Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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pay off my credit cards (read all 32 entries…)
one more day until payday...

..and i can’t wait to pay my credit card bills in Manila!

live in europe (read all 3 entries…)
targetting this for 2010.

I just read about my friend’s round-the-world trip which was mainly in Europe. I will start planning and saving for my round-the-world trip this year. Tentative places I want to see include:
1. London
2. Paris
3. Croatia*
4. Rome
5. Milan
6. Venice
7. Barcelona
8. Prague
9. Athens

I have strong wanderlust and I plan to take 2 months off for this trip in 2010.

I guess for now, I have to satiate my wanderlust by travelling and seeing more of Asia while I’m based here in Singapore. On top of my must-see list are:
1. Vietnam (HCM)
2. HK and Macau
3. Bali
4. Bangkok
5. Laos

take belly dancing lessons (read all 6 entries…)
moved to next week.

I’m going to watch Gitti’s belly-dancing classes next week and then I already signed up for trial classes on the 27th of April. I’m quite excited about this. :) Can’t wait to get a toned and sexy belly.

take belly dancing lessons (read all 6 entries…)
can't wait!

I promised myself that I would take up belly-dancing as soon as I moved to Singapore. And now that I’m here, I’m actually excited to do it. Tomorrow, I’m meeting Y’s friend so I can check out the studio and see for myself if it’s something I can do. :) I’m so excited.

be stronger (read all 19 entries…)
toughen my hide

I need to toughen my hide for the next three weeks as I am about to start a new job in the corporate jungle that is Singapore. I feel anxious about this as my friends have warned me that it’s dog-eat-dog world here and people here wear masks when they deal with you. I also need to be strong financially as I have very little money left to last me until the 24th. I’m really raising everything to God. I know that He will never leave me nor forsake me and there is nothing in this world his grace can’t give me. I need to let go and entrust everything to Him. I also need to be strong and offer these days of fasting to Him. :) Let me survive Lord…give me just enough to live by.

Thank you Lord for this beautiful life,

work in singapore (read all 27 entries…)
signed the contract today!

Dear God,

Thank you for this job. Let me not waste this blessing you have bestowed upon me. Lord, use me for your greater Glory, lead my heart closer to You and let me become your soldier.

All blessings come from you and all blessings I offer back to you.

Thank you God for this life.


work in singapore (read all 27 entries…)
EP got approved today!


Can’t wait to actually start working on the 7th of April.

Right now, I’ve been spending some time at home, recharging my batteries and preparing myself mentally, emotionally and physically for the new job. I really hope I do well in this job.

Thank you God for all the wonderful things in my life,

move to Singapore (read all 10 entries…)

I finally arrived last Saturday, March 22. I haven’t completely settled myself yet, but so far, so good! I’m loving every minute I’ve spent here and I can’t wait to make really good memories!!!

Work hasn’t started as my employment pass is still being processed. Hopefully, everything falls into place by month’s end.

Thank you God for this beautiful life,

be stronger (read all 19 entries…)
trying hard

Right now, I’m trying hard not to lose my temper and be strong here in the office. I just dropped by to finish last minute stuff and I am quite annoyed that MS Outlook decides to f*ck up and take ages to load. This is my last day at work and I’m really trying hard not to get angry and start shouting(as that will accomplish nothing!).

I hate this office so much and I can’t wait until I leave this damn place for good. They say don’t burn bridges, but this is one bridge I really want to blow up and bury for the rest of my life! I refuse to look back once I move. I simply refuse to.

move to Singapore (read all 10 entries…)
so near, yet so far.

I’m so ready to move to Singapore already and I’m honestly quite annoyed at the people who are trying to stop me from moving this Saturday. Growl.

move to Singapore (read all 10 entries…)

Right now, I don’t know if I should leave on Saturday or postpone my trip for the next Saturday. While I have already completed the tasks assigned to me, the office is being a biatch about completing the 30 days at the office even if I’ll be spending most of them unproductively. I really don’t understand why they’re being difficult with this, when I’ve done everything to close off all the requests assigned to me.:(

I really hope that they have a little consideration with my request for an early release because I just can’t imagine delaying the move for one more week. I’m going to have to be bull-headed about this and do what I set out to do…I’m just going to pray to the high heavens to be kind to me on this matter.

Sending positive thoughts that nothing untoward may happen to me because of this,

Complete my MBA (read all 5 entries…)

I really want to pursue graduate studies in the next two years, and it would be great if I could get scholarships to fund my master’s degree.

try bikram yoga (read all 6 entries…)
a bit pricey

I checked Bikram yoga rates in Singapore and they’re a bit expensive than I originally thought. I’ll probably try it out first before I commit a huge amount of money for this. :)

pay off my credit cards (read all 32 entries…)
1 almost down, 2 to go

I paid off the BPI bill today and I have my debt down to $50. I aim to pay it off completely before I leave so that I can concentrate on the two Citibank cards.

move to Singapore (read all 10 entries…)

I’m packing today. I’m having quite a time deciding what to bring and what to leave here. :( I really don’t want to bring a lot of things because I know for sure that I’ll be doing a lot of shopping there as well, and yet, I don’t want to be caught in an occasion and have the perfect outfit for it back home :(


One week to go…I’ve been waiting for this for a long time already. Hmmm.

pay off my credit cards (read all 32 entries…)

Now that I finally got a new job that pays so much more, I aim to close these cards in 3 months’ time (July 2008). If I get paid tomorrow, I will completely close off the BPI bill and then next month, cut down the two Citibank bills down to half. I will be completely devoted to this goal until I can cross this out my list. Credit cards are evil, evil, evil! :)

work in singapore (read all 27 entries…)

The investment bank made me an offer today and I accepted. I have a job now and I start on the 7th of April. I’m so happy.

Thank You God for all the blessings You keep entrusting to me. Let me always use these blessings and talents for Your greater glory.

work in singapore (read all 27 entries…)
just finished the 2nd interview with G00gIe

...and I think it went well. :) I’m praying for the best.

Ask questions that lead conversations to different, new, and interesting topics

I’m going to tick this goal off because I seem to be doing it all the time anyway. In conversations, I always end up steering the direction into new and interesting topics anyway. :)

work in singapore (read all 27 entries…)
i can feel a job offer in the air

I had my interview with the investment bank today and I received feedback that the interviewer really liked me. :) Thank You God for being with me during those times and thank you for keeping me lucid and bright. I know all blessings come from You, and what happened during that interview was all You. Thank You for all the opportunities You keep blessing my life with and thank You for trusting me with these. Let me not waste a single one of the talents You have bestowed upon me and let me always use it to bring You greater glory.

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