The Bucket List

Listing my goals down helps me stay on track and keeps me from getting distracted. Whenever I'm falling away, feeling lethargic, or just thinking that my life is going nowhere, all I have to do is read this list! Check out my list of all the things I want to do before I die:

1. A week of partying in Boracay. (Believe it or not, there have been so many chances but they were all… not grabbed.) Completed November 2014. Now I know why everyone's gaga over Boracay; it's the best!

2. See the awesome churches and beaches of Ilocos. Completed July 2014. Explored Pagudpud, Laoag, Paoay, Batac, and Vigan!

3. Go to Europe. (This one’s gonna take some time, but I’d like a Spain-France-Italy-Germany-London-Amsterdam tour.)
4. Food trip in Singapore. Completed September 2011! Singapore was amazing.

5. Compete in Third World. Third World is a dancesport competition where males dance as females, and vice versa. Completed May 2013! We got into the Finals and finished 7th Place, not too bad! Haha!
6. Take streetdance lessons. Completed 2012, can’t remember the month. Though I must say, I wasn’t convinced to switch genres—dancesport is still my dance.
7. Go shopping in Hongkong. Completed February 2013! One of the best trips ever.
8. Visit Disneyland. Completed February 2013! Hongkong Disneyland.

9. Visit Batanes. Completed, February 2015. OMG Batanes was the most beautiful place I've even to so far!

10. Go back to Sagada and actually see Bomod-ok Falls and more attractions. (Wasn't able to go to Bomod-ok during my Sagada trip last summer of 2013)
11. Eat authentic Indian food. Done! Ate several weeks of it in Kerala, India. I loved it!

12. Go to the US. Completed March 2017. Texas was unforgettable.
13. Get one of my food pics published in any magazine/blog/menu/page. Cover of Get Lost Magazine, October 2019. 
14. Join a writing contest, just like the old times.
15. Achieve at least Grade B in Philippine dancesport and get to the Finals/Top 3. (We got only in the Top 11 last Philippine Summer Ball in Baguio.)
16. Go volunTOURing.
17. Explore the awesome sights in Davao. Completed May 2014! Explored Pearl Farm Beach Resort. Another trip in the works -- haven't visited some of the target spots yet.

18. Go ghost-hunting in Corregidor.
19. Get a decent camera for my photography aspirations. (I could never force myself to get one, afraid that I won’t be able to pursue it.) Update: finally got myself a Lumix GF5 for my blogging and food porn!
20. Travel with someone I love.
21. Travel with someone who loves me back (shit, so emo hahahahaha).
22. Go to these countries in South East Asia. (Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam. I must hurry!!!!)
23. Visit Cape Town in South Africa.

24. Have my own modern-tropical house.
25. Witness the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
26. Watch Blackpool Dance Festival in England (and maybe join too).
27. Explore Palawan. (El Nido, Puerto Princesa, Coron) El Nido is magical!
28. Go back to Bohol to experience Panglao and other awesome beaches. Completed August 2015. Thank you, Henann Resort Alona Beach Bohol!
29. Go to Sumilon Island in Cebu. Completed, June 2017. Thank you, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort!
30. Climb a mountain (Mt. Pulag, please).
31. Go back to Cebu and actually do the city tour. Completed September 2013! Went to Cebu for Dancesport sa Sugbu with my mom and sister!

32. See the White Island in Camiguin. Completed August 2013! Camiguin was beautiful.

33. Go whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro. Completed August 2013! Almost drowned too! LOL
34. Be among the top 20 Filipino food/travel bloggers (ranking, hits, ads, page views), and stay in that ranking for at least 4 weeks. Thank you, and Posh Themes Design and Print Solutions.
35. Compete out of the country.
36. Do a Dumaguete/Iloilo/Bacolod food-trip. Did Roxas too, I loved it.
37. Go back to Baguio and explore more of its food (Didn't have a chance to do so last summer, too busy working). Completed December 2015
38. Dance the salsa street-style in Cuba.
39. Watch tango dancers in Argentina (and maybe even join in).
40. Watch a bullfight in Spain.
41. Dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Completed May 2019. Gaggan, #4 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2019, has 2 Michelin starts. The best meal of my life so far.

42. Eat steaks and ogle at Aussies in Australia LOL.
43. Visit the Harry Potter theme park in Osaka (or Florida). Well, what do you know? I experienced it in Universal Studioes Hollywood in Los Angeles. June 2018. Cried a lot. LOL. 
44. Go camping!
45. Experience Siquijor.
46. Visit Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka. OMG Japan was amazing! Two cities in April 2019.

47. Experience at least 10 Filipino festivals. (Sinulog, Kadayawan, Masskara, Ati-Atihan, Panagbenga, Dinagyang, etc.) Sinulog was AWESOME.
48. See the Banaue Rice Terraces. A hundred times better in actual than in photos.
49. Travel solo. Probably why Texas was so unforgettable. Also Taiwan for my solo birthday trip in 2018.
50. Visit these Thailand beaches: Koh Samui, Koh Pangan, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi.
51. Visit these Cambodia beaches: Koh Rong Samloem, Song Saa, Koh Rong, Seredipity, Otres.
52. Explore Kep and Kampot in Cambodia.
53. Do the Ha Long Bay Cruise in Hanoi. Watch the sunrise.
54. Visit Sa Pa, Da Nang, Hoi An, and Mui Ne in Vietnam.
55. Attend a cooking class in Chiang Mai. April 2018! A very memorable experience!

56. Go to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand or Laos.
57. See the ancient city of Ayutthaya. April 2018

58. Explore Bagan and Mandalay, Myanmar.
59. Eat tapas in Madrid and Barcelona.
60. Visit Morocco.
61. Experience Iceland.
62. Go to Maldives.
63. Catch the sunrise in Carpadoccia, Turkey.
64. Experience Oktoberfest in Germany.
65. Eat pizza in Naples, Italy.
66. Explore Sri Lanka.
67. Experience Songkran in Thailand. April 2018! It was incredible.

68. Witness the Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai.
69. Eat everything in sight in Taipei, Taiwan. Completed May 2018 as part of my solo birthday trip. Taiwan was delicious!

70. Explore Nusa Penida, Canggu, and Ubud in Bali. Completed September 2018. Bali is a heartbreaker. 

71. Visit Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Completed December 2018! I loved Phu Quoc!

72. See Machu Picchu.
73. Go food-tripping in Penang, MalaysiaCompleted October 2018. Thanks, Pinoy Travel Freak!

74. Go to the airport one day and book a flight to somewhere random on the same day.
75. Explore the food scene of Portugal.
76. Party and eat around New Orleans.
77. Stay overnight in Shirakawa-go.
78. See Mount Fuji in Japan.

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  1. Inspiring! :) I'm jotting down mine.

    1. Hi ex-classmate! Hehehe. Thanks for leaving a comment. Share your list! :)

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    1. Hi Chie! Thanks for taking time to read and comment in my blog! Really appreciate it! :)

  3. Wonderful list and a great idea for an ongoing blog post. Hope you scratch off many more soon! :)

  4. I wish i had enough money to visit all the places I have on my bucket list. :/

  5. Pepe, Harry Potter theme park.. Lezzgo!

  6. Pepe, Harry Potter theme park!-- Lezzgo!

  7. Super love your blog dear. I will make your blog my travel guide. Checking Henna Resort Bohol. 😀

  8. Could have been more but ended in 69. What an exciting list, Pat!


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