Friday, November 13, 2009


The indie film '100', starring Mylene Dizon, Eugene Domingo and Tessie Tomas, had such a huge effect on me. It is a sad and lonely film, meant to be watched with people you love. It reminded me to review my bucket list which I made years ago. As of today, my list is as follows:

1. Visit at least five (5) more islands in the Philippines;

2. Volunteer with the GMA7 Kapuso Foundation, in any capacity;

3. Write and publish essays in leading newspapers and magazines;

4. Teach in a teacher-training school for at least two (2) semesters;

5. Go shopping in HK with Timmy;

6. Finish the front yard garden and build an ashes depository thereat;

7.Buy three (3) diamond rings, one each for my three children;

8. Prepare a deed of donation covering our properties in favor of my three kids;

9. Reverently burn all my accumulated souvenirs( cards and letters) through the years;

10. Write and/ or videotape myself expressing my messages to my future grandchildren.

I'm not yet 60 but the feeling that I always run out of time persists. I'm not trying to be morbid but that's how I feel these days. Maybe I need to recharge. Or maybe I need new batteries. Yay, old age, look what you do to me!