Meme de Fim de Ano, edição 2010!

Todos os anos respondo um "meme" de fim de ano aqui no blog. Em 2010 não poderia ser diferente, então aqui vai a edição desse ano:

End of the Year Meme, the 2010 edition

1 - What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
I learned to drive! (2010)
I spent a few months without both studing/working, learned how to change diapers and started teaching little kids as a volunteer.(2009)
I went to a strip club, dated someone for more than a month, graduated from college, went to a salsa club. (2008)

2 - Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
In a way, yes. The resolution was to become an au pair and go to the USA. And although I'm still here in Brazil at the moment, I travel to Denver in January to become one. So, I'd say the goal was achieved. (2010)
Not at all, all my plans went completely wrong. Yes, I already have plans for 2010, they are mostly the ones I didn't accomplish this year. (2009)
I decided not to make big new years' relsolutions last year, but graduating was one thing I did acomplish. And yes, i'll make some for 2009. (2008)

3 - Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, but there is a friend who's very pregnant at the moment :) (2010)
Yes, not as close as the last year's friends, but still. (2009)
yes! A few friends of mine had beautiful babies... (2008)

4 - Did anyone close to you die?
I'm very glad to say no! (2010)
Sadly, yes. (2009)
no (2008)

5 - What countries did you visit?
Ah... still none. (2010)
Once again, none. (2009)
none....what a shame (2008)

6 - What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A boyfirend! (where do they all hide?) (2010)
A good job, money, maybe a nice boyfriend. (2009)
money, a good boyfriend maybe and a big nice couch (2008)

7 - What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory?
I'm guessing December, 28th? Maybe... it's tomorrow and it's the day of my visa interview. (2010)
August, 2nd. Not in a good way. (2009)
december 5th (2008)

8 - What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting a good job, saving money and paying for everything au pair related, thus becoming one. Also, I think it's worth mentioning all the work I've done at the Resource Center, I practicly brought it back from death. (2010)
graduating (2008)

9 - What was your biggest failure?
Maybe not getting a boyfriend? Although I don't blame myself for it, as chance plays a major part on such matters. No failures this year, I'm afraid. (2010)
Ha. Still being where I am. (2009)
to not save money for my trip (2008)

10 - Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yes, I had allergies on my lower legs, but that was it. Nothing else. (2010)
No. Healthy as always, thank God. (2009)
no...just a few cuts here and there...nothing major (2008)

11 - What was the best thing you bought?
Another laptop! (2010)
A book I gave to my mom. (2009)
my laptop! (2008)

12 - Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Mine. I've been a very good person. Not that I'm not always (o.O), but I think I behaved very well this year, running after all my dreams and being disciplined enough to reach them. (2010)
I don't know. (2009)
american people who voted (2008)

13 - Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Brazilian people who voted and elected or next very incompetent president (2010)
Just random people. (2009)
my ex-boss and one of my childhood friends (2008)

14 - Where did most of your money go?
To pay the au pair program. So it was all very well spent (2010)
What money? It went all to pay debts from last year. (2009)
that's an exelent question...I wish I knew.... (2008)

15 - What did you get really, really, really excited about?
USA, being an au pair, Denver, traveling (2010)
USA! Oh, and True Blood ;) (2009)
Canada! (2008)

16 - What song/album will always remind you of 2010?
Mika, Bon Iver and Laura Marling (2010)
Ryan Adam's "Gold" and KOL's "Only by the Night" (2009)
john mayer's "where the light is" and cat power's "the greatest" (2008)

17 - Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Happier! (2010) Sadder(2009) happier(2008)

Thinner or fatter? Same! (2010) Same(2009) thinner(2008)

Richer or poorer? Richer! (2010) poorer(2009) poorer(2008)

18 - What do you wish you’d done more of?
Had gone out more often with my friends, had more fun, shopping (2010)
I wish I had worked more, if I had had a nice job. (2009)
I wish I had gone out with friends more often, and that I had read more (2008)

19 - What do you wish you’d done less of?
Taking the subway (2010)
I wish I had been less unusefull... does that word even exist? Apparently, it does... (2009)
I wish I had done less work (2008)

20 - How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it at home with my mom and brother (and all the cats) (2010)
With my mom and good friends! (2009)
with family and friends (2008)

21 - Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Pâmela, sem dúvida (2010)
Nati, there's no doubt. (2009)
probably pams or nati (2008)

22 - Did you fall in love in 2009?
No! There wasn't anyone interesting enough to fall for... (2010)
If i did, I barely even noticed, so I don't think so. (2009)
I don't think so (2008)

23 - How many one night stands in this last year?
This is a very personal question, maybe I should get rid of it (2010)
not one ;) (2009)
not one (2008)

24 - What was your favourite TV programme?
Vampire Diaries! It's soo good! (2010)
True Blood and Gossip Girl (2009)
instant star and gossip girl (2008)

25 - Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No. There's no room for hate in me, I think. (2010)
No, hate is bad for you. No hate. (2009)
no, no hate for anyone (2008)

26 - What was the best book(s) you read?
"Catcher in the Rye" once more and also "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" both by Jonathan Safran Foer. (2010)
I've been reading the Sookie Stackhouse series... the first 3 ones are pretty good. I also re-read The Catcher in the Rye, and laughed a lot while doing it, such a great book. (2009)
didn't read many, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows was the best (2008)

27 - What was your greatest musical discovery?
Mika, Bon Iver, Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale (2010)
Loreena McKennit, although I kind of already knew about her... I just took time to listen to more of her work and loved it. Oh, the same goes for Ryan Adams. (2009)
Griffin House and Cat Power (2008)

28 - What did you want and get?
A new laptop, a one year trip to the US, books (2010)
A dressing table. (2009)
a new computer, a new cell phone, clothes, a new cat (2008)

29 - What did you want and not get?
Taking up from where I left last year, a boyfriend and a couch (yes, still) (2010)
A good job, money, a boyfriend, a coutch (still), to travel... the list goes on and on. (2009)
a good job, a couch (2008)

30 - What were your favourite films of this year?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 1 forever and ever, Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me. (2010)
Harry Potter 6, The Hangover... (2009)
batman, madagascar 2....can't remember any more (2008)

31 - What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Apparently very old, because I can't remeber what I did. I'm guessing nothing. I'm 23 now. Ps: mom is telling me I went out with friends. I have no recollection though. (2010)
I went out to clebrate with some friends and familly. We ate pizza. Better than 2008. I turned 22. (2009)
sadly, I did nothing, just studied and worked. I turned 21. (2008)

32 - What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More money? (2010)
Plenty of money? (2009)
plenty of money? (2008)

33 - How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Most of the time I've been dressing very business lady-like for my job, but i'd like to think I have good taste, not sticking to any particular style, but enjoying the best of each. (2010)
Better than ever before, still needing some guidance :) I went red for a couple months and then went back to brown hair. (2009)
laid back, confortable and simple clothes. Natural hair color. (2008)

34 - What kept you sane?
Work, family and friends, daydreaming (2010)
Friends, family, books, tumblr, this blog, everything I could hold on to. (2009)
friends and family (2008)

35 - Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Ian Somerhalder ;) (2010)
Alexander Skarsgard ;) (2009)
don't really know (2008)

36 - What political issue stirred you the most?
Elections and incompetence in Brazil. In the world, the shithead that rules North Korea. (2010)
Still trying to avoid these things as much as possible. (2009)
I try my best to avoid such things. (2008)

37 - Who did you miss?
My grandma (2010)
Same answer as last year. (2009)
my cousin and some friends (2008)

38 - Who was the best new person you met?
My co-workes, mostly Raquel ;) (2010)
My co-workers, Leidi, Gil, Sheila, Bene (2009)
haven't met many people this year....I guess my friend's bf (2008)

39 - Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
You have to work a lot to get what you want. And the more you give with an open heart and good will, the more you get back when you least expect. Also, you have to do a good job, give the best of yourself, not to get recognition from others, but to become a better person and feel good about yourself. (2010)
Just because you made plans, it doesn't mean things will go as you wished for. You have to be understanding, keep your faith and keep on trying, until you reach your goals. There's always a reason why things are as they are and some lesson to be learned, nothing happens by chance. (2009)
you can't hurry love....hahahahha....seriously, all things have their own time, you can't rush life, and the best we do is to accept things we can't change. (2008)

40 - Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

"Deixe-me ir, preciso andar
vou por aí à procurar
sorrir para não chorar"
Cartola, Preciso me Encontrar (2010)

"Nothing to do, nowhere to be
a simple little kind of free
nothing to do, no one but me
and that's all I need".
(Perfectly Lonely, John Mayer) (2009)

"Cause she gets up in the morning
and she goes to work at 9
catches the same train everytime..." (2008)



Anônimo disse…
Muito interessante analisar o que foi bom e ruim no ano que passou. Gosto do modo que escreve, pena vc não ter sorte no amor, segundo suas palavras, pq vc parece muito simpática e inteligente, mereceria melhor sorte. Quem sabe nessa viagem que vai fazer ...
Só me tira uma dúvida quanto custa mais ou menos para fazer a tradução de um livro de leitura com 200 pgs? Agradeceria pela resposta. Feliz Ano Novo
Nathalie disse…
Resposta ao com. Anônimo:
Obrigada. Realmente, é uma pena rs... mas o que está reservado para nós, está reservado. Tenho certeza que muitas coisas boas virão com essa viagem, incluindo novos amores.
Um livro de leitura, ou um romance, é um texto mais fácil de ser traduzido, portanto, considerando que essas páginas sejam de aprox. 30 linhas e espaçamento de 1, creio que o valor por página possa sair por R$20,00... o que resultaria ai num valor de R$4000,00. Entretanto, você pode encontrar todo tipo de valor, desde 0,33 por palavra, 10, 20 ou 30 reais a página, vale fazer uma pesquisa. Dependendo do prazo também, esse valor pode aumentar ou diminuir. Exemplo: 200 páginas num prazo de 2 semanas e 200 páginas num prazo de 6 semanas. Quanto mais pressa, mais caro, com certeza.
Espero poder ter ajudado.
Feliz ano novo para você também!

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