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Saturday, July 2, 2011

100 plus One Things To Do Before You Die

I have just finished reading several articles on things to do before you die. The articles ranged from just 10 to 1000 fabulous and incredible things that an average person will probably had a hard time doing, because it requires money and a lot of time. There is another article that listed 75 things, a bit more practical. But what inspired me is an article that listed 101 things and most of them I have already done(www.squidoo.com) Thus, I have created my own list. It is not a wish list since I have already done most if not all of the things in the list. Does this mean, I am ready to die? I hope the following list will inspire you to write your own list. There is no order of priority in the list, but my favorites are numbers 1,3,and 101.

1. Write your autobiography and memoirs.

Marinduque International Medical Mission, 2011
2. Join a medical mission to a third world country(Philippines recommended)
3. Create a web site or start a blog
4. Create a YouTube video
5. Try eating three exotic fruits ( durian, tamarind, passion fruit and others)
6. Go wine tasting and visit at least 10 wineries in the Napa Valley, California
7. Join a tour to one of Americas top ten Breweries
Seafood Paella Dish-One of my Favorite Dishes in Boac
8. Eat raw oysters, escargot, seafood paella or or any dish that you have not eaten before (maybe a balut or dinugu-an)
9. Take up Yoga or Tai Chi
10. Watch a Foreign Film, an Opera or a Play
11. Have a really Expensive Meal with your Love One( Chez Panis in Berkeley, CA)
12. Go to the Casino without Gambling. Just eat a buffet lunch or dinner

13. Visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
14. Learn how to play a musical instrument
15. Join a church or community choir
16. Join a Walking tour of China Town in San Francisco or Visit the de Young Museum
17. Play duplicate bridge on line just for fun and not for gambling

18. Attend a Broadway Show in New York City or in San Francisco
19. Go to a jazz club at the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
20. Visit the Rock of Gibraltar and Tangiers, Morocco
21. Join a Cruise to the Bahamas, Alaska or at Baja California
Chichen Itza, Mexico
22. Visit at least one Mayan Ruins in Mexico( Chichen Itza and/or Tulum Ruins)
23. Attend a Tennis Academy for one week at Rancho Bernardo, California
24. Visit at least five National Parks/Monuments in US
25. Try something you have not done before, perhaps sky diving, deep sea fishing or a helicopter ride
My Daughter, Dinah Katague King, first Sky Diving Experience
26. Visit St Peter's Square, the Vatican and have an audience with the Pope
27. Visit the White House and the National Monuments, Washingron, D.C.
28. Visit Gettyburgh, Pennsylvania, Civil War National Cemetery

29. Visit Dutch and Amish Country in Southern Pennsylvania
30. Learn how to snorkel or Scuba Dive
31. Learn a new dance, perhaps a Cha Cha, a Tango, a Rhumba or a Quick Step
32. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
33. Go on a canopy tour( tranverse between trees on a zip line)

34. Go bungee jumping
35. Ride a mechanical bull in Sugar Land, Texas
36. Go Fire Walking in Hawaii

37. Attend a Cock Fight or a Bull Fight
38. Visit Disneyland and Ride a Roller Coaster
39. Swim with the Dolphins or with the Manatees
40. Go whale watching in Hawaii
41. Visit a Zoo ( San Diego Zoo highly recommended)
42. Visit a Botanical Garden( Longwood Gardens in PA or Buchart Gardens in Victoria Island recommended)
Bouchart Garden, Victoria Island, BC, Canada
43. Ride a camel or an elephant
44. Milk a cow or a Goat
45. Go Bird Watching
46. Watch sea turtle eggs hatching and running toward the sea

47. Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
48. Visit Death Valley National Park, California
49. Visit The Everglades National Park, Florida
Yosemite National Park, California
50. Visit Yosemite National Park, California
51. Visit at least one out of the "Seven Wonders of the World"
52. Witness a meteor shower, a comet or a lunar eclipse

53. Visit Niagara Falls and Take a Picture of the Falls at Night
54. Visit the Alhambra and its Gardens in Spain
55. Visit Big Ben and the House of Parliament, London
56. Visit the Coliseum in Rome and Saint Francis de Asissi Church, Italy

57. Visit Corregidor Island, Philippines
58. Visit at least one out of the "Seven New Wonders of the World"
59. Visit a Museum in US (J Paul Getty Center in LA, Art Institute in Chicago or the Museum of Modern Art in New York City)
60. Visit all of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C.
61. Live in a Foreign Country for at least 4 months ( Philippines recommended from November to February)

62. Visit Historic Williamsburg, Virginia and Virginia Beach
63. Climb up to the Statue of Liberty or the Lincoln Memorial
64. See the Empire State Building and take a bus tour of New York City
65. Visit the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California
66. Attend the National Cherry Blossoms Festival in Washington, D.C.
67. Attend a Mardi Gras in New Orleans, LA
Morion Parade in Boac, Marinduque
68. Attend the Moriones Festival in Marinduque, Philippines
69. Learn How to Play Bridge or Hongkong Mahjong
70. Learn how to Grow Orchids and other tropical plants
71. Have a "High Tea" at the Victoria Hotel, Victoria Island, BC, Canada
Chateau Du Mer Beach House, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines
72. Own your own Beach House or a small Island
73. Kick negative habits and Mild Addiction(smoking,alcohol, computer or Facebook)
74. Learn how to be a Good Listener
75. Learn how to accept criticism
76. Discover your family tree and traced your ancestry and genealogy
77. Go to mass and communion every day for at least one year
78. Meditate for at least 20 minutes every day for at least one year

79. Get a whole body reflexology massage
80. Visit a planetarium (Chicago Planetarium recommended)
81. Sit in A Jury
82. Have your portrait painted
83. Get your Palms read
84. Eat a pistachio ice cream and leche flan
Gateau le sans Rival
85. Eat gateau le sans rival and mercedes de brazos without being guilty
86. Eat raw oysters, escargo, dim sum and kare-kare
87. See a Cirque de Soleil Show in Las Vegas, Nevada
88. Have a timeshare vacation exchange in Puerto Rico and Cancun, Mexico

89. Visit Aruba and surrounding areas
90. Visit Malaga, Marbella and Costa del Sol, Spain
91. Take a long train ride( may be the Orient Express or the Skunk Train)
92. Write your own 101 things to do before you die (at least 25 items)
93. Sing Karoeke in front of people without blushing
94. Write a song or a poem on a subject close to your heart
95. Give up something for a lenght of time and stick to it

96. Visit a volcano ( Hawaii Volcano National Park recommended)
97. Learn a new language, take music lessons or a music appreciation class
98. Bathe in a hot spring or sulfur spring in Marinduque
99. Treat yourself and your love one to an expensive vacation(maybe at Bellarocca)
100.Learn How to say "NO" without feeling guilty.
last but not least

101. Make a difference in at least one person's life
As my favorite quote says: "The time that you have touched the life of others is the time that you have really lived".

I hope the above list will inspire you to write your own list.

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