THEYANGONE: 20 Things About Me

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People have been egging me on to do this to which I am but at my own pace and a little behind on the trend. Haha. I liked reading up on my friends 20 things list and got to know them based on how they talked and shared a part about themselves. Here’s my list:

20. I am a leftie and that includes all the assumptions surrounding it. My family still keeps on correcting me when I use it dominantly (it’s a culture thing) except when I write or draw though, they’ve given up on that part.

19. My blood type is B. I just discovered that little fact this year. All this time I kept saying I was an AB but then one day I asked my mom and dad out of the blue what their blood type was, She was a B and he an O and my siblings are both B. Now that can’t be right now? So of to the diagnostic center I went. Ta-da! I’m a type B

18. A daredevil. My friends fear for my safety often times especially when I start asking the unusual questions like ‘Do you think that would hurt?’ or  the questions that start with ‘What if…’ and I may have the secret power of persuasion when it comes to doing something silly. The line, ‘It’s dangerous business’ always pops out when I suggest something.

17. One time I had my hand accidentally super glued to a doorknob for 4 hours. I did not do that on purpose and I was alone with nothing to pry it loose with. So kids, never mess with the power of cyanoacrylate.

16. I have a strange fascination of the paranormal and beyond except aliens. You name it, I love reading and listening to experiences on astral projection, reincarnation, destinies, soulmates, chiromancy, folklore, mythology and a lot of other things. I like tarot readings and have always wondered what my tea leaf reading would be. I love watching a starry sky.

15. My soccer skills are abominable to the point that it is offensive. Unfortunately for me, being surrounded by soccer players and avid fans alike  make me nervous that I fall silent when their heads turn to me. Count me in some other sport as long as it’s not soccer…or ping pong, please.

14. I plan on shaving my head some time in the future. Much to the dismay of friends and family who always discourage me from doing it. The BFF tattoo will happen as well, I assure you that.

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13. Travelling really gets me going. the thought of packing your bags and doing an itinerary makes me want to leave at the soonest time and in a good way! I look forward to completing my wander list someday. I love the freedom and it gives me that sense of control with how I live my life. The best way to have a record of your adventure is to always bring a camera! Let me tell you in advance that I am also the female with zero navigational skills. I’m doing my best to hone my skills though, life is a journey.

12. I love animals. Excluding the house gecko. I have had many pets such as dogs (someone please get me a pug), cats, birds, a guinea pig, hamsters, water snakes, a crab, fish, a skink, and more. I’d love to have them around as company despite the non-speaking terms especially reptiles and the wild ones. I’ll get my hands on a ball python someday. There was a turtle in our yard one time, but it went ninja on its own.

11. Rock. You might not think it at first glance, but my favorite music is of the heavier variety. You’re more likely to find me on the edge of a mosh pit than dancing in a club. My guilty pleasure is listening to classical piano music, shush. I am also now making music of my own because I want to get out of my shell and conquer that singing stage fright!

10. Food is good. I will rarely be pointed as a picky eater. In fact, I’m more of the adventurous kind. If it’s for edible and set on the table then by golly, scarf it down with gusto.

9. My social skills are dismal and awkward but I compensate by listening to others intently. I find it difficult to speak my mind but I talk too fast when I get extremely enthusiastic about stuff . I guess that’s why I like writing, except my bio. I love words, and think more about proper spelling & grammar than one girl should. No I do not like criticizing others, I’d rather see the good in them.

8. Confession: I am very accident-prone and clumsy. The latter to which I’m not proud of. This makes #18 all the more dangerous. It’s not an ideal combination when you’re prone to anxiety such as myself. Just keep calm, keep calm and stay put and look where you’re going.

7. I have lived in Qatar for six developing years. You could say I was that shy expat kid that lived in the state of sandstorms and natural gas with too much time on their hands in a matchbox house.

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6. Xenophobia? I have an irrational fear of aliens and being abducted by one is the most horrifying situations to happen wherein i’d rather kill myself with anything on my bedside, like a spoon if they did not have me under their mind control powers. I think I watched too much Discovery Channel on their alien week special. See: Chupacabras.

5. Bags are my friend/foes, especially those with an innumerable amount of pockets. I’ve got a love/hate relationship going on because of my tendency to rush things while forgetting where I specifically placed them. Aside from the loose change, camera, notebook and among other things, I tend to unconsciously shove in odd things like your everyday hammer, plushies or that random piece of underwear.

4. Femininity is a learning process for me. Back then, I used to resent being born with the XX chromosome because of so many limitations being set on me just because of my gender. That is why I tend to lean on masculine interests just to be taken seriously and forgot the perks of being a girl. But I have come to find out over time that being female will not stop you from doing the things you can, you want, you choose unless you let it. I admit I am new to doing things the girly way from brow brushes to stilettos. I am the kind to dress for comfort and reason, random on some days maybe (like a bear suit). That is why I want to share what I can so that this may be a little push to other females like me to come out of their timid shells.

3. I like having new experiences. It doesn’t really matter if they’re good or bad because that’s what makes me feel like a well-rounded human aside from reading books. You grow and you learn with each experience, you learn to overcome your fears and realize your strengths. Take a chance and try those activities you’ve been meaning to try out for some time already!

2. Those who know me often call me an eccentric. I like my milk with scoops of ice cream and chunks of cake, I don’t like to see my hands near my face before I sleep because they might choke me during my sleep, I don’t want to be noticed by people but I get woebegone when they don’t listen while i’m talking, watching operation procedures and discussions on diseases excite me, I still dislike pink, as a kid I used to put tape on my knuckles thinking it  would make them smaller, my curiosity level is still off the roof. To thine own-self be true, I passed strange a long time ago just by trying to be an honest little kid.

1. I look for beauty in all things and people. It’s not about being superficial but rather you could say some sort of twisted optimism (I don’t see myself as an optimist with me being such a worry wart). Seeing beauty in everything makes life better. Just think about how you feel when you see something really beautiful. You are in awe. You are moved. You are excited by the possibilities of beautiful things in your life. Now just think about what it would be like to feel that way all the time (or most of the time). I guess that’s why people always think I’ve got this childlike personality going on.

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So that’s about it for now! I’d love to share more with you but I think this post was getting too long. Thank you for reaching to the end of this post dear reader, I congratulate you with a big invisible pat on the back. Do you have 20 random things about yourself as well? I’d love it if you shared yours as well in the comments!

100 Things To Do Before I Die…

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My bucket list currently has31 random things to do and not in any particular order. Some here will be an adventure to go on, some silly, some meaningful and some quite scary but all are possible to do once I set my mind on it.   I will continuously update this as I fulfill what I can and come across new ones. I’ll write about it for every each on the list that has been checked out.

  1. Travel to the places in the wanderlist.
  2. Dance. I did the salsa for this one!
  3. Donate blood
  4. Taste test an MRE
  5. Go skinny dipping
  6. Live in an Indian Ashram for a period of time.
  7. Swim with sea creatures (dolphins, sharks, a whale shark)
  8. Go ‘unplug’ for 168 hours.
  9. Get a tattoo.
  10. Write a book.
  11. Learn to do a kickflip.
  12. Fly first class thrice on different planes.
  13. Meet “The One”
  14. Get married.

 

Reading Challenge 2015

This is a challenge from Book Riot called the Read Harder Challenge which I’ll be doing! I will feed my brain with more words therefore resulting in a bigger, fatter and healthier brain. Okay, must calm down I’m just psyching myself up for this one since I got approximately a couple of months to finish this before the year ends. I’ll be posting a book review (with or without spoilers.haha!) for each completed challenge. Time to let out that bookworm! Oh and if you have any book suggestions worth reading please don’t hesitate to share them.chick1

A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25

A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65

A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people)

A book published by an indie press

A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ

A book by a person whose gender is different from your own

A book that takes place in Asia

A book by an author from Africa

A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)

A microhistory

A YA novel

A sci-fi novel

A romance novel

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade

A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)

An audiobook

A collection of poetry

A book that someone else has recommended to you

A book that was originally published in another language

A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?)

A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over)

A book published before 1850

A book published this year

A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

The 2 & 3 Letter Word List

Here are some word lists which you will definitely find crucial and can serve as connectors to other words. It would be impressive if you  got them memorized. As for the definitions, just try to look them up online or see the nearest dictionary you can put you can get your hands on.

2 Letter Word List 

AB AB AD AE AG AH AI AL AM AN AR AS AT AW AX AY BA BE
BI BO BY CH DA DE DI DO EA ED EE EF EH EL EM EN ER ES
ET EX FA FE FY GI GO GU HA HE HI HM HO ID IF IN IO IS
IT JA JO KA KI KO KY LA LI LO MA ME MI MM MO MU MY NA
NE NO NU NY OB OD OE OF OH LO OI OM ON OO OP OR OS OU
OW OX OY PA PE PI PO QI RE SH SI SO ST TA TE TI TO UG
UH UM UN UP UR US UT WE WO XI XU YA YE YO YU ZA ZO

You can also find the accepted 2 letter word list at every Scrabble board set. It’s found at that piece of paper where the ‘How to play’ and rules are found. 

3 Letter Word List

AAS ABA ABB ABY ACE ACH ACT ADD ADO ADS ADZ AFT AGA AGO
AHA AHS AIA AID AIL AIM AIN AIR AIS AIT AKE ALA ALB ALE
ALL ALP ALS ALT AMI AMP ANA AND ANE ANI ANN ANT ANY APE
APT ARB ARC ARD ARE ARK ARM ARS ART ARY ASH ASK ASP ASS
ATE AUF AUK AVA AVE AWA AWL AWN AXE AYE AYS AYU
BAA BAD BAG BAH BAM BAN BAP BAR BAS BAT BAY BED BEE BEG
BEL BEN BET BEY BEZ BIB BID BIG BIN BIO BIS BIT BOB BOD
BOG BOH BOK BON BOO BOP BOR BOS BOT BOW BOX BOY BRA BRO
BUB BUD BUG BUM BUN BUS BUT BUY BYE BYS
CAB CAD CAM CAN CAP CAR CAT CAW CAY CEE CEL CEP CHA CHE
CHI CID CIG CLY COB COD COG COL CON COO COP COR COS COT
COW COX COY COZ CRU CRY CUB CUD CUE CUM CUP CUT CUZ CWM
DAB DAD DAE DAG DAH DAK DAL DAM DAN DAP DAS DAW DAY DEB
DEE DEF DEI DEL DEN DEW DEY DIB DID DIE DIG DIM DIN DIP
DIT DIV DOB DOC DOD DOE DOG DOH DON DOO DOP DOR DOS DOT
DOW DRY DSO DUB DUD DUE DUG DUN DUO DUP DUX DYE DZO
EAN EAR EAS EAT EAU EBB ECH ECO ECU EDH EEK EEL EEN EFF
EFS EFT EGG EGO EHS EIK EKE ELD ELF ELK ELL ELM ELS ELT
EME EMS EMU END ENE ENG ENS EON ERA ERF ERG ERK ERN ERR
ESS EST ETA ETH EUK EVE EWE EWK EWT EYE
FAB FAD FAG FAH FAN FAP FAR FAS FAT FAW FAX FAY FED FEE
FEN FET FEW FEY FIB FID FIE FIG FIL FIN FIR FIT FIX FIZ
FLU FLY FOB FOE FOG FOH FON FOP FOR FOU FOX FRA FRO FRY
FUB FUD FUG FUM FUN FUR
GAB GAE GAG GAL GAM GAN GAP GAR GAS GAT GAU GAY GED GEE
GEL GEM GEN GEU GET GEY GHI GIB GID GIE GIF GIG GIN GIO
GIP GIS GIT GJU GNU GOA GOB GOD GOE GON GOO GOS GOT GOV
GUB GUE GUM GUN GUP GUT GUV GUY GYM GYP
HAD HAE HAG HAH HAJ HAM HAN HAP HAS HAT HAW HAY HEM HEN
HEP HER HES HET HEW HEX HEY HIC HID HIE HIM HIN HIP HIS
HIT HOA HOB HOC HOD HOE HOG HOH HOI HON HOO HOP HOS HOT
HOW HOX HOY HUB HUE HUG HUH HUI HUM HUP HUT HYE HYP
ICE ICH  ICK ICY IDE IDS IFF IFS ILK IMP INK INN INS ION
IOS IRE IRK ISH ISM ISO ITA ITS IVY
JAB JAG JAK JAM JAP JAR JAW JAY JEE JET JEU JEW JIB JIG
JIZ JOB JOE JOG JOR JOT JOW JOY JUD JUG JUS JUT
KAE KAM KAS KAT KAW KAY KEA KEB KED KEF KEG KEN KEP KET
KEX KEY KID KIF KIN KIP KIR KIT KOA KOB KON KOP KOW KYE
KYU
LAB LAC LAD LAG LAH LAM LAP LAS LAT LAV LAW LAX LAY LEA
LEE LEG LEI LEK LEP LES LET LEU LEV LEW LEX LEY LEZ LIB
LID LIE LIG LIN LIP LIS LIT LOB LOG LOO LOP LOR LOS LOT
LOW LOX LUG LUM LUR LUV LUZ LYE LYM LED
MAA MAC MAD MAE MAG MAK MAL MAM MAN MAP MAS MAT MAW MAX
MAY MEG MEL MEN MES MET MEU MEW MHO MID MIL MIM MIR MIS
MIX MIZ MNA MOA MOB MOE MOG MOI MOM MON MOO MOP MOR MOT
MOU MOW MOY MUD MUG MUM MUN MUS MUX
 NAB NAE NAG NAH NAM NAN NAP NAS NAT NAW NAY NEB NED NEE
 NEF NEG NEK NET NEW NIB NID NIE NIL NIM NIP NIS NIT  NIX
NOB NOD NOG NOM NON NOO NOR NOS NOT NOW NOX NOY NTH NUB
NUN NUR NUS NUT NYE NYS
 OAF OAK OAR OAT OBA OBE OBI OBO OBS OCA OCH ODA ODD ODE
ODS OES OFF OFT OHM OHO OHS OIK OIL OIS OKA OLD OLE OLM
OMS ONE ONO ONS ONY OOF OOH OOM OON OOP OOR OOS OOT OPE
OPS OPT ORA ORB ORC ORD ORE ORF ORS OUD OUK OUP OUR OUS
OUT OVA OWE OWE OWL OWN OWT OXO OXY OYE OYS
 PAC PAD PAH PAL PAM PAN PAP PAR PAS PAT PAV PAW PAX PAY
PEA PEC PED PEE PEG PEH PEL PEN PEP PER PES PET PEP PHI
PHO PHT PIA PIC PIE PIG PIP PIR PIS PIT PIU PIX PLU PLY
POA POD POH POI POL POM POO POP POS POT POW POX POZ PRE
PRO PRY PSI PST PUB PUD PUG PUH PUL PUN PUP PUR PUS PUT
PUY PYA PYE PYX
QAT QIN QIS QUA
RAD RAG RAH RAI RAJ RAM RAN RAP RAS RAT RAV RAW RAX RAY
REB REC RED REE REF REG REH REI REM REN REO REP RES RET
REV REW REX REZ RHO RHY RIA RIB RID RIF RIG RIM RIN RIP
RIT RIZ ROB ROC ROD ROE ROK ROM ROO ROT ROW RUB RUC RUD
 RUE  RUG  RUM  RUN  RUT RYA RYE
 SAB SAC SAD SAE SAG SAI SAL SAM SAN SAP SAR SAT SAU SAV
SAW SAX SAY SAZ SEA SEC SED SEE SEG SEI SEL SEN SER SET
SEW SEX SEY SEZ SHA SHE SHH SHY SIB SIC SIF SIK SIM SIN
SIP SIR SIS SIT SIX SKA SKI SKY SLY SMA SNY SOB SOC SOD
SOG SOH SOL SOM SON SOP SOS SOT SOU SOV SOW SOX SOY SOZ
SPA SPY SRI STY SUB SUD SUE SUG SUI SUK SUM SUN SUP SUQ
SUR SUS SWY SYE SYN
 TAB  TAD TAE TAG TAI TAJ TAK TAM TAN TAO TAP TAR TAS TAT
TAU TAV TAW TAX TAY TEA TEC TED TEE TEF TEG TEL TEN TES
TET TEW TEX THE THO THY TIC TID TIE TIG TIK TIL TIN TIP
TIS TIT TIX TOC TOD TOE TOG TOM TON TOO TOP TOR TOT TOW
TOY TRY TSK TUB TUG TUI TUM TUN TUP TUT TUX TWA TWO TWP
TYE TYG
 UDO UDS UEY UFO UGH UGS UKE ULE ULU UMM UMP UMS UMU UNI
UNS UPO UPS URB URD URE URN URP USE UTA UTE UTS UTU UVA
 VAC  VAE VAG VAN VAR VAS VAT VAU VAV VAU VAV VAW VEE VEG
VET VEX VIA VID VIE VIG VIM VIN VIS VLY VOE VOL VOR VOW
VOX VUG VUM
WAB WAD WAE WAG WAI WAN WAP WAR WAS WAT WAW WAX WAY WEB
WED WEE WEM WEN WET WEX WEY WHA WHO WHY WIG WIN WIS WIT
WIZ WOE WOF WOG WOK WON WOO WOP WOS WOT WOW WOX WRY WUD
WUS WYE WYN
XIS
 YAD YAE YAG YAH YAK YAM YAP YAR YAW YAY YEA YEH YEN YEP
YES YET YEW YEX YGO YID YIP YOB YOK YOM YON YOU YOW YUG
YUK YUM YUP YUS
 ZAG ZAP ZAS ZAX ZEA ZED ZEE ZEK ZEL ZEP ZEX ZHO ZIG ZIN
ZIP ZIT ZOA ZOL ZOO ZOS

 Source: Scrabble.Org

A Photo Bucket List

 

Here is a list of photos I must take before I will decidedly call myself the title of photographer. Truth be told I don’t see myself as one but more as an avid photo-taker. I like bringing my camera with me wherever I go despite what they say about the weight and bulkiness. There may be some paid gigs here and there but it’s the opportunity i’m looking forward to. No matter how cliche and overdone some of them are, I don’t care, I want them.The ones with the star means i’ve checked that out of my list.

  1. Astrophotography. A photo of a starry starry night.
  2. Nightscape. To be done away from the city.
  3. A view from a plane window.
  4. Lightning.
  5. A wedding bouquet.
  6. Long exposure waterfall
  7. Panning
  8. star Peace. Photo is here.
  9. star Hands & Flowers. Meet Proserpinea.
  10. star Commercial Food Photography. Here’ssome decent enough shots here.
  11. star A food photography contest. A surprising thing happened to which you can read more here
  12. star Band photography. you can find them here while some are done for Indie Iligan.
  13. star Product Shoot. I’m wondering where I should upload this set…
  14. star Shirt Shoots.Wondering where I should upload this set as well…
  15. A decent self-portrait series.
  16. Miniature. Tiny people photos.
  17. Levitation

I know my gear quite well and I guess it’s time I update them. I don’t see this as some race but rather a reminder of what I can do on the not so good days. Someday, I will have the confidence.

A Strange Nom Nom List

I consider myself quite the explorer when it comes to food and I mean anything that has been put on the table as long as its edible. I may not be along the lines of Andrew Zimmern or Anthony Bourdain but it would certainly be awesome if I were given a chance to do that with a Pinoy palate. I wasn’t the fussy eater when I was a kid and sure am far from it now. Here’s a list of mine in alphabetical order. The ones with a teeny icon on them means i’ve checked that one out of the list. I’d seriously do a video or blog review the next time I cross another out of the list.

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    Ackee

    Ackee (Jamaica). Jamaica’s national fruit. Once open, the only edible portion is the yellow arilli. If improperly eaten though can cause what has been dubbed the Jamaican Vomiting Sickness. I hear it goes well with codfish.

  2. attention Balut (Philippines).
  3. Bird’s Nest Soup (Southeast Asia). These nests are made out of bird saliva, which has dried and hardened. Not only a delicacy but also believed to aid digestion, strengthen the immune system and perhaps increase libido?
  4. attention Century Egg (China). Preserved chicken or duck eggs in a mixture of salt, lime and ash, then wrapping in rice husks for several weeks. The yolk turns a dark green and has a creamy consistency, while the white turns amber and is gelatinous.
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    Crocodile Meat

    Crocodile Meat (Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa). The name says it but I hear it’s quite lean and is usually farmed.

  6. attention Curacha (Philippines). A large crab with a red color, which stays the same in color even when cooked. The crab is usually steamed or boiled. Unlike most crabs, the meat is found in its body. Read more here!
  7. Escamol (Mexico). The edible larvae and pupae of ants harvested from the roots of the Agave tequilana (tequila) or Agave americana (mezcal) plants in Mexico. They taste buttery and nutty, with a cottage cheese texture.
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    Escargot

    Escargot (France). Cooked land snails that are typically purged, removed from their shells, and cooked (usually with garlic butter, chicken stock or wine), and then placed back into the shells with the butter and sauce for serving.

  9. Fugu (Japan). The Japanese word for pufferfish and the dish prepared from it.  Fugu has become one of the most celebrated and notorious dishes in Japanese cuisine. Served as sashimi and chirinabe.
  10. Geoduck (North America)A species of very large, edible, saltwater clam. The large, meaty siphon is prized for its savory flavor and crunchy texture. Geoduck is regarded by some as an aphrodisiac because of its phallic shape.
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    Haggis

    Haggis (Scotland). A savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs); onion, oatmeal, spices, salt, and stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach. Has an excellent nutty texture and savoury flavour.

  12. Hákarl (Iceland). A national dish of Iceland consisting of a Greenland shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for four to five months. It has a very ammonia-rich smell.
  13. Kangaroo Meat (Australia). The name simply says it.
  14. Khash (Middle East, East Europe and Turkey). A dish of boiled cow’s head (and sometimes the feet) now considered a delicacy, and is enjoyed as a festive winter meal.
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    Lutefisk

    Lutefisk (Norway). Made from aged stockfish (air-dried whitefish) or dried/salted whitefish (klippfisk) and lye (lut). It is gelatinous in texture. Its name literally means “lye fish”.

  16. Marmite/Vegemite (UK, New Zealand & Australia). A dark brown food paste made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. Tastes salty, slightly bitter and malty, and rich in umami.
  17. Muktuk (Alaska).The traditional Inuit/Eskimo and Chukchi meal of frozen whale skin and blubber. When chewed raw, the blubber becomes oily, with a nutty taste. Muktuk has been found to be a good source of vitamin C.
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    Sago Worms

    Sago Grub Delight (Southeast Asia). Considered a delicacy and have been described as creamy tasting when raw, and like bacon or meat when cooked. No this isn’t the jelly-like dessert.

  19. Sannakji  (Korea). Asmall octopus that has been cut into small pieces and served squirming, usually lightly seasoned with sesame and sesame oil. It can also be served whole.
  20. Shiokara (Japan). Made from various marine animals that consists of small pieces of meat in a brown viscous paste of the animal’s heavily salted, fermented viscera. They could be made from oyster, tuna, sea cucumber, squid, etc.
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    Shirako

    Shirako (Japan). Means “white children,” is a Japanese made from the sperm sacs of pufferfish or cod. This creamy, soft cluster is consumed mostly during the winter.

  22. Starfish Barbeque (China). Quite chewy?
  23. Surstromming (Sweden). Fermented Baltic sea herring that has been a staple of traditional northern Swedish cuisine. When opened, it releases a strong and sometimes overwhelming odour therefore eaten outdoors.
  24. attention Turtle Eggs (Philippines). I avoided thinking of baby turtles during this one. It was one of those cultural food and surely will not be trying it again anytime soon.  Read more of that here.
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    Wasp Crackers?

    Wasp crackers (Japan). They’re crackers with digger wasps in them and according to certain sources contain the highest percentage of protein of any edible insect – 81% to be exact! For comparison, an average steak has 20%.

  26. Rocky Mountain Oysters (North America). A deep-fried dish made of bull, pig or sheep testicles. This delicacy is most often served as an appetizer with a cocktail sauce dip.
  27. Dried Shredded Squid (Japan). A dried, seasoned, seafood product, made from squid or cuttlefish. The snack is also referred to as dried shredded cuttlefish.
  28. Space Food (Russian/American). A variety of food products, specially created and processed for consumption by astronauts in outer space. Most of it is freeze dried.
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    Meal Ready-to-eat

    Meal Ready-to-Eat MRE. These are self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging military food for its service members for use in combat or other field conditions where organized food facilities are not available. There are various versions of this worldwide and I would really love to get my hands on this one!

 

Wanderlist

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This is just a meager list of the places I want to visit within my lifetime and what I plan to do and where to go when I get there. I’ll be adding more things to do and places to go every now and then. It’s in alphabetical order according to country

cambodia

  • Take a selfie at the Angkor Wat complex
  • Secretly take some souvenir tree roots from the Ta Prohm
  • Do a sunset picnic at Srah Srang

canada

  •  Drop something special at Niagara Falls
  •  Quebec Province
  •  Stalk Ogopogo at Okanagan Lake
  •  Try several teas at Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  •  Gobble up some lobsters during a Lobster Festival
  •  Mingle with my inner spud at the Potato Museum
  •  Go on a 3 hour hot spring dip in the Canadian Rockies
  •  Take an insane amount of photos during a walk at the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  •  Visit the land of Anne of Green Gables
  • Ride Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland
  • Dog Sledding.
  • Explore the sea caves in St. Martins
  • Go on a giant clam bar dig.
  • Go on a Montreal bagel frenzy for a day
  • Make a baby Inukshuk at Nunavut

egypt

  • Take a selfie with the sphinx at the pyramids
  • Go to Abu Simbel during the Sun festival
  • Bottle up some sand at the Blue Sands of Mt. Sinai
  • Eat a Besarah

england

  • Snap a photo of the London Eye
  • Lean on one of the stones at Stonehenge
  • Visit the British Museum
  • Explore the Natural History Museum
  • Castles!

germany

  • Walk Around the Brandenburg Gate
  • Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Drink and be merry at Cologne! (Chocolate Museum here we go)
  • See Nuremberg
  • Try the Kasespatzle and of course some Pretzels
  • Have a few beers at Oktoberfest in München

hawaii

  • Climb the  Haʻikū Stairs, aka the Stairway to Heaven
  • Scrounge for Limpets and eat them raw!
  • Live in the Big Island for a week
  • Take a dip in the Kapoho tide pools
  • Hike Na Pali coast
  • Look through Mauna Kea
  • Poke at lava
  • Ghost hunt at Oahu
  • Explore Kaʻakako

ieland

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone!
  • Secretly encapsulate a 4-leaf clover in resin
  • Visit the Guiness storehouse and try out how much a pint really is
  • Follow the ring of Kerry trail

italy

  • Ride a Gondola in Venice
  • Eat pizza in Naples
  • Visit ruins at Sicily
  • The Vatican Museum

japan

  • Check out the suicide sites at Aokigahara Forest
  • Eat Takoyaki at Sensoji Temple
  • Go to  Mt. Fuji’s base
  • Get an all week pass and ride the bullet train
  • Visit during the Sakura season and do a 3 page cherry blossom flower press.
  • Go on a an insance kawaii shopping and toy frenzy at Harajuku while in a lolita outfit.
  • Touch a 1,500 year old cypress at Meiji Shrine
  • Go on a bento box picnic at Osaka Castle
  • Try the puffer fish sushi.
  • Go hunting for weird vending machines and taking photos of them
  • Watch an actual Sumo tournament
  • Finish a bowl of Ramen
  • Try Pachinko and save the metal balls in a glass jar

korea

  • Visit during the Mud festival
  • Make a friend at Lotte World
  • See the Namsan Tower on a sunset 🙂
  • To the Kimchi Museum we go!
  • Indulge in Korean street food
  • Stay in a Korean traditional house
  • Cross the border into North Korea and safely come back

malaysia

  • Take a group photo outside the Petronas Towers
  • Try the tea at Cameron Highlands
  • Create a Lego town within 2 hours at Legoland
  • Go food hunting at Jalan Alor and try the Char Kuey Teow
  • Hug an orangutan at Sabah
  • Go  on a medicinal plants trail to the world’s largest cave chamber at Mulu
  • Take some cora; during a wreck dive at Terngganu

netherlands

  • Visit the Anne Frank house
  • Take photos at the Van Gogh Museum
  • See the Rembrandt House Museum
  • Try some of that Heineken Experience
  • Buy Tulips at Keukenhof and then do resin casting or a flower press.
  • Go to the Venustempel(Sex Museum) and see the things they sell there

new-zealand

  • Hobbit hunting at Hobbiton
  • Sit on a Moeraki Boulder at Koekohe beach
  • Glowworm caving at Waitomo
  • Lake Taupo
  • Buy an LOTR at the Weta Workshop
  • Go whale watching at Kaikoura
  • Wanaka
  • Do a Haka in a tribal gathering at Rotorua
  • Do the world;s highest cliff jump at Shotover River Queensland

norway

  • Snap a photo of the Aurora Borealis
  • Visit the Viking Museum
  •  Sing a Norwegian folk song during a hike at Preikestolen
  • Go to Hell and take a photo with the welcome sign.
  • Climb the 4,444 steps with the stairway to heaven and eat Lutefisk later
  • Buy the perfect bouquet at Oslo’s flower market
  • See the Leprosy Museum
  • Eat some Fenalår
  • Visit Fagernes during the fermented fish festival
  • Lick a glacier
  • Reach Trolltunga and take a photo!

russia

  • Try some Borscht
  • Take a photo of St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • Sleep during a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Have a swim at Lake Baikal
  • See what’s inside Kremlin
  • Watch an opera at the Bolshoi Theatre

switzerland

  • Snap a photo of the Matterhorn
  • Pat an Ibex on the head
  • Gorge in swiss cheese at Fribourg
  • Ride the Glacier Express
  • Visit the oldwn Bern
  • Pick out and read a random book at the Abbey Library
  • Take a selfie with the Swiss Alps!

thailand

  • Go street side bug-eating for a day in harem pants
  • Take a photo of Wat Arun
  • Visit the Grand Palace
  • Poke the Buddha’s forehead at Wat Po
  • Touch a Cobra at the King Cobra Village
  • Eat fruits during a floating market trip
  • Give Wat Rong Khun some colorwith my vibe
  • Take a Batik course (and make harem pants)
  • Learn Muay Thai (after the harem pants)
  • Eat Goong Ten (live shrimp)
  • Ride an elephant at Chiang Dao Elephant Camp and interview a mahout
  • Go to a penis shrine
  • Climb up Doi Suthep
  • Spend a day at an orphanage
  • Hunt for the hidden head in Wat Mahathat
  • Ask for gory stories in the Siriraj Medical Museum

vietnam

  • Eat various Pho for 3 days straight.
  • Camp at the world’s largergest cave, Sơn Đoòng cave.
  • Ride a boat down the Mekong Delta while wearing a nón lá
  • Squat-walk a few meters inside the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Drink snake-laced gin
  • Cruise in an old Chinese junk in Ha Long Bay

Note: The photos used here are not mine. I got them from random wallpapers found on Google. Also, this is a lifetime plan so this may take a couple of years to do or even aspur of the moment!