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40 questions for 2023

This is 40 question I should ask myself every year. Inspired by Steph Ango's note. This is the first time I'm doing this.

1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before?

Plan carefully for my future

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions?

Yes

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No

5. What cities/states/countries did you visit?

Vĩnh Long, Cần Thơ, TP. Hồ Chí Minh, Vũng Tàu

6. What would you like to have next year that you lacked this year?

More travel, more time for self development

7. What date(s) from this year will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

March 25, Mai Mai Mãi Mãi concert. I have watching Ngọt live performance

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Graduate from HCMUS

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9. What was your biggest failure?

Failed to complete side/pet project

10. What other hardships did you face?

Money. It's hard to stay wealthy

11. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No

12. What was the best thing you bought?

My new smartphone Samsung S23 ultra

13. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My best friend, we now engage in conversations that are both meaningful and valuable.

14. Whose behavior made you appalled?

Some of my colleague in the company where I work

15. Where did most of your money go?

Food and stupid tech stuff

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

Opt for pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

17. What song will always remind you of this year?

18. Compared to this time last year, are you: happier or sadder? Thinner or fatter? Richer or poorer?

Happier, Fatter, Richer

19. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Learn more about economic

20. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Eat trash food

21. How are you spending the holidays?

Stay home and sleep

22. Did you fall in love this year?

No

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No

24. What was your favorite show?

Silicon Valley. It's was good for first 2 seasons

25. What was the best book you read?

Nhà Giả Kim by Paulo Coelho

26. What was your greatest musical discovery of the year?

Should be Gieo by Ngọt. It' have a retro vibe. I also buy their physical album

27. What was your favorite film?

Attack on Titan

28. What was your favorite meal?

Italian noodles

29. What did you want and get?

To have my pc setups with full tech toys

30. What did you want and not get?

A more secure and fast Wifi connection

31. What did you do on your birthday?

Just stay home and chill

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

Having more time to wander around to find inspiration should make my year more satisfying

33. How would you describe your personal fashion this year?

Same as last year

34. What kept you sane?

Music and coffein

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you admire the most?

Vũ Đình Trọng Thắng. His music so good

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

The Vạn Thịnh Phát economic scandal in Vietnam, involving major fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering within one of the country's largest conglomerates and its misuse of the Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB), has been the most stirring political issue for me.

36. Who did you miss?

None

38. Who was the best new person you met?

My CEO, his manager skill is something I admire and learn from

39. What valuable life lesson did you learn this year?

We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow. - Spoken by former Prime Minister Henry Palmerstone in the British Parliament in 1848

40. What is a quote that sums up your year?

The more I learn, the less I know

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