Welcome to my ginormous bucket list which was started in 2009. With each check mark on one item, I start thinking of two more to add. I created the list as inspiration, a way to strive harder to make the most of my life. I want to cover the earth before it covers me, and would rather see a place once than to hear about it a thousand times. I want to get a little too close to the edge, and, sometimes (more often than not), jump off it. I always enjoy challenges and push my limits, both physically and mentally. There is nothing rush-rush about this list. It is a never-ending work in progress, continuously being altered, updated, contemplated and rejuvenated—much like myself.
Anything is possible in my mind.
ACTIVITIES RUNNING/FITNESS Aerial Silk Antigravity Yoga Archery Base jumping Bowling Boxing Bungee Jumping Camp on the Beach Camp on the Mountain Canyon Swing Cliff Dive from a 40 ft waterfall or higher Climb 5 mountains Climb 10 mountains Climb 15 mountains Climb 20 mountains. Climb an indoor rock wall Experience weightlessness Flying Trapeze Freediving Freeflying Freestyle scootering Freerunning Flowriding Go bamboo rafting Go-karting Go jetski Hang glide Have a campfire on the beach Indoor Skydive Jump off a cliff Kayak through Caves Kayak through islands Learn a new dance Navigate a Personal Underwater SUB Off-roading Paraglide Parkour Pole dancing Rafting Rappel down a waterfall Rappel into a Cave Ride a segway Ride on the back of a motorcycle Ride a zipline – 12x Sand Surfing Scuba dive – PADI Certified, 2016 Shoot a gun Snorkle Skydive Sleep under the stars on the beach Spelunking Stand under a waterfall – 5x Stargazing Surf in Baler – 1x Surfing in Puraran Island – 1x Surfing in La Union Island – 8x Surfing in Siargao Surfing in Zambales – 7x Survive at laser tag Survive at paintball Swim with a sea turtle Swim with a school of fish Swim with sharks Swim with Whalesharks Wakeboarding White water rafting Wrap a snake around my neck Zorbing 25 regular push-ups without stopping Add vegetables to your breakfast. 😦 Be able to hold a plank for a minute. Boxing Complete 5 half marathons Complete 5 marathons Complete 5 triathlons Complete a half marathon in under 2 hours Complete the Ironman triathlon Cycle 15 Miles Cycle 20 Miles Cycle 25 Miles Do the Color Run Do a set of one-arm Push-Ups (or Pull-Ups) Enroll in an MMA Class and compete in Cage Fights Enroll and Specialize in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Enroll in CrossFit Finish 5 trail runs Finish 10 trail runs Heavy Bag Sit-Ups Join a Dragon Boat Team Learn how to “Flag Pole” Enroll in a Yoga class and Master the “Scorpion” Master perfect pushups Run a 5km in less than 30 mins Run a 10km in less than 1 hour Run a 15km in less than 1 hour Run a race in a foreign country (Boston Marathon) Swim a long-distance open-water race Take part in Guerilla Run Take part in Tough Mudder
81 PHILIPPINE PROVINCES PHILIPPINE MOUNTAINS Abra Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur Province Aklan Albay Antique Apayao Aurora Basilan Bataan Batanes Batangas Benguet Biliran Bohol Bukidnon Bulacan Cagayan Camarines Norte Camarines Sur Camiguin Capiz Catanduanes Cavite Cebu Compostela Valley Cotabato Province Davao del Norte Davao del Sur Davao Occidental Davao Oriental Dinagat Islands Eastern Samar Guimaras Ifugao Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur Iloilo Province Isabela Kalinga La Union Laguna Lanao del Norte Lanao del Sur Leyte Maguindanao Marinduque Masbate Misamis Occidental Misamis Oriental Mountain Province Negros Occidental Negros Oriental Northern Samar Nueva Ecija Nueva Vizcaya Occidental Mindoro Oriental Mindoro Palawan Pampanga Pangasinan Quezon Quirino Rizal Romblon Samar Sarangani Siquijor Sorsogon South Cotabato Southern Leyte Sultan Kudarat Sulu Province Surigao del Norte Surigao del Sur Tarlac Province Tawi-Tawi Zambales Zamboanga del Norte Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga Sibugay MINOR HIKES Mt. Gulugod Baboy, Batangas (2x) Mt. Balagbag, Rizal (3x) Mt. Batolusong, Rizal Mt. Batulao, Batangas Mt. Daguldol, Batangas Mt. Daraitan, Rizal and Quezon (3x) Mt. Hapunang Banoi, Rizal (2x) Mt. Maculot, Batangas (2x) Mt. Sipit Ulang, Rizal Mt. Talamitam, Batangas (3x) Mt. Pico de Loro, Cavite (3x) MAJOR HIKES Mt. Kanlaon, Philippines, Negros Occidental Mt. Guiting-Guiting, Romblon Mt. Purgatory and Mt. Komkompol (Traverse), Benguet Mt. Makiling/Sto. Tomas Trail, Batangas Mt. Madjaas, Antique Mt. Tapulao/Tarlac-Zambales Traverse Mt. Talomo-Apo Traverse, Davao City – Davao Del Sur Mt. Sicapoo, Ilocos Norte Mt. Tuminungan, Bukidnon Mt. Maagnaw, Bukidnon Mt. Halcon, Oriental Mindoro Mt. Patukan/Mt. Mating-oy Dinayao Mt. Candalaga, Compostela Valley Mt. Amuyao/Traverse, Ifugao Mt. Dulang-Dulang, Bukidnon Mt. Nangtud, Antique Mt. Balingkilat, Zambales Mt. Pulag, Benguet
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAINS SURFING SPOTS Appalachian Trail, USA Denali, USA Mt. Everest, Nepal Mt. St. Helens, USA Stairway to Heaven, USA The Andes, Peru The Matterhorn, Switzerland Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii Florianòpolis, Brazil Gold Coast, Australia Hossegor, France Nazaré, Portugal Padang Padang, Bali, Indonesia São Sebastião, Brazil Sunset Beach, Hawaii Tofino, France Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
WONDERS OF THE WORLD EXPLORE (OTHERS) The Great Wall of China — China Machu Picchu — Peru Roman Colosseum — Rome Taj Mahal — India Christ the Reedemer Statue — Brazil. Petra — Jordan Chichén Itzá — Mexico Antelope Canyon, USA Aokigahara, Japan Dead Sea, Israel Garden of the Gods, USA Grand Canyon, USA Alcatraz, USA
FOOD TRIP EVENTS/FESTIVALS Bake a cake for someone special Bake a loaf of bread Boil a live lobster Catch, cook & eat a fish Cook every dish in one cookbook Create a new ice cream flavor Create latte art Create my own cocktail Drink at a distillery Drink at a dive Bar Drink milk from a fresh coconut Eat Gelato in Italy Eat an insect Eat at a food truck Eat Belgian waffles in Belgium Eat Chili crab in Singapore Eat Crème brûlée in France Eat Dim Sum in Hong Kong Eat Egg tart in Macau Eat Massaman curry in Thailand Eat Paela in Spain Eat Pasta in Italy Eat Peking duck in China Eat Penang assam laksa in Malaysia Eat Pizza in Italy Eat Ramen in Japan Eat Som tam in Thailand Eat Sushi in Japan Eat Takuyaki in Japan Eat Tom Yum Goong in Thailand Learn how to bake triple chocolate cake. Learn a flair bartending trick Start an herb garden Take a baking class Toss pizza dough in the air Try deep-fried twinkies Wine-tasting in Cana, Israel Burning Man in Black Rock City, USA Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexico Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand Mardi Gras in New Orleans, USA Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany Portland Beer Week, USA Tour De France, France
PERSONAL GROWTH FINANCIAL/LUXURY Attend a random free seminar Be a regular blood donor Be present at a birth Be invited to speak in public Be passionate about a cause Be self-sufficient Become a bone marrow potential donor Become a mentor to someone Become CPR/First Aid certified Do 40 hours of volunteer work Do 24-hours of silence Donate books Donate clothing Donate toys at the holidays Entertain the elderly at a nursing home Get a college degree Get a masters’ degree Give a Ted Talk Help someone who is lost Learn a new software program Learn a language – French Learn a language – Japanese/Nihongo Learn a language – Russian Learn the Heimlich maneuver Learn the alphabet in sign language Learn to play a song on an instrument Learn to say “Hello” in 10 languages Master a new language Plant a tree Read a banned book (The 120 Days of Sodom) Read a classic novel Read a story to a child Read a trilogy (The Hunger Games) Read your 300th book Say “Thank You” in 10 languages Send a care package to a soldier Spend a day helping at a children’s Hospital Spend the entire day by myself Start a non-profit organization Teach a class Unplug for a week Vote in an election Volunteer at a dog shelter Volunteer at an orphanage Write a book Write a children’s book Write a letter to my future self Write a love letter Write a poem Write a haiku Build a 6-month Emergency Fund Buy a house Buy a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Buy an investment property Create a source of passive income Do your own taxes Get a life insurance Have my own business cards Invest in the Stock Market Make a career out of a hobby Make a Will Make major purchases with cash Obtain your first million before 30 Order room service Own a successful business Own Tiffany Jewelry Pay off your mortgage Retire in my 50’s Save for a down payment on a house Sell something you created Start your own business
CONNECTIONS JUST BECAUSE Ask an elderly person to tell you a story Ask a child to teach you a song Attend a high school reunion Attend a Same Sex Wedding Be a bridesmaid – 6x Be a maid of honor Be a godmother – 13x Be considered a cougar Find my best friend from high school Forgive Someone Get engaged Get Married Go on a blind date Go on a double date Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger Host a family reunion Kiss a stranger Kiss on top of a ferris wheel Make a new friend Meet a blog reader in person Meet a world leader Meet someone famous Meet the president Play matchmaker Receive a fan letter Reconnect with an old friend Share a cab with a stranger Sing a karaoke duet Spend time with a person from another generation Stay up all night talking Surprise someone Visit your childhood home Write a “Thank You” letter to a company that treated you well Avoid “baby talking” children; talk to them like adults Become an early riser. Boycott something Break a bad habit Break a superstition Beat a video game Become an Uber driver Convince a stranger they know you Chop my hair off. Crash a wedding Create an alter-ego Dye my hair blue Eat at Hooters Fix a major home appliance by yourself Get a pair of plain white canvas shoes and draw on them. Get arrested Get lost on purpose Get tattooed by Apo Whang-Od Go ghost hunting Go to sleep at 10PM Find the meaning of your name Join a Flash Mob Jump into a pool fully clothed Learn how to play poker and win Learn to juggle Learn to use a fire extinguisher Make cool stuff with woodworking for your home Make my own home brew beer. Stack stones on the beach Solve a Rubik’s Cube Stop procrastinating Try a strange color hair -(blue, pink, purple) Watch a game at a pub Watch a firedance routine Win prize from a crane machine and then give it to a random kid