I got the idea to create this page from this blog. This is a list of the things I want to do in life before it’s over. I know that this list may sound more like a wish list than an actual list of things to do. But hey, what’s the use of dreaming when we’re only thinking of the usual things? I must mention some things that I have achieved just to remind myself. I will update this list from time to time, and feel free to leave me a link to your list so we can compare for new ideas!
Note for September 26, 2014 revision:
There has been some big changes, and I decided to take bigger responsibilities in my career. I decided to postpone my retirement to give myself time to focus on growing my family business. So naturally, the rest of the major life goals also need to be adjusted.
I also realized that as I get older, my priorities changed. Right now my wife and I are in the process to start a family, and as a consequence in the future there may be less opportunity for us to travel. In addition to that, some goals that used to seem to be a great idea has now become not so interesting anymore. That is why I deleted some items from the list.
Version: September 26, 2014
Major Life Goals
1. Retire from full time job at my 50th birthday, and since then work from home or from a Starbucks store.
2. Publish an article before my 41st birthday.
3. Publish a book before my 45th birthday.
4. Open a coffee shop before my 55th birthday.
5. Spend a summer traveling around the world (see below for details of places to visit) before my 55th birthday.
Travels – Annual Cultural Events
1. The Loi Krathong & Yi Peng Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2. The Chinese New Year, China
3. Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4. Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan
5. Carnival, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Travels – Landmarks, Historical Building
1. The Empire State Building, New York – Done! (2006)
2. Taipei 101, Taipei – Done! (2007) (2011)
3. Tokyo Tower, Tokyo – Done! (2009)
4. The Space Needle, Seattle – Done! (1999)
5. Statue of Liberty, New York – Done! (2010)
6. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
7. The White House, Washington, DC – Done! (2002)
8. Central Park, New York – Done! (2006, 2010)
9. Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood – Done! (2005)
10. The Great Wall of China
11. The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
12. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC – Done! (2002)
13. City of Jerusalem, Israel
Travels – Disney Parks Special
1. Disneyland – Done! (2005)
2. Tokyo DisneySea – Done! (2009)
3. Hong Kong Disneyland – Done! (2013)
4. Paris Disneyland
5. Walt Disney World Florida
Travels – Local Cuisines
1. Paella at the 7 Portes, Barcelona
2. Tapas at Quimet & Quimet, Barcelona
1. Have a suburban house – Done! (2011)
2. Start a family – in progress (2014)
3. Own a hatchback car – Done! (2011)
4. Have an apartment in the city – Done! (2014)