The Dream List






Have a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast.
Travel around the world.
Stay in some countries for at least two years.

Speak, read, and write several languages fluently:
French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese

Write and publish books.
Learn to play the violin and the cello.
Watch FIFA World Cup LIVE.

Meet my favorite soccer players:
Ricardo Kaka, David Luiz, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo, Thiago Silva, Iker Casillas, Roland Muller, Misagh Bahadoran, Denis Wolf

Put up a non-government organization that advocates the rights of children.


Watch Beckham play live. (Rizal Memorial Stadium—December 3, 2011)
Learn to ice skate like a pro.


Try out archery. (Kodanda Archery Range—January 4, 2014)
Learn fencing.
Learn judo.
Fly an airplane.
Get my own pair of Dutch klompen.
Live in a trailer for a while.
Attend a ball.


Serve on board Logos Hope for a while.
Go under the sea in a submarine.
Go dolphin-watching. (Puerto Princesa, Palawan—May 22, 2015)

Swim with dolphins.
Go firefly-watching.
Go scuba-diving.
Jump off a plane and sail to the ground in a parachute.

Picture from here.
Spend the afternoon in a cold, hot-air balloon.
Get stranded on an unknown island for a while and name it.
Visit a ranch.
Become an expert horseback rider.
Milk a cow.
Get married in autumn.
Experience winter.
Make a snowman and some snow angels.
Go sledding, and maybe skiing.
Stand under waterfalls. (Villa Escudero, Quezon—July 5, 2011)


Sing a duet with Josh Groban.
Meet Pentatonix.
Pick berries.
Get my black belt in martial arts.
Be part of a theatre production.
Attend Spain's La Tomatina Festival.
Record [a] song[s].

Picture from Matador Network
Camp under the Aurora Borealis.
Watch a Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona football match.
Dance the waltz Captain von Trapp and Maria did in The Sound of Music.
Stay and taste my first champagne.
Dance Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz.
Slow dance to The Way You Look Tonight.
Ice skate across the Netherlands.


Zipline. (Sabang, Palawan—November 8, 2012)
Skydive (?)
Try glass-blowing.
Compete with a group in NBC's The Sing Off.
Watch/hear bagpipes played live in Scotland.
Go to New Zealand.

Visit every place I write a historical fiction novel of.
-Bataan, Philippines
-China

Collect the following outfits:
- Vietnamese ao dai
- Chinese kyong san
- Indian saree