Bucket List: A work in progress

Utopias scraps & fragments
of my future
in a never ending list of…

foods I want to eat;
sites I want to see;
thrills I wish to seek;
people I want to meet;
cultures I want to be a part of;
people I want to greet;
skills I wish to obtain;
knowledge of wonders so that I can…

…experience life at its peak.

– Christopher Columbus

I know that some of the things listed below are crazy dangerous but sometimes, it is in those moments of eccentric behavior that you are not just a mass of carbon atoms occupying space but are really alive.

Compared to the the big and lavish ones, the seemingly ‘smaller scale’ activities in the list below are of no lesser importance as they allow us to see the pleasure in simplicity and seek and appreciate the minuscule quirks of our daily lives.

Simplicity. Delight.
Enlightenment & Greater heights.

My aim is to tick off as many as I can before I leave the face of this Earth so that by the time I take my last breath of the tantalizingly bitter-sweet air, I can say that I lead a life well lived.

Peace, idacity,


  1. [  ] Breathe in helium
  2. [  ] Take a professional family photo
  3. [  ] Ride in a hot air balloon
  4. [  ] Make ice-cream
  5. [  ] Pull an all nighter for the New Year
  6. [  ] Bungee jumping
  7. [  ] Go to a hot sauna
  8. [  ] Go to a hot spring
  9. [  ] Make a snowman and a snow angel
  10. [  ] Eat tomato sauce with rice
  11. [  ] Go Sky diving 26.12.13
  12. [  ] Watch the sunset and sunrise at a beach
  13. [  ] Go to a sleepover
  14. [  ] Climb a tree
  15. [  ] Make a wish on a shooting star
  16. [  ] Have a paint-ball fight
  17. [  ] Experience Tokyo’s night life
  18. [  ] Attend a wedding
  19. [  ] Have a water-fight
  20. [  ] Have a snow-ball fight
  21. [  ] Find someone with smaller hands than I
  22. [  ] Take the plane by myself
  23. [  ] Be in the city at night (not with family)
  24. [  ] See the cherry blossoms of Japan
  25. [  ] Watch a horror movie
  26. [  ] Eat ramen noodles at side store in Korea
  27. [  ] Complete writing a novel
  28. [  ] Sing Pian Ai by Zhang Yun Jing in Chinese
  29. [  ] Own a swivel chair 16.4.13
  30. [  ] Eat at Max Brenner
  31. [  ] Eat at Nando
  32. [  ] Go on a road trip (without parents)
  33. [  ] Go on the plane without my family
  34. [  ] Go on the Giant Drop
  35. [  ] Have a scary movie marathon
  36. [  ] Eat peanut butter and jelly
  37. [  ] See a waterfall
  38. [  ] Sit on swings at midnight and drink hot chocolate
  39. [  ] Go hang-gliding
  40. [  ] Buy something online
  41. [  ] Look at the night sky through a telescope
  42. [  ] Eat green tea sponge cake
  43. [  ] Donate blood
  44. [  ] Go to Dream World
  45. [  ] Find out my blood type
  46. [  ] Buy a CD
  47. [  ] Eat scrambled eggs
  48. [  ] Go on a Ferris Wheel
  49. [  ] Go onto a roof-top (movie style view)
  50. [  ] Own my own camera
  51. [  ] Visit the Griffith Observatory
  52. [  ] Eat Donut Kings in Korea
  53. [  ] Own a telescope
  54. [  ] Drive a boat
  55. [  ] Eat a green tea ice cream
  56. [  ] Take a midnight walk on the beach
  57. [  ] Have an overseas ‘snail mail’ pen-pal
  58. [  ] Go dressed up to a themed party
  59. [  ] Learn to say “thank you” in sign language
  60. [  ] Own a DSLR
  61. [  ] Photo bomb strangers
  62. [  ] Spin on my tippy-toes
  63. [  ] Hula-hoop for over 37 minutes
  64. [  ] Be in a movie
  65. [  ] Be on TV
  66. [  ] MC an event (i.e. wedding)
  67. [  ] Eat at a sushi train
  68. [  ] Watch Titanic
  69. [  ] Cook a whole meal for the family
  70. [  ] Toast marshmallows in a fire
  71. [  ] Watch ‘Notebook’
  72. [  ] Visit Niagara Falls
  73. [  ] Visit the Eiffel Tower
  74. [  ] Speak in a London British accent for a day
  75. [  ] Speak in an Irish accent for a day
  76. [  ] Speak in an American accent for a day
  77. [  ] See the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  78. [  ] Ski the Swiss Alps
  79. [  ] Post a featured blog post
  80. [  ] Ride the NYC subway
  81. [  ] Visit a psychic
  82. [  ] Be a member of a TV audience
  83. [  ] Visit Ground Zero
  84. [  ] Visit Pompei
  85. [  ] Act in something not self-filmed
  86. [  ] Go scuba-diving
  87. [  ] Camp at a beach (fire, marshmallows, etc)
  88. [  ] Take another bike-ride on that bike path next to the river outside my old house in my childhood town
  89. [  ] Kiss in the rain
  90. [  ] Go snow-shoeing
  91. [  ] Go to Disneyland in America
  92. [  ] Go to the ‘World of Color’ water lights display in Disneyland in America
  93. [  ] Go snowboarding
  94. [  ] Ride the Wheel of Brisbane at night
  95. [  ] Own all of Roald Dahl’s words
  96. [  ] Learn to knit
  97. [  ] Get my L’s
  98. [  ] Get my P’s
  99. [  ] Go white water rafting
  100. [  ] Fly First Class
  101. [  ] Go to Sea World
  102. [  ] Ride a dolphin
  103. [  ] Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
  104. [  ] Drink Starbucks
  105. [  ] Pull an all-nighter
  106. [  ] Get published in a magazine
  107. [  ] Go on the radio
  108. [  ] Go on a cruise
  109. [  ] See the Hollywood sign
  110. [  ] See Mount Rushmore
  111. [  ] Experience a Key West sunset
  112. [  ] Visit at least 3 different continents
  113. [  ] Pick fruit in a fruit farm
  114. [  ] Ride a Swan Boat
  115. [  ] See Ellen DeGeneres
  116. [  ] Bake a cake
  117. [  ] Eat watermelon ice cream
  118. [  ] Eat peach ice cream
  119. [  ] Eat canned fruit with cream
  120. [  ] Own a transparent umbrella
  121. [  ] Use a payphone
  122. [  ] Mail a hand-written letter
  123. [  ] Go rock climbing
  124. [  ] Speak on highschool assembly Pitching for TID
  125. [  ] Serenade someone
  126. [  ] Run through a sprinkler
  127. [  ] Go to a concert /cough Imagine Dragons cough/
  128. [  ] See the light display at Nabano no Sato park
  129. [  ] Visit the Grand Canyon
  130. [  ] Make a YouTube video
  131. [  ] Learn how to say ‘I love you’ in 15 languages
  132. [  ] Watch a movie in the cinema by myself
  133. [  ] Learn how to play the violin
  134. [  ] Be in Times Square for New Year’s
  135. [  ] Buy something with my own money
  136. [  ] Have hair that reaches my belly button
  137. [  ] Learn how to say ‘potato’ in 15 languages
  138. [  ] Go a whole day without lens of any sort
  139. [  ] Dye my hair
  140. [  ] Own a smart phone 22.06.2013
  141. [  ] Camp in a backyard
  142. [  ] Feed a lemon to a baby
  143. [  ] Dive off a high diving platform
  144. [  ] Own the whole Harry Potter book series
  145. [  ] Own the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy
  146. [  ] Give out post-it notes with nice messages to strangers without them knowing
  147. [  ] Learn how to count in 5 different languages
  148. [  ] Learn how to roller skate
  149. [  ] Touch my toes with my palm
  150. [  ] Do a hand-stand
  151. [  ] Do a cart-wheel
  152. [  ] Go on a trampoline J^2’s house
  153. [  ] Do the 40 Hour Famine
  154. [  ] Have my face painted
  155. [  ] Breathe in Sulfur Hexafluoride
  156. [  ] Ride an elephant
  157. [  ] Get my hair cut and styled by a hairstylist
  158. [  ] Organise a proper surprise party
  159. [  ] Do the splits
  160. [  ] Learn how to juggle w/3 things & one hand
  161. [  ] Be able to write efficiently and legibly with my left hand
  162. [  ] Dine at the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
  163. [  ] Prank call someone successfully and end it without them knowing
  164. [  ] Go to the fluorescent microorganism beach
  165. [  ] Solve a rubix cube
  166. [  ] Learn to read, write and speak Chinese relatively effectively
  167. [  ] Go to a midnight movie premiere
  168. [  ] Travel around for a while day on a segway
  169. [  ] Go a masquerade party
  170. [  ] Do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
  171. [  ] Do National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWrMo)
  172. [  ] Own a huge fan with Chinese written on it
  173. [  ] Be in the middle of a huge flower field
  174. [  ] Float on The Dead-sea
  175. [  ] Play pool in a proper pool room
  176. [  ] Learn how to whistle with my hands cupped (like a bird call type thing?)
  177. [  ] Put a mentos into coke
  178. [  ] Jump in a moving elevator
  179. [  ] Learn how to stand on a surf board
  180. [  ] Eat cookie dough ice cream
  181. [  ] Send someone a video message
  182. [  ] Play “Churros kiss”
  183. [  ] Go Wingsuit BASE Jumping
  184. [  ] Take underwater photos
  185. [  ] Do “trash the dress” underwater
  186. [  ] Go in a giant clock tower
  187. [  ] Go to Maldive
  188. [  ] Visit the 12 apostles
  189. [  ] Go to the ‘Infinity’
  190. [  ] Go on a scenic helicopter ride
  191. [  ] Go water/jet skiing
  192. [  ] Dine on a boat/ship/cruise ship
  193. [  ] Shoot a real gun
  194. [  ] Go to a glow worm cave
  195. [  ] Go to a proper massage session
  196. [  ] Play the video game ‘Slender Man’
  197. [  ] Learn how to ride a ripstik
  198. [  ] Make a balloon object (i.e. poodle or hat)
  199. [  ] Go adventuring on a couple (?)/two-seater bike ride around the city
  200. [  ] Master the ‘walking the dog’ yo-yo trick
  201. [  ] Ride a bucking horse machine
  202. [  ] Catch fireflies
  203. [  ] Master the Cadbury eyebrow ad
  204. [  ] To carve a pumpkin
  205. [  ] Go on a jumping castle
  206. [  ] Ride a limousine
  207. [  ] Successfully make Asian jelly
  208. [  ] Be part of a flash mob
  209. [  ] Sleep on a water bed
  210. [  ] Learn to roll my ‘r’s like the French
  211. [  ] Be a voice actor for something
  212. [  ] Sit in the open back of a moving truck
  213. [  ] Go fishing
  214. [  ] Drink Arizona Green Tea
  215. [  ] Watch a horror movie in Thailand
  216. [  ] Go to a mirror maze
  217. [  ] Swim in a light pool (candles around it maybe?) at night by myself or with someone
  218. [  ] Learn how to flip my cap on like a boss
  219. [  ] Have a “Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year” & “Hamish & Andy’s American Gap Year” & “Hamish & Andy’s Australia VS Newzealand”
  220. [  ] Go to 6 continents
  221. [  ] Go Parasailing
  222. [  ] Go Zorbing
  223. [  ] Learn how to play the guitar (finger-picking AND chords)
  224. [  ] Go to the top floor of the world’s tallest building (currently the Burj Khalifa)
  225. [  ] Go to Africa’s Victoria Falls and sit in the natural rock pool at its edge
  226. [  ] Teach a parrot to say something
  227. [  ] Help set a Guinness World Record
  228. [  ] Stand on a stage of hundreds of spectators
  229. [  ] Crowd surf at a concert
  230. [  ] Play a brilliant practical joke on someone
  231. [  ] Ride in a canoe around the “river streets” of Europe (water between houses… alleys?)
  232. [  ] Go to a drive-in cinema session
  233. [  ] Slide down stairs on a mattress
  234. [  ] Send a letter in a corked bottle out to sea
  235. [  ] Take the free ferry that travels along the river
  236. [  ] Lie wrapped in a blanket with a book and a cup of coffee in front of a fireplace
  237. [  ] Go to Cala Macarella , Menorca
  238. [  ] Stay at the ‘Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa’ in Phuket
  239. [  ] Draw a flipstory comic using all the corners of a book
  240. [  ] Learn to draw a skeleton hand
  241. [  ] Walk around with the skeleton of a hand penned onto my hand
  242. [  ] Successfully make a jumping origami frog
  243. [  ] Learn basic programming
  244. [  ] Be able to identify all of the 13 zodiac constellations in the sky
  245. [  ] Make 100 paper stars in a glass jar
  246. [  ] Do Jayslee’s ‘Drive Thru’ challenge
  247. [  ] Order McDonalds in a drive through
  248. [  ] Learn to play the violin
  249. [  ] Attend a TED talk
  250. [  ] Do a TED talk
  251. [  ] Mail someone a present
  252. [  ] Submit a video into/attend SlamPoetry
  253. [  ] See the milky way
  254. [  ] Be able to shuffle cards
  255. [  ] To improve my geography
  256. [  ] Go to ‘Galco’s Soda Pop Stop’ in Los Angeles and try at least 1. Cucumber soda 2. Rose soda 3. Coffee soda

Adiós, idacity,

/ Updated: 28th of April, 2014

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