My Bucket List

I have a lot of needs, wants and dreams. Hey, I’m human. I remember writing this list (or something similar) after watching the Morgan Freeman/Jack Nicholson movie but blogs weren’t the thing back then.

  • Write a novel
  • Win the Palanca
  • Have my own car before the age of thirty
  • Have my own house before the age of thirty
  • Have my own vacation house (by the beach or in Tagaytay) – partially crossed off: bought a beach lot last 2017. Hope I raise enough to have the cottage built before I retire, though. πŸ˜‚
  • Go on a European tour (UK, France, Greece, Spain, Luxembourg, Russia, Austria, Italy). Yep, been there done that, twice in two years!
  • Watch a play on Broadway
  • Ride a horse
  • Ride a hot-air balloon – well, does riding a private plane with only the pilot and me count? Guess not, but I will make this happen soon. πŸ˜€
  • Get a driver’s license
  • Be a millionaire
  • Climb a mountain – I hiked not one but three rice terraces in Banaue last December 2017. Bone tired but oh so worth it. Will blog about it soon!
  • Go camping overnight with no electricity
  • Learn to bake
  • Paint
  • Visit 20 countries (finished this 2019 only 9 12 16 19 including PH: Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Macau, Hongkong, US, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Germany and Poland, Cambodia). Four more to go!
  • Visit 100 islands in the Philippines: so far, only 18: Isla de Balut, Luzon, Palawan, Coron, Dimakya, Cebu, Boracay, Kalibo, Panglao, Bohol, Virgin Island, Balicasag Island, Potipot, Grande Island, Panay, Cagraray, Batan, Sabtang
  • Have two kids – second baby born last November 2013!
  • Go to the Vatican City and Versailles with the hubby – went to Versailles a few days before my 32nd birthday.
  • Go on a cruise – does the Seine river cruise count? πŸ˜€
  • See the snow
  • Attend a red carpet event in an evening gown – attended several reunions for my college paper in evening gowns. I suppose that counts? 😁
  • Renew our wedding vows at the Vatican City
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go to Batanes and have my picture taken on top of the cliff which was used as the setting for the movie Hihintayin Kita sa LangitI can finally cross this off my list (2018)!!! 
  • Go to Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – yey! Did this last October 2012! πŸ™‚
  • Cut my hair and get blunt bangs
  • Get my waist line back to 24 inches and my weight back to 108 lbs.
  • Start my own business before I’m thirty-five – okay, this is seriously off-track
  • Retire by the age of 45 (about the time Joey graduates from college)
  • Work as a volunteer for an orphanage or home for the aged
  • Learn to speak and write Spanish fluently
  • Have a Spanish-colonial style house with a big garden and fountain at the bag (think of the old wooden houses in Vigan with capiz windows and terraces with carved balustrade and railings and a big reception area/parlor)
  • Have a star named after me
  • Watch Christina Aguilera in concert – VIP seats!
  • See the Pope
  • Go on a safari
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Get a fish massage
  • Read all the novels of the ff: Jane Austen/Arthur Conan Doyle/Bram Stoker/Anne Rice

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