio and Behvneur), her
What was your favorite film of this year? The Descent (guess who I saw it with? =p), Love Actually and My Sassy Girl are always favorite movies
that I saw for the first time this year? The Descent
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? Man, I was an old age of 22. =p My birthday was awesome cause my friends had a surprise get-together in the FroCo suite so all my friends and a good number of frosh showed up. It was nice seeing everyone and being able to celebrate the day together. =) Hahahhah the next day I got completely wasted…whoops. =p
What was one thing that would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Her. More lacrosse wouldn’t have hurt either.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006? Collared shirtness. =p Whether it was wearing a nice shirt for work in the clinic, or trying to look semi-respectable for grad school and meetings, or going out to clubs, collared shirts ruled this year. =p
What kept you sane? Friends, lax, and music, as always.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Kate Beckinsale is ridiculously hot as usual.
What political issue stirred you the most? Loss of personal freedoms and immigration.
Who did you miss? Her. My Yalies a lot. Friends back home too. The family also. Out here in Cali I miss a lot of people.
Who was the best new person you met? The pod is pretty freaking awesome, as is the rest of the clinical program here at USC. =)
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006: Avoid hitting the alcohol too hard. =p Or I don’t know as much about others as I thought I did.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”
-Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
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