30 Before 30 Challenge

Since it’s my birthday, I thought of doing my version of the 30 Before 30 list. Yeah, it’s one of those things you think of when you’re getting uhm…older *cringe* – a bucket list of sorts.


So here’s a list of 30 travel-related aspirations and practical skills I need to learn before hitting the big 3-0. And oh, just for the record, I still have 2 years to accomplish these. :p


(Listed in no particular order)


  1. Travel to at least 10 countriesWas finally able to cross this off the list last August 2014 
  2. Hot air balloon ride over Bagan or Cappadocia – Unfortunately, there were no hot air balloon rides when we went to Bagan in September 2013. It is only offered from October to March every year. 
  3. Make a scrapbook of my travels not really a scrapbook, but I was able to produce a photo book on April 2015
  4. Travel with a fellow Pinoy Travel Blogger/s Apo Reef Natural Park
  5. Set foot in another continent
  6. Gatecrash an Indian wedding
  7. Learn to drive
  8. Learn to bike (again)
  9. Learn a form of martial arts/self-defense – Was only able to attend 2 out of the 6 sessions I signed up for :-/
  10. Learn to shoot – In my imaginary world, I’m a marksman. So to shoot even with just a pistol would be a dream come true
  11. Learn to swim – With all the beach trips and vomit-inducing boat rides, you’d think I learned to swim by now. I’m amazed I’m still alive haha
  12. Learn to cook – The parents are good cooks. Ironically, I can’t cook to save my life. Too bad this progeny’s only interested in eating.
  13. Learn to play a musical instrument
  14. Learn a Latin dance
  15. Learn another language
  16. Record myself singing my heart out and upload the video on YouTube XD
  17. Try toploading (the act of riding on top of a jeepney)
  18. Try tandem paragliding – done last November 2014 in Pokhara, Nepal
  19. Climb a mountain Mt. Pinatubo, Mt. Gulugod Baboy
  20. Get inked
  21. Have a savings account!
  22. Go somewhere without electricity and/or mobile phone signal Apo Reef Natural Park
  23. Stargaze while lying on the beach Apo Reef Natural Park
  24. Go camping Mt. Gulugod Baboy
  25. Go somewhere and stay with the locals
  26. Eat a bizarre food ala Andrew Zimmern – I’ve tried the Tamilok in Palawan and fried worm in Bangkok but I think that’s not hardcore enough.
  27. Read a book (and finish it) for leisure
  28. Draw/paint in oil – Haven’t done this since high school
  29. Have a photo shoot with a professional photographer – With me as the model, of course LOL
  30. Be girly for a day and have a full-body spa, mani/pedi, and get my hair done

Hope to start crossing things off of this list soon. 🙂


K




0 thoughts on “30 Before 30 Challenge

  1. Nice list Kat. Makes me want to start making the good ol' fashion scrapbook of past travels too. Nagulat naman ako sa no.21. Uy you can try paragliding sa Saranggani! Adrenalin rush yun for sure 🙂 Happy Birthday again!

  2. Thanks! 🙂

    Parang ang cute kasi ng scrapbook na pwede mo ipakita sa mga anak at apo mo in the future 😀

    Seriously, ang natitira lang sa bank account ko ay maintaining balance haha

    Alam ko may tandem paragliding sa Carmona, pero Php3,500 per session. Ouch! And bukod sa pera, mag-iipon pa ko ng lakas ng loob for that haha

  3. Wow, meron pala dito sa Carmona. Tama, kailangan mag-ipon muna ng lakas ng loob. Buwis buhay pero super exciting yan ^_^

  4. #9: Try Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ)! I've been doing it since 2006, and what's good is that whenever I travel, I also meet up with the local team to train or eat or drink with them 🙂 I've made friends with people from Malaysia (KL & KK), Bangkok, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Korea, etc. through BJJ 🙂 Come train with my team, Kamphuis-Fabricio (we have dojos in Makati and Wack Wack, Mandaluyong).

  5. I wanted a 30 before 30 bigla, kaso I'll be 30 next month! *Tantantinin* moment na lang ba ako? Lol! Hehehe.. I actually have a bucket list. Hopefully, I get to cross-out a few more as I go along. But I like what you listed here..and I'm happy that you've been able to cross out a few for the past year. Good job, Kat! Next naman.. 40 before 40? 😛

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