Bucketlist: My list of 160 Things to Do Before I Die from 2014

I was cleaning up my hard drive and I found my old bucket list.  It was a little nostalgic to find it.  I made this list the year right after the last car accident when the girl ran a stop sign and ran straight into my door and the fire fighters had to cut me out and very lucky to only deal with bruises, body pains, and a concussion.  The police and doctor told me it’s a miracle I’m alive.  I made this list with a new look at life and forgot about it as life got back to normal.  As I went back through to see what I actually did, I am pretty proud that I’ve checked off 30 items from my list of 160.

PS. I am really questioning why some of the items are on this list like getting in a shark cage, kissing underwater, and apparently a lot of twirling?

Activity # Description Date Where With Who
1 Do a Turkish Coffee Reading 9/29/2013 DC Turkish Festival Beth Cavaliere
2 Whale Watching 5/28/2015 Rejkivik Iceland Lisa Zhang
3 Swim With a Whale Shark 7/4/2015 Isla Mujeres, Cancun Lisa Zhang
4 Be Photobombed By a Sting Ray In The Cayman Islands 5/23/2016 Caymans  Lisa Zhang
5 Pet a Tiger 1/12/2017 Chaing Mai, Thailand  Lisa Zhang
6 Ride an Elephant 1/12/2017 Chaing Mai, Thailand Lisa Zhang
7 Hold a Boa Constrictor like Britany Spears 1/12/2017 Flower Market, Thailand Lisa Zhang
8 Float In The Dead Sea 1/22/2017 Jordan Lisa Zhang
9 Ride a Paddle Boat 6/4/2017 Washington DC Sanam Irani
10 Go To Comic Con 8/17/2017 Washington DC Amitai Sela
11 Safari 8/20/2017 South Africa Brandy Carullo
12 Zip Lining 10/15/2017 Costa Rica Lisa Zhang
13 Walk a suspension bridge 10/15/2017 Costa Rica Lisa Zhang
14 Ride a Camel 1/13/2018 Giza, Egypt Lisa Zhang
15 Hot air Balloon 2/26/2018 Cappadocia, Turkey Lisa Zhang
16 Visit Pompei 9/21/2018 Pompei, Italy Lisa Zhang
17 Professional Ballroom Dance Lessons.  I am So Imbalanced, For Once   I Just Want To Be Graceful 10/21/2018 Fred Asaire, Reston Shikhar Dodwani
18 Send a Message In a Bottle  1/18/2014  Negril, Jamaica  Lisa Zhang
19 Swim In The Glowing Waters  1/19/2014  Jamaica  Lisa Zhang
20 Go To The Sears Tower (Now Willis Tower)  10/14/2013  Chicago  Lisa Zhang
21 Ride a Segway  10/14/2013  Chicago (Bike and Roll)  Lisa Zhang
22 Ride a Horse  10/20/2013  Middleburg Polo  Taban and Najilia
23 Sky Dive  11/09/2013  Chatanooga Skydiving  Manish Pandey
24 Tandem Biking  4/19/2014  NYC- Central Park  Sheng
25 alligator Tour  6/10/2014  New Orleans  Lisa Zhang
26 Go To a Pageant  6/9/2014  Baton Rouge, LA  Lisa Zhang
27 Swim With The   Dolphins  8/29/2014  Sea Life Discovery, Isla Mujeres  Lisa Zhang
28 Get My Fortune Read   (Cards and Palm)  Cards-10/26/2013  Rita in Maryland  Myself
29 Tour The White House 10/24/2017, 8/16/2018 Washington DC Mom and dad
30 Be In a Flash Mob 8/24/2022 Washington DC DCBX 
31 Cover Someone’s Car In Post It Notes      
32 Celebrate Dia de Muertos in Mexico City      
33 Hug a Koala      
34 Watch a World Record Get Set      
35 Drive an Ashton Martin      
36 Fire Walking      
37 Flyboard      
38 Get in a Shark Cage      
39 Glass Blowing Class      
40 Grape Stomping in Italy      
41 Go on the Underwater Roller Coaster In Japan      
42 Go to Antarctica      
43 Go to a Pumpkin Patch      
44 Go To an Ice Hotel      
45 Go To an Olympic Game      
46 Go To Carnival In Brazil      
47 Go To Fashion Week      
48 Get my real estate license      
49 Go to Mall of America      
50 Go to Oktoberfest      
51 Go to The World Cup      
52 Hang Glide Over Rio De Janeiro      
53 Helicopter Ride      
54 Jump Into a Pool Fully Clothed August 2023   Nickolas with GlassBottle Photography
55 Kayak in the Ocean      
56 See the Northern Lights      
57 Kiss Underwater      
58 Make 100 Fleece Blankets To Donate To Children      
59 Fire Baton Twirling      
60 Ribbon Dancing      
61 Leave a Note In a Library Book      
62 Make a Wish On a Shooting Star      
63 Make Out In a Glass Elevator      
64 Milk a Cow      
65 Parasail In Acapulco      
66 Pay For a Child’s Cleft Lip Surgery      
67 Poi Twirling      
68 Post a Letter On Juliet’s House’s Wall      
69 Fly in a Seaplane      
70 Go on a private jet      
71 Go to the White House at Christmas      
72 Ride a Blimp      
73 Ride a Mechanical Bull      
74 Ride on a Motorcycle      
75 Ride a Trolley In San Fran      
76 Ride The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel      
77 See Firefly Squids Glow In Japan      
78 Shower in a Waterfall      
79 Swim In The Largest Swimming Pool…Off The Coast Of Chile      
80 Swim With Sea Turtles      
81 Take a Mud Bath      
82 Take a Pottery Class      
83 Walk The CN Tower Edge walk      
84 Throw a Coin In The Trevi Fountain      
85 Visit Iguazu Falls      
86 See an active volcano      
87 Learn to ski      
88 Watch a Meteor Shower      
89 Watch a Space Shuttle Launch April 2023 Orlando, FL Mom and Dad
90 Watch a Trebuchet Competition      
91 Windsurfing      
92 Go sand boarding      
93 Swim With Manta Rays      
94 Choreograph Dance Video-Bollywood      
95 Choreograph Dance Video-Ballroom      
96 Choreograph Dance Video-Salsa      
97 Do a sexy routine on the pole      
98 Do a fast pace belly dance routine      
99 Be able To Do The Splits      
100 Do a Back Walk-Over      
101 Trapeze School      
102 Do a mermaid shoot      
103 Scuba dive into an underwater cellar in Croatia      
104 Walk in a fashion show      
105 Sky dive in Hawaii      
106 Dj at an Event      
107 Take a Bartending Class      
108 Sky Dive In Dubai      
109 Go to La Tomatina      
110 Learn to juggle      
111 Go to the Lantern Festival      
112 Celebrate Diwali in India      
113 Eat a live octopus      
114 Go to Holi in India      
115 Do a chocolate making class      
116 See the polar bears in the North Pole      
117 Do a cake making class      
118 Take archery      
119 Play the drums      
120 See the Redwood tree April 2022 Redwoods, CA Emma Frost
121 See a salmon run      
122 Go to the White House at Easter      
123 Do latte art      
124 Do food art      
125 Go dog-sledding      
126 Play in a mariachi band      
127 Learn to tango in Argentina      
128 Celestial Tea Factory Tour   Boulder, CO  
129 Harley Davidson Factory August 2019 York PA Mom and Dad
130 Jelly Bean Factory   Fairfield, CA  
131 Cape Cod Chip Factory   Hyannis, MA  
132 The Ethel Chocolate   Henderson, Nevada  
133 Tabasco Factory   Avery Island, Louisiana  
134 Intel   Santa Clara, CA  
135 Steinway & Sons Piano Factory   NY  
136 Mast Chocolate Tour   NY  
137 See Grand Canyon      
138 Try archery      
139 Grant a wish from Make a Wish Foundation      
140 Dig for fossils      
141 extract honey from a hive      
142 Try century egg      
143 Try bird nest soup      
144 Try cactus      
145 Hula      
146 Feed swimming pigs in Exuma Bahamas      
147 See a Symphony in Sydney, Australia      
148 Drive a nascar car      
149 Pick up piano again      
150 Sing a song in front of an audience      
151 Hold a Panda      
152 Volunteer for the Special Olympics      
153 Publish a book      
154 Compete in a chess tournament      
155 See Mount Everest      
156 Sheer a sheep      
157 Visit an orphanage      
158 Model for magazine      
159 Swim in Jellyfish Lake      
160 Fly in a military plane      

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