The 5 Things List – Old School Blogging

The Old School Blogging is back yo! And I couldn’t wait to jump in and have fun with the awesome Alison and Elaine.

So here goes, my 5 things:

Five Things I Have a Passion For:

  1. Writing, it’s all I’ve been doing lately. Writing like crazy just pouring it all out.
  2. My family. Rebuilding a relationship with my parents, especially my mother has been very highly on my list lately.
  3. Fitness and healthy living. Although my fitness journey has taken a backseat as of lately, it will always be one of my biggest passion.
  4. Photography. Sometimes neglected but it will always be something I am passionate about.
  5. Traveling. My God, I miss miss miss traveling!

Five Things I Would Like to do Before I Die:

  1. Have some books with my name written on the covers.
  2. Crossing things off of my bucket list
  3. Holding my grand baby(ies) I want to be the cool grandma
  4. Having a small place by the beach
  5. Travel, travel, travel more

Five Things I Say A Lot:

  1. Please? – reminding the boy.
  2. I love you and I miss you – for my boy. He was away for a week so I said this a lot more lately.
  3. Excuse you? I said this a lot to my friends.
  4. Maureen, how may I help you?” – answering the phone at work.
  5. Sayang (honey) – this one is for my man obviously

Five Books and/or Magazines I Have Read Lately:

  1. All About Tantrums from Karyn
  2. Eating Well Magazine August edition – digital edition still counts right?
  3. Oxygen Magazine July edition – again digital edition
  4. Change Your Brain Change Your Body by Daniel G. Amen – about to read this one.
  5. PUSH: 30 Days to Turbocharged Habits, a Bangin’ Body, and the Life You Deserve! By Chalene Johnson.

Five Favorite Movies:

Gone With The Wind

  1. Gone With The Wind!
  2. The Help
  3. Finding Nemo – I’ve seen this a million times maybe with the boy.
  4. Up – the most romantic movie ever well the first bits.
  5. Sex and the City – even when critiques are bashing the movies! I love them, go and hate me. Hah!

Five Places I Would Love To Travel To

  1. Ora Beach – well every beaches in Ambon, really how could you not wanting to see this?

    Ora Beach Photo by Barry Kusuma
  2. The Machu Picchu
  3. Europe
  4. Indonesia. Yes I live here and there are still so many beautiful places to see, to explore. I still have a long  travel bucket list just for my own country.
  5. Santorini

What’s on your Five list? Join the fun!



  1. July 12, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    Indonesia IS beautiful! My sister has made several trips there, mainly to Ubud, but she’s also been to Yogjakarta and a few other places, I forget 🙂

    Thanks for playing!

    • Maureen
      July 17, 2013 / 3:52 pm

      Ubud is such a peaceful place, Yogjakarta is awesome too, I like it there!
      When are you coming? 😀

  2. July 12, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Oh… that beach is beautiful! It looks perfectly serene & I think I’d rather be there than at work right now. 🙂

    • Maureen
      July 17, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      My thoughts exactly, Jackie! 😀

  3. July 13, 2013 / 12:34 am

    Love your list! I love seeing where other people’s passions and wishes lie. I think I will do this!

    • Maureen
      July 17, 2013 / 4:00 pm

      Thank you Andrea 🙂 Can’t wait to check out yours.

  4. July 13, 2013 / 4:05 am

    Seriously, how wonderful would it be to live by the ocean?

    And there are a lot of places in the U.S., my own country , that I would still like to go, so I understand that! 🙂

    • Maureen
      July 17, 2013 / 4:02 pm

      Oh yes that would be a dream come true to live by the ocean! 🙂
      I have awesome places in the US on my bucket list too 😉
      Thank you for this month’s fun Old School Meme.

  5. Saundra Rohn
    July 13, 2013 / 7:00 am

    I enjoyed another blog that let’s me hear your heart❤love you

  6. July 13, 2013 / 7:26 am

    sis when you’re traveling, traveling and traveling you’ll be dropping by nyc, right? you owe me coffee and a real hug. xoxo V

  7. July 13, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    Gone with the wind makes my top 10. I adore that book! And I want to have a cottage on lake huron. I really liked your list. I am glad I stopped by!


  8. July 13, 2013 / 11:23 pm

    I totally get wanting to explore your own country more. I live in the US, and there’s seriously so much to do hear, I could live my entire life and never see it all. I would love to visit Indonesia, as well!

  9. July 14, 2013 / 12:19 am

    Hi Maureen! Great things on your list! And ORA BEACH?? Never heard of it but it looks amazing! I’ll definitely have to research that one. I hope you get to do some traveling in the near future! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. July 14, 2013 / 6:00 am

    I have faith that you will have several books with your name across the cover! And speaking of books, I would love to hear about the change the brain’change the body book once you read it. I can get with that!

  11. July 15, 2013 / 11:44 am

    I love the movie “Up”, it IS very romantic!
    And I also stand by the Sex and the City movies, watched them several times.

  12. July 15, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    Oh I love your places to visit! I think my five places have now grown!

  13. July 15, 2013 / 11:36 pm

    That picture of Ora Beach is beautiful! I definitely wouldn’t get tired of seeing that view every day!

  14. July 16, 2013 / 8:56 am

    That beach is AMAZING!!

  15. July 16, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    Interesting! Way to know people/someone better 🙂 And btw Ora Beach looks so intrigue, I wanna go there too! 🙂

  16. July 18, 2013 / 7:59 am

    This is a great way to get to know you even better! I am the same way with wanting my name on a book cover one day!

  17. shahalam Khan
    July 24, 2013 / 6:11 am

    I love all the places in the photos, it’s amazing.

  18. July 26, 2013 / 7:42 am

    I have not heard of Ora Beach – it looks amazing and peaceful and beautiful.
    I have traveled a bit, but would love to travel more one day. There is so much to learn from new places and people. 🙂

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