i don’t normally make new year’s resolutions but for 2011 i’ll make an exception.

Get back in shape.

disc. i’ve been addicted to ultimate frisbee since 2005 so i don’t know how i was able to live without it for around 7 months last year. since i’ve already signed up for the Bangkok Hat next month and booked tickets for Boracay in march, my self-induced hiatus is going to come to an end. it’s time to strap on my cleats and spend some time sweating it out under the sun!

hooping. last year, i ordered a hula-hoop and some hoop-dance dvds because i was interested in hoop-dancing. but after trying it a few times i tucked my hula-hoop away. after watching some awesome hooping videos on youtube i realized, no pain no gain.

here’s what i have so far:
waist hooping ✔
hip hooping ✔
chest hooping – ouch!
lift ups and corkscrews (basically moving the hoop using my hands) – ouch!
looking graceful while doing it – needs work

i’m far from anything remotely close to presentable buuuut i will commit to this. my soft goal for this year is to be able to chest hoop and do the lift ups and corkscrews consistently. hopefully the gracefulness will come naturally, eventually. haha!

bikram yoga. i’ve always liked yoga. it makes me relax. i tried bikram yoga last year. after the first session, i thought “hmmm… this isn’t for me.” but then i took a second class and i fell-in-love with it. now only if i could get over how expensive it is! i’m seriously considering signing up for the 630am class since it’s cheaper but then it’s a 630am class so i don’t know how i’ll manage that. this week i’ll be testing to see if i could wake up at 6am when i normally wake up at 8am. eeek… wish me luck!

Travel.

be it somewhere new and exotic or somewhere familiar, somewhere local or international… i hope 2011 has some great adventures in store for me!

Take pictures.

it’s such a shame that i haven’t been in the mood or inspired to take picture. with approximately 16 cameras in my collection (i’ve lost count) and a box full of film i really should be shooting more. there’s a blog post i read somewhere (will look for it then link it here) that challenges photographers to load their leica with only B&W film for an entire year and shoot with it. so this year, i’ve decided to load my Fed3B with B&W film and to lug it around. the goal is to finish one roll of film a month. of course, i’ll still be using my other babies during special occasions or trips.

Get organized.

my room’s a mess. my office desk is a mess. my life’s a mess. ay teka, paano nasingit yung huli? haha! anyway, i need to stop being such a pig and start fixing my stuff. first order of business… buy cute organizers! hahaha!

Blog more.

wordpress has this cool new challenge for 2011 to either post something every single day or post something at least once a week. i’m joining the postaweek challenge. here’s to hoping i can keep this up!

Climb a mountain. Cliff-jump.

this has never been part of my bucket list and i never thought it would be. but while watching some kids cliff-jump in samal island during a beach trip earlier this year, i was surprised that i actually wanted to try it myself. i didn’t then because some lady was trying to get me and my friends to pay Php10 for the beach view. duh? siya may ari ng view? hahaha! anyway, i hope i don’t chicken out when given the chance to jump. then again, letting go has always been an issue of mine. ;p

Learn a new piano piece and master my old ones.

no idea yet what my new piece would be but these are some of my old pieces that i want to re-learn and master this year:

  • The Summer of ’42 by Michel Legrand
  • Gravity by Sara Bareilles
  • The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens
  • God Help The Outcasts from Hercules

there are a few others i’ve actually started learning but never really finished. i need to find some time to rekindle my love affair with the piano. piano skills, please come back to me!!!