bittersweet solitude of a fireflower


Her Life List

I’ve been hearing a lot about The Life List, first done by John Goddard, and then I chanced upon this amazing Singaporean named C.S. Ling who has her own life list. I guess all of us have an inner life list that we all wish to fulfill, but we are all afraid to list them down because we know that there are some things in life that are nearly impossible to achieve. Nonetheless, I am going to try to do this because… it would be great to see how things go from here and hopefully this will provide me the drive to live life to my fullest. 🙂

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Total: 30 out of 99 accomplished

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Explore

Destination Achieved Remarks
1 Australia (Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Mount Gambier, Robe, Lakes Entrance, Phillip Island; Dec 08, Werribee, Ballarat, Melbourne; Jun 10, Tasmania; Nov 12, Perth; Aug 13, Melbourne, Jun 15)
2 Vietnam
3 Cambodia Phnom Penh; Feb 12
4 China (Dongshan, Nov 09; Beijing, Sept 09; Shanghai, Dec 97; Yunnan, Hong Kong)
5 New Zealand (North & South Islands, Dec 95, Dec 16)
6 Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Modena, Naples, Florence; May – Jun 06)
7 South Africa
8 USA (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Hawaii, Dec 94; New York, Boston, DC, Raleigh, Orlando, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dec 10)
9 Taiwan (Taipei, Tainan, Gao Hsiong, Hualien; Dec 98)
10 Furthest point of
South America continent
11 Germany (Munich, Hansenberg, Hockenheim, Frankfurt; Jun 10)
12 UK
13 Spain
14 Holland
15 Switzerland (Zurich, Montreux, Bern; May – Jun 10)
16 Scotland
17 Japan (Nagoya, Kyoto; Dec 11)
18 Russia
19 Antarctica
20 France
21 Christmas Island
22 Greenland
23 Iceland

(the world, basically)

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Visit

Destination Achieved Remarks
1 Sydney Opera House, Australia (Dec 08)
2 Great Ocean Road, Australia (Dec 08)
3 Ayers Rock, Australia
4 Blue Mountains, Australia (Dec 08)
5 Simpson Desert, Australia
6 Great Barrier Reef, Australia
7 Pangkor Island, Malaysia
8 Penang, Malaysia
9 Ipoh, Malaysia
10 Death Railway, Thailand
11 Koh Samui, Thailand
12 Phuket, Thailand (May 08, Sept 14)
13 Phi Phi Island, Thailand (Sept 14)
14 Angkor Wat, Cambodia
15 Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Feb 12)
16 Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam
17 Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
18 Da Nang, Vietnam
19 Hà Nội, Vietnam
20 Đà Lạt, Vietnam
21 Nha Trang, Vietnam
22 Mekong Delta, Vietnam
23 Bali, Indonesia (Dec 95, Dec 15)
24 Great Wall of China, China (Sept 09)
25 The Terracotta Warriors, Xi An, China
26 All the Disneylands in the world (LA – Dec 94, Orlando – Dec 10, HK – Mar 13)
27 New York, USA (Dec 10)
28 Colorado Springs, USA
29 Niagara Falls, USA (Nov 10)
30 Grand Canyon, USA (Dec 94)
31 Yosemite Park, USA (Mar 15)
32 Yellowstone Park, USA
33 Inner Mongolia, Mongolia
34 Northern Lights, Norway
35 Paris, France
36 Taj Mahal, India (Dec 07)
37 Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
38 Stonehenge, UK
39 Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy (Jun 06)
40 Colosseum, Italy (Jun 06)
41 Silk Road, China
42 Empire State Building, USA (Dec 10)
43 Ground Zero, USA (Dec 10)
44 Times Square, USA (Dec 10)
45 Machu Picchu, Peru
46 Petra, Jordan
47 Chichen Itza, Mexico
48 Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
49 Lhasa, Tibet
50 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia
51 Pantheon, Greece (May 06)
52 Olympia, Greece
53 Black Forest, Germany
54 Auschwitz, Poland
55 Salzburg, Austria
56 Bonn, Germany
57 Alaska, USA
58 Edinburgh, Scotland
59 Dubai
60 Mecca, Middle East

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Learn

Item Achieved Remarks
1 To speak a little bit of French, Vietnamese and Malay (2 out of 3: took a basic Vietnamese course back in 2005, as well as a little French back in 1998-1999)
2 To cook a decent meal for two
3 To take up a Masters in Education x (Started in Jan 2011, ended in Sept 2012)
4 To take up a course in
Early Childhood Education
x (Started in Jan 2012, ended in Sept 2012)
5 To read at least 20 of the top books of the 20th century
[of course, this list is controversial, but then again I aim to read what most people think are top books]
(have read 3 out of 20: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Brave New World)
6 To play the piano
[well, at least Grade 3 pieces?]
7 To ride a horse

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Accomplish

Item Achieved Remarks
1 Get married (10 October 2010 🙂 )
2 Have at least 2 kids, love them and teach them everything I know and could know (two lovelies :))
3 Go on backpacking trips in Europe, Australia and USA (Jun 06, Dec 08, Dec 10)
4 Live abroad (USA or UK) for a few years
5 Act in a film (short film counted? it was called “Waiting”, 2007)
6 Visit birthplaces of grandparents in China
7 Own a farm in New Zealand
8 Perform in NDP once in my life (marching contingent, 2010)
9 Skydive









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