BACKGROUNDI 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.
PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO DO
Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon.[October 2015] See the Philippine Tarsier up close and personal.[2008 in Bohol, Philippines]
- Visit our friends in Dubai.
- Cherry Blossom in Japan.
- Swim with the Whale Sharks.
Bintan, Indonesia.[July 2014] Fearlessly navigate the Cu Chi tunnel complex in Vietnam. [October 2014]
- 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.
- 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] Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona.[October 2015] The Horseshoe Bend[October 2015] Taipei 101 in Taiwan.[May 2016]
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
- Tower of Pisa, Italy.
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka.
The Peak, Hong Kong.[September 2010] The Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau.[September 2010] Las Vegas, Nevada.[October 2015]
- Bolivia Salt Flats.
- Hike the Inca Trail at Machu Picchu, Peru.
Ancient Mayan Ruins, Mexico.[August 2016] Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia.[July 2009] Genting Highlands, Malaysia.[July 2009]
- 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]
- Stonehenge, England
- Cape Town, South Africa.
- See the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah.
See real dinosaur fossils.[August 2015 in Houston, Texas]
- Share a kiss with my husband under the Eiffel Tower.
Learn the history of The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.[March 2015]
- Christ the Redeemer at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Be enamored of the first glimpses of Al Khazneh at Petra, Jordan.
- Check out the picturesque Deadvlei, Namibia.
Stroll around the historic colonial town of Malacca, Malaysia. [November 2011]
- Stay in a Ryokan at Kyoto Japan and dip into a hot spring (influenced by reading too much Shoujo Manga).
Puerto Princesa, Philippines' Underground River.[January 2012]
- Madagascar's Avenue of Baobabs.
- See the giant statues at Easter Island, Chile
- Swim at Marina Bay Sands world famous infinity pool.
Walk onto the most controversial Holy Site of the world : The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.[December 2014]
- 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 :
See the life-size carrozza procession at Bantayan Island, Philippines during the Holy Week celebration. Light a lantern and eat a mooncake in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.[September 2012 at Chinese Garden, Singapore] Celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with an American family.[November 2015] Austin Trail of Lights.[December 2015]
- Generate extra income of $5000/month.
- Start our own company
- To become a 'tai-tai' someday.
- Become a US citizen.
- Get a driver's license.
- Learn to play the piano.
Live abroad.[Singapore on February 2011 - December 2015; USA on January 2015 - present]
- Attend a fashion related class or workshop.
- Get certified as a Makeup artist.
- Attend a formal vocal training.
- Write a book and have it published.
- Grow something from our backyard and eat it.
- 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]
- My own car
- Love Cartier bracelets
- 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
Walk in the footsteps of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Israel.[December 2014] Meet Pastor Joseph Prince in person.[January 2014 in Clementi Singapore] Visit Grace Revolution Church in Dallas, Texas.[January 2015] Sponsor a child. Hear Pastor Joel Osteen preach live and meet him in person.[March 2016]
- Attend Max Lucado's church service at San Antonio, Texas.
Worship with Pastor Darlene Zschech.[November 2012 as a choir at New Creation Church]
- Meet Dr. Jim B. Richards.
Meet and greet Bro. Andrew Wommack and hear him preach live.[November 2015] Attend Lakewood Church service at Houston, Texas.[August 2015]
- Follow the Apostle Paul's footsteps.
- Be part of the audience at Sid Roth's It's Supernatural show.
- Attend Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia.
Worship with Chris Tomlin and the Passion Worship Band.[March 2014] Visit Charis Bible College at Woodland Park, Colorado. [September, 2016]
- Join a missions trip.