Friday, 28 September 2012
Bucket List, revised and updated
Here's something to chew over for the weekend. My Significant Other and I have been creating our own Bucket Lists and lists of goals, as a way of determining our mutual priorities, goals and values. I believe it is almost inevitable that our individual Bucket Lists will grow or change over time, partly due to changes in our priorities, and partly due to the fact that some goals would have been achieved each year and could be taken off the list. So here's my Bucket List, revised and updated as of September 2012.
This is a two-way thing, so I would be gratified if you could share yours with me, either as a post, or as a comment to my post.
MY BUCKET LIST, SEPTEMBER 2012
(i) Take my parents to see the Northern Lights, preferably in Stockholm.
(ii) Watch a match on Anfield's hallowed ground and visit the Beatles Museum in Liverpool.
(iii) Visit and/or volunteer at an animal shelter/nature sanctuary/ welfare home of every country I visit.
(iv) Volunteer at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre for at least a week.
(v) Earn my diving licence and do a coral reef dive cleanup.
(vi) Own a house and retrofit it into an energy and water efficient facility and grow my own organic/compost-grown fruits and vegetables at home.
(vii) Paraglide from Jugra Hill in Banting.
(viii) Attend and experience the Burning Man Festival.
(ix) Experience driving a real military armoured vehicle or tank.
(x) Earn my Masters degree.
(xi) Have a treehouse vacation.
(xii) Develop an induction and training programme for young and new volunteers at the SPCA and MNS.
(xiii) Learn and be conversant in international sign language.
(xiv) Climb to the peak of Mount Kinabalu.
(xv) Finish reading the Complete Works of Shakespeare.
(xvi) Become an early riser.
(xvi) Become a better and kinder listener.
(xvii) Be punctual at least 80% of the time.
(xviii) Have a piece of travel writing published in a book or esteemed publication.
(xix) Sample real truffle.
(xx) Save someone's life.
(xxi) Sample Bhoot Jolokia, the second hottest chili pepper in the world.
(xxii) Adopt a needy child, with no agenda other than to provide him/her with unconditional love and opportunities that he/she otherwise would not have.
(xxiii) Run a full marathon.
(xxiv) Create a medical trust fund for animal rescue groups in Malaysia that can be sustained even after my death.
(xxv) Donate whole blood at least 50 times in my lifetime.
(xxvi) Organise and coordinate an annual Turtle Volunteer Programme to enable others to volunteer.