The Bucket List

I made the original list in June 16, 2011. This is the updated version of my own bucket list, with the stuff I have crossed off the list from the time I made it.

  1. See pyramids of Egypt
  2. Ride a gondola in Venice
  3. Walk around the garden of Versailles. Visit the Palace of Versailles
  4. Sit outside a Parisian cafe, drink coffee and smoke a cigarette
  5. Visit the Louvre and see paintings especially the Mona Lisa
  6. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef
  7. Scuba dive in Coron, Palawan & explore all the shipwrecks
  8. Scuba dive the Yongola
  9. Scuba dive in Cozumel *2016* 
  10. Go swim with whale sharks in Donsol, Philippines
  11. See Macchu Picchu and City of Cuzco *2016* 
  12. See Chichen Itza in Mexico 
  13. Party in Ibiza
  14. Attend a Sensation White event

    October 27, 2012; Sensation Innerspace USA

  15. Attend Electric Daisy Carnival 
  16. Go sky diving
  17. Go to South America for a “spiritual journey” with ayahuasca and mescaline. Meet shamans and drink their potion. *2016*
  18. Go to Fiji & stay in Poseidon Underwater Resort/Hotel
  19. Go to Greece. Visit the ancient sites/Temple of Apollo/Acropolis. Go to the Greek islands and stay on one of the whites & blues. Mykonos, Santorini, Athens.
  20. Go and see Rome and Vatican City. All of it. 
  21. Visit and see the sites/places mentioned in Dan Brown’s novels ‘Angels & Demons’ and ‘The Da Vinci Code”
  22. Go to the Maldives
  23. Go to Turks & Caicos Islands
  24. Go to the Bahamas and swim with pigs
  25. See Angkor Temples. Eat happy pizza

    December 31, 2011 – January 4, 2012; Happy Pizza in Siem Reap, Cambodia

  26. Visit Iceland *2016* 
  27. Go surfing in Siargao. Live in Siargao for at least a month to learn how to surf
  28. Ride a helicopter
  29. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  30. Go surfing in Hawaii
  31. Go surfing in Bali
  32. Visit Tokyo. Ride the bullet train. Eat in one of their crazy theme restaurants.
  33. Go island hopping in El Nido, Palawan
  34. Stay in an Ice Hotel
  35. Go to Romania, visit Bran’s Castle
  36. Go to UK and try to make one of the guys in red suit laugh
  37. Drive a car on the other side of the road
  38. Party in Amsterdam. Smoke in one of the cafes and eat their specialty brownies
  39. Go to China. Visit the Great Wall, Imperial palaces, so on so forth
  40. See the Old City of Jerusalem
  41. Go to a nude beach in Europe and participate
  42. Experience a full moon party in Koh Phangan, Thailand
  43. Follow the backpacker’s trail in South America
  44. See a meteor shower 
  45. See a big bright comet
  46. Wish on a falling star 
  47. Go to Barcelona and all the other cool places in Spain. *2016*
  48. See the Castles of Great Britain
  49. Do a ghost tour in Gettysburg
  50. Build a classic, old fashioned dollhouse and decorate it like they would in the 1800s
  51. Go/see an African safari
  52. Go ziplining  

    April 6, 2012; ziplining from one island to another island in Koh Nangyuan, Thailand

  53. See a Cirque du Soleil show 
  54. Explore a real jungle and/or tropical rainforest
  55. Meet Angelo and his family. (Angelo is the kid I am sponsoring through please sponsor one too!
  56. Ride an ATV.
  57. Go on a jetskii.
  58. Be qualified and receive an invitation to have a Centurion Card
  59. Go to a bar in Boston and scream GO YANKEES!!!
  60. Jump off a cenoteJumping off a cenote
  61. Swing from a tree into a body of water (cooler if i do it in the jungle or forest, Tarzan style)
  62. Throw a grenade for 20 USD. Launch a missile. All possible in Cambodia -not because I’ve done it but because I’m taking it off my bucket list. I will not risk losing my hand.
  63. Build an orphanage
  64. Buy 4 piece McNugget from McDonald’s. Go to my table and eat one. Go back to the cashier and complain I only got 3 nuggets.
  65. Go to Australia and New Zealand.
  66. Be in two places at the same time

New Addition To My List:

  1. Attend Burning Man
  2. Attend Coachella in California
  3. Attend Governor’s Ball in NYC
  4. Take cooking classes/Learn how to cook
  5. Swim in the world’s largest pool in Chile
  6. Travel to Laos
  7. Travel to Myanmar
  8. Visit Vietnam. Go on a cruise on Halong Bay. 

    March 31, 2012; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    April 1, 2012; cruise on Ha Long Bay

  9. Eat authentic Pho in Vietnam 

    March 30, 2012; inside a tiny local shop selling authentic pho

  10. Go to Bali & Gili Islands in Indonesia; See Komodo dragons in Komodo Island.  

    April 27 – May 5, 2012; Gili Islands

  11. Attend a Holy Ship event.
  12. See the Aurora Borealis
  13. Visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. List can be found here.
  14. Experience Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  15. Learn a different language, and be fluent at it.
  16. Learn how to surf

    May 2, 2012; Bali, Indonesia

  17. Get married
  18. Go wine tasting in Italy 

    When in Rome

    When in Rome

  19. Go soju tasting in South Korea
  20. Go sake tasting in Tokyo
  21. Go rum tasting in Puerto Rico 
  22. Attend Oktoberfest in Germany
  23. Go tequila tasting in Mexico

    September 2011; Tequila tasting in Mexico

    September 2011; Tequila tasting in Mexico

  24. Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  25. Swim with sharks
  26. Swim with dolphins 
  27. Participate in Lovapalooza with my significant other
  28. Travel to the moon
  29. Shoot a gun
  30. Visit Auschwitz
  31. Travel to Cuba *2016* 
  32. Invest in real estate
  33. Drive a Lamborghini
  34. Be hypnotized
  35. Sleep on the beach under the stars
  36. Own matching Rolex watches with my significant other
  37. Get my motorcycle license
  38. Own something from Hermes
  39. Kiss in the rain
  40. Visit Seychelles
  41. Go sand surfing/boarding in a desert with sand dunes *2016*

 What I Have Crossed Off My Bucket List (before the June 2011 version)

  1. Sentosa Island, Singapore
  2. Shopping in Singapore
  3. Malaysia
  4. Indonesia
  5. Phuket
  6. Phi Phi Islands; “The Beach” movie location Maya Bay
  7. Fed wild animals; monkeys, elephants, fish, etc.

    Monkey feeding time in Phi Phi Islands

    Monkey feeding time in Phi Phi Islands

  8. Hugged/pet a tiger
  9. Carried an Burmese python on my shoulders (back when I was super young)


    1999 in Davao, Philippines

  10. Boracay
  11. Walked for 12 hours straight (17 kilometers total)
  12. Rode an elephant
  13. Bangkok; Soi Cowboy
  14. Did the world’s tallest commercial bungee jump (in Macau)

    AJ Hackett Macau Tower

  15. Went to Philadelphia, PA for Philly cheesesteak
  16. Shopping in Hong Kong for cute Asian thingsLadies Market
  17. Saw the Big Buddha in Hong Kong
  18. Learned how to skim board
  19. Caught waves while body boarding
  20. Seen a Broadway show
  21. Learned how to kite board

    March 17, 2011; Boracay

  22. Went zorbing
  23. Attended Ultra Music Festival in Miami
  24. Attended Electric Zoo Festival in NYC
  25. Went skinny dipping
  26. Went white river rafting
  27. Went kayaking around islands
  28. Went in and down a cave
  29. Camped on the beach
  30. Crossed a wild river
  31. Took jungle surival lessons
  32. Started fire with just a bamboo
  33. Went snorkeling in Siete Pecados (Palawan)
  34. Seen the Taal Volcano (smallest volcano in the world)
  35. Swimming in Kayangan Lake
  36. Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines
  37. Saw the Banaue Rice Terraces (a wonder of the world!) UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  38. Chocolate hills. (Nominee for The Seven Wonders of the Natural World)
  39. Held the smallest primate in the world (tarsier)
  40. Experienced the presence of a cicada (comes out of the ground after 17 years)
  41. Visited  a pearl farm
  42. Stayed in a mansion in the middle of the sea
  43. Cebu; Mactan
  44. Statue of Liberty, Empire State building, WTC, and all those other NYC tourist attractions.
  45. Horseback riding
  46. Penagbenga Festival
  47. San Juan Festival
  48. Pahiyas Festival
  49. Ati-Atihan Festival
  50. Been to all the Baroque Churches of the Philippines. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  51. Been to the Puerto Princesa Underground River. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  52. Missed a flight
  53. Rode a motorcyle
  54. Switched lanes in the Holland Tunnel
  55. Went on the world’s fastest roller coaster (Kingda Ka)
  56. Seen the “Shore House” from the Jersey Shore
  57. Stargazing with a significant other
  58. Got a tattoo
  59. Visited the historic city of Vigan. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  60. Rode a hot air balloon
  61. Visited the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania
  62. Walked around the Las Vegas Strip
  63. Own a jewelry from Tiffany & Co.
  64. Participated in New York City’s Halloween Parade
  65. Visited the Niagara Falls and went on a boat cruise
  66. Went on the top of CN Tower in Toronto, Canada

“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”

-Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Latest Updates: March 3, 2012; January 4, 2013; January 6, 2014; February 3, 2014; April 2, 2014; December 12, 2015; September 1, 2016; January 1, 2017

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