lists a roo my darling!!!


  • I will create and invest in a daily routine.
  • I will create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • I will no longer live paycheck to paycheck.
  • I will be indispensable at work.
  • I will be a consistent and supportive partner.
  • I will love my people intentionally.
  • I will take the first step in making my dreams a reality.
  • I will engage with Him daily.
  • I will cultivate my art.
  • I will make time for fun.

2013 GOALS

  • lose 20 pounds (YISI)
  • stay inspired (by all means necessary)
  • go outside more
  • practice discipline
  • write a thesis i am proud of
  • explore education careers
  • perfect my practice
  • PRIORITIZE myself

2009 GOALS

-clean up credit / pay off debt
-open a savings account
-watch the sunrise
-wear a gown somewhere
-sky dive
-get my tattoo
-pierce my lip
-send birthday cards to my ina-anaks
-fall in love with Jesus (getting there <3)
-write more

-take care of my body
-get back to my passion for justice


-visit all 7 continents

-visit all disneylands in the world

-visit every single state in the us

-live in the Philippines

-learn photography and a foreign language and then go to that country to take pictures

-write a collection of short stories about my dad

-make a “SHE is” photo book

-make my own homemade pizza

-improve my make up game

-learn how to make jewelry

-watch a musical in box seats

-live in NYC for at least 3 months

-own matching luggage


-White Boy Shuffle

-Crazy Love

-Dream Eaters

-The Girl with No Shadow

-Angels and Demons

-The Make Down

-Miracle Fruit

-all about love

-Jesus for President

-Angry Black White Boy

-Parable of the Sower

STATES of Unitedness

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

summer 09 goals

make a L.A. scrapbook / blog @least once a week / do the make up thing / learn how to make jewelry (dianne showed me how to make earrings and i made one and a half pairs .. so ill only cross off half of that one ha) / lose 10 pounds

WHY/HOW Philippines WHY/HOW!?!

why do your roaches have magical powers like super sonic speed flying technique and disappearing potion? how do you break an inch away from the car in front of you or beside you EVERYTIME effortlessly? why do you continue to build more malls? why doesn’t the gov’t invest in a more complex and efficient mrt/lrt line? why is there one national number for mcdo and not one number for emergencies? why is did they make a Pinoy holiday version of Black Eyed Peas’ “I’ve Got a Feeling” with the BEP chorus with different Christmas jingles as verses????

Philippines, let’s do this.

-visit rice terraces

-know and understand metro manila

-taal volcano

-snorkel and hike

-see Filipino monkey

-understand the school system

-island hop

-continue my addiction to the gym

-catch a mosquito biting me and flex and see if it really will burst

-go to hong kong for the weekend and go to DISNEYLAND!!

-buy a condo

-build a string of (portable) schools

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US: A By-the-Numbers Look

1. Da Poke Shack, Kailua-Kona, HI
2. Paseo, Seattle, WA
3. Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue, Kansas City, KS
4. The Cinnamon Snail, New York, NY
5. Porto’s Bakery, Burbank, CA
6. Dametra Cafe, Carmel by the Sea, CA
7. Alinea, Chicago, IL
8. Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX
9. Gary Danko, San Francisco, CA
10. Joe’s Falafel, Los Angeles, CA
11. Sushi Izakaya Gaku, Honolulu, HI
12. Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, Denver, CO
13. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, San Diego, CA
14. Coop’s West Texas Barbeque, Lemon Grove, CA
15. Tacos El Gordo, Chula Vista, CA
16. Cheese Board Pizza, Berkeley, CA
17. Ricky’s Fish Tacos, Los Angeles, CA
18. Ono Seafood, Honolulu, HI
19. Bogart’s Smoke House, Saint Louis, MO
20. Bakery Nouveau, Seattle, WA
21. Baguette Cafe, Las Vegas, NV
22. Eleven Madison Park, New York, NY
23. T-Deli, San Diego, CA
24. Built to Grill, Portland, OR
25. Alforon, San Diego, CA
26. Daniel, New York, NY
27. Hot Doug’s, Chicago, IL
28. Sal, Kris, & Charlie’s Deli, Astoria, NY
29. Blues City Deli, Saint Louis, MO
30. The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento, CA
31. Cream Pan, Tustin, CA
32. Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Somerville, MA
33. Café Besalu, Seattle, WA
34. The French Laundry, Yountville, CA
35. Turf N’ Surf Po Boy, Austin, TX
36. Café Rolle, Sacramento, CA
37. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Downers Grove, IL
38. Yoshino Japanese Deli, Carlsbad, CA
39. Opal Thai Food, Haleiwa, HI
40. Lou’s Cafe, San Francisco, CA
41. Marukame Udon, Honolulu, HI
42. Monell’s Dining & Catering, Nashville, TN
43. Roxie Food Center, San Francisco, CA
44. Graham Avenue Meats And Deli, Brooklyn, NY
45. Le Bernardin, New York, NY
46. El Chato Taco Truck, Los Angeles, CA
47. Mr. Gyros, Seattle, WA
48. The Waffle Window, Portland, OR
49. Per Se, New York, NY
50. Geste Shrimp Truck, Kahului, HI
51. Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights, Cypress, CA
52. Sushi Ota, San Diego, CA
53. Arizmendi Bakery, San Francisco, CA
54. Sweet Potato Stall, Santa Clara, CA
55. Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY
56. Peter’s Kettle Corn, Oakland, CA
57. Johnny Pacific, Winnetka, CA
58. El Chilango, Arlington, VA
59. Ike’s Place, San Francisco, CA
60. Fishermen’s Grill, Portland, ME
61. Sabroso! Mexican Grill, Garden Grove, CA
62. District Wine, Long Beach, CA
63. Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, Houston, TX
64. Bludso’s BBQ, Compton, CA
65. Tiki Juice Bar, Anaheim, CA
66. Wally’s Cafe, Emeryville, CA
67. Vinh Loi Tofu, Reseda, CA
68. Mama D’s Italian Kitchen, Newport Beach, CA
69. Los Andes Restaurant, Providence, RI
70. Little Luca Sandwich Shop & Deli, South San Francisco, CA
71. Pho 95, Denver, CO
72. Garbo’s Grill, Key West, FL
73. Ono Tacos, Lahaina, HI
74. Mattern Sausage & Deli, Orange, CA
75. The Market Grill, Monrovia, CA
76. Urasawa, Beverly Hills, CA
77. Dat Cajun Guy, Haleiwa, HI
78. Los Agaves, Santa Barbara, CA
79. Outlaws Cafe, Van Nuys, CA
80. Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken, Memphis, TN
81. Short Leash Dogs Food Truck, Phoenix, AZ
82. Pono Market, Kapaa, HI
83. Wafels & Dinges, New York, NY
84. Bell Street Farm, Los Alamos, CA
85. Uchiko, Austin, TX
86. Little Deli & Pizzeria, Austin, TX
87. Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco, CA
88. Kang Hodong Baekjeong, Los Angeles, CA
89. Komi, Washington, DC
90. Stuff I Eat, Inglewood, CA
91. Taste of Ethiopia, Pflugerville, TX
92. Hy Mart Sandwiches, North Hollywood, CA
93. The Codmother Fish and Chips, San Francisco, CA
94. Mastro’s Steakhouse, Beverly Hills, CA
95. Sushi Sasabune, Honolulu, HI
96. Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, FL
97. Postino Arcadia, Phoenix, AZ
98. Pappy’s Smokehouse, Saint Louis, MO
99. Uchi, Austin, TX
100. Zia Gourmet Pizza, San Diego, CA

bay area explore

•• san francisco ••
rowboats on stow lake in golden gate park

take the ferry together from sausalito —> san francisco
find the full house house
fleet week

nike half marathon
get foccacia at liguria bakery in little italy
see the boudin sourdough factory + museum
try the famous 18 swedish pancakes at sear’s restaurant in union square

bike to tiburon

sourdough class at la victoria’s
visit ocean beach and the cliff house
alcatraz at night
walt disney museum
visit SF MoMA
picnic at the palace of fine arts
de young museum
go to a show at the cow palace
love locks on the golden gate bridge
yoga on the labyrinth at grace cathedral
go to a 49ers game
yerba buena gardens festival
go to movie night at the top of the mark
ghirardelli chocolate festival
A’s game
golden state warriors game
stern grove festival
fly kites on chrissy field
•• bay area ••
stay a night at stinson beach
angel island state park
stay at the claremont hotel in berkeley
tour it’s-its ice cream sandwich factory
lake merritt
quiksilver hiking trail
see a concert at shoreline ampitheater
sequoia national park
hike mount tamalpais
hike in the stanford “dish”
alameda island sand castle contest
visit el capitan in yosemite
russian river
downtown redwood city
emeryville horse races
stay a weekend in mill valley
go to the gilroy garlic festival
cal game
eating tour through berkeley’s “gourmet ghetto”
farallon islands
point reyes
hot air balloon ride in napa
safari west in santa rosa
sharks hockey game
lake anza and lake temescal {east bay}
treasure island flea market
go ziplining in the santa cruz mountains
hike mt. diablo
eat at nepenthe in big sur
see a movie and have dinner doing it at rialto
hike in yosemite
lake tahoe in the winter and summer
petaluma {see cowgirl creamery}
big basin state park

2 thoughts on “lists-a-roo

  1. AnneMarie says:

    As far as the things to do before the end of 2009…

    I can help you with wear a gown somewhere and sky dive.

    Skydiving is on my life to-do list.

    As for the gown, everyday is our paradise. If one day wearing a gown will make you happy, then wear a gown! I will be right there with you! SF is full of interesting people. i’m pretty sure seeing someone in a gown on the street wont be the weirdest thing they witnessed that day.

    My goal that I am constantly pursuing is finding my happiness. I have come to the understanding that my purpose in life is to find love and be happy. Cause honestly, there is nothing more wonderful than love 🙂

  2. Jack Stephens says:

    “-catch a mosquito biting me and flex and see if it really will burst”

    Naw, that doesn’t happen. When I was getting eaten alive near San Miguel, Bulacan I tried it.

    But when you smack them they splatter blood all over the place (nasty!).

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