My Bucket List

Why it is called bucket list, and not pail list, or bathtub list, is a mystery to me. Perhaps the very first person ever to invent this so called bucket list was making a list of what kind of buckets s|he would like to have in her/his life. Red bucket, blue bucket, big bucket, tiny bucket, enormous bucket, gazillions buckets, camouflage bucket, and so on and so forth. (I don’t plan on finding out. Ignorance is bliss.)

Well, here are the kind of buckets I would want to achieve:

  1. Get a nice bucket 🙂
  2. Get a passport
  3. Get more than 50 stamps on my passport
  4. Go to European Continent
  5. Go to North American Continent
  6. Go to South American Continent
  7. Go to Australian Continent
  8. Go to African Continent
  9. Go whale watching
  10. See the Jodrell Bank Telescope
  11. See the Grand Canyon
  12. Go to the Yellow Stone National Park
  13. Swim in the sea
  14. Ride a jet ski
  15. Get Married
  16. Have kid(s)
  17. Buy a house
  18. Set up a business
  19. Ride a Camel in Egypt
  20. Ride an Elephant
  21. Swim with a shark (and not get eaten by it 🙂 )
  22. Take a Mandarin class
  23. Take a French class
  24. Take a Dutch class
  25. Sing in a Karaoke
  26. See the Great Pyramids
  27. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  28. See the Eiffel Tower
  29. See Mona Lisa painting in Louvre
  30. Win a Nobel Prize. 🙂
  31. Make a million dollar.
  32. See the queen of England
  33. Watch the London Symphony Orchestra
  34. Watch an Opera (an excuse for getting extravagantly totally dressed up)
  35. Learn to ice skate
  36. Stay in a USD 2000 per night hotel room for at least 2 nights.
  37. Fall deeply helplessly in love (almost forgot to list this!)
  38. Go to India and wear the full blown sari.
  39. Be in a newspaper
  40. Read all 7 books of Harry Potter
  41. Kayak on the sea
  42. Go to Rome and wear a laurel wreath the whole time
  43. Stay up for 48 hours
  44. Attend my first PTA meeting
  45. Go to Disney Land
  46. Bungee Jump
  47. Reread (and redo) the Principia of Newton cover to cover in one month
  48. Fly across continent business class
  49. Take my mother to see Paris
  50. See Ka’bah in Mecca.

The list can go on and on if I hadn’t stopped my self. 🙂

Other than this, I also have a 30 things to do before 30.


11 responses to “My Bucket List

  1. Pingback: 30 Things To Do before I’m 30 « Dian Retno Wulandari.

    • Well, hello there! Thanks for the enlightenment. My husand told me the same thing practically after I posted this. 🙂 Why oh why…? Didn’t I say ignorance is bliss? hehe…
      Anyway… the next question is… why is it when you die, you ‘kick the bucket’…?
      (Please do enlighten me …!)

      • haha i have no idea. but i looked it up and i found some logical explanations I suppose.

        One person wrote:

        Kick the bucket means to die. Possibly refers to people who committed suicide by attaching a rope to a beam, then standing on a bucket and and kicking it away so they would hang themselves.

        The idiom kicking the bucket comes from a suicidal technique used years ago. A man would tie a rope around his neck, secure the other end tightly to a tree branch while standing on a bucket. He would then proceed to kick the bucket out from under himself, thus killing himself and…kicking the bucket. i think you should add “it is what it is” considering so many people say it and it really means nothing..

        ALSO another person wrote:

        Apart from the possibility of the hanging scenario I found this and thought it was interesting,

        ‘Slaughtered hogs, their throats slit, used to be hung by their heels, which were tied to a wooden block and the rope then thrown over a pulley that hoisted the animals up. Because hoisting the block was similar to raising a bucket from a well, the wooden block came to be called a ‘bucket,’ and the dying struggles of the hogs kicking against this ‘bucket’ supposedly gave birth to the phrase. There are other theories, however, and this old expression – it may date back to the 16th century – must be marked of unknown origin.” From “Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins” by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 1997).’

        So there you have it. Quite graphic yea?

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