The new year has come! What better time to come up with a bucket list for a memorable 2018? Check out the list below and get inspired. Have fun crossing the items off of your list one by one. This endeavor might leave you feeling more fulfilled this year!
January: Bond with your friends through art
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This year, make sure you get to channel your inner artist. Also, take the time to bond with your friends more. Better yet, host a get-together that lets you do both. You can host a craft-making event at the Eugenia Towers Clubhouse. Located at the Tivoli Garden Residences in Mandaluyong, this clubhouse has al fresco areas that you can turn into crafting stations. To make sure everyone is fully engaged, turn the activity into a competition and offer prices that will get everyone excited. This is a great way to start the year, so make it happen this January!
February: Donate to charity
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If this is something you haven’t done before, make sure this year does not end without giving it a try. You can get creative with your sources of funds, so you can give more without drilling a hole in your pocket. Why not sell the crafts you created with your friends and donate them to charity? You can even use this as a selling point so you can have your friends, even the condo community, involved. Donating to charity does not only help other people in need but also can change your perspective in life and achieve the work-life balance you are longing for. You can make this activity your way of spreading the love on Valentine’s day. There’s no better way to spice up your February that by sharing and showing an act of kindness!
March: Volunteer with an organization
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Make sure the love spills over to the month of March. You can get charitable without spending a cent. Simply volunteer with an organization. All you will need is some free time on your hands and a bit of heartfelt efforts. You can take your friends with you so the experience can be more fun.
April: Take a long drive upland
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Driving long distance should be on your list. You will love the test of perseverance and endurance the experience provides. To make it less daunting, choose the Baguio-bound route. With roads that are easily passable and with many comfortable stops, you will find the trip to be a pleasant one. More so, it goes beyond just the journey. You’ll love the destination too! Baguio is a famous tourist spot for a reason. This upland city is a well-loved, pine-clad retreat from the country’s tropical heat, and a perfect destination for the summer. April would be the perfect month for this trip. Make the most out of your experience by staying at the Outlook Ridge Residences, a boutique leisure condominium located in the eastern part of Baguio. You will love the verdant surroundings and refreshing mountain air, not to mention the Asian-inspired architecture and state-of-the-art amenities that will ensure a comfortable stay. You can lounge at the atrium garden with landscaped gardens, fireplace, and fire pits.
May: Make a new friend
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Make sure you make this year a tad more exciting my fostering new relationships. You can start by making a new friend. Getting more social can add to the quality of your life. And having new people in your life will certainly spice it up a bit! Make this your special project in the month of May.
June: Try yoga for the first time
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Nothing speaks quality of life more than feeling centered. You can achieve this by meditating and doing yoga. June would be a good time to get into the habit. By then, you’d be done with almost half of the year and could use the practice to recenter yourself. Take care of your body and your emotional well-being, and everything else will follow.
July: Grow a garden
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This does not have to be complicated. There are lots of creative gardening ideas that you can do even if you are living in the busiest city. There is definitely no excuse for you to enjoy this fun activity. A simple windowsill garden will do. You can have fun growing herbs, spices, orchids, and other indoor plants. The greens you grow can even contribute to your quest for a healthier lifestyle. Going organic can do a lot for your health and well-being. Make this a fun July project!
August: Run a marathon
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Keep going with your get-healthy habits. Come August, you can get more serious with your quest for health by running a marathon. More than just the marathon itself, the training that leads up to the event will get you in better shape. Consider a morning run, which is a great way for you to build up stamina and develop a consistency that gives you edge in the marathon you plan to join. Plus the perseverance it requires will get you in the proper mindset could benefit you throughout the year.
September: Drop everything and have a relaxing staycation
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Oftentimes, we are only able to take a break when out on a long-planned vacation. This year, learn to be spontaneous and just drop everything when you feel the need to. Sure, this is not a luxury you can always afford. After all, you do have a job to keep and bills to pay. All the same, plan one this year. Reserve it only for that moment when you feel you need it the most, such as when the office drama gets a little too toxic. September might be an especially good month for this, as you’d already have been exhausted by all the hustle and bustle of the year. The great thing is you don’t have to travel out of the city to have a restful vacation. Just take a short drive to Mandaluyong and book a night or two at the Flair Towers condominium. This DMCI property offers a great blend of country-club and resort-like condo living. With 70% of its land area allotted for amenities, you will find plenty of things to do. You can relax at the cabana and take a dip at the pool.
October: Host a reunion with your high school classmates
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It’s great to get in touch with old buddies, especially those who remind you of the fun years in your life. It’s time to make that long-planned high school reunion happen, and you can take the lead and host a party. Either the reunion will take place in your home or a rented place, the fun will be the same with your forever pals.
While there are lots of venues for your get-together, one recommended event place that you can rent is the Iris Observatory, located on the roof deck of Tivoli Gardens Residences in Mandaluyong. Here is where you and your old friends can enjoy spectacular views of the Makati and Ortigas skyline. This events venue is best for a laidback party amid resort-inspired amenities. You can also get to have fun watching the busy metro with the binoculars provided for guests. The sky loft’s vibes will have you all feeling on top of the world. Schedule this activity in October, so you have enough time to organize it.
November: Escape to nature without leaving the city
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Nature and the city do not have to be two contrasting things. Come November, make sure you experience a reprieve from the congested urban setting without leaving the city. Simply book a unit at the Riverfront Residences and you get to be one with nature. You will love the well-designed and expansive gardens. Moreover, you will be able to experience waking up to the scenic view of Marikina River.
December: Experience Boracay beyond just its beaches
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You may have traveled to Boracay before, but there’s a great chance you have yet to experience the island beyond just its beaches and parties. Make sure you add exploring the island’s hidden gems to your bucket list this year. Your options are plenty. You can head over to the southern end of the island’s Bulabog area and experience the Dead Forest and Wooded Area, or you can visit the Motag Living Museum where you can step back in time as you enjoy the country’s first open-air, interactive museum. If you want to feast your eyes on the best views of Boracay, you should make your way to Mount Luho, the highest point in Boracay. Staying at the Alta Vista de Boracay will also let you enjoy some of the best sceneries on the island. Perched on top of a hilly area in Boracay, this upscale condotel will let you bask in the luxury of an infinity pool while watching the sunset and panoramic beach and mountain vistas. The place is also a perfect holiday destination, so go ahead and book a trip to Boracay in December!
Whether the item on your bucket list is as simple as enjoying the benefits of condo living or as huge as organizing an important party, make the experience a memorable one by being present and enjoying it to the fullest. This is what bucket lists are for, after all.