No matter how busy they are, celebrities take time to tick off items on their bucket list.
Most of them see it as a reward, motivating them to set specific timelines for their fulfillment.
Dawn Zulueta, a "frustrated dancer," for example, took ballet lessons in 2015.
It was on her bucket list, believing age is not a hindrance to learning new things and pursuing passions.
And so, before she turns 50 on March 4, 2019, she vowed: Play in a piano recital.
On Instagram, the actress wrote: "As a gift to myself before turning 50 next March, I pursued my longtime dream of learning Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata.'"
Rica Peralejo wishes to take baking more seriously so she can prepare "gluten-free" bread and dessert, which are good for her thyroid problem.
"The miracle of 2018 for me is that I baked two kinds of muffins and they both turned out yummy. I might just be an accidental baker and I am planning to pursue this accident more in 2019! Especially that I have a thyroid problem and gluten-free seems to be the best kind of diet for me. That might be easier if I made my own breads and desserts.
"Wow, never say never has become a thing for me this year. Quite a number of times I was baffled to be doing that which I thought I’d never ever do—like baking. Well, I have no problems.
"One of my greatest joys sometimes is to be proven wrong and lacking, because it only means I have an opportunity to add something right into my life. #theintentionalmama but #theaccidentalbaker"
Glaiza de Castro will focus more on her "first love," which is "music."
The Kapuso star had almost a million stream on Spotify, a digital music service that gives the music lovers access to millions of songs.
She wrote, "Despite not being able to tour/do regular gigs (did maybe less than 10 this year), seeing this gives me a strong feeling of focusing more on my first love; music. I want to share more of myself through my own melodies, lyrics, arrangements (and possible collabs!!). Thank you though, for taking the time to listen to my songs and sharing it. Looking forward to doing more next year. So I will be seeing you all."
Andi Eigenmann's lifestyle changed drastically in 2018.
She sold all her "material stuff," packed only the basics, and decided to live a simple life by the beach.
Now one of her must-dos is keep a journal, which will chronicle her exciting adventures.
"At the age of 7, Ellie has adapted my habit of keeping a notebook that serves a double purpose: an agenda, and a diary. I started doing this when I was 12 years old. Which is why I didn’t think now was the time to encourage her to do the same. but Im glad she is! I think keeping a journal is not only very helpful in terms of an organized life, but could serve as a therapeutic hobby as well. Now my next plan is to hand to her my precious calligraphy pens in exchange for that fluffy pink one! Lol."">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqy0BQHlK2J/]
Jodi Sta. Maria is entertaining the idea of becoming a pilot.
Her post read: "This is your Captain Jodi Sta. Maria speaking. Cabin Crew, please prepare for gate departure.” Hmmm, should I go to flying school next after Psych?"
But that's after finishing her bachelor's degree, taking up her Master's degree, pursuing a Ph.D., and then putting up her own clinic."
Meanwhile, a lot of them want to travel more.
Ruffa Gutierrez hopes "to go on more road trips" and "discover beautiful places" this year.
Liza Soberano, for her part, wants to "learn more about myself and the world."
KC Concepcion will get her "butt out to he beach or countryside every weekend."
She said "Mother Nature" is the "best source f good energy," and, she added, "Recharging is just about the best gift you can give yourself."
Sunshine Cruz is working so hard so she can take her girls—Angelina, Smantha, and Chesca—to Paris, France.
"Yun yung wish ko managyari. Makapag-Europe kami," said the Kapuso actress during PEP.ph's house shoot.
Cheska Garcia-Kramer will soon move in to their "dream family home."
One thing she's most excited about: Her walk-in closet gets the biggest space.
This year, Maine Mendoza will most likely transfer to a new home.
In an article published on October 23, 2018, she said it was "graba pa lang siya."
Last January 10, Maine tweeted that the this house is not yet her dream home.
(Ed's note: The article originally stated that she will be transferring to her dream home.)
Young star Bianca Umali also plans to "invest" in properties, priority of which is a house for her lola and cousins.
Dimples Romana has so far acquired nine properties.
The latest was a commercial building and a family home for her mom and siblings.
Her important target this year is pay all her debts.
"Babayaran ko lahat ng binabayaran ko, lahat ng utang ko. Basta magka-extra na pera, ilalaan ko talaga riyan," she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the GLAD Feasts event.
Catriona Gray will be living her "Miss Universe dream."
As the reigning queen of the prestigious pageant, the Big Apple will be her residence for a year.
After the holidays, she "packed up my home in Manila and now I'm ready to move to my new home in New York City!"
Jackie Forster was grateful to 2018, the year she reunited with her son Kobe.
She and her eldest Andre also spent some quality time together.
Her prayer this year: "hopefully soon JACKY will be complete."
JACKY stands for "J.ared, A.ndre, C.aleigh, K.obe, and Y.ohan," the names of her children.
Her complete post read: "Thank you Lord for for such a blessed and fulfilling 2018! I’m wiser, stronger and the happiest I have ever been. If people only knew the details of how we got to here and now. ????Maybe one day.. I’ll write that book. and hopefully soon JACKY will be complete. for now we carry on happily building awesome memories. Happiest New Year to everybody! Thankful for all of your support and prayers. May you be blessed a hundred folds @jared_therockstar A, @caleighsimone @_kokoparas #Yohandsomef. #memoriesAreGold #mot"
On a separate note, there's a big chance Zsa Zsa Padilla will finally tie the knot this 2019.
In February 2018, she told PEP.ph that she was the cause of delay.
“Ako lang yung may inaayos pa. Hindi ko pa ma-discuss."
Pressed to give more details, she said, "Wala, walang wedding gown, walang ganyan, walang ano.
"Gusto ko lang mangyari, mangyari na. Ang tagal-tagal na, e."
The singer-actress is engaged to architect Conrad Onglao.