Monday, May 13, 2013

Hello ! The Bucket List Rises Again

The cobwebs must be thick and all over the place on this little blog of mine :-) 

I was reading some stuff over the past weekends and felt inspired enough to update The Bucket List. Perhaps, I might even bring myself to blog again soon.


1. Mabul. Sipadan. 
2. TawauSandakan
3. Learn to cook the perfect nasi lemak.
4. Read all Bryson. Have read all his travel books and others.
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.
10. Travel solo.
11. Backpack travelling.
12. Learn a foreign language.
13. Get rid of credit card debt. 
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.  
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.
20. Learn to play the guitar - at least one song! My ukulele needs to be hugged.
21. London 2012. Didn't happen. Maybe next year.
22. Sew something. I think this may be too ambitious?
23. Grow own vegetables. 
24. Step foot in all Malaysian states. 1 left - Perlis!
25. Borneo overland trip. Done KK to Brunei via Lawas. 
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! 


1. Up close and personal with endangered animals - Bornean elephant, orang utan and Sumatra rhinoceros. DONE, Christmas of 2011.
2. Helicopter ride. DONE, Christmas of 2011. 
3. Float in the Dead Sea. DONE. July 2010.
4. Taj Mahal. DONE, July 2011.
5. Parasailing.
6. Paragliding.
7. Rock Climbing.
8. OW diving - Did Discover Scuba Dive in Semporna Dec, 2012. No OWC yet!
9. Palawan - soon.
10. Nepal - soon.
11. Turkiye. Istanbul. - DONE, Nov 2012
12. Morocco.
13. Barcelona.
14. Kimchi country. Eat authentic bibimbap.
15. One foreign run. Singapore does not count, too near. Istanbul Marathon (category : 16km) Nov 2012.
16. A full marathon. A medal. A finisher tee - this almost killed me! :) DONE. PBIM 2012.
17. London again. maybe.
18. Eat at a Michelin rated place - Tim Ho Wan, Hong Kong. July 2012.
19. Hot air balloon - Cappadocia, Turkey. Nov 2012.


1. Trail Run.

2. Sri Lanka; Ceylon; Serendip. Adam's Peak. Train ride.

3. Mount Fuji.

4. Train from BKK to CNX.

5. Amsterdam and happy herbs. Haha!

6. The North Face Run. At least one.

7. Batanes.

8. The Holy Land. Jerusalem.

9. River Cottage.

10. Sabbatical - 2 months backpacking Europe.

11. Fruit picking vacation ! :-)

12. Egypt. (why did I not have this on the list before?)

13. Machu Picchu. Galapagos. Christ The Redeemer. oh, too many places in South and Latin America.