Monday, March 28, 2016

21 of 40 Send your parents flowers and tell them that you love them (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

21.  Send your parents flowers and tell them that you love them (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

I've sent my Mom a bouquet of flowers, I think about 7 years ago.  Now, since this is on the list, I will keep this in my "To Do List" to send her flowers twice a year.  My Dad has passed, I wish I was able to send him flowers too.


20 of 40 Treat yourself to something you really want, like a pair of expensive shoes. It is okay once in a while – you deserve to own something that makes you feel happy! (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

20.  Treat yourself to something you really want, like a pair of expensive shoes. It is okay once in a while – you deserve to own something that makes you feel happy!

I think this is an ongoing event :)

But previously...


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Yes, I have 2 bicycles.  Folding and Fixie.  These are things that I really want.

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I used to have a collection of guitars back home in Philippines.  But since my family move places to places, they sold them.  I have now, a Martin Guitar, LX1E. The official guitar of Ed Sheeran.


I love music.  Obviously :)  So I have this electric grand piano from Casio.  I worked overtime just to buy this one.  It's 2nd hand, but it still works perfectly.

19 of 40 Conquer a fear that you have struggled with for a long time. Fear only holds you back! (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

19.  Conquer a fear that you have struggled with for a long time. Fear only holds you back!

Hmm.  I always want to do sky dive, but I guess I have to think about that a million times.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

18 of 40 Watch the sunset. It may be a cliché, but it really is beautiful and awe-inspiring (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

18.  Watch the sunset. It may be a cliché, but it really is beautiful and awe-inspiring 

First, I am not a sunset person, I prefer the sunrise.  Sunset makes me feel sad.  I don't know why, but it makes me feel so down.  Well, sunrise makes me look forward for a wonderful day ahead and a beautiful sunrise the next day.  Anyways, here's a photo of me watching the sunset in Boracay Island, Philippines.

Boracay Island, Philippines 2015

17 of 40 Find a phrase or quote that moves you and make it your personal mantra (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

17.  Find a phrase or quote that moves you and make it your personal mantra.

Don't call it a dream.  Call it a PLAN.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

16 of 40 Learn a foreign language (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

16.  Learn a foreign language.

I really want to learn  Spanish. I learned some basics to use as a tourist but not in conversation.

I don't have that gift to learn another language. See, I studied in Chinese school in high school but I didn't learn it. I even forgot how to write my name in Chinese. 

My parents are from Mindanao and they speak the Visayan dialect which I cannot speak at all though I understand some of it.

And here's another thing, I've been in Dubai for 16 years and yes you read it right 16 years but still I didn't learn to speak Arabic. 

So good luck to me in Spanish. 



15 of 40 Make something from scratch (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

15.  Make something from scratch.

Yes, I made that from scratch.  That was my broken Ikea wall clock and collection of bottle caps, collected during the get-together with friends.



Monday, March 14, 2016

13 of 40 Complete a physical challenge (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

13.  Complete a physical challenge.

Started in 2013 as I really need to loose weight.  Then, I joined the Dubai Women Run and I got hooked so I joined the Dubai Marathon to the following years.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

12 of 40 Watch your favorite movie once again (40 THINGS YOU'D DO BEFORE 50)

12.  Watch your favorite movie once again.
  • OMG!  I always do this on my 9 hours flight from DXB to MNL and return.  I love watching all the movies of Julia Roberts :)  Julia Roberts is <3