50 by 50

3 things you want to do before you die:

it's one of the questions often asked in "surveys." thinking about it, it's a questionable question. i mean we have no inkling when earth will have us, so the answers will be somewhat... oh brother! i'm just a technical person wanting things to be precise. anyway, here goes paradigm shifting...

50 things i want or i want to do before i am 50 (not in any order):

  1. pat and ride an elephant
  2. read the Bible cover to cover
  3. be an MS degree holder
  4. sponsor the education or help educate as many children as possible. possibly more than 25.
  5. be a UN volunteer
  6. be an environmental specialist with expertise on cleaner technology and hazardous waste management
  7. visit and take pictures of ALL old and historic churches in the country
  8. have my own library holding about 500 literary classics and personal favorites
  9. read each and every book in my library
  10. explore philippines and climb ALL its mountains. hanep!
  11. give my dad a brand new cefiro
  12. give my parents a small rest house somewhere green and quiet
  13. go bungee jumping
  14. finish a 5K kiddie marathon. i can't believe they call it kiddie.
  15. walk the whole stretch of EDSA
  16. join a tri-athlete competition
  17. join a regatta and win
  18. be able to play a decent tennis game: good serves, proper volleys and nice backhand returns.
  19. own a business that is income generating for the less privilege
  20. stroll in paris with Mr. The One wearing stylish terno and barong
  21. drive an eighteen wheeler trailer
  22. be an MMDA road sweeper for a day
  23. be a "bus girl" in galleria food court for a day
  24. rappel from an airborne helicopter
  25. get married before 30
  26. have children of my own
  27. make beso, get an autograph of and a picture with juday
  28. make beso, chikka and get a picture with kris aquino. i bet ivy's frowning on this one. hahaha!
  29. SCUBA dive in the great barrier reef. wahoo! i'm learning how to swim. thanks dang, suzette and jing.
  30. go on a 2 week cruise with Mr. The One and our little ones
  31. go sky diving
  32. go BASE jumping
  33. stay overnight in the world's only 7-star hotel
  34. travel around asia. being at least 1 whole week in china and at least 3days in each country. ...shoot! these are financially incapacitating...
  35. drive a bike all the way to cabusao to visit lolo ago. thanks @bet for teaching me how to drive a bike
  36. sleep on the sands of a scenic beach and wake up from a beautiful sunrise
  37. see my dad receive Holy Communion
  38. hear God call my name again
  39. kiss the Pope's ring
  40. get a feel what it's like sleeping on the pavements of luneta, quiapo, roxas blvd, or in an overpass
  41. hug bayo and jeremee
  42. be an extra/bit player in a film
  43. see a giant panda up close
  44. make my own ice cream
  45. see what's inside Iglesia ni Cristo's sambahan
  46. get a great white husky or a very big black neopolitan mastiff for a pet
  47. watch a number of shows in broadway
  48. drive the MRT train
  49. climb mountains with my nieces and my own kids
  50. seat in the courtside while watching ginebra play in the finals and then get a picture with the whole team

and i thought i want to do a lot of things in life, it took me two days to fill this lot. well i can do some of the things tomorrow, some of them before the year ends, but some of them i might only be able to do after 50 or i might not at all. it doesn't matter. i just want a well lived life. setting goals and dreaming about it help put things in perspective.

NOTE: image courtesy from http://www.yobazzip.com/mt/archives/2008/09/the_bucket_list.html

1 comment:

  1. ikaw make beso, chika and picture with kris aquino? ako kay Manny Pacquiao! kamukha kasi sya ng ex ko! hehehe.

    halos pareho tayo ng to-do list :)