25 before 25: a partial bucket list


Travel and Adventure

  • Climb Mt. Guiting-Guiting, Mt. Dulang-Dulang to Mt. Kitanglad, or Mt. Halcon – Climbed Mt. Dulang-Dulang and traversed to Mt. Kitanglad in November 2014.
  • Go back to Sabah and dayhike Mt. Kinabalu
  • Backpack Southeast AsiaCouldn’t take a month or so off work, so I just went solo backpacking in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia on separate occasions.
  • Visit Batanes in northern Philippines, and go trekking in Itbayat Island
  • Learn how to bike and swim – HAHAHAHA HUHUHUHUHU I FAIL

Fitness and Wellbeing

  • Join an altitude trail running event
  • Compete with the team in a dragonboat race Paddled with the PDRT Fireblades Team B on March 10 in the 2013 La Laguna Dragonboat Race, which saw the participation of 16 club teams. PDRT Team B placed 8th while Team A placed 2nd! New goal: paddle with Team A someday!
  • Deepen yoga practice—and accomplish the headstand
  • Practice meditation regularly
  • Develop mindful eating habits

Work and Education

  • Start teaching
  • Study abroad
  • Publish a book – I did get a few stuff published in journals and anthologies, though.
  • Write for a travel magazine
  • Moonlight as a mountain guide; learn more about and advocate LNT principles and low-impact ecotourismTrail Adventours <3

Home and Relationships

  • Rent solo quarters
  • Take at least a two-day trip alone with Mother
  • Read at least five books on the psychology and philosophy of love – Books read so far: A Vindication of Love by Cristina Nehring, The Politics of Reality by Marilyn Frye; Essays on Love by Alain de Botton (though technically, it’s philosophical fiction); on the to-read pile: A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes, The Beloved by Kahlil Gibran, any more suggestions? :)
  • Strive to be more empathetic and tender; do not eschew vulnerability
  • Visit a friend met while traveling in their hometown or country

Personal Economics

  • Pay credit card: zero monthly balance
  • Improve monthly cash flow: budget income properly – I still spend too much on overpriced coffee and books I don’t have time to read. :(
  • Open dedicated savings account for travels and emergencies
  • Get accident insurance
  • Deepen financial literacy and start investing

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