"A meek endeavor to the triumph" by Sampath Jayarathna

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Bucket List

Here’s my bucket list (wish list of things), what I want to do, feel, see, achieve, own, and experience before I die someday. I will update this as I complete the current list and come across new ones.

3/35 completed. 
  1. Tenured professor 
  2. Earn a black belt (still regret about quitting Karate when I was 14 at Brown Belt).  Done 
  3. Learn acoustic guitar fingerpicking
  4. TAMU Aggies win a College Football Championship
  5. See another Aggie wins the Heisman (Johnny Manziel,...)
  6. Buy a mini Martin Acoustic Guitar
  7. Buy an Alto Saxophone. 
  8. Buy a dream home in a hill country, 3-story, infinity pool.....
  9. Create a home vegetable garden
  10. Go camping
  11. Learn to fly a small plane 
  12. Trek a rain-forest and spend a night at a rivers edge.
  13. Translate several of my favorite novels to “Sinhala”/ Write and publish a hard copy novel.
  14. Publish a research paper at “Nature” or "Science" 
  15. Visit 25 countries (France, Italy, Mexico, UK, US)
  16. Learn "Bonsai"
  17. Cross the Atlantic on a private jet
  18. Hot air balloon ride
  19. Visit Egypt
  20. Visit Machu Picchu
  21. Honorary guest at my alma mater "St Anees College Kurunegala"
  22. Be proficient in swimming
  23. Explore Alaska/Antarctica and ride on a dog sled
  24. See the Aurora (Northern Lights)
  25. Startup/invent something/CEO
  26. Bungee jump
  27. See Sri Lanka win the cricket world cup for the 2nd time T20 World Champions 2014
  28. 100 journal/conference publications
  29. Learn to speak Italian (Duolingo 3% fluent in Italian) and French
  30. Selfie with a celebrity
  31. Play another game like "Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine" Tomb Raider
  32. Buy a sports car (something exotic Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus...)
  33. Read 100 English novels
  34. Learn day trading and make $10,000 investment profit
  35. Visit at least 25 US states (WY, TX, NM, CO, CA, TN, NC, MS, IL, WA, VA, UT, NV)


Indika said...

wow. thats a one big list... cool list....

nnss78613 said...

That's about the same list I have :)

Sampath said...

I was actually hoping that we are about the win the world cup for the 2nd time :(

I guess its gonna take a while to fulfill most of my wishes.........

Corina Ogan said...

Well, it would really be an amazing journey for you if you not just cross the Atlantic on a private plane, but also go to the other countries you wanna visit as well. That would really be awesome! Anyway, it is also my goal to learn to speak Italian and French. ;)

Corina Ogan