The Top 22 Things To Do Before Turning 22: The Results

Yes, I was born 11th August, 1988 in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines. I spent 20 birthdays in our town, and only in our town. So it was really a huge deal for me when I celebrated my 21st birthday in Laos and today, in Ho Chi Minh City or I really prefer calling it Saigon.

As promised, I won’t let this day pass without a blog entry, also to share the results of my 22 things to do/try before I turn 22. Here it goes:

22 Lose 20 pounds (cos I already lost around 10 from the original 30 lbs target). God knows how! I’m kidding! And because I am still iffy about stepping on the scale and that I don’t want to get obsessed…I will be measuring my stats every now and then. Cut five inches around the waist and four around the hips.

–I forgot my measuring tape at home. But I lost weight, not 20 pounds though, but I think I am way, waaaay thinner than before.

VERDICT: so-so

21 Get lights and proper reflectors for my camera.

–Conquered Funnan in Singapore for these. Spent a fortune, but it’s all worth it. I’ve been practicing since I got my lights and I can say that I’m lovin’ the results so far.

VERDICT: yey!

20 Take out old stuff. Spring-cleaning since last year, yes, but there are still a lot. And no, I am not selling.

— Cleaned my closet. Enough said.

VERDICT: yey!

19 Finish at least two novels! I haven’t finished a novel in the last six months and it’s pathetic and it’s making me rusty. And I have one-hundred to titles on my list.

— True Love (And Other Lies) and Chasing Harry Winston.

VERDICT: yey!

18 Update my ePortfolio.

–check out: http://issuu.com/coleflor/docs/cole_flor

VERDICT: yey!

17 Learn the Basics of Lao –speech and writing. Oh yeah, I can challenge myself. Cos seriously, I hate the feeling of not being able to read and write. :|

–Oh.

VERDICT: boo!

16 Change my hairstyle and my wardrobe. My hair is long. I’ve waited long enough to reach this length, then I realized, it ain’t me. At all. And with wardrobe, not literally trash away my clothes, but it’s more like the way I dress. I don’t want to be caught sloppy-dressed anymore, I’m too old to be sloppy.

–Cos I never fail my audience.

VERDICT: yey!

15 Compose a vlog. I just want to know how it’s going to be like! And finally upload something on YouTube!

–check out my Shameless Promotion entry in TCW

VERDICT: yey!

14 In totally related news, record a song, a capella! And upload it as well! Just to add clutter to the site and there are millions and millions of vids on YouTube, I bet my ass it won’t even get ten views at max. I just want to be able to sing in public without me literally facing an audience!

–Oh.

VERDICT: boo!

13 Get a high-powered pair of contact lenses. Do I want colored? We’ll see.

–Not colored though, but I still managed to get six pairs.

VERDICT: yey!

12 At least, finish a chapter of my book-to-be. At least.

–Oh.

VERDICT: boo!

11 One full day of movie marathon composing of movies I haven’t watched. Can you suggest titles?

–Oh.

VERDICT: boo!

10 Do a real photoshoot. Given that I bought my lights and other gear, I am so going to pursue this one. It’s about time I give headshots a rest, I want full-on!!

–Oh.

VERDICT: boo!

9 Buy my parents, or if possible the whole family, dinner! Advance celebration, y’all!

–In Singapore, baby!

VERDICT: yey!

8 Cross the Thai-Lao border alone. Oh dear Lord, this one actually scares me just cos I suck at negotiating tuktuk prices!

–Piece of cake! LOL

VERDICT: yey!

7 Walk alone around the city especially along the Mekong River.

–That night felt awesome!

VERDICT: yey!

6 Fast (on food) twice a month. (Habit-formation)

–Cos I am a good girl!

VERDICT: yey!

5 Donate blood.

–During the World Blood Donor Day, that is.

VERDICT: yey!

4 Catch up with an old friend whom I haven’t talked to in ages. No person in particular. I guess I have to wait for the nudge. This is going to be awkward, I can feel it.

–Oh.

VERDICT: boo!

3 A strict vegan from press time. No chicken-cheats ever again. My heart is weeping. (Habit-formation)

–Again, cos I am a good girl!

VERDICT: yey!

2 Fulfill my dad’s ambition for me to become uhh a real yogini.

— And I got a name for it!

VERDICT: yey!

1 Audition. Or at least get a chance to audition. Yes, if you have been pestered by my utter pestering on Facebook and on Twitter… you know where. ;)

— Yes, I did. But obviously, I didn’t make it. Still—

VERDICT: yey!

16/22 –not bad hahah or is it?

Photos soon to be posted! Thank you for the love, dear friends 🙂 And to everyone who’s celebrating theirs –Happy Happy Birthday!

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