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Bucket List: Flirt with Adventure

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

  1. Aerial Silk
  2. Antigravity Yoga
  3. Archery
  4. Base jumping
  5. Bowling
  6. Boxing
  7. Bungee Jumping
  8. Camp on the Beach
  9. Camp on the Mountain
  10. Cliff Dive from a 40 ft waterfall or higher
  11. Climb 5 mountains
  12. Climb 10 mountains
  13. Climb 15 mountains
  14. Climb 20 mountains.
  15. Climb an indoor rock wall
  16. Experience weightlessness
  17. Flying Trapeze
  18. Freediving
  19. Freeflying
  20. Freestyle scootering
  21. Freerunning
  22. Flowriding
  23. Go bamboo rafting
  24. Go-karting
  25. Go jetski
  26. Hang glide
  27. Have a campfire on the beach
  28. Indoor Skydive
  29. Jump off a cliff
  30. Kayak through Caves
  31. Kayak through islands
  32. Learn a new dance
  33. Navigate a Personal Underwater SUB
  34. Off-roading
  35. Paraglide
  36. Parkour
  37. Pole dancing
  38. Rafting
  39. Rappel down a waterfall
  40. Rappel into a Cave
  41. Ride a segway
  42. Ride on the back of a motorcycle
  43. Ride a zipline – 5x
  44. Sand Surfing
  45. Scuba dive – PADI Certified, 2016
  46. Shoot a gun
  47. Snorkle – 3x
  48. Skydiving
  49. Sleep under the stars on the beach
  50. Spelunking
  51. Stand under a waterfall – 5x
  52. Stargazing
  53. Surf in Baler – 1x
  54. Surfing in Puraran Island – 1x
  55. Surfing in La Union Island – 7x
  56. Surfing in Siargao
  57. Surfing in Zambales – 6x
  58. Survive at paintball
  59. Swim with a sea turtle
  60. Swim with a school of fish
  61. Swim with sharks
  62. Swim with Whalesharks
  63. Wakeboarding
  64. White water rafting
  65. Wrap a snake around my neck
  66. Zorbing

  1. 25 regular push-ups without stopping
  2. Add vegetables to your breakfast. 😦
  3. Be able to hold a plank for a minute.
  4. Boxing
  5. Complete 5 half marathons
  6. Complete 5 marathons
  7. Complete 5 triathlons
  8. Complete a half marathon in under 2 hours
  9. Complete the Ironman triathlon
  10. Cycle 15 Miles
  11. Cycle 20 Miles
  12. Cycle 25 Miles
  13. Do the Color Run
  14. Do a set of one-arm Push-Ups (or Pull-Ups)
  15. Enroll in an MMA Class and compete in Cage Fights
  16. Enroll and Specialize in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  17. Enroll in CrossFit
  18. Finish 5 trail runs
  19. Finish 10 trail runs
  20. Heavy Bag Sit-Ups
  21. Join a Dragon Boat Team
  22. Learn how to “Flag Pole”
  23. Enroll in a Yoga class and Master the “Scorpion”
  24. Master perfect pushups
  25. Run a 5km in less than 30 mins
  26. Run a 10km in less than 1 hour
  27. Run a 15km in less than 1 hour
  28. Run a race in a foreign country (Boston Marathon)
  29. Swim a long-distance open-water race
  30. Take part in Guerilla Run
  31. Take part in Tough Mudder

FOODTRIP

WONDERS OF THE WORLD

  1. Bake a cake for someone special
  2. Bake a loaf of bread
  3. Boil a live lobster
  4. Catch, cook & eat a fish
  5. Cook every dish in one cookbook
  6. Create a new ice cream flavor
  7. Create latte art
  8. Create my own cocktail
  9. Drink at a distillery
  10. Drink at a dive Bar
  11. Drink milk from a fresh coconut
  12. Eat Gelato in Italy
  13. Eat an insect
  14. Eat at a food truck
  15. Eat Belgian waffles in Belgium
  16. Eat Chili crab in Singapore
  17. Eat Crème brûlée in France
  18. Eat Dim Sum in Hong Kong
  19. Eat Egg tart in Macau
  20. Eat Massaman curry in Thailand
  21. Eat Paela in Spain
  22. Eat Pasta in Italy
  23. Eat Peking duck in China
  24. Eat Penang assam laksa in Malaysia
  25. Eat Pizza in Italy
  26. Eat Ramen in Japan
  27. Eat Som tam in Thailand
  28. Eat Sushi in Japan
  29. Eat Takuyaki in Japan
  30. Eat Tom Yum Goong in Thailand
  31. Learn how to bake triple chocolate cake.
  32. Learn a flair bartending trick
  33. Start an herb garden
  34. Take a baking class
  35. Toss pizza dough in the air
  36. Try deep-fried twinkies
  37. Wine-tasting in Cana, Israel
  1.  The Great Wall of China — China
  2. Machu Picchu — Peru
  3. Roman Colosseum — Rome
  4. Taj Mahal — India
  5. Christ the Reedemer Statue — Brazil.
  6. Petra — Jordan
  7. Chichén Itzá — Mexico

MOUNTAINS

  1. Mt. Talomo-Apo Traverse, Philippines
  2. Mt. Pulag, Philippines
  3. Mt. Halcon, Philippines
  4. Mt. Gunting-Gunting, Philippines
  5. Mt. Kanlaon, Philippines
  6. Appalachian Trail, USA
  7. Denali, USA
  8. Mt. Everest, Nepal
  9. Mt. St. Helens, USA
  10. Stairway to Heaven, USA
  11. The Andes, Peru
  12. The Matterhorn, Switzerland

SURFING SPOTS

  1. Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii
  2. Florianòpolis, Brazil
  3. Gold Coast, Australia
  4. Hossegor, France
  5. Nazaré, Portugal
  6. Padang Padang, Bali, Indonesia
  7. São Sebastião, Brazil
  8. Sunset Beach, Hawaii
  9. Tofino, France
  10. Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

EXPLORE (OTHERS)

  1. Antelope Canyon, USA
  2. Aokigahara, Japan
  3. Dead Sea, Israel
  4. Garden of the Gods, USA
  5. Grand Canyon, USA
  6. Alcatraz, USA

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Act in a play
  • Apply to be on a reality show
  • Attend a boxing match
  • Attend a film premiere
  • Attend a foam party
  • Attend a gallery opening
  • Attend a Gay Pride event
  • Attend a Jazz festival
  • Attend a masquerade
  • Attend a mixed martial arts match
  • Attend a Murder Mystery dinner
  • Attend a music festival – 14x
  • Attend a wedding in a different country
  • Attend a white party
  • Be a game show contestant
  • Be a member of a TV studio audience
  • Be an extra in a movie
  • Be in a commercial
  • Be on a radio show
  • Be on a TV show
  • Be on the cover of a magazine
  • Be a street performer
  • Buy the best seat in the house
  • Close the club
  • Contact someone with my own name
  • Create a video & upload it to the Internet
  • Crowd surf
  • Dance on a bar
  • Design a room I love
  • Do a body shot
  • Do the hula
  • Get a caricature drawing by a street artist
  • Get Hypnotized
  • Get VIP Passes to a Show
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Go to a Renaissance festival
  • Go to a Tattoo festival
  • Go to Comicon
  • Go to the movies by myself
  • Be in the newspaper
  • Host a game night
  • Host a radio show
  • Join a Flash Mob
  • Make a great toast
  • Make a house of cards
  • Master a video game
  • Party in a private booth at a nightclub
  • Perform a magic trick
  • Play a pinball machine
  • Read the book before the movie
  • Receive a fan letter
  • Ride on a ferris wheel
  • See a 3-D movie
  • See a Cirque du Soleil Show
  • See a foreign film
  • See a TED Talk Live
  • See my favorite band play live
  • See Phantom of the Opera
  • Sing Karaoke in Public
  • Spin records like a DJ
  • Take a burlesque class
  • Take a new route to work
  • Throw a themed party
  • Touch a famous piece of art
  • Walk the red carpet
  • Watch a documentary
  • Watch the space shuttle launch
  • Wear a sumo wrestling suit
  • Yodel

ART

  1. Create a flower arrangement
  2. Create a piece of art & sell it
  3. Decorate a blank T-Shirt
  4. Design a website
  5. Enter art in an exhibit
  6. Get Your handwriting analyzed
  7. Go to a local Paint & Sip event
  8. Have your nude body artistically painted
  9. Knit a scarf
  10. Make a candle
  11. Make a coloring book
  12. Make a font out of my handwriting
  13. Make a handmade gift
  14. Make a handmade greeting card
  15. Make a scrapbook
  16. Make a tie dye shirt
  17. Make an origami animal
  18. Make mosaic art
  19. Make paper
  20. Make soap
  21. Paint something at a ceramic store
  22. Refinish a piece of furniture
  23. Sew something you can wear
  24. Start a blog
  25. Take a painting class
  26. Take an art class
  27. Take pictures in a photo booth
  28. Weave a hammock
  29. Work on a pottery wheel
  30. Wrap a present perfectly…
  31. Write a letter in calligraphy
  32. Write a song

PERSONAL GROWTH

FINANCIAL/LUXURY

  1. Attend a random free seminar
  2. Be a regular blood donor
  3. Be present at a birth
  4. Be invited to speak in public
  5. Be passionate about a cause
  6. Be self-sufficient
  7. Become a bone marrow potential donor
  8. Become a mentor to someone
  9. Become CPR/First Aid certified
  10. Do 40 hours of volunteer work
  11. Do 24-hours of silence
  12. Donate books
  13. Donate clothing
  14. Donate toys at the holidays
  15. Entertain the elderly at a nursing home
  16. Get a college degree
  17. Get a masters’ degree
  18. Give a Ted Talk
  19. Help someone who is lost
  20. Learn a new software program
  21. Learn a language – French
  22. Learn a language – Japanese/Nihongo
  23. Learn a language – Russian
  24. Learn the Heimlich maneuver
  25. Learn the alphabet in sign language
  26. Learn to play a song on an instrument
  27. Learn to say “Hello” in 10 languages
  28. Master a new language
  29. Plant a tree
  30. Read a canned book
  31. Read a classic novel
  32. Read a story to a child
  33. Read a trilogy
  34. Read your 300th book
  35. Say “Thank You” in 10 languages
  36. Send a care package to a soldier
  37. Spend a day helping at a children’s Hhspital
  38. Spend the entire day by myself
  39. Start a non-profit organization
  40. Teach a class
  41. Unplug for a week
  42. Vote in an election
  43. Volunteer at a dog shelter
  44. Volunteer at an orphanage
  45. Write a book
  46. Write a children’s book
  47. Write a letter to my future self
  48. Write a love letter
  49. Write a poem
  50. Write a haiku
  1. Build a 6-month Emergency Fund
  2. Buy a house
  3. Buy a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
  4. Buy an investment property
  5. Create a source of passive income
  6. Do your own taxes
  7. Get a life insurance
  8. Have my own business cards
  9. Invest in the Stock Market
  10. Make a career out of a hobby
  11. Make a Will
  12. Make major purchases with cash
  13. Obtain your first million at 30
  14. Order room service
  15. Own a successful business
  16. Own Tiffany Jewelry
  17. Pay off your mortgage
  18. Retire in my 50’s
  19. Save for a down payment on a house
  20. Sell something you created
  21. Start your own business

JUST BECAUSE

  1. Avoid “baby talking” children; talk to them like adults
  2. Become an early riser.
  3. Boycott something
  4. Break a bad habit
  5. Break a superstition
  6. Beat a video game
  7. Become an Uber driver
  8. Convince a stranger they know you
  9. Chop my hair off.
  10. Crash a wedding
  11. Create an alter-ego
  12. Dye my hair blue
  13. Eat at Hooters
  14. Fix a major home appliance by yourself
  15. Get a pair of plain white canvas shoes and draw on them.
  16. Get arrested
  17. Get lost on purpose
  18. Get tattooed by Apo Whang-Od
  19. Go ghost hunting
  20. Go to sleep at 10PM
  21. Find the meaning of your name
  22. Join a Flash Mob
  23. Jump into a pool fully clothed
  24. Learn how to play poker and win
  25. Learn to juggle
  26. Learn to use a fire extinguisher
  27. Make cool stuff with woodworking for your home
  28. Make my own home brew beer.
  29. Stack stones on the beach
  30. Solve a Rubik’s Cube
  31. Stop procrastinating
  32. Try a strange color hair -(blue, pink, purple)
  33. Watch a game at a pub
  34. Watch a firedance routine
  35. Win prize from a crane machine and then give it to a random kid

CONNECTIONS

  1. Ask an elderly person to tell you a story
  2. Ask a child to teach you a song
  3. Attend a high school reunion
  4. Attend a Same Sex Wedding
  5. Be a bridesmaid – 4x
  6. Be a maid of honor
  7. Be a godmother – 13x
  8. Be considered a cougar
  9. Find my best friend from high school
  10. Forgive Someone
  11. Get engaged
  12. Get Married
  13. Go on a blind date
  14. Go on a double date
  15. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger
  16. Host a family reunion
  17. Kiss a stranger
  18. Kiss on top of a ferris wheel
  19. Make a new friend
  20. Meet a blog reader in person
  21. Meet a world leader
  22. Meet someone famous
  23. Meet the president
  24. Play matchmaker
  25. Receive a fan letter
  26. Reconnect with an old friend
  27. Share a cab with a stranger
  28. Sing a karaoke duet
  29. Spend time with a person from another generation
  30. Stay up all night talking
  31. Surprise someone
  32. Visit your childhood home
  33. Write a “Thank You” letter to a company that treated you well

EVENTS/FESTIVALS

  1. Burning Man in Black Rock City, USA
  2. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexico
  4. Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand
  5. Mardi Gras in New Orleans, USA
  6. Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  7. Portland Beer Week, USA
  8. Tour De France, France

TRAVEL – 81 PROVINCES OF THE PHILIPPINES

  1. Abra
  2. Agusan del Norte
  3. Agusan del Sur Province
  4. Aklan
  5. Albay
  6. Antique
  7. Apayao
  8. Aurora
  9. Basilan
  10. Bataan
  11. Batanes
  12. Batangas
  13. Benguet
  14. Biliran
  15. Bohol
  16. Bukidnon
  17. Bulacan
  18. Cagayan
  19. Camarines Norte
  20. Camarines Sur
  21. Camiguin
  22. Capiz
  23. Catanduanes
  24. Cavite
  25. Cebu
  26. Compostela Valley
  27. Cotabato Province
  28. Davao del Norte
  29. Davao del Sur
  30. Davao Occidental
  31. Davao Oriental
  32. Dinagat Islands
  33. Eastern Samar
  34. Guimaras
  35. Ifugao
  36. Ilocos Norte
  37. Ilocos Sur
  38. Iloilo Province
  39. Isabela
  40. Kalinga
  41. La Union
  42. Laguna
  43. Lanao del Norte
  44. Lanao del Sur
  45. Leyte
  46. Maguindanao
  47. Marinduque
  48. Masbate
  49. Misamis Occidental
  50. Misamis Oriental
  51. Mountain Province
  52. Negros Occidental
  53. Negros Oriental
  54. Northern Samar
  55. Nueva Ecija
  56. Nueva Vizcaya
  57. Occidental Mindoro
  58. Oriental Mindoro
  59. Palawan
  60. Pampanga
  61. Pangasinan
  62. Quezon
  63. Quirino
  64. Rizal
  65. Romblon
  66. Samar
  67. Sarangani
  68. Siquijor
  69. Sorsogon
  70. South Cotabato
  71. Southern Leyte
  72. Sultan Kudarat
  73. Sulu Province
  74. Surigao del Norte
  75. Surigao del Sur
  76. Tarlac Province
  77. Tawi-Tawi
  78. Zambales
  79. Zamboanga del Norte
  80. Zamboanga del Sur
  81. Zamboanga Sibugay
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