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20s bucket list

A bunch of things I want to experience before turning 30
  • Goals experienced: 45.5%
  • Time remaining, 1 and a bit years: 88%
  1. Swim with dolphins
  2. Visit Great Barrier Reef (N-E Australia)
  3. Invent/discover something useful
  4. Live abroad for at least 1 year > June 2012
  5. Learn to salsa dance > April 2011, Mata Mambo, Wellington NZ
  6. Record a song > August 2012, Santiago, Chile
  7. Visit the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) > September 2012
  8. Sky dive
  9. See a glacier
  10. View the Parícutin volcano (Michoacán, Mexico)
  11. Give away all the money I have on me > 2011, October: Santiago, Chile.
  12. Type more than 80 words per minute > 2010, October: Assessed by Husdon recruitment
  13. Save someone’s life directly
  14. Get kissed under (a real) Christmas mistletoe
  15. Experience being in love > 2007
  16. Ride a unicycle
  17. Own a pair of Jimmy Choo Shoes
  18. Grow my own vegetable garden
  19. Shop in Singapore > July 2010
  20. Be a member of the audience of a TV show
  21. Sun bathe on a nudist beach in a foreign country
  22. Buy a saree in Sri Lanka > July 2010
  23. Ride a segway
  24. Learn about wine > December 2012
  25. Communicate in another language > June 2010, Sri Lanka
  26. Learn to say “hello” and “thank you” in 15 languages
  27. Learn to interpret body language > November 2010
  28. Become fluent in a second language > January 2014 (fluent but not perfect)
  29. See the Eiffel Tower (France) > May 2013
  30. Ride an elephant > July 2010, Sri Lanka
  31. Feed a koala bear > I forgot that I did this as a kid!
  32. See a monkey in the wild > July 2010, Sri Lanka
  33. Go to a wax museum
  34. View the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
  35. Have an experience like Rio de Janeiro carnival > September 2012
  36. Make a film
  37. Run with the bulls > July 2014
  38. Hold a snake
  39. Teach in a foreign country > January 2015
  40. Party in Ibiza
  41. See a Zebra in the wild
  42. Do a half marathon > May 2009, Wellington, New Zealand
  43. Do a round off and double back handspring in sequence
  44. Do intensive physical training in a foreign country > July 2010, Thailand
  45. Become a triathlete
  46. Go water skiing barefoot.
  47. Go Bungee jumping > 7 February 2011, Gravity Canyon, New Zealand: My video here
  48. Go rafting
  49. Become a part of the “mile high “club.
  50. Get my full drivers licence > November 2010, Wellington, New Zealand
  51. Learn to play tennis > April 2011
  52. Kiss on the New Years ‘moment’
  53. Learn beginners phrases in three languages > Mandarin, Singhla, Spanish
  54. See The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy)
  55. Learn to play squash
  56. See Machu Picchu (Peru) > March 2012
  57. Experience 15 minutes of fame
  58. Become a professional wedding photographer > December 2008
  59. Pose for a boudoir photo-shoot
  60. Learn to ballroom dance
  61. Cycle to-and-from work every working day for two months
  62. Present at a conference
  63. Ride a horse on a country side in South America > September 2011. Blog here.
  64. Spear-fish a butter fish
  65. Join a swimming team
  66. See a shooting star > Chile, September 2012
  67. Learn how to play chess > 2007
  68. Go to Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany) > Beer gardens, close enough: May 2013
  69. Learn to pick a lock
  70. Learn a martial art > Muay Thai, 2010, The Muay Thai Institute Wellington, NZ
  71. Learn yoga
  72. Get my ultimate body
  73. Photograph something romantic in snow
  74. Learn how to use weights at a gym > 2009-10, BPM fitness
  75. Compete in a muay thai fight
  76. Go windsurfing
  77. Get my scuba diving licence > 2007, Splash Gordon Island Bay, New Zealand
  78. Do a snow board/ski jump
  79. Make a website > 2009, Photography – with help
  80. See the Panama Canal (Central America)
  81. Graduate at the top of my class > May 2009
  82. Be awarded first class honours > May 2010
  83. Have research published > June 2011, International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
  84. Complete a degree > February 2009, Massey University
  85. Get a scholarship > June 2009, Massey University
  86. Complete a master’s degree > In progress
  87. Lecture > 2010
  88. Begin a PhD
  89. Visit the Colosseum (Italy)
  90. Start a business > December 2008
  91. Earn more than 70k (USD)
  92. Understand pregnancy personally > February-October 2013
  93. Learn debating
  94. Take-in a stranger
  95. Attend a very large international sports event
  96. Buy a property
  97. Invest in shares
  98. Be proposed to > January 2007
  99. Visit “the most remote inhabited island in the world” (Easter Island)
  100. Go to the rugby 7s > Wellington, NZ, February 2011
  101. Go on a Gondola in Venice
  102. Be present for the birth of a child > My niece, November 2009
  103. Facilitate the coming together of two people who fall in love
  104. Enter a photography competition
  105. Get photographed while surfing > December 2008
  106. Go on a surfing adventure
  107. Win a fitness competition > December 2010
  108. Do 5 pull ups in a sequence > January 2010
  109. Do 5 wide-grip pull ups in a sequence
  110. Do Maori language class > 2009, night class
  111. Do the splits
  112. See the Iguaçu Falls (Brazilian & Argentine border)
  113. Have a photo published > Dominion Post, December 2010
  114. Read a novel in Spanish > January 2015
  115. Have a portrait drawn of me on a street > 5th November 2011, Santiago, Chile
  116. Draw a portrait of someone else.
  117. Work in a foreign country > Welcu Inc, Chile, November 2011
  118. Develop an application.

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