Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bucket List as of September 2016

Crossing off some bucket list!
I first wrote this bucket list on my other blog, and am just updating it here, as well as writing some more. This is an ongoing project and updated as of June 2015 and now as of September 2016. So here goes..

1. Visit my relatives in Catarman, Samar. Still haven't been to Samar!
2. Travel outside of the country. DONE! I have been to to Cambodia and Vietnam twice, Singapore (3x)  and Malaysia and Tokyo, Japan. And we have ticket booked and paid for a January travel to Hong Kong next year.
3. Travel to Sagada. DONE. Just this weekend (June 19!) and with visit to Batad as well.
4. Buy my first DSLR. Hmm, may be just a new phone with good camera. or GoPro. Realized a DSLR is too bulky. 
5. Buy a car, second or third hand even! DONE. We now have a brand new van, bought very early this year! 
6. Receive a paycheck without any loan deduction. Still a wish, hahaha
7. Conquer another mountain after Taal Volcano. DONE. Have climbed 12 (?) mountains already, and hopefully. more!
10. Ride a roller coasterDONE at Star City last November 2013!
11. Learn how to swim. Hayy, still can't find the time to do this!
12. Learn how to drive.DONE, but only on automatic car. If only I could learn to park, hahaha!
13. Publish a book, or a collection of my blog posts.
14. Get married in church, or by the beach or in a garden. Maybe on our silver anniversary?
15. Get a tattoo. Permanent. DONE and have since got 2 more, and is probably getting some more this year.
16. Go to Hong Kong Disneyland. Almost there. Have ticket for 2017!
17. Buy a set of jewelriesDONE, but still want to buy some more.
18. Build the second floor of our house.
19. Pay-off the housing loan. Almost there!!!
20. Lose 10 lbs before my birthday. This is a never-ending bucket list, hahaha.
21. Visit Angkor Wat. DONE!
22. See the Banaue Rice Terraces.DONE!
23. Learn how to dance. DONE! Well, sort of. Am doing Zumba but still cant dance to save my life :p
24. Try helmet diving.
25. Experience bungee jumping. Or maybe not, ha ha.
26. Try para-sailing. 
27. Have braces for my overbite. Hmmm, thinking I that I don't really need this after all.
28. Learn how to swear in 5 languages. But not use it.
29. Buy a second pair of killer heels! DONE! 
30. Wear a dress to work.  DONE!
31. Ride an ATV.
32. Ride atop a jeepney. DONE, but only for picture. Hahaha, too afraid to do it for real! 
33. Go back to school. Doing! Currently on my second semester. DONE. I now officially have an MBA Degree!
34. Try Yoga.
35. Dance Zumba! Doing this on the gym!
36. Go on a trip alone.
37. Try belly dancing.
38. Buy a kindle. Bought one and lost one. Hmm, will buy again. I now have a Samsung Tablet and I have reading apps.And now I already have another Kindle, hahaha. DONE!
39. Gaze at a sunrise atop Mt. Pulag. DONE!
40. Get drunk on a beach.DONE!
41. Drive to work. DONE! But with my husband beside me. Must qualify this to drive alone to work, hehe.
42. Speak in an assembly. Is presenting to Japanese clients (small group) the same? Hmm, maybe not.
43. Win in an online contestDONE. Not the first one, and hope not the last!
44. Get promoted at work. DONE and hope to have another promotion soon! I am now a Senior Associate!
45. Wear colored contact lens. DONE. But I am not wearing contacts again now.
46. Buy one designer bag. Or gifted, in this case. I already have three, hahaha! DONE!
47. Go on a retreat.
48. Visit a province on a whim. Any province.
49. Go on a buffet treat with the whole family. DONE!and Doing again, hahaha!
50. Run a half-marathon.Almost DONE! This is now scheduled for October 2.
51. Visit the Great Wall of China.
52. Bring the whole family on an out-of the country trip. maybe Hong Kong.
53. Teach at a University.
54. Buy an Iphone 7. I am now using an Iphone 4, hahaha. 
55. Attend a major Philippine Fiesta. Like Panagbenga or Masskara.
56. Make my blog earn more than what it is earning now.
57. Increase my stock portfolio.
58. Go to any country in Europe.
59. Buy another house before I am 50.
60. Bring the family on a staycation in a really nice hotel.DONE! Stayed in Astoria last year. But surely doing this again soon!

So this list is getting longer, but a lot is also being crossed off. Maybe I should have a separate bucket list for my travels, hahaha!

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