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Bucket List

April 27, 2015

The English phrase “kick the bucket” means to die, from which is derived the expression ‘bucket list’ or a list of things to do in life before dying. Actually, the expression was first coined in a semi-entertaining Hollywood movie of the same title. Of course, we all have many hopes and desires related to our relationships with family and friends – these being the most important aspects of our lives, but are there any other personal things you would like to do/achieve in your lifetime?

Students: What kinds of things would you include in your bucket list, if you had one? What types of things/activities, goals, etc. would you like to achieve in your lifetime? Be specific and give reasons. You might like to arrange ideas by categories such as career, travel, adventure, self-improvement, and so on.

 

A few of my personal examples:

1. For adventure, I would love to spend a night or two in a haunted castle, especially one with actors who told stories of ghosts and made strange noises at night. There are several places in Europe that offer this experience.

2. Another adventurous experience I want to try is skydiving. I’ve seen it on TV many times and I can only imagine what a rush (of adrenaline) it must be to actually jump out of a perfectly safe airplane into the air and free fall to the ground. It would be brilliant.

3. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Actually, my sister and her husband did this last year and she said it was an amazing experience. The trek up the mountain was arduous, but the view from the summit was incredible.

4. For self-improvement, I want to produce some electronic music (and possibly sell). Actually, I’ve made some songs that are not bad, but they need some more work to sound professional. It’d be great to hear one of my songs on the radio someday.

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  1. so young permalink
    April 27, 2015 11:30 pm

    1. For self-improvement, I want to compose a new-age song or write the impressed song lyrics. I love to listen to the music having a beautiful melody without lyrics. Also, I uaually feel empathy for some song’s lyrics. So, I would be really proud myself, when I make a song that can move people’s heart by composing.

    2. It is one of my wishes to publish a book that I wrote a story about my experience or theories related to factors that I discovered result from my study. I’m interested in relations between a dream and unconscious, infinite possibility of people’s brain, and an unlimited power of people’s thinking. I want to figure out something incredible and new factor regarding what I said above.

    3. Meet my soul mate. I believe in fated love and falling in love at first sight. I hope that I can meet my fiancé as fast as I can and live happily ever after deeply loving each other. (I think some people marry for some other reasons like money not for love.)

    4. For adventure, I want to experience a previous existence through hypnosis. I believe that there is a previous existence to each people. So I want to artificially activate ‘unconscious mood’ using hypnosis method before finishing ‘this’ life.

    • April 30, 2015 12:32 pm

      Number one and three are similar to mine. I wonder if you already have your original song.

      • so young permalink
        May 1, 2015 8:55 pm

        I just tried to make a melody using piano. However, I don’t know much about composing so I have difficulty compsing now. Also, I used to write many rylics on hip-hop instrument, but I’ve not written for a song having melody. There are many diffrerences between writing lyrics on the two diffrent kinds of songs. So I want to try writing for a song like ballad.

    • Jiwon permalink
      May 1, 2015 3:31 pm

      Your first list is so wonderful. I expect your new-age song and lyrics. Your hope to move people would be acheived!

    • CRWtwo permalink
      May 1, 2015 7:04 pm

      It was very new for me to see hypnosis on your list. I think I want to experience hypnosis someday as well !

    • Irin permalink
      May 1, 2015 7:47 pm

      Your fourth list is very interesting for me. If you experience a previous existence someday, I want to ask you who is the hypnotist and where it is !

    • May 2, 2015 2:34 am

      Third one is romantic. I had had the same idea about it with you but i gave up finding the first-sight-love now.. I hope you can find your soul mate. Cheer up!

    • Owl permalink
      May 3, 2015 3:45 pm

      Meeting soul mate is very hopeful thing in my life. I agree your thinking. But it is not easy, so I think people have to meet lots of people.

  2. Daisy permalink
    April 28, 2015 5:33 pm

    I have three things I want to achieve.

    1.For travel, I want to travel to Europe. Actually, I will travel to Europe in summer vacation, especially in U.K., Belgium, France, and Italy. But, I want to travel to Spain and Greece. I want to join in the world’s biggest tomato festival, La Tomatina in Spain and feel the Greek culture by visiting and seeing.

    2.For self-improvement, I want to learn how to dance. I was in a dance team when I was a high school student. However, I didn’t have a chance to learn it professionally. If I have a chance, I want to learn. I think it would be great to see my dance in the stage such as TV or concert.

    3.For adventure, I want to go paragliding. Actually, although I have a fear of heights, I want to try and overcome it. So, I will go paragliding in Switzerland in this summer.

    4.I want to make my own photobook. Because I didn’t take photos when I was a high school student, I realized I didn’t have things that can memorize past. So I want to take as many photos as I can, and then make my own photobook each year.

    • Rubberduck permalink
      April 29, 2015 2:28 am

      I also have an experience in UK and it was totally awesome. But you have to keep in mind that UK needs only for 4 days if you want to watch only for landmarks. And don’t miss the march at the castle. It was quite amazing and wonderful experience for me.

    • stanley permalink
      May 1, 2015 1:53 pm

      If you want to practice paragliding before you go to Switzerland, I recommend that ‘안면도’ is the best place to practice paragliding safely. There are not high hills but gentel slope and also have proper wind for paragliding!

    • May 2, 2015 2:32 am

      Spain is the best tour place ever in my experiences. I strongly recommend that you should go to Spain at least for 2 weeks. The region of Andalusia in Spain has very very beautiful scenery and weather. The food, of course, is great and tasty.

  3. Owl permalink
    April 28, 2015 6:51 pm

    1. For travel, I want to travel all over the world. When I was high school student, I read a book that is Around the World in 80 Days written by Jules Verne. It was just a fiction, novel. But it gave me some imagination about traveling. Sometimes, I think when I have some money, I will truly start the traveling to visit lots of countries in the world.

    2. For self-improvement, I wish to write something such as novel or essay. Actually, I like to read a book and I experienced a writing some literature when my Korean class time. It was interesting. Making new character or story is fun because it helps me grow my creative thinking. If I retire my job, I choose the writer as my second job.

    3. Another self-improvement that I want to try is learning technique related to exercise. From entering my school, I have lived in Suwon by myself. Because of living alone, my routine broke in many part of life. So, if I can learn something, I try to learn some exercising.

    4. For living style, I want to make new version in my life. In other words, I wish to set up fresh positive habit. Actually, I always wake up very late and sleep after midnight. It makes my body so exhausted and my mental also same. Thus, if I can do my bucket list, I will start my new life from that time which I start it.

    • Rubberduck permalink
      April 29, 2015 2:26 am

      I also list ‘travel’ in my bucket list! It is same as yours. But it is sincerely helpful if you list some other plan for your travel and make sure of your traveling countries. I’m sure that you couldn’t travel every nations because there could be dangerous for foreigners. So I recommend you to make sure about safety nations and make some details about your traveling around the world!. I want to travel especially east Europe and North Egypt.

  4. Rubberduck permalink
    April 29, 2015 2:24 am

    Actually I don’t have any thought about my bucket list since I try to live my best at one day. So this is the first time that I think carefully to my bucket list and make them. To tell the truth, my bucket list is always changed by numerous surroundings. Because every time and every day, I think different and act different. And it changed a lot. However there are still several lists that I hopefully achieve in someday of the future.

    The first thing is, I want to travel all around the world. Last year I traveled Ireland, England, Scotland, Los Angeles and some USA cities, I learned that Travel is one of the precious experience to make a person more upgraded. I learned a lot of cultural, personal experience from there and feel comfortable to meet strangers. Therefore the top ranking in my bucket list is traveling all around the world.

    Second thing is, I want to get a lot of license which are any kinds of such as food, computer, automobile and so on. Since I don’t have enough license to do or to get something for my future life, I want to achieve a lot of license even it is not necessary for me or for job opportunities. By achieving this list, I want to be a woman that can do numerous things in any jobs. But especially, I want to achieve food license which are limited in Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Italian food.

    The last thing is, I want to be a most famous teacher among the whole Korean teachers. Because I like to teach students and also I love students who are younger than me, I want to be a greatest teacher not limited on my school but in whole my nation.

    Since there are only three kinds of lists, Today, I made another bucket list which is ‘make a lot of bucket list for me’.

    • May 1, 2015 11:05 am

      Wow, your second thing of bucket list is impressed to me. You can get a license you mentioned in some future days. Actually there is no useless thing in “learning” if you get a license with fun and sincereness. In addition, I respect your way of life, and truly i think that bucket list can change anytime but some special things remain continuosly. Maybe the “special” one is wrapped by social condition, economy status, and your hesitation, however, the process that unwrapping your “special” one can be meaningful to your “happy life”. So, do not forget it and go for it persistently~!

  5. April 30, 2015 12:15 pm

    1. For self-improvement, I want to make an immortal masterpiece as a musician. I hope that my music touch many people’s hearts and raise them hopes.

    2. Another self-improvement I want to achieve is speaking English naturally and fluently like a native speaker. Actually, I am still afraid of speaking English. I feel frustrated as I can’t express myself well in English. I will study hard and become a very good English speaker.

    3. For style of living, I hope I will not to commit an irregularity. I really want to stand against corruption at any time even if I suffer great losses.

    4. Although this may sound childish and unrealistic, I really hope that my future wife and I will love each other eternally. I want to keep romantic love by continued effort until death.

    • yong permalink
      May 1, 2015 1:34 pm

      I want to also speakt English fluently. To achieve it we we should more practice. And it is very interesting to make music. I cannot imagine If I can listen to music that I make. It will be really great.

    • Jiwon permalink
      May 1, 2015 3:29 pm

      Number 4 is also I hope. Living with lovely wife or hushand eternally is a beautiful one. I hope your romantic wish becomes real.

    • Irin permalink
      May 1, 2015 7:34 pm

      I totally agree with your second list. It is also my bucket list. Because I’m also still afraid of speaking and listening English, I have to make a lot of effort to make this dream possible.

    • tassi permalink
      May 1, 2015 10:37 pm

      Oh~ I think the last one is very romantic! And the first one that writing a song that one is great! I also dreamed about that and I tried it by learning Djing but I finally find that I am lack of some talents about music ㅜㅜ But I still have a dream about writing a music in my deepest mind. I really really hope you to write great music instead of my quick stopping.

  6. Yoon permalink
    May 1, 2015 1:14 am

    1. For adventure, I want to go to all of Europe alone. I am not independent so I want to learn about being independent. I think that traveling in Europe is a good chance to be independent. I will go to every nation in Europe and make friends in every nation. Also, I will go backpacking through europe at my own expence.

    2. For self-improvement, I will do pilates for my health and getting into condition. I have never lasted exercise longer. So I am gradually getting weight. I prefer being thinner by doing pilates. It can change my impresssion, too.

    3. Another self-improvement that I want to try is learning a musical instrument. I think people should be able to play at least one instrument. So I want to play violin. I will learn it and play one piece correctly.

    4. For my career, I want to speak three languages such as Spanish and Chinese. I am interested in the Spanish because I think it is very attractive language. Also, China is so big in the world so Chinese is essential to live. I want to have a simple conversation in Spanish and Chinese.

    • yong permalink
      May 1, 2015 1:42 pm

      Europe is a continent of envy. Many people would want to go there because of Greece or food. I wish you can travle alone there.

    • CRWtwo permalink
      May 1, 2015 2:33 pm

      Traveling alone is a big challeng to me as well. To depart alone might take a lot of courages. But It will definitely be a wonderful experience in a lifetime

    • Jiwon permalink
      May 1, 2015 3:35 pm

      Traveling Europe alone would be a good chance to be independent, but you should always be careful not to be damaged. I recommend you visit Spain and China also, because you will learn Spanish and Chinese!

    • tassi permalink
      May 1, 2015 10:29 pm

      I want to learn a musical instrnment too. I tried to learn something like guitar by myself but it failed many times. Maybe this year I will try it one more time. I hope you too learn and master a musical instrument in the near future.

    • May 2, 2015 2:29 am

      Pilates is very good for our health. I want to try it regularly but too lazy to keep it.. Maybe in a few years i will do it again and be fit in my body.

  7. JUN permalink
    May 1, 2015 2:02 am

    1. I would like to live in United Kingdom for a few years. I have been interested in United Kingdom since I was young. The first time that I felt interest in U.K is when I saw Harry Potter movie. At that time, I thought U.K was a mysterious and fantasy world because of the story of the movie. And then, I enjoyed listening British pop music, and watching soccer matches of Premier League. In addition, I like the culture of gentleman in U.K. Since I like many things of U.K, I want to go to rock concert of Muse and the stadium of Arsenal living in U.K.
    2. For self improvement, I want to speak English fluently. There are already lots of people who speak English well. Maybe, that would not be a special ability anymore. However, in the class, I think someone who can express his opinion about a philosophical question in English without any problems is nice. Like this, I want to use English proficiently.
    3. For adventure, I want to go scuba diving in a sea of Hawai. It will be fantastic to see creatures and the scenery under the sea. I have dreamed of this since I saw ‘princess mermaid’ which is a cartoon of Disney. I was impressed by sea horses drive a carriage in the cartoon. Of course this is not true, but I wish I see a spectacular view under the sea.
    4. I want to travel to the moon. In 20 years, it will be not a funny plan at all. After I saw the movie Interstellar, I felt human’s a feeling of helplessness in a vast space and I want to see new world with my eyes which I saw from only TV or book. Therefore, I thought that I must experience the world out of the earth someday. Also, I want to be in a state of weightlessness.

    • May 2, 2015 2:27 am

      Your first and second lists are very similar with my future goal. I am also interested in English culture since when i was 9 years old. I spent a month in UK because of travel, it was the best time in my life. In London, there were full of things related to Sherlock and Harry Potter. Moreover, the palace of kingdom was fabulous. If i will go there in a few years, i hope i can speak English better.

  8. Bruce permalink
    May 1, 2015 2:44 am

    1. For adventure, I wanna climb Himalayas someday. I have loved climbing since i was young. My father usually brought me to go to mountain when he want to go. This is because he want to make me adventurous and healthy. So, until now, I have no hesitation with going to climbing compared with others. So, I want to challenge Himalayas after graduation. It seems not easy but i believe i can make it.

    2. I want to travel South America. I have traveled lots of countries. However, when i go to Cuba, i changed every sight of travel on my life. There were so different with Europe, Canada, U.S and Asia. I thought we share smiliar but differnt culture. Cuba was different, I felt that time had stopped at there. Everypeople lived in out of technology but they look so happy. People looks like very poor but they never minded it(I think this is due to the fact that Cuba is Communism). Therefore, I want to feel so different things by traveling. The last choice of my travel list is South America.

    3. I will write book someday. I’m fascinated by the way of story telling. I could have change to meet author who is very famous. He told me about how to make story. That was so funny and I thought someday I will wrote my own book. I usually indulge in idle fancies, and I believe it will help me to make story.

    • yong permalink
      May 1, 2015 1:39 pm

      I am taking a class realted to Latin America. Whenver I read book or watch movie related to Latin America history, it makes me have curiosity about Latin America,especially Maya or ancient ruins. I want to really go there someday.

  9. May 1, 2015 2:09 pm

    1. For adventure experience, I wanna travel world with my girlfriend. I have been already traveled some countries like England, Italy, French, Russia, Japan, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and so on. However I never traveled over 1 month before, so I want to trip other countries over 1 month. Futhermore, even though travelling alone has its merits, sharing the experience of trip with lover can be more meaningful to me. Actually I already travelled to Japan, Fukuoka, with my girlfriend last winter. It was happy moment, but I want to travel western area with my girlfirend. I don’t know when the day is come, but I always hope the day travelling with my girfriend from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

    2. For my self-realization, I wanna write some books and publish it. From old times, I like reading book and writing the story. Particularly I like some fantasy and SF narrative, which are handling the problem of the dignity of human, morality choice on extreme situations, and attitude on accpeting the death, with well-organized view of the author’s world. Even now, I have interest in writing movie scenario, game narrative, and novel. In addition, when I am middle-aged, I will write about my half of life with essay style.

    3. For happy life, I wanna build my own house. Of course it needs some help with expert, friends, and family, but the concept and structure should be decided by me. I don’t like noisy space like the apartment in the center of city, next to the station, nearby entertainment district, and so on. I love silence, so my house should be located in suburbs. One step forward, if i got a lots of money, i want to build my house on my island. Will the day come? I just hope so.

    • so young permalink
      May 1, 2015 9:26 pm

      Your first hope is so romantic. You can go to western erea with your lovely girlfrend for long time. (She can be your wife, then the travel will turn to be your honeymoon.)

    • May 2, 2015 2:21 am

      I also want to travel with my boyfriend if i have one… I hope your bucket lists will be implemented!

  10. CRWtwo permalink
    May 1, 2015 2:27 pm

    1.For travel, I have dreamed of traveling India alone. When I saw the movie ‘Eat,pray,love’,India where the heroine prayed and trained her mind seemed really fascinating. I want to experience calm and sacred atmosphere of India. That atmosphere will make my mind and body more peaceful than ever.

    2.For an extension of career, I would like to publish a book about my careers. It will be great to have lots of readers of my own book.But, even though my book is not that popular, It will be worthwhile to have my own book in my lifetime. I just want to achieve the career success and leave it with a record as a book that I could feel proud.

    3.For adventure, I want to live in the complete country side with magnificent scenery. Since I have never lived in the country, It will be a quite new experience. To spend all 4 seasons buried in nature would be wonderful.

    4.Lastly, I have a dream to build my own house. I don’t know anything about architecture now but soon, I will learn about the way of building a house. I want to realize my dream house with my own hand. It will be so much fun to participate in all the processes of building my own house.

    • Jiwon permalink
      May 1, 2015 3:40 pm

      Your fourth hope is completely impressive. Even if it would be not easy to build your house, I hope your dream comes true. I want to know what style of house you gonna build.

    • Irin permalink
      May 1, 2015 7:27 pm

      Your final list is very nice! Although building a own house is difficult and complex process, it will be definitely wonderful in the end. I hope your dream come true someday!

    • May 2, 2015 2:23 am

      I have been to India last winter vacation. It was great experience but clearly too tired and dangerous. I know many Koreans have fantasies of trip to India but i recommend you to think about it deeply!

    • Owl permalink
      May 3, 2015 3:44 pm

      Building your own house is interesting! I want to similar one. I am interested in interior. Someday, I will also start interior in my room. Your bucket list is great.

  11. yong permalink
    May 1, 2015 2:53 pm

    1. I want to travel universe. One reason is I like watching SF movie especially related to universe like Gravity and Interstellar. Whenever I see such kind or movie, it arouses my curiosity. If I am able to see earth out of earth and if I am able to go to another planet and if I come across alien, it would be super amazing. Another reason is I desire to do experience others have not yet. It makes my feeling more special and tension. That’s why I want to travel universe someday.

    2. Another bucket list is I want to live close to sea and mountain. I have a plan which I will go to the country to live when I retire from my job in the future. Since I have only grown up in city, comfortable rural life is object of admiration to me. In addition, it will be terrible if I have to experience in dirty air and hectic life even until old. So during old age, I want to live in the country having big mountain and sea and I will enjoy that environment with my old wife, raising some dogs and cats.

    3. A third one is traveling all over the world. Many people probably have the same wish with mine. It might be natural to have this similar feeling because people always dream of escaping from stifling environment to other countries where they can enjoy more freedom and relieve their mind. In addition, putting on totally different culture and unexpected situation makes people feel more excited. I want to also feel freedom in unexpected circumstances and experience many things.

    • CRWtwo permalink
      May 1, 2015 6:59 pm

      The reasons of each list were easy to follow and pretty understandable, so I enjoyed reading yours. Hope your lists to be realized someday!

  12. Jiwon permalink
    May 1, 2015 3:23 pm

    1. For self-improvement, I would like to learn other languages, not Korean or English. Until now, I have learned only Korean and English, so I have never experienced how it feels when learning other languages. My curiosity on other languages started in a last year and I decided to learn Spanish as a first challenge. During my life, I hope to acquire 2~3 more languages while I also study English and my native language, Korean. This challenge will be clearly difficult, but if I concentrate seriously and conquer myself, it would bring me a variety of fruits.

    2. Hold my own small concert. I always enjoy singing in front of many people, so also in the present, I join and work in a vocal club of Kyunghee University. Even if I should learn more skills now, I am confident of improving my vocal skills and believe I would be able to move people with my voice in the future. With the advanced ability, I gonna hold my small concert which I devise all concepts and contents for myself.

    3. I want to write a book telling the stories about myself. In my old age, I will reminisce about my own youth and record my life. I just want to leave my traces and convey advice to the youth who might walk in a storm of life. In addition, this purpose is a great driving force for me to try my best. If I don’t live life to the full, I would feel embarrassed when I review my life to write the autobiography in the future. Thus, the purpose to write my book makes me live diligently.

    4. Buy a house with beautiful grounds. I have dreamed of living in a house with a garden. If I have my own garden, I can plant flowers and trees in a garden and do a bulgogi party in front of the house. It would be like clearly having my own place to take a rest. Of course, in order to buy that kind of house, I should work hard and earn a lot money, but to achieve my dream, I can overcome all difficulties.

    • so young permalink
      May 1, 2015 9:15 pm

      I agreew with your second hope. I also joined hiphop club of Kyung Hee University and I had a lot of performance experiences. Singing on a stag makes me feeing excited.

  13. Samantha permalink
    May 1, 2015 7:02 pm

    1. Life style
    Since I was little, I want to have my own place without anyone’s disturbing. Moreover, living dormitory in 3 double room, this hope to live alone became stronger. So, after that I got settled on the job, I hope my own house having nice night view of Han river. In my house, I’ll live alone without anyone’s nitpicking except for my cute cat. On every night, seeing the nice view, I’m going to mix the cocktail in my cocktail bar with my favorite music. Although it sounds not just special bucket list, I really hope this than any other one.

    2. Career
    Producing movie. First, I want work in movie business of entertainment enterprise. After experiencing many movie producing process , eventually I want to make my movie that images impressions from the movie still lingers in people’s mind.

    3. TRAVEL
    Actually, unlike what I seems, I prefer to doing something by oneself. Some expert defines person like me “A very sociable person an introvert personality”. Thus, I often travel alone without telling anything to anyone. Later, I want to travel with only my camera, diary, calm city in oversea.

  14. Irin permalink
    May 1, 2015 7:06 pm

    1. For adventure, I want to do the highest bungee jump in the world. The highest bungee jump bridge is Royal Gorge bridge in the United States. It’s height is 321m. Ever since I was young, I’ve loved having a thrill but never experienced bungee jump. So I really want to do it. And because many bungee jump bridge in Korea is relatively normal, I want rather special and memorable bungee jump bridge. I will go Royal Gorge bridge before I reached the age of 40.

    2. For self-improvement, I want to get cooking licenses. Now I’m not good at cooking so my family and friends dislike my food. Especially, my mom often dissuade me from cooking. But because I like cooking so much, I will practice cooking and get cooking licenses someday. It will be very happy If family and friends eat my food deliciously for distant future.

    3. For self-improvement, I wish to participate marathon tournament 50 times.I like exercise and among them I love running. Specially, I want marathon aimed at donation. It will be beneficial not only for my health but also for our society. In addition, If I finish the marathon 50 times, I will feel a great sense of accomplishment.

    4. Finally, I’d like to play the piano in an orchestra. When I was 6 years old, I started learning a piano and took a piano lesson for 10 years. In those days, I took for granted that I will be a pianist. But my future dream was changed and now it is not my future dream. However, If I have a chance to participate orchestra, I want to try it at least once.

    • stanley permalink
      May 4, 2015 1:08 am

      Oh my god.. 321m is more higher than 63 building. It seems horrible..

  15. tassi permalink
    May 1, 2015 10:25 pm

    1. First thing what I really want to actualize is traveling around the world and experiencing their music festivals. Even though at the present I am preparing teacher examination, I once had a dream to have a job related to a cultural festival. I don’t want to erase this dream but want to accomplish it someday. Therefore, when I get a stable job like a teacher and have enough time and money I will start to go every countries that have exotic festivals and experience and study it.

    2. Second thing is that I want to establish my own school. What makes me want to be a teacher was actually my will to reform Korea’s education system. By becoming a teacher of alternative school, I hoped to give colorful education that helps students but not force them study. And by establishing my own school, I want to spread my own belief for education, which is different from Korea’s general public school

    3. Finally, I want to learn to drive a sports car like something in the F1. In the past when I went to game room I always play car racing game and finally when I watch the program unlimited challenge learning for driving racing car and participate at the F1 I decided to learn to drive a racing car one day. It looks so dangerous but for me it makes me feel more refreshment (maybe because I watch it indirectly but I still wish to learn it…).

    • solomon permalink
      May 2, 2015 12:06 am

      After reading the third one, I added another one in my bucket list. I also want to learn racing. I can drive, but sometimes I want to drive fast, real fast. Actually, the movie ‘Fast and Furious’ gave me a feeling of exitement and thrill of driving. Even though it would be impossible to do it like in the movie, I want to drive ‘real’ fast one day.

  16. stanley permalink
    May 1, 2015 10:57 pm

    1. For adventure, I want to set out on a trip to Europe with my best friend. When I was 5th grade in elementary school, I visited France, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. But, at that time I was too young to understand and accept their culture and languages. Thereafter, I have prepared and made a plan for travel to Europe. And finally in this winter vacation, I am going to go to Europe and to get around whole of the most renowned and impressive sights in the Europe.
    2. Another adventurous experience I want to try is outback exploration like desert, North or South Pole, and an Amazon. I have yearned for freedom in the unknown world since I read the books about exploration and adventure when I was middle school student. The books showed me some fantasy world and also incited to go there. I really hope to go there before I die.
    3. For self-improvement, I want to go abroad for language studies. I have learned and studied English about 10 years but, my speaking and writing skills are insufficient rather than reading and listening skills. So, I really want to go to the United States or Canada to study English enthusiastically.
    4. Another self-improvement or my career, I want to request troops to be sent out the Third world when I serve in military service. I hope to go to the Third world and serve for nothing but peace as the multi-national peacekeeping forces.

  17. Cindy permalink
    May 1, 2015 11:10 pm

    1. For self-improvement, I want to make my own movie. It doesn’t have to equip expensive or fancy fliming devices. As I want to be a director, I just want to make my own film which has my own perspective, message, and idea. This is the first, and the most important bucketlist in my life. This is the category of ‘self improvement’, because making movie means the growth of my identification. It is the most valuable wish list as I am a would-be producer of film.

    2. I want to overcome aquaphobia. When I was 5-6 years old, I had an accident in relation to water. I had like to have drowned in a valley. Because of a traumatic experiment, I have aquaphobia to this day. So in summer, nonwithstanding my friends want to go water park or ocean with me, I always rejected their suggestion. Though they understand my trauma, I was always sorry to them. I don’t expect any dramatic change like success in swimming or diving, but I want to have fun in the water with my friends.

    3. I want to write a novel of my own. This is similar to 1, because I like reading a novel and watching a film madly. These activities make me meditate and enable profound thinking. Now I am just a customer of novel, but further, I want to be a produce of novel.

    • solomon permalink
      May 1, 2015 11:54 pm

      The first bucket list is very impressing. Making a film will not be easy but sometimes demanding thing pays you more. I hope you to achieve the goal and I want to watch the film if you allow me to do so.

  18. solomon permalink
    May 1, 2015 11:48 pm

    1. For travel, I want to visit at least 50 countries before I die. I have visited 8 countries until now, so 42 more countries to go. Actually, most of countries I have visited are in Europe including France, Germany, Italy, and so on. So I want to visit other continents such as South America and Austrailia.
    2. For adventure, I want to walk across Tackla Makan Desert. It is also called ‘Desert of Death” because it is very difficult to cross. However, I took a class called ‘Silk Road and Noodle Road” and learned that this desert was a historically important road connecting east and west. So I want to feel their mind who had to walk across the desert to go other side of the world. Also, extremely physically demanding activity will refresh my body and mind.
    3. For self-improvement, I want to learn languages as many as I can. For now, I only can speak Korean fluently. However, I’m trying to improve my English speaking skill and I am taking Spanish class. So I hope I can speak 3 languages in near future. Being able to speak many languages will enable me to communicate with people from various contries.
    4. Writing a book. It can be a fairy tale, fiction, or an autobiography. The genre is not important, but hopefully all of these gengres. It is not for selling. I want to hand it over to my children or someone I love later in my life.

  19. april pig permalink
    May 2, 2015 12:15 am

    1. I want to claiming Everest through Nepal. actually, it is my summer vacation-plan this year. but unfortunately, short time ago, Nepal fell in dip grief, beaus of great earthquake. so, it is not likely the suite time. not only the matter of safety, but also the openness of people’s mind. maybe all Nepal’s nation close their mind for despair.

    2. I want to beg on the street with my violin. my goal: 10000won in the cane for a day.

    3.I want to write a TV drama script. if it could be aired, it is wonderful but that is also fine it remind for my story only.

    4. To create a picture book drawing to Oriental. I like drawing also specially Oriental.

  20. Leo0701 permalink
    May 2, 2015 12:19 am

    1. The first one in my bucket list is to learn to play a musical instrument. I really want to play it. When I was young, I could play a piano but now I forgot how to play it. I was very good at playing it, but none of my friend believe my word. Actually, the first and main reason why I want to learn to play a musical instrument is my future wife. I want to make a proposal of marriage to her as I playing piano.

    2. The second one that I want to do before I die is to trip around the world with my family. My mother have always dreamed of it so I want to make her dream come true. I have visited many other countries thanks to my parents, but they couldn’t. I don’t have the wherewithal to pay for overseas travel but if I can make my own money, I’d like to spend it first for my family.

    3. The last one is to do overseas voluntary services. I’d been volunteering every weekend for 3 years but I don’t have a enough time now because I’m preparing to get a job. I really like to spend my time helping people in need. There are many people who are going hungry in poor countries such as Africa. I think it’s a noble job, caring for them and I believe it will make my like more valuable.

  21. Leo0701 permalink
    May 2, 2015 12:23 am

    1. The first one in my bucket list is to trip around the world with my family. My mother have always dreamed of it so I want to make her dream come true. I have visited many other countries thanks to my parents, but they couldn’t. I don’t have the wherewithal to pay for overseas travel but if I can make my own money, I’d like to spend it first for my family.

    2. The second one that I want to do before I die is to learn to play a musical instrument. I really want to play it. When I was young, I could play a piano but now I forgot how to play it. I was very good at playing it, but none of my friend believe my word. Actually, the first and main reason why I want to learn to play a musical instrument is my future wife. I want to make a proposal of marriage to her as I playing piano.

    3. The last one is to do overseas voluntary services. I’d been volunteering every weekend for 3 years but I don’t have a enough time now because I’m preparing to get a job. I really like to spend my time helping people in need. There are many people who are going hungry in poor countries such as Africa. I think it’s a noble job, caring for them and I believe it will make my like more valuable.

  22. Leo0701 permalink
    May 2, 2015 12:28 am

    1. The first one in my bucket list is to trip around the world with my family. My mother have always dreamed of it so I want to make her dream come true. I have visited many other countries thanks to my parents, but they couldn’t. I don’t have the wherewithal to pay for overseas travel but if I can make my own money, I’d like to spend it first for my family.

     

     

    2. The second one that I want to do before I die is to learn to play a musical instrument. I really want to play it. When I was young, I could play a piano but now I forgot how to play it. I was very good at playing it, but none of my friend believe my word. Actually, the first and main reason why I want to learn to play a musical instrument is my future wife. I want to make a proposal of marriage to her as I playing piano.

     

     

    3. The last one is to do overseas voluntary services. I’d been volunteering every weekend for 3 years but I don’t have a enough time now because I’m preparing to get a job. I really like to spend my time helping people in need. There are many people who are going hungry in poor countries such as Africa. I think it’s a noble job, caring for them and I believe it will make my like more valuable.

  23. Leo0701 permalink
    May 2, 2015 12:31 am

    1. The first one in my bucket list is to trip around the world with my family. My mother have always dreamed of it so I want to make her dream come true. I have visited many other countries thanks to my parents, but they couldn’t. I don’t have the wherewithal to pay for overseas travel but if I can make my own money, I’d like to spend it first for my family.

    2. The second one that I want to do before I die is to learn to play a musical instrument. I really want to play it. When I was young, I could play a piano but now I forgot how to play it. I was very good at playing it, but none of my friend believe my word. Actually, the first and main reason why I want to learn to play a musical instrument is my future wife. I want to make a proposal of marriage to her as I playing piano.

    3. The last one is to do overseas voluntary services. I’d been volunteering every weekend for 3 years but I don’t have a enough time now because I’m preparing to get a job. I really like to spend my time helping people in need. There are many people who are going hungry in poor countries such as Africa. I think it’s a noble job, caring for them and I believe it will make my like more valuable.

    I don’t know why this site keep saying : duplicate comment detected……. I’m confused whether my comment is uploaded or not!

  24. min permalink
    May 2, 2015 1:09 am

    1. For self-improvement, I want to compose songs by myself. Listening and playing music is one of my favorite hobbies and I always want to make songs by myself. Until nowadays, I just could make some pieces of melody line, but I want to make the whole melody and lyrics of song in someday.

    2. For adventure, I want to travel other countries with my family. When I was young, my family traveled lots of famous places of Korea almost in every vacation and long holidays. These memories still remain as the best times of my life. So when I have stable financial state, I will travel the other countries with my family.

    3. Lying down in green grass hill all the day without doing anything. The hill with green grass is some kinds of symbol of freedom and comfortableness to me. And I’m little strict and introspective person, so I have lots of concerns, but no relaxation in some works or relationships. So in someday, I want to just lying down in the green hill and looking at skies, movement of clouds all the day without thinking of anything and other people’s eyes.

    • May 2, 2015 2:20 am

      Third one is the best thing i think. so peaceful and relaxed. I love your idea.

    • stanley permalink
      May 4, 2015 1:05 am

      One day when I retired from my jobs, I will certainly return to farm and living in easy

  25. May 2, 2015 2:19 am

    1. For self-improvement, I would like to master 4 languages. In addition to Korean, my mother tongue, I hope to speak English, Chinese, and Spanish very well. I do not know why I want to be a good speaker of various languages but speaking other languages looks sexy and gorgeous. When I was in Europe as an exchange student, I met many international students who have influenced me concerning studying cultures and languages. So, I want to fluently speak four languages.

    2. For travel, I want to go to Salzburg, Austria in 5 years. The movie ‘Sound of Music’ is my favorite film which has background of Salzburg. From the time when I was 10 years old, seeing the film at the first time, I have had in mind that I should go Salzburg one day. It will be clearly nice touring the course of film spots.

    3. For my career, I would love to open a flower shop near my home. I do not know which kinds of jobs I have in near future but I have a plan for running a flower café after retirement. As I love to treat flowers and water flowerpots, I want to see them every day. Selling and dealing with flowers, at the same time, and making coffee would be great.

    4. For adventure, I want to get experiences of skydiving. Many people have experienced it in Europe Alps. I am envy with them and I will try it, too in 5 years before marriage. People who had it said that it was exciting and active and they could feel fresh and freedom. Although I have acrophobia, I think I can overcome the phobia with the beautiful scenary.

    • stanley permalink
      May 4, 2015 1:01 am

      I really love the movie ‘Sound of Music, I hope to go there too!!

  26. nabi07 permalink
    May 2, 2015 2:00 pm

    some of the things that i want to do before to die are:
    1.For adventure, I want to go a safari in Africa. I saw animals that are in the zoo but I want to see them in their natural environmental. Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the famous safari in Africa is located in Kenya near to the border with Tanzania. .
    2.For travel, Egypt is my perfect destination, I want to see the pyramids also I wanted to ride a camel. For me Egyptian culture and specific the built of the pyramids are mystery for us. Since my childhood I dreamed about to go to the ancient Egyptian civilization land.
    3.For self-improvement, I want to learn how to cook Turkish food. I tried this food in Korea but is one of my favorite gastronomy’s dishes that I have been tasted. One of the steps that I can do for learn it is search a part time job in Turkish restaurant.
    4.For my parents, I want to get a good job that can give me enough money for give financial support to my parents. They give as much as they can as a gratitude I want to support them.

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