Basically, bucket list acts as a planning and measurement tool of various stuff that I want to do, have or achieve during my life span. So, yes, this list aims for both short-term and long-term personal goals of mine before I expire. Ideally, I should log and catalog all big/small things, important/not-so-important things, personal ambitions or mere random things into this list. I am permitted to get wild, dream high and let my imagination loose in writing my very own bucket list. Until this very second, I must say that my life has been blessed with countless amazing things that I could only dare to daydream about before. Some of my wildest dreams did actually come true. Therefore, I 100% believe that one day I will make all, if not, most of the items in my bucket list into realization.
Celestine mentions that I should list the things that I have not done yet and cross the things that I have achieved. This being said, I have to review my bucket list regularly and constantly update it to make the most out of it.
Imagining that I have all the money and resources in the world, here's my Bucket List: 75 Things that I Want to Do before I Die (in random order):
- Have kids on my own.
Get pregnant, pop the (healthy) babies outand raise them. Join pre-natal classes or seminars. Buy my (and husband's) own house.
- Have a simple Japanese garden.
- Build a fish pond in my house's front/backyard.
Grow my own fruits and vegetables.
- Adopt a dog (again).
- Milk a cow.
- See my children go to college, have a steady job, get married and have their own kids too.
- Celebrate my 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Buy gold as investments.
- Invest on real estates.
Drive a car on my own.
- Cure the 1cm skin pigmentation on my face.
Curl my hair permanently.
- Bring my parents for overseas vacation, beyond Singapore and Malaysia.
Help to buy a decent car for my parents.(finally realized this in April 2014!)
- Quit from the work that I don't enjoy doing anymore.
- Be my own boss.
Have a very flexible joband work on the things which are truly my passions.
- Have my own (side) business as passive income, like online business for instance.
Detach from work after office hours or on weekends.
- Retire young.
- Get involved in a charity work.
- Open a business in Indonesia.
Monetize my blog. Run giveaways in my blog. Go for baking class.
- Own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
- Bake really nice birthday cakes for my loved ones.
- Open a bakery/cake shop/restaurant/cafe
- Decorate cakes with fondant..
Learn cooking Indonesian food. Getting here slowly but not able to post every Indonesian food recipe in my blog just yet!
- Preserve family recipes by learning to cook them.
- Learn how to make sushi.
- Enjoy a short break with my husband in different country at least once a year.
- Travel to the USA.
- Travel to Japan.
- Travel to Australia.
- Rent a car and have a road trip in Europe with my husband.
- Bring my parents to China for vacation.
- Go to China to find my grandparents' home town or old house.
- Explore Tibet or Mongolia.
- Visit Greece.
- Go to Loch Ness in Scotland with my brother. Search for Nessie.
- Go to Korea. Seoul searching and at the same time visit my friend, Agustina, who lives in Korea, Agustina. Anybody want to sponsor my trip, please?
- Bake a cake with Joan Lim in Manila, the Philippines.
- Go back to the Netherlands for short visit and meet my friends there.
- Attend a classical ballet performance in Russia.
- Have reunions with my old school mates in Indonesia.
Speak conversational Mandarin fluently.Accomplished this after staying in Malaysia for 2 years, I think?
- Speak Cantonese but my husband won't teach me.. How?
- Do volunteering or charity work.
- Buy a matching set of sofa for our living room
- Renovate our house interior and garden... Nicely!
- Learn free-style swimming.
- Do regular exercise, like joining an aerobic class and such
- Learn diving or snorkeling.
- View dolphins from a short distance in Lovina, Bali.
- Buy a keyboard.
- Brush up my organ/electone skills again.
- Learn to play violin again.
- Join a painting class.
- Learn photography seriously and professionally, using DSLR.
- Complete a 365 photography project.
- Be a freelance journalist.
Be featured in magazines. Contribute article(s) for magazines.
- Be featured in newspapers.
- Be interviewed in media.
- Write and publish a novel or book.
- Win an award.
- Walk straighter.
- Go to Church every week.
- Read the Bible everyday.