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The Bucket List

Ticking off my bucket list, one adventure at a time.


  1. Watch gorillas in the mist (the animal, not the movie)
  2. Release turtle hatchlings into the sea  (Tanjung Jara & Bali)
  3. Traverse Africa and its national parks
  4. Climb Mount Kinabalu See the sunrise from Mount Kinabalu
  5. Backpack across South East Asia (in progress)
  6. Hug and feed an orang utan
  7. Skydive (Boulder, Colorado)
  8. Pretend I’m fearless and bungee jump
  9. Rock climb (Railay, Thailand)
  10. Be a little girl again at Disneyland  (Hong Kong)
  11. I’ve snowboarded, time to learn how to ski  (Vail, Colorado & Lake Ohau, New Zealand respectively)
  12. Surf like that penguin (Cherating, Malaysia)
  13. Get a PADI diving license (I’m a Divemaster)
  14. Road trip across Malaysia (Halfway there)
  15. Take my parents on a holiday 
  16. Join the Sea Shepard Taiji Cove Expedition, Japan
  17. Speak Spanish in South and Central America
  18. Party with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers live
  19. Laugh so hard I pee in my pants


  1. Grand Canyon, US (2009)
  2. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt (2012)
  3. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
  4. Great Wall of China, China
  5. Taj Mahal, India
  6. Stonehenge, England
  7. Northern Lights
  8. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (before they destroy it)
  9. Machu Picchu, Peru
  10. Petra, Jordan – Ancient City (2012)
  11. The Roman Colosseum, Italy


  1. I really, really, really, really want to see a narwhale. Or a humpback whale. Or a whale of any kind. (Swam with humpback whales in Tonga!)
  2. Dive in Sipadan
  3. Dive with manta rays
  4. Dive with dolphins
  5. Try shark’s fin soup…. just kidding! Mei Mei Chu is 100% fin free :)


  1. Teach in a school (I miss my kids)
  2. Have a solo dance performance
  3. Go vegetarian for 30 days (It was NOT easy)
  4. Get a tattoo by 21  (Got it the very day I flew out of Mauritius)
  5. Learn a musical instrument (I play the uke now!)
  6. Write a book
  7. Live life on my own terms
  8. Write for NatGeo


  1. Get a pet snake! (His name was Karl Marx)
  2. Crash a wedding
  3. Graffiti a wall
  4. Fly a plane
  5. Become lady president of the world

Comments (3):

  1. Javier Lo

    April 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Growth – #8 : That is surgery!


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