When I Grow Up List

  • Eat powdered milk and Milo, raw Lucky Me noodles, lumpia wrapper, carrot sticks and all the other food my folks kept forbidding me to eat when I was 5.
  • Hole up in front of the tv flipping cable channels all day
  • Movie marathon all day with the boyfriend
  • Road Trip to Sagada and Ilocandia with friends
  • Gorge on cold cereals minus the milk
  • Learn to swim
  • Paint: Oils. Watercolors. Charcoal. Any medium on a willing canvass.
  • Practice playing the guitar
  • Learn how to play the cello and the piano
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Get half-assed drunk with my college room mates again
  • Buy a copy of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Build an awesome wardrobe
  • Meet and greet Katy Perry
  • Get a Mockingjay tattoo on my right wrist. An owl on my left ankle. and a strawberry and star on my right shoulder blade.
  • Get a pet. A terrier and a Persian cat.
  • Publish a novel
  • Write for the NY Journal
  • Photowalk with friends in Bohol, Baguio, Palawan, Bukidnon, Batanes. And oh, around Western Europe
  • Tour Eastern Europe specially Russia and Southern Siberia
  • Live for a time in Paris, Greece, Rome, Southern France, Ireland, Scotland and London
  • Fall in love
  • Get a European boyfriend
  • Marry a hot, dashing and loveable haciendero

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