Saturday, April 01, 2006

GOAL: 100 Spots in 2006 (and More)

When we set goals in DDI, we want them to be SMART objectives. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. When I pitched to blog for, I needed to write my goal in a SMART way too. So I wrote: By December 31, 2006, I want the Yellow Paperclip to travel to at least 100 unique spots.

Here are our bright purple spots since August 2005:
  1. Anaheim, California
  2. ATD Street Library
  3. Ateneo de Manila University
  4. Bangkok, Thailand
  5. Blue Eagle GK Village
  6. Boise, Idaho
  7. Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Cagayan de Oro
  9. Cincinnati, Ohio
  10. Davao
  11. De La Salle Zobel Library
  12. Delaware
  13. General Santos
  14. Gunalda, Australia
  15. Gurgaon, India
  16. International School Manila Elementary Library
  17. Jakarta, Indonesia
  18. London, England
  19. Los Angeles, California
  20. Malate Church
  21. Melbourne, Australia
  22. Milpitas, California
  23. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  24. Montreal, Canada
  25. Muenster, Germany
  26. New Jersey
  27. New York City, New York
  28. Newport, Kentucky
  29. North Carolina
  30. Norway
  31. Ohio, Cincinnatti
  32. Oxford
  33. Park Ridge, Illinois
  34. Peru
  35. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  36. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  37. Queensland, Australia
  38. Sacred Heart Novitiate, Novaliches
  39. San Diego, California
  40. San Francisco, California
  41. San Jose, California
  42. Seattle, Washington
  43. Seoul, Korea
  44. Singapore
  45. Slovenia
  46. South Cotabato
  47. Suffolk, England
  48. Texas
  49. Toronto
  50. Vancouver
  51. Victoria, Australia
  52. Xavier School
  53. Zambales
If you have my book and you're in a unique spot that's not on this list yet, do let me know! In the next nine months, where in the world will the Yellow Paperclip go?

But what is it really all about? Ultimately, the goal is to make the world an even smaller place, to connect people and places and things like they've never dreamed possible, and for people to realize that hey, we're not so different after all. I want to do this one Paperclip at a time. Yeah, I know, it sounds idealistic and almost foolishly childish... and that's what I love about it.

I've been tagged as the Princess of the World Cafe. Let's see if the world agrees.


len said...

hi! just want you to know that i enjoy reading aloud your book to my son when he was still in my tummy and do read to him up to now (he's 5 months). my two older sons love it too. i've also given your book to my nephew as a gift to his 7th birthday last march 23, he lives in vancouver canada. he said he loves it so much and share it with his teacher so she could read the story to their class

CloudWoman said...

hello len! WOW! thank you so much... i'm really so happy that you, your sons, your nephew (and hopefully his class) enjoy my story. i will need to add vancouver to this list!

Josephine said...

Hi Kapunakan Nikki! I suppose you can add on San Jose, CA to your list, since Jake lives in San Jose and has his own copy thanks to Tita Nikki :).

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