My Bucket List

….or the Ultimate Adventure as I would like to call it.  This is an ongoing list of stuff I want to do and places I want to visit before I kick the proverbial bucket.  This list does get updated — new stuff is added and completed stuff are crossed out.  Just to set proper expectations though, each person’s experience is different from another’s.  Stuff that some people casually do may require a lot of courage and/or effort for me to accomplish.  Basically, this list is not restricted to just new experiences; it can include me developing a new habit or breaking an old one, setting new goals or fulfilling ones that I have set so long ago.

The road of life twists and turns, and no two directions are ever the same; yet our lessons come from the JOURNEY, not the destination.  ~Don Williams, Jr.

#Flora and Fauna

  • Hold a live snake August 14, 2015 – Baluarte, Ilocos
  • Hold a live monkey
  • Watch dolphins jump in open sea
  • Go whale-watching
  • Photograph a squirrel
  • Feed a panda
  • Ride a camel
  • Photograph an acorn
  • Build a snowman
  • Stargazing and meteor shower observation May 7, 2016 – Big Handy’s Grounds, Tanay, Rizal
  • Witness an eclipse
  • Witness a rare astronomical phenomenon

 

#Xtreme & Leisure

  • Go scuba diving
  • Go paragliding
  • Go skydiving
  • Tree Drop September 3, 2013 – Camp John Hay, Baguio
  • Enter a haunted house August 31, 2013 – Laperal White House, Baguio
  • Go ice-skating
  • Ride a hot air balloon
  • Ride a zipline September 3, 2013 – Camp John Hay, Baguio
  • Ride a banana boat March 21, 2015 – Batangas
  • Climb a mountain
  • See a “sea” of clouds
  • Watch the pyrotechnical display at MOA live March 19, 2016 – 7th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition
  • Ride across the sand dunes on a 4WD August 14, 2015 – Culili Point, Ilocos

 

#Culinary Cravings

  • Eat an exotic dish
  • Eat an organic meal October 25, 2015 – Bee Farm, Bohol
  • Drink Butterbeer

 

#Piggy Bank

  • Complete a thrift challenge
  • Own my own property March 1, 2016 – Got the keys to my condo unit
  • Own a credit card
  • Start my own business
  • Sell something over the internet
  • Build my dream house
  • Own an Apple product
  • Own a car

 

#Self-Improvement

  • Write a book and get it published
  • Be featured in any form of media
  • Learn how to drive – get a license
  • Do a one-woman exhibit
  • Learn a foreign language aside from English

 

#Just Because…

  • Get a tattoo
  • Spend the night in a hotel with friends (staycation) December 6, 2015 – Premiere Haven, Sea Residences, MOA Compound
  • See the finale of One Piece
  • Watch a broadway musical
  • Start a bonfire at the beach
  • Attend a Kpop concert April 12, 2015 – Best of the Best @ Phil. Arena
  • Attend an event at the Philippine Arena April 12, 2015 – Best of the Best Kpop Concert
  • Complete the Misa De Gallo
  • Run a marathon
  • Bump into an old friend in another country
  • Attend a movie premiere
  • Watch a move in iMax July 2011 (can’t remember the exact date) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Attend a floating lantern festival
  • Successfully book a flight by myself

 

#Wanderlust – Philippines

  • Baguio August 31 – September 2, 2013
  • Batanes
  • Bohol October 25-27, 2015
  • Bolinao June 6-7, 2015
  • Boracay 2008 (forgot the exact dates =p)
  • Cebu
  • Coron
  • Davao
  • El Nido
  • Ilocos August 13-16, 2015

 

#Wanderlust – Everywhere Else

  • Holy Land
  • Italy
    • Attend mass officiated by the Pope
    • See the Sistine Chapel (and Michelangelo’s frescoes)
    • Stand in St. Peter’s Square
    • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain
    • Lean against the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    • Stroll in the Coliseum
    • Visit other landmarks in Rome
  • England (UK)
    • Stand on Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross Station
    • Walk across Abbey Road
    • Visit Westminster Abbey
    • Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
    • Ride the London Eye
    • Snap a picture of Big Ben
    • Visit 221B Baker Street (aka Sherlock Holmes’ residence)
    • Visit the steps of Mary Poppins’ “Birdwoman” at St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Ride a double-decker bus
    • Stand in a red telephone booth
  • Scotland
  • France
    • See the view from the Eiffel Tower
    • Pose in front of the Arc De Triomphe
    • See the Mona Lisa and other artworks in the Louvre
    • Stroll through the Palace of Versailles
    • Attend mass in the Notre Dame cathedral
  • New Zealand
    • See the Hobbit Holes
  • Japan
    • Participate in a traditional tea ceremony
    • Wear a traditional kimono
    • See the giant Gundam in Odaiba
    • See the Sakura
    • Visit Kyoto
  • Korea
    • Shake hands or take a picture with a K-Idol
    • Have coffee in Mouse Rabbit (Yesung’s café)
  • China
    • Trek the Great Wall
    • See the Terracotta Army
    • Step foot in the Forbidden City
  • Amusement Parks across the globe
    • Enchanted Kingdom March 23, 2013 (can’t remember the 1st trip which was back in HS but this was the next time I went to EK, certainly not the last)
    • Disneyland
    • LEGO land
    • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

 

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