Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Life List : 28 + 1 : A Progress Update

This list makes its second appearance here so far and the first for 2010.

I was going through my notebook and thought I should update it:

1. Mabul. Sipadan. When?
2. Tawau. Sandakan.
3. Learn to cook the perfect nasi lemak. When?
4. Read all Bryson. Have read all his travel books except for African Diary, which I have yet to find in any bookstores.
5. Touch the stones of Borobudur
6. Touch the stones of Angkor Wat
7. Thaipusam at Batu Caves
8. Jason Mraz LIVE!
9. Run a (half) marathon. Have ran in two events (11K and 10K) so far. Have committed to take part in at least four in 2010.
10. Travel solo.
11. Backpack travelling.
12. Learn a foreign language. I know some Spanish words :)
13. Get rid of credit card debt. Using the Snowball method.
14. Healthy Eating. Ongoing, with the occasional relapse :P
15. Get Fit. Ongoing, albeit rather slow, I have 1000 excuses sometimes.
16. Write a column. or a Book. I wrote a short advertorial and it came out in a magazine. Hmm, does that count?
17. RWMF, Kuching
18. Read daily. 50 books in a year. Didn't really keep track last year, so I am re-starting a new count for 2010. To date, am on my 12th book.
20. Learn to play the guitar - at least one song! Need to find a guru.
21. London 2012. Hope floats.
22. Sew something. When?
23. Grow own vegetables. When?
24. Step foot in all Malaysian states. 4 left.
25. Borneo overland trip. Done KK to Brunei via Lawas. One day, KK to Kuching and maybe onwards to Pontianak. Maybe.
26. Volunteer. When?
27. Go green - recycle. reduce. reuse. Trying.
28. Take one photograph a day. Some days more than one to make up for what I missed. Even if it's just my own face. Haha.
29. See Jason LIVE again. What I'd give for this!

Well, I have other to-do's since then, will add them to the list at a later date. Looking forward to cross out some more of the above in these coming months.


  1. See me live again? haha. Better than seeing me dead.

  2. J-LT : Haha ;P ... hey don't be morbid like that.

  3. 18) 50 books in a year is certainly a commendable effort! Eventhough reading is one of my hobbies, I don't read everyday thanks to the internet and TV :-)

    21) Do you want to go to London during the Olympics? Wouldn't it be crowded and expensive during that time?

  4. Hi Julie,

    I'm trying to wean myself off TV and the net :) so far so good.

    London - yupp. I thought about that, but this one's all about timing and a personal reason :) Will bunk at an uncle's place in London if all else fails. Not during the Olympics though, perhaps before or after.

  5. I did the the Kuching-Pontianak trip this year and I must say is quite an experience. Being on the bus for 8-9 hours with very minimal stops, really tested my patience on traveling. One word about Pontianak is rogue. My friend and I only stayed a nite (visa run), and even tho we didn't really explore the city, we did get to enjoy the cheap booze and endless amounts of fruits! Definitely worth the trip even tho it was only for 1 night.

  6. Hi Dee -

    Lots of booze and fruits? Now that just made it more interesting to go there then :)