January 29, 2012

Making the most of my time on earth

There are things I've always wanted to do, to see, to feel and enjoy. I've done some while many remain only dreamt of.
Perhaps getting it listed will help me achieve the un-achieved ones, especially with worldwide rumbles on December being the end of our world.

                Lets see how many more I should be doing before I kick the bucket because:
                   A well spent day brings happy sleep; a life well spent brings happy death.

  • Visit Europe
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Go on a cruise (December, 2011)
  • Achieve my ideal weight
  • Hug a stranger
  • Visit a church (2011)
  • Attend a Sunday mass
  • Visit a mosque
  • Join a gym  (2012)
  • Make my dream home
  • Adopt a dog
  • Bake a cake
  • Go on a road trip
  • Scale a well known mountain/peak  (Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka)
  • Learn how to swim
  • Travel to an island  (Saint Martin's Island, Bangladesh)
  • Drive a speed boat
  • Donate blood
  • Go parasailing
  • Visit disney land
  • Walk bare foot in a desert
  • Ride a camel/elephant
  • Experience sun rise (Atop Adam's Peak)
  • Watch the sun go down the horizon by the sea  (Done this over & over again!)
  • Take up dancing lessons
  • Learn the art of crochet (My art work is proudly displayed at home)
  • Meet my King (2009 - gave him a peck on the cheek too!)
  • Attend a live concert 
  • Complete a marathon
  • Learn to play table tennis  (2012) 
  • Be a member of the school team in one discipline (Quiz team, Badminton team)
  • Go on a safari
  • Camp in the jungle
  • Learn how to say hello in 10 languages 
  • Learn to play one musical instrument
  • Sing karaoke 
  • Get an autograph from one celebrity
  • Get a celeb to tweet/retweet me on Twitter  (Xteeener, Meiang Chang)
  • Visit at least 3 of the 7 wonders of the world.
  • Watch an open heart surgery being done
  • Help deliver a baby
  • See the Stonehenge
  • Spend a day in a five star hotel
  • Go on a pilgrimage
  • Sponsor a girl child's education
  • Attend the Oktoberfest 
  • Learn a magic trick
  • Learn to make candles
  • Help raise funds for an NGO
  • Read every book by Nicholas Sparks
  • Give a CPR 
  • Discover what makes you truly happy
  • Say "I love you" & "thank you" to mum
  • Get over my weakness of overeating
  • Learn to say "no" without feeling guilty
  • Touch a snake
  • Get a poem/story published (My poem "Salute to our Kings" published in 2005)
  • Get into Med School
  • Become a surgeon
  • Give a speech at a university
  • Address a gathering of 500+ people
  • Address a gathering of 1000+ people
  • Address a gathering of 5000+ people
  • Meet Oprah Winfrey
  • Hug an HIV/AIDS positive individual
  • Open a Swiss bank account
  • Fly first class
  • Find the love of your life
  • Have a pet
  • Celebrate your 50th anniversary in Maldives 
  • Visit Ladakh
  • Meet Dalai Lama
  • Learn yoga
  • Donate clothes to a shelter
  • Start a blog
  • Create a you tube video
  • Write your memoir
  • Make the front page of a newspaper  (2009 Jan - BHSEC results)
  • Watch the World Cup
  • Eat crab cakes
  • Slap an eve teaser
  • Stand up for your rights
  • Get your palms read
  • Get hypnotized
  • Have your portrait painted
  • Get a tattoo
  • Travel solo

Life is too short to let it pass you by.
      We only have one shot at this & then it's gone. 


  1. keep it simple sweta, don't try to live with big dreams, just one day at a time. I have no hopes, no big dreams.,just living as it comes.

    I don't even have a hope or a dream of becoming a doctor, i'll study each day, and if all goes well i'll be a doctor someday, but that doesn't mean i'm hoping to become one someday, i might not be one or i might not live to be one

    life is too short, you never know when we run out of time to stay on earth. till then enjoy your stay on earth

    hoping for things like "Get an autograph from one celebrity
    Get a celeb to tweet/retweet me on Twitter" is totally hopeless

  2. That's you, Rukshan.
    This is me.
    Why live if you don't dream, if you don't have goals/dreams?

    I've had so many of my dreams come true. Not all will come true,not all is achievable but that wont deter me from dreaming, from hoping.

    :: Don't kill the dream, execute it cuz' all glory comes from daring to begin ::

  3. hello
    I somehow have a feeling in my gut that all your goals will be achieved since you are an achiever not just a dreamer , dreaming for you is like designing and then you try to achieve it with best of your's ability..

  4. Awww thanks a ton!
    That's a good boost for my morale :)