My Bucket List

If you can dream it, you can do it… Walt Disney said so… and I believe so.. Yipee!  Happiness abounds!

This page is a work in progress and from time to time, there will be some practical changes.  I’ll continue adding to the list for as long as there are still things I wanted to do.  I’ll also post links to make them even more interesting.  For dreams that have already been fulfilled, I’ll still put them here just so I’ll remember when memory gap takes over, that dreams really do come true…. 🙂


  1. Write down my personal mission statement, follow it, and revise it from time to time as necessary
  2. hmmmmm
  3. Join an acting workshop… )
  4. Join a spiritual group and be active for the rest of my life…. LOJ community
  5. Be able to serve my GOD with all my heart, my might, and my soul.
  6. Join friends in mountain climbing…. Gulugod Baboy Peak,
  7. More mountains to climb .. Mt Sinai and more mountains in Israel and Jordan
  8. Be seen on TV…. a noontime show of a long time ago, was it Student Canteen?
  9. Have my own home .. 2 units in fact
  10. Host a huge party at home…..  my golden birthday
  11. Learn to swim and play with the butandings.  Sayang, I’ve been to Donsol, Whaleshark Interactive Experience but it seems that the Butandings were not inclined to appear :(.. better luck next time 🙂
  12. Learn to speak a foreign language and make sure I use it
  13. Kiss in the rain
  14. Play in the snow on a mountain
  15. Fall deeply in love helplessly and unconditionally, but he does not know or realize how lucky he is.. )
  16. Shower in a waterfall a man-made waterfall in Villa Escudero, Hidden Valley, Tiango Falls in Iligan
  17. Learn to play a musical instrument with some degree of skill
  18. Rehabilitate my disintegrating house . just partly
  19. Write my last will needs revision though as if i’m dying tomorrow 🙂
  20. Sleep under the stars… when our roof was flewn away by the gusty winds of a typhoon which hit our province; and once again during our night stop at Anawangin Cove
  21. Overcome my fear of  failure. Reflect on my greatest weakness, and realize how it is my greatest strength.  Palagay ko, malapit na .. 🙂
  22. Sing karaoke with all my heart and soul.. Joined a singing contest, though I know I’ll need a lot of courage to do this. Though I’ve lost on the trials, I believe I still emerge the winner for it’s not about winning or losing… it’s about you doing your best.
  23. Read the entire Bible but I have to re-read and internalize more.  After our Holy Land Pilgrimage though, I have learned to read the Greatest Book ever from another perspective, so enlightened.. Thanks you God.
  24. Live the lifestyle of the rich and the famous even for just a day – 2 weekends in Boracay, checked-in at the Astoria, then another weekend this time at the Boracay Beach Club. Trip to Jordan which was in our itinerary for Holyland, checked-in at Movenpick Hotel in Aqaba and swam in the red sea and the hotel’s spa and pools.
  25. See my picture in a newspaper or magazine of wide circulation
  26. Host a family reunion…. my family’s trip to naval)   Planning another… hmmm
  27. See my High School/ College friends again.. just a few of them in a mini-reunion again and again
  28. Project Happiness.. on going everyday of my life
  29. Start a business


  1. Volunteer to an organization engaged in technical matters.. PhilMSTQ  ongoing
  2. Volunteer to an NGO engaged in environmental endeavors… CEAE, Add Up, Mother Earth Foundation, ongoing
  3. Volunteer to an NGO engaged in humanitarian efforts… Hands–on Manila, Relief operations for Ondoy Victims, Giving Back Projects (own initiative)  ongoing
  4. Join a Toastmasters Club ….. NPC Toastmster’s Club
  5. Campaign for a friend running for public office
  6. Plant a tree – planted one when I was a kid
  7. Join a camp .. Camp Explore
  8. Give to a charityanonymously
  9. Join a marathon run for a cause10k marathon run for  Pasig River


  1. Travel to Palawan and vicinities… . PPrincesa, Coron, Culion, Calauit,
  2. See more of Palawan.. Dos Pamas, Iwahig River, Baker’s Hill
  3. Visit Australia……. Sydney
  4. Visit Australia…. again
  5. Travel to Batanes
  6. Travel to Babuyan ….. Calayan Island
  7. Travel SEAsia ….. Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand (+Krabi)
  8. Travel to other Asean countries ….. Malaysia .. Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu (Twin Towers, Genting Heights, Batu caves), Cambodia (Angkor Wat/Thom/ Genocide Museum)), Vietnam (Cu chi Tunnel, Co Dai Temple),  Bali, Indonesia
  9. Climb the Great Wall of China
  10. Visit Bohol
  11. Visit the Great Pyramids in Egypt plus more (Petra)
  12. Trip to the Holy Land.. This is the journey of all journeys.. I’m so happy it happened at last.
  13. Watch the sunrise/sunset over the Grand Canyon
  14. Watch the Olympics… any place will do
  15. European tour…. include Greece, Switzerland, Italy, UK, France, Belgium, Amsterdam, Germany, Scandinavian Countries
  16. Carribean Cruise or any cruise
  17. Visit friends in the USA
  18. Road tour of the Visayas.. Iloilo, Leyte, Dumaguete, Bacolod
  19. Enjoy para-sailing… Pattaya, Thailand; Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  20. Travel around BicolandiaCamsur, Albay, Caramoan, Legaspi, Naga, Iriga, Sorsogon, Bacon-Manito
  21. Visit at least one if not all of the Natural Wonders of the World – Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt and Petra, al-Khazna Treasury in Jordan, Puerto Princesa 
  22. Go on a safari in Africa
  23. Travel Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Iligan, Bukidnon, General Santos, Davao, Cotabato, Zamboanga
  24. Go white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro
  25. Travel to Japan or Korea.. Seoul
  26. Travel to Morocco
  27. Go to India and worship in Taj Majal
  28. Travel outside the country with the one that I love. 🙂


  1. Earn another degree
  2. Be a certified professional environmental auditor.. Technical Assessor, Chemical Testing, Environmental analysis @PAO.  It’s not really  as an environmental auditor but akin to it.
  3. Engage in a stress-free job after retirement.. Regulatory Associate at Sanofi-aventis, free lancing as a technical expert on chemical  testing
  4. Strengthen my capability as an environmental auditor.. seminars, workshops, trainings.. a continuous phase
  5. Be successfully self-employed… perhaps as a counselor/ consultant
  6. Back to work and enjoy it 🙂


  1. Cross-stitch project
  2. Learn how to make a video
  3. Make an MTV
  4. Create my own web site

2 thoughts on “My Bucket List

  1. Kiss in the rain
    shower beneath a waterfall
    Join a Spiritual group

    I like your bucket list and just chose a few at random that tickled my fancy.


    michael j
    Conshohocken, PA USA

    • hahaha…. i really would love to do those simple things among others..
      and oh, thanks for this comment.. i’ve almost forgotten this list is a work in progress which reminds me to update

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