Monday, December 27, 2010

My Life List

Was blog hopping a few days ago and came across this blog post of Life List. It inspired me to create my own Life List. And no, I haven't watch The Bucket List. In that movie, the Life List is called the Bucket List. It is 'things to do before one "kicks the bucket" (i.e. dies)'.

Life is too short not to enjoy it to the fullest. Don't just go with the crowd. Do and enjoy things your own way. Please others only if it pleases you. Live your life for yourself. Do things that makes you happy.

I am someone who likes writing. I like writing down my thoughts and I like keeping a journal of everything. My trips. My thoughts and my feelings. I am a pro-diary person and I kept a diary since I was 8. So writing my own Life List just makes perfect sense.

I know this Life List of mine will change, in fact will change all the time. Because life is too full of changes. Well, like she says, this is my life, my game, my rule. I can do what I like with it.

My Life List

1. Plant a tree
2. Watch sunrise and sunset with my loved ones
3. Start a blog and keep writing
4. Set foot on all seven continents (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe)
5. Buy a landed property with a spacious garden
6. Learn how to do make-up
7. Visit all the Disneyland Parks (Hong Kong Disneyland, Anaheim Disneyland, Paris Disneyland etc)
8. Take up Ballroom Dancing
9. Sew something
10. Own a pair of Jimmy Choos
11. Learn kungfu
12. Do snorkeling
13. Bake from scratch
14. Go backpacking (sorta)
15. Take up a sport
16. Exercise every day
17. Develop all the photos in my hard drive and album them properly
18. Do scrapbooking regularly
19. Have a ride on a red Ferrari
20. Stand on stage to sing/act/talk to overcome my fear of public speaking
21. Lie on a hammock and read the whole day
22. Fly in a helicopter
23. Have my dream kitchen
24. Have my dream bathroom
25. Have the courage to eat the fried bugs just like those in Cambodia
26. Take up pole dancing
27. Write a book
28. Sponsor a child
29. Write a big, fat cheque to a charity organization
30. Go for a shopping spree and spend RM2000 in a day just on myself without feeling guilty
31. Buy my dream oven
32. Read all the books on my bookshelves
33. Go for a costume party
34. Have a white Christmas
35. Sing a song in public for hubby
36. Watch my kids get married and have kids
37. Take a hot-air balloon ride
38. Wear a kimono in the streets of Japan
39. Admire the Eiffel Tower with hubby
40. Walk along the Great Wall of China
41. Crop my hair really short
42. Pierce 2 holes in one ear
43. Wear a bikini
44. Go for a massage class
45. Play a piano piece
46. Start an online business
47. Improve my Mandarin
48. Photograph Niagara Falls
49. Have 3 children
50. Visit the Vatican City (erm, and it's boring!)
51. Type 50 words a minute
52. Visit birthplace of paternal grandparents in Foochow, China
53. Teach or work with children in any way
54. Start a new life in a new town/country
55. Pyramids at sunset
56. Appear in a magazine cover
57. Go blueberry picking
58. Take a two-week vacation without computers/iPhone.
59. Safari in Africa
60. Ride a camel
61. Stay in the ice hotel
62. Grow vegetables/plants
63. Set foot in all states in Malaysia
64. Go camping
65. Make my own soap
66. Go a day without speaking
67. Bake a 2-tier cake
68. Go fishing and catch a fish
69. Attend the summer Olympic Games
70. See a total solar eclipse
71. Learn how to make pasta from scratch
72. Have my hands painted in henna
73. Have tiramisu in Paris
74. Sing in the rain
75. Go to the theater to watch an opera
76. Go outside and lie on the grass with my son
77. Watch the night view in Hong Kong
78. Christmas in Singapore
79. Sleep under the stars
80. Know my neighbours
81. Go whale watching
82. See the northern lights
83. Take my family on a luxury vacation
84. Go stargazing
85. Walk across a desert
86. Witness a meteor shower
87. Bring my son to catch tadpoles from the river (erm, from a waterfall though)
88. Colour my hair
89. Have a birthday party
90. Celebrate 30 years of marriage
91. Take a gondola along the Venice canal in Italy
92. Own and learn how to operate a DSLR
93. Write a song
94. Learn how to ride a bicycle
95. Go for a full body massage
96. To be able to fly without taking motion sickness pill
97. To own a Cuisinart Ice-Cream Maker
98. To do 50 sit ups in a row
99. To go for a trip somewhere with my 2 sisters - just the three of us!
100. To continue writing on my journal 'til the day I die

...updated on 28 December 2010
...updated on 28 July 2011
...updated on 22 July 2014
...updated on 14 Aug 2015

phew....100 of them!
I think we should all have a life list, no matter how long or short. Even if we don't accomplish everything on our lists, but just by attempting some, our lives are bound to get a little more interesting, am I right?
Come on, make your own Life List and link it back to me ;P

10 comments:

ndru said...

char bor, u dun plan to learn how to cycle?

Party supplies said...

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Tan Shu-Yin said...

ndru....oh ya. i have to learn how to cycle.
uve got a bicycle or not? wanna teach me?

part supplies...thanks for dropping by. and thanks for the compliment. ur blog is great too. now i know where to source for my son's bday stuff.
btw, how did u stumble unto my blog?

ndru said...

can can. we got a bicycle in the gym now.guarantee you wont fall (perhaps you may) but the problem is that the bicycle wont bring you places.

Tan Shu-Yin said...

shit...ask me cycle gym bicycle pulak. blueksssssssssssss

Soo Huey said...

hey shuyin, 36 n 94 kinda the same..

ndru said...

pandai u shuyin

Tan Shu-Yin said...

shuey...oops....wrote it twice. will go modify #94.
this means all of u read my whole list ma....so thankful.

ndru...so will change #94 to 'learn how to ride a bicycle.' :)

Soo Huey said...

hehe. i will tell shern that when he was only 18mths old, his mum already really really (x2 ;-)) "han pou suin"!

Tan Shu-Yin said...

haha. noler. not so gian la. if everything works out good then i wanna see la.

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