Trenta List

NOTE TO SELF: There’s no more excuse to feel bored. See the Trenta list!

NOTE TO EVERYONE: I accept any form of help, leads or gifts  so I can achieve all these. 🙂

ESPRESSO, short and easy

  • Reuse account to keep track of my wellness goals.  My Livestrong account is making a comeback, and with new features, it has definitely gone better. I’ll be updating this site more often now. Here’s my profile, click here.
  • Re-learn HTML 5, XML, CSS3, JavaScript.  I think I have to revisit HTML 5 and CSS3 since W3C might have released the official documentation of these new web standards.
  • Buy original movie/music CDs/DVDs: Meryl Streep’s best movies DVDs, Amy Winehouse‘s Back to Black album CD, Michael Buble, Colbie Caillat, Forrest Gump
  • Download mp3 of my favorite songs: Bossa Nova, Michael Buble, Colbie Caillat, Amy Winehouse, Moulin Rouge soundtracks, Disco tracks, 60s – 70s rock, Club Dance,
  • Buy tech gadgets: smartphone (Blackberry Curve, his name is Bumblebee!) point-and-shoot camera (Canon Powershot SX230, Logan), iPod with Logitech speakers, scanner/printer/photocopier machine, graphic pen, external HDD, USB key
  • Buy/install applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Apache HTTP server,
  • Buy tech books or ebooks: Java, PHP, ASP.Net, JavaScript,
  • Buy books or ebooks (I prefer books) and READ: “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Weiss, “Dreams” by Carl Jung, “The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “The Red Book” by Carl Jung, “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran, “Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden, “Atonement” by Ian McEwan, “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera, “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel, “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garia Marquez, “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris, “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri, “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nestby Stieg Larsson, “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, The Umbrella Country by Bino A Realuyo, “The Au Pairs” by Melissa de la Cruz, “Illustrado: A Novel” by Miguel Syjuco, “Dogeaters” by Jessica Hagedorn, “Leche” & “Rolling the R’s” by R. Zamora Linmark, “Before Ever After” by Samantha Sotto, “Love Walked In” by Marisa De Los Santos, “When the Elephants Dance” by Tess Urize Holthe, “Letters to Montgomery Clift” by Noel Alumit, “American Son: A Novel” by Brian Ascalon Roley, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, “The Infinite Plan” by Isabel Allende, “The Devil Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger, “Water for Elephants” by Sarah Gruen, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny” by Robin Sharma, “One Day” by David Nicholls, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, “Sophie’s World” by Jostein Gaarder, “The Notebook” and “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, “Mastering the Arts of French Cooking” by Julia Child
  • Buy (Swiss) souvenirs: swiss knife, magnet, alphorn, swiss cowbells, chocolates, cheeses, swiss wines, olive oils, salad dressings,
  • Buy stuff for the house (balikbayan box): bed covers (pillow case, duvet, duvet cover, drape), bed pillows, living room pillow cases, glass stickers, display pieces, ice cream maker, juicer, garlic grinder, pots & pans, blender, food processor, electronic whip, soda siphon, cooking utensils, hair dryer, kitchen herbs & spices, pepper mill, wine opener, wine bottle stopper, cleaning agents, toiletries,
  • Learn about & enjoy drinking tea.
  • Buy clothing/accessories: Longchamp bag, Swatch watch, Rayban (wayfarer & aviator) OR Polaroid shades,
  • Play/Get into: biking, table tennis, hiking, billiards, swimming, running,
  • Buy and play: monopoly board game, the SIMS,

AMERICANO, short and moderate

  • coffeechat blog to do’s: Great Taste, The Trenta List, move to hosting structure and configure/restructure & redesign, purchase domain name, GreatTaste/10ThingsI’mLovingNow – Soup-ah!, 10ThingsI’mLovingNow – Beauty Brands, 10ThingsI’mLovingNow – Something That Clicks, 10ThingsI’mLovingNow – I Miss Pinas, GreatTaste/OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Layalina Restaurant review, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries/10ThingsI’mLovingNow – What I Like About Switzerland, SpendFridayNight – Manic Monday, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Filipinos in Switzerland, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Travel Places in Switzerland, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Pet Peeves in Switzerland, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – The Expense of Living in Switzerland, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Geneva in Focus, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Vaud in Focus, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Montreux in Focus, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Vitaparcours, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Paleo Festival, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Going Around Gland Neighborhood, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Shopping Experience in Switzerland, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – People & Culture, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Fondue & Raclette, Carl Jung’s Dreams Book Notes, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Swiss Chocolates, OntheGo/SoSwissSeries – Swiss Cheese, Why I Write (Writing Philo), week enders series, OntheGo – Crazy Paris, OntheGo – A Glimpse to Annecy
  • Re-learn WordPress by transferring personal blog to platform. Get WordPress hosting, plugins, and domain registration. Monetize blog.
  • Learn: Joomla, jQuery,
  • Update Google+ account,,
  • Create a new blog using Blogger.
  • Create and keep Tumblr account as my photo blog.
  • Buy tech gadgets: a DSLR camera (Canon EOS 600D), a new laptop for brother OR buy Macbook Air or iPad for me (Isaac as hand-me-down),
  • Buy: Amsterdam bike, treadmill and/or elliptical machine,
  • Cook: beef teriyaki, egg rolls, pancit (bihon guisado), kare-kare, adobo,
  • Get a spa escapade. Try acupuncture.

ESPRESSO MACCHIATO, short and challenging

  • Learn: astonomy, photography (with focus on black & white and street photography),
  • Setup web server at home.
  • (Re-)experience/Play: surfing, wild river rafting, deep-sea diving, cross-stitching, rock/wall climbing,
  • Buy clothing/accessories: Louis Vuitton bag & wallet.


  • Create a memento scrapbook.
  • Visit the Philippines: Boracay, Hundred Islands, La Union, Baguio, Puerto Galera, Iloilo, Palawan, Bohol, Ilocos, Bicol, Siquijor, Dumaguete, Mactan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao.
  • Visit Madrid, Spain.
  • Visit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Visit Paris, France.
  • Visit Rome, Italy.
  • Visit Switzerland: Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Valais, Jura, Gland, Nyon, Luzerne, Zermatt, Eggishorn & Fiescheralp, CERN, Ticino, Zurich,

FLAT WHITE, medium-moderate

  • Visit Europa: London, Florence, Istanbul, Athens, Vienna, Prague.
  • Visit Southeast Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia.
  • Visit Hong Kong, China.
  • Visit India.

CAFE BREVE, medium-challenge

  • Learn Java, PHP/MySQL and Zend framework, ASP.NET.
  • Learn and set-up my own web server.
  • Visit Tokyo & Osaka, Japan.
  • Visit Australia & New Zealand, South Africa.
  • Visit the US: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hawaii.
  • Buy: an SUV car, a Vespa motobike.

CAFE LATTE, long & easy

  • Reinstate my Toastmasters membership.
  • Hit the gym.
  • Setup a home library.

CAPPUCCINO, long & moderate

CAFFE MOCHA, long & challenging

  • Take a scholarship for a short course, Postgraduate degree or MBA.
  • Set-up a business.
  • Write a book (or novel).
  • Get a beach house.
  • Get my own house.
  • Settle down and have my own family (????!).

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