The Bucket List


    • Go to as many festivals as possible

[1] Yeongcheon Herbs Festival

[2]Daejeon Rock Festival

    • Speak Survival Korean fluently
    • Have an authentic Korean dinner at someone’s house
    • Try on a traditional Korean outfit
    • Cook a traditional Korean dish
    • Draw a comic about Korea
    • Witness a Korean wedding
    • Make a Kpop video with friends
    • See 2ne1 in concert
    • See Clazziquai in concert [1]



    • Japan
    • Thailand

[1] August 2010

  • Cambodia
  • Great Wall
  • Costa Rica
  • Spain
  • New Zealand
  • Ride the whole Trans Siberian Railway
  • Machu Pichu
  • Argentina
  • Catacombs in Rome
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Pantheon
  • Road trip through America
  • Touch all 5 oceans (3 of 5)


  • Jeju Island
  • Dokdo Island
  • Busan
  • Seoul

[1] Lotte World [2] Seoul Tower



  • Walk the length of Manhattan with Joe
  • Climb to the top of a mountain, at least 14,000 ft.
  • Gallop on a horse on open terrain and a beach
  • Jump from the 30 foot cliff in Allentown I failed to do last time
  • Fire a real sniper gun
  • Ride a hot air balloon
  • Go paragliding
  • Go Zorbing
  • Ride the largest roller coaster
  • Experience weightlessness – zero gravity
  • Have an epic battle in public using cardboard armor
  • Create a slip and slide with soap on a hill
  • Learn to figure skate
  • Skydive
  • Vacation at a vineyard
  • Sleep in a castle
  • Go on a haunted hayride
  • Find a fossil
  • Dig up my own gemstone
  • Go on a cruise
  • Stay in an ice hotel


  • Watch turtles hatch and help them get to the ocean
  • See a panda in its natural environment
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Save a beached whale
  • Own a dog
  • See a red panda

Books and Hobbies

  • Write a children’s book
  • Build a dollhouse
  • Paint with oils
  • Keep an herb garden
  • Finish my scrapbook from Australia
  • Finish my scrapbook from college and the later years
  • Make an origami mobile
  • Wittle a figure from wood
  • Create a family history book
  • Burn my VHS home videos to DVDs
  • Paint on a  super large canvas and a large wall.
  • Read all the books from 101 Books to Read Before You Die
  • Write and publish a novel
  • Write and publish a travel memoir
  • Built a real treehouse
  • Have a photography portfolio
  • Win a photography contest!
  • Learn the constellations and their related Greek myth
  • Dress up for a Renaissance Fair


  • Create a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving
  • Make bubble tea
  • Create a professional cake made with fondant
  • Go on a Food tour through Rome
  • Create my own ice cream flavor
  • Eat fugu
  • Create a cookbook for the family
  • Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan
  • Safe House restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Prohibition restaurant in San Diego

Music and Dance

  • Sing in a musical again
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Be in a band
  • Learn to play River Flows in You on the piano
  • Sing a song in another language
  • Learn to tango
  • Try the German Wheel
  • Go backstage on a Cirque du Soleil Show
  • Be in a Broadway show
  • Dance the Thriller at the NYC Halloween Parade
  • Go to a ball
  • Go to a Masquerade Ball
  • Participate in a Murder Mystery [1]
  • Participate in Accomplice in New York City
  • Participate in Watson Adventures: Scavenger Hunt in New York City


  • Memorize my favorite poem
  • Become an early riser
  • Find the hidden box
  • Own a home
  • Go away for college
  • Do a backflip
  • Change someone’s life completely for the better
  • Donate 25 gallons of blood
  • Get laser eye surgery
  • Take care of my parents when they move back to El Salvador
  • Selflessly and sacrificially help a complete stranger
  • Have a room full of books


  • Join the Peace Corps
  • Build a Habitat for Humanity house
  • Start my own business
  • Create a dress or a top out of my own design
  • Work for an organization focusing on sex trafficking
  • Own a bookshop/cafe
  • Work on a farm for more than a weekend

7 thoughts on “The Bucket List

  1. Pingback: What strange K-Pop is this? « From Korea With Love

  2. I’m from Korea but I’m living in Norway now:)Nice to see a person who loves Korea. 감사합니다!!What kind of K pop group are your favorite?

  3. This bucket list is brilliant and contains all the things that I also want to do during my life haha. So glad I found your site and looking forward to reading more 🙂


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