The Bucket List

When I stepped out of college I was enamored by the glory of the corporate world. I started working at the bottom of corporate ladder which brought me to the realization that the working life is not as ideal as I thought it was. Things change consistently at an increasing rate that if you want to get ahead, you will have to step up and work around your game plan. That means having a list of the things you want to accomplish and holding yourself accountable in reaching these goals.

I started making a list along with my somewhat love-hate relationship with travel, running and gastronomic adventures when I was bitten by the travel bug some few years back.

Travel

  1. Wander around the Queen City of the South (Cebu)
  2. Climb the top of the Chocolate Hills
  3. Climb the Philippines’ highest peak, Mount Apo
  4. Visit the Church of the Angry Christ
  5. Take a photo of the Ruins of Talisay City (Lacson Mansion)
  6. See the majestic Mayon Volcano
  7. Travel by train
  8. Dare white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro
  9. Visit churches around Iloilo
    1. Molo Church
    2. Miag-ao Church
    3. San Joaquin Church
  10. Explore the beaches of Guimaras
  11. Trek the crater of Mt. Pinatubo
  12. Island hopping the Philippines’ last frontier
  13. Survive the cold Mt. Pulag
  14. The casino world of Macau
  15. Explore the “Fine” city that is Singapore
  16. Discover the mystery of Sagada

Running

  1. Finish a half marathon
  2. Finish a full marathon
  3. Make it through a Milo Marathon cutoff
  4. Finish an Ultramarathon
  5. Run around the up and down hills of Baguio City
  6. Race outside the Metro
  7. Race outside the country

Epicurious

  1. Experience eating tamilok
  2. Taste an authentic La Paz Batchoy
  3. Try Tapang Taal
  4. Find the difference between the commercially available grilled chicken and the authentic “inato
  5. Have a go on coffee alamid
  6. Savor the flavors of Ilocos (empanada, Vigan longanisa)

Others

  1. Go clubbing/bar
  2. Learn to swim (yeah, I am not a swimmer)
  3. Buy a bike
  4. Have a car
  5. Go spelunking
  6. Experience top loading
    1. Bicol
    2. Laguna
  7. Jump from a cliff
  8. Sky dive
  9. Boracay Fly Fish

This list is an ever growing list.

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