Bucketlist

BACKGROUND

I grew up from a typical lower-mid-income family back in Cebu, Philippines. My father died 10 days after my 7th birthday from a motorcycle accident near our home. Life is hard back then, but mama made sure me and my little brother would still be able to reach our dreams despite our situation. She is a real life hero. To be able to experience the things I've experienced now is considered a luxury. I am immeasurable grateful to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for all the wonderful things He has and will continue to do in our lives.

"He cares for the orphans and widows" -Psalm 146:9

We only get to live one life and I'm determined to live mine without regrets. Don't be afraid to take risks and step beyond what's comfortable. Never stop dreaming. No one is too old or too young to believe. The circumstances surrounding you, negative or not, aren't hindrances to the destiny God has placed in your heart. I was a dreamer back then and I'm still a dreamer up until now. I will only ever stop dreaming until I go back home to be with my Savior's loving arms.


PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO DO

bucketlist : grand canyon
bucketlist : cu chi tunnel
  • Snorkel in one of the islands of Maldives
  • Boracay Island, Philippines [September 2009]
  • South Korea
  • Count the islands at Hundred Islands Pangasinan, Philippines. [August 2009]
  • Celebrate our wedding Anniversary at Bali, Indonesia. [1st Wedding Anniversary on August 2014]
  • See the big and ferocious Philippine crocodile. [July 2009 in Crocolandia Biasong Talisay Cebu, Philippines]
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. [October 2012]
  • Visit the mining town of Kolmanskop, Namibia, before it gets buried in sand.
  • Lavender fields.
  • Frolic at the white sand beaches at Moalboal Cebu. [2008]
  • Climb an observation deck to see the city of New York.
  • American Roadtrip. [Nevada, Arizona, Utah on October 2015]
  • Walk on US soils. [January 2015]
  • Ancient Ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand. [May 2014]
bucketlist : ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand
bucketlist : lower antelope canyon
bucketlist : horseshoe bend
bucketlist : taipei 101
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
  • Tower of Pisa, Italy.
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka.
  • The Peak, Hong Kong. [September 2010]
bucketlist : the peak hong kong
bucketlist : ruins of st. paul macau
bucketlist : ancient mayan ruins, mexico
bucketlist : Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia
bucketlist : Genting Highlands, Malaysia
  • Make a snow angel and sing 'Let it go'.
  • Get inside an Ice Castle.
  • Taj Mahal, India.
  • Travel a thousand miles away from the US alone.
  • Batam, Indonesia. [February, 2014]
  • Tag along my husband in one of his business trips to Europe.
  • Float at the Dead Sea. [December 2014]
bucketlist : float at the dead sea
  • Stonehenge, England
  • Cape Town, South Africa.
  • See the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • See real dinosaur fossils. [August 2015 in Houston, Texas]
bucketlist : see real dinosaur fossils
bucketlist : Puerto Princesa, Philippines' Underground River
bucketlis : temple mount jerusalem israel
  • See a geyser erupt.
  • Swim with the swimming pigs at the Bahamas.
  • Antarctic Cruise
  • See the Taal Lake and Volcano. [August 2010 from Tagaytay, Philippines]
  • Malapascua Island, Philippines. [October 2010]
  • Eat at the famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin Texas ('coz President Obama did it)
  • Bagan Temples, Myanmar
  • Niagara Falls.
  • See the pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • Whale watching
  • Ride a gondola at Venice, Italy.
  • Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California.
  • See the aurora borealis.
  • Soak into Iceland's Blue Lagoon.
  • Caribbean Cruise.
  • Wander around Marrakech in Morocco.
  • See the African Safari (not a zoo)
  • Skii at Aspen Mountain
  • Monte Carlo
  • Colosseum, Italy
  • The Sahara Desert
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Discover Cuba
  • Sit on the tippy top of Trolltunga in Norway.
  • Slip into the glass skywalk on a mountain peak in Chamonix, France
  • Pompeii, Italy
  • Watch an NBA game with my husband.
  • Travel to all 50 (45) US States : 

CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

bucketlist : life size carrozza bantayan island cebu, philippines

  • Light a lantern and eat a mooncake in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. [September 2012 at Chinese Garden, Singapore]
bucketlist : mid autumn festival singapore
austin trail of lights


WISHED TO ACCOMPLISHED

  1. Generate extra income of $5000/month.
  2. Start our own company
  3. To become a 'tai-tai' someday.
  4. Become a US citizen.
  5. Get a driver's license.
  6. Learn to play the piano.
  7. Live abroad. [Singapore on February 2011 - December 2015; USA on January 2015 - present]
  8. Attend a fashion related class or workshop.
  9. Get certified as a Makeup artist.
  10. Attend a formal vocal training.
  11. Write a book and have it published.
  12. Grow something from our backyard and eat it.
  13. Pay off all our mortgages.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Personal vanity corner
  • Louis Vuitton bag
  • Tiffany and co bracelet [Given by my hubby on my 29th bday; received on January 4, 2016]

tiffany and co charm bracelet

  • My own car
  • Love Cartier bracelets

ADVENTURES

  • Sky dive.
  • Join a marathon.
  • Bungee jumping.
  • Bathe under a waterfall. [2008 at Kawasan Falls Cebu, Philippines]
  • Kayak in the sea.
  • Drive a jetski.
  • Ride a horse. [August 2010 at Tagaytay, Philippines]
  • Catch my first fish. [March 2010 at Yati Liloan Cebu, Philippines]
  • Swim inside a cave. [Timubo Cave Camotes Island, Philippines on April 2010]
  • Ride a hot air balloon.

LIFE AS A CHRISTIAN

  1. Walk in the footsteps of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Israel. [December 2014]
  2. Meet Pastor Joseph Prince in person. [January 2014 in Clementi Singapore]
  3. Visit Grace Revolution Church in Dallas, Texas. [January 2015]
  4. Sponsor a child.
  5. Hear Pastor Joel Osteen preach live and meet him in person. [March 2016]
  6. Attend Max Lucado's church service at San Antonio, Texas.
  7. Worship with Pastor Darlene Zschech. [November 2012 as a choir at New Creation Church]
  8. Meet Dr. Jim B. Richards.
  9. Meet and greet Bro. Andrew Wommack and hear him preach live. [November 2015]
  10. Attend Lakewood Church service at Houston, Texas. [August 2015]
  11. Follow the Apostle Paul's footsteps.
  12. Be part of the audience at Sid Roth's It's Supernatural show.
  13. Attend Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia.
  14. Worship with Chris Tomlin and the Passion Worship Band. [March 2014]
  15. Visit Charis Bible College at Woodland Park, Colorado. [September, 2016]
  16. Join a missions trip.