My Lifelist

We all have our ambitions and dreams in life, I was born with an intense one which included owning a Nobel Peace Prize, being one of the best in the field of Science and solving world peace. Although I still pine for making the world better, I became a bit less idealistic.

Here is my Lifelist:

  • Dress like a samurai during the Sakura Festival and learn how to do archery on a moving horse in Japan.
  • Learn how to cook at least 10 dishes and see all the temples in India.
  • Go on food trip around Vietnam in an Ao Dai.
  • Walk around the Mandalay Palace in Myanmar.
  • Dive with the infamous Mola Mola in Indonesia.
  • Learn some Muay Thai skills and dance the Khon in Thailand.
  • Run around the great wall of China and know all the illegal things in the Forbidden City.
  • Win over a local in a beer drinking/sausage or potato eating contest while dressed as a bar maid in Germany.
  • Take a panorama shot of the Aurora Borealis from an igloo in Alaska.
  • Row a gondola and be like Casanova in Italy.
  • See Van Gogh’s work and places of inspiration in France.
  • Learn the right way to make good pasta and pizza in Italy.
  • Dive in the Red Sea and have a selfie in the pyramids of Egypt.
  • Try to live like a Dane for a week in Denmark.
  • Look at the world from the highest peak and talk to a monk in Nepal.
  • Learn about the different holy places in Israel.
  • Do a head stand in front of the Petra in Jordan.
  • Kiss a koala, run after a roo, shout from the top of Uluru and dive in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
  • Go around New Zealand dressed like an elf.
  • Spend a week diving around Tubattaha Reef.
  • Live like a sea gypsy at the north end of Palawan.
  • Dive in all countries included in the Coral Triangle.
  • Travel in different countries with a man who will convince me to get married and have awesome kids.
  • Own a coffee, chocolate and cheese farm that helps locals.
  • Be the best Filipina technical diver
  • Go on a crazy road trip across U.S.A.
  • Set up my camp in Burning Man festival.
  • Save a life.
  • Publish 10,000 blog entries.
  • Learn Spanish, Chinese,French and German.
  • Play at least 5 songs with the guitar.
  • Start an animal haven.
  • Stay awake for 3 days straight.
  • Represent the country in an international competition.
  • Climb a coconut tree and open the coconut without help.
  • Start a fire using bamboo.
  • Finish university.
  • Sew a dress using my barehands.
  • Solo backpacking across Southeast Asia.
  • Hitchike in the Philippines.
  • Create a food trail across the Philippines.
  • Create a website from scratch.
  • Learn three programming languages.
  • Sky dive next to the Burj Khalifa.
  • Freedive in the Blue Hole.
  • See all the shark species. (Already saw the thresher shark, white tip, black tip and whale shark)
  • Swim with a big school of manta rays.
  • Win an international speech contest.
  • Drive a McLaren in a F1 circuit.
  • Own a black Ducati.
  • Have a supporting role in an episode of a foreign travel show.
  • Stay healthy until I reach 80.
  • Ride a camel through the desert.
  • Go on an African safari.
  • Run next to Usain Bolt.
  • Watch the World Cup live.
  • Read 5,000 books.
  • Visit all the tea farms and collect all the tea varieties.
  • See all the swords of the world.
  • Have a New Year’s Eve countdown in Times Square.
  • See the fireworks over Sydney Opera House.
  • Spend Earth hour under the Eiffel Tower.
  • Have an action scene in a movie.
  • Do an underwater photo shoot.
  • Talk to a stranger daily for an entire month.
  • Be a vegan for a year.
  • Be good at yoga. (Currently a beginner)
  • Receive one post card from all the countries in the world.
  • Dive in all 5 oceans.
  • Swim with narwhals.
  • Walk with penguins.
  • See 100 sea horses and sea dragons.
  • Visit Galápagos Island.
  • Win a grant for a personal project.
  • Meet a member of the Costeau family.
  • Visit NASA space station.
  • Earn my first million by 40.
  • Live together with a nomadic family for a month in Mongolia.
  • Fly a plane.
  • Take photos of all the national costumes.
  • Meet Sylvia Earl
  • Own my own sailboat.
  • Visit all this unusual beaches:

Story behind Life List

John Goddard, one of the world’s most famous anthropologists, explorers, and adventurers, passed away Friday, May 17th in Glendale, CA, after battling a rare form of cancer known as Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia.

Called “the real-life Indiana Jones” by the LA Times, Goddard will be remembered as the world’s greatest goal achiever and survivor of numerous edge-of-death experiences through his 88 1/2 years of life. He documented his adventures on film and showed them to thousands of youth and adults across the globe, inspiring them to set and achieve goals. His motto was: To dare is to do – to fear is to fail.

John Goddard
World’s Greatest Goal Achiever

One rainy afternoon an inspired 15-year old boy named John Goddard sat down at his kitchen table in Los Angeles and wrote three words at the top of a yellow pad, “My Life List.” Under that heading he wrote down 127 goals.

These were not simple or easy goals. They included climbing the world’s major mountains, exploring from source to mouth the longest rivers of the world, piloting the world’s fastest aircraft, running a mile in five minutes and reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.

Now, a generation later, he has accomplished 109 of these quests, and has logged an impressive list of records in achieving them.

Click here to view the list of goals.