101 in 1001: Day Zero

101 Tasks in 1001 Days

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

BEGIN: November 1, 2009, Sunday
END: July 28, 2012, Saturday

  1. Vegetarian for at least one day.
  2. No soft drinks for a week.
  3. Say hello to different person you didn’t know.
  4. Make a haiku.
  5. Pushpin in a map everywhere I’ve been to.
  6. Delete all e-mails.
  7. Don’t wear green shirts for a month.
  8. Bury a time capsule.
  9. Read a bible verse and meditate.
  10. Visit 8 churches.
  11. Attend a Concert (at least 3 concerts).
  12. Write a letter to my friend and send via snail mail (10 friends).
  13. Watch sunset on a beach.
  14. Learn how to speak in Chinese.
  15. Eat 5 exotic food.
  16. Ride at least 2 extreme rides.
  17. No cell phone for a day.
  18. Gain and maintain weight (140 pounds).
  19. Write a journal everyday.
  20. Sing Happy Birthday everyday until I reach my birthday.
  21. Ride a hamster ball.
  22. Get your photo featured on a site/blog. (Group picture was taken during TMR Christmas EB)
  23. Get my hair dyed.
  24. Listen to all the songs on my Ipod without skipping any.
  25. Remember and list at least 8 dreams.
  26. Do some hiking. (Went to Davao and hiked Mountain Eden)
  27. Watch the clouds for 30 minutes and blog about it.
  28. Delete non-active friends in my Friendster account.
  29. Make 38 movie reviews.
  30. Watch every single episode of American Idol.
  31. Drink 8 glasses of water everyday (in a week).
  32. Make friend with a stranger.
  33. Write a letter to my future self.
  34. Fall asleep with someone, or alone, in an open field.
  35. Dance in the rain.
  36. Buy a cook book and actually use it to make meals.
  37. Play hide-and-go-seek in the mall.
  38. Carve my initials into a tree.
  39. Go to the top of a 10+ story building via the stairs.
  40. Get a tattoo.
  41. Watch 38 films.
  42. Make 38 Music reviews.
  43. Say yes to everything for a day.
  44. Read 100 blogs around the net.
  45. Don’t talk for a day.
  46. Be withdrawn for a day.
  47. Complete the whole Simbang Gabi.
  48. Finish at least 10 books.
  49. Learn photography.
  50. Participate in a tree planting activity.
  51. Cook for the family.
  52. Ride the MRT and go on roundtrip.
  53. Leave 38 comments to stranger’s blogs.
  54. Buy lotto tickets until I win a prize.
  55. Don’t ride a taxi to work for a day.
  56. Go on boxing again.
  57. Try painting (oil/watercolor).
  58. Send a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
  59. Apply for an online job.
  60. Play Super Mario Brothers and save the Princess again.
  61. Audition/join a contest.
  62. Achieve 38 from this list in 365 days.
  63. Watch 2 FRIENDS episodes a week.
  64. Go on scuba diving.
  65. Go to Greece.
  66. Write a short story.
  67. Watch NBA Live.
  68. Drive a car in the US.
  69. Get drunk in Las Vegas.
  70. Visit New York City and see the Statue of Liberty.
  71. Be in a romantic relationship.
  72. Travel out of the country alone.
  73. Maintain one personal email.
  74. Attend a dance class. (jazz)
  75. Do volunteer work.
  76. See the Great Barrier Reef.
  77. Watch a Broadway play. (Was able to watch 3 Sweeney Todd, Spelling Bee and Spring Awakening)
  78. Bake a cheesecake.
  79. Change career path.
  80. Read and learn Buddhism.
  81. Run a marathon.
  82. Go on a road trip alone.
  83. Watch at least 5 Tagalog movies in cinema.
  84. Watch at least 5 Indie Films.
  85. Go on water rafting.
  86. Find at least 5 constellations.
  87. Watch a Tennis game live.
  88. Learn how to play Tennis.
  89. Make a scrap book of my travels.
  90. Recycle a paper.
  91. Watch Duncan Sheik live.
  92. Watch Kelly Clarkson live.
  93. Find a part-time job.
  94. Learn a new word everyday.
  95. Organize my CD and DVD collections.
  96. Finish at least 5 1000-pcs. Glow-in-the-dark puzzles.
  97. Make and collect 38 LOL pictures of myself.
  98. Watch a live strip tease act.
  99. Watch a pyrotechnics Olympics.
  100. Attend a yoga class.
  101. Celebrate mom’s birthday with her.

I didn’t originally plan to do this but during one lazy day, I decided to count the 1001 days and to my surprise it ended to be my mom’s birthday.  So I just took it as a sign and decided to carry on with this project.  That’s also the reason why I’ve made the 101st to do in tribute to my wonderful mom.  So wish me luck guys.


24 Responses to “101 in 1001”

  1. JoannaSas Says:

    Luck! you can do it! 😛 Il sing you a happy birthday song until your birthday! samahan na kita dun! hehehe! 😛

  2. kimy Says:

    sana magawa mo yang 101 task mo. good luck! yakang yaka mo yan….

  3. hannah_bananah Says:

    Good luck! You can do that little by little!

  4. Targrod Says:

    matutulungan kita sa 41, 83, and 84. just tell me if you wanna na.

  5. edzcelperk Says:

    talaga? sige sige : ) thanks

  6. Specialist Says:

    bat di kasama sa task mo ang Go to Singapore and visit Joe?

  7. keep up the hard work!!!

  8. interesting!!! hopefully magawa mo nga lahat to 🙂 aja!!

  9. ang_manunusok Says:

    wow, ang dami!!! pero pinakafavorite ko yung sa Greece and great barrier reef! good luck perky friend! =)

  10. pawak Says:

    98. Watch a live strip tease act.

    tara sama ako. san tayo? sa makati o sa timog?

  11. Pen Says:

    wow, ang dami!!! pero pinakafavorite ko yung sa Greece and great barrier reef! good luck perky friend! =)

  12. wow, ang dami!!! pero pinakafavorite ko yung sa Greece and great barrier reef! good luck perky friend! =)+1

  13. orleee Says:

    This is so inspiring. I might do this. Heehee.

  14. Appreciate it for all your efforts that you have put in this. very interesting information.

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  21. Bruno Says:

    Luck! you can do it! Il sing you a happy birthday song until your birthday! samahan na kita dun! hehehe!

  22. Sambuca Says:

    Rad idea, keep the motivation up!

  23. Ji Snee Says:

    Wow this really takes me back, sending this to my mates now.

  24. Nick Gomez Says:

    I enjoyed your post

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