List

1. Create a life list with 100 initial goals (2009)

| TRAVEL |

ASIA
2. China (can only be checked off when I visit every local listed below)

  • Beijing (Forbidden City, Great Wall, Tiannanmen Square, Hutongs, Bird’s Nest Stadium), 2001, 2012
  • Fa Yuan, Old family village in Guangzhou
  • Hangzhou (West Lake), 2001
  • Shanghai (The Bund, Pearl Tower, Jing Mao Tower, World Financial Center, Ride Maglev Train, Shanghai Museum), 2001, 2009, 2012
  • Shenzhen (The World) 2009
  • Sichuan, 2001
  • Suzhou, 2001
  • Tibet (Lhasa, Ride Train from Beijing)
  • Three Gorges, 2001
  • Xi’an (Terra Cotta Warriors)
  • Xinjiang (Sunday Market)
  • Yunnan

3. Thailand
4. Indonesia
5. South Korea
6. Mongolia (Ride a Horse)
7. Singapore
8. Vietnam
9. Cambodia
10. Japan (Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto), 1999
11. Hong Kong (50′ Buddha Statue, Dim Sum, Mongkok Shopping, The Peak), 2001, 2003, 2009
12. Taiwan (Night Market, Taipei 101, National Palace Museum, Water Rafting in Hualien), 2005

EUROPE
13. Austria
14. Belgium
15. Denmark (Little Mermaid Statue)
16. Czech Republic
17. England (Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, London Eye)
18. Finland
19. France (Paris, Cannes)
20. Germany
21. Greece
22. Iceland (Blue Lagoon)
23. Ireland (Castle, Eat in a Pub)
24. Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence)
25. Luxemburg
26. Monaco
27. Norway
28. Portugal
29. Scotland
30. Spain
31. Sweden
32. Switzerland
33. The Netherlands (Amsterdam)

SOUTH PACIFIC/OCEANIA
34. Fiji
35. Australia (Great Barrier Reef)
36. New Zealand

AFRICA
37. South Africa (Go on a Safari)
38. Egypt (Pyramids, Sphinx)

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
39. Argentina (Watch a Tango Performance, Iguazu Falls)
40. Brazil
41. Peru (Manchu Picchu)

CARIBBEAN
42. Jamaica, 2007
43. Bahamas, 1997
44. Cayman Islands, 2007
45. Haiti, 2007
46. Aruba
47. Barbadoes

NORTH AMERICA
48. Mexico, early 90s & 2007
49. Canada
(Toronto, PE Island, Vancouver, Montreal)
50. USA (all 50 states)

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona, 1998
  • Arkansas
  • California, Lifer
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut, 2012
  • Delaware, 2012
  • Florida, 1997, 2008, 2012
  • Georgia, 2012
  • Hawaii, 2002, 2012
  • Idaho
  • Illinois, 2008, 2012
  • Indiana, 2012
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland, 2012
  • Massachusetts, 2007, 2012
  • Michigan, 2012
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada, a lifetime of vacations
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey, 2012
  • New Mexico
  • New York, 2002, 2011, 2012
  • North Carolina, 2012
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon, 2001
  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina, 2012
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia, 2012
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming, 1990s

| EAT |

51. Balat
52. Ethiopian Food
53. Chez Pananez
54. French Laundry
55. Authentic Xiao Long Bao from Shanghai
56. Eat Sichuan meal in Sichuan
57. Eat Shanghai street food
58. Eat Beijing street food
59. Eat crepes in Paris
60. Eat pasta in Italy
61. Taiwanese street food
62. Hong Kong street food
63. Dim Sum in Hong Kong
64. Eat a meal at Club 33 in Disneyland (Bachelorette Party, 2011)

| ACCOMPLISH |

65. Watch every movie in David’s collection
66. Swim with dolphins
67. Learn Chinese acrobatics
68. Learn competitive diving
69. Rock climb (fake rock)
70. Learn flying trapeze
71. Learn Chinese dance
72. Swim with sting rays

73. Teach myself to knit a sweater
74. Learn how to play piano well
75. Learn how to play the guitar well

| LANGUAGES |

76. Chinese (Mandarin)
77. Chinese (Cantonese)
78. Chinese (Shanghaiese)
79. Japanese
80. Korean
81. Spanish
82. French
83. Sign Language

| EDUCATION & CAREER|

84. Finish Undergraduate Studies (UC Berkeley, 2006)
85. Apply and get into a top university for undergrad (UC Berkeley, 2001)
86. Study Abroad (Taiwan, 2005)
87. Get a job after college (Panache Communications, 2006)
88. Complete MBA program
89. Apply and accepted by top MBA program
90. Reach the executive level in my career
91. Own a small business
92. Create or write for a widely-read blog (not mine, but the one I created at work is pretty popular)

| DO ONCE |

93. Walk Bay to Breakers in full costume
94. Attend the Olympics
95. Attend Sun Dance Film Festival
96. Attend Tribeca Film Festival
97. Attend New York Fashion Week
98. Attend a Hollywood movie premier
99. Spend Halloween in San Francisco’s Castro
100. Attend the Pink Party in San Francisco’s Castro
101. Wait in line all night for Black Friday
102. Buy expensive dinner on Valentine’s Day
(2005)
103. Spend New Year’s Eve in New York City’s Time Square
(2003)
104. Watched Fireworks in a Yukata in Japan during Summer Festival
(1997)
105. Fly On a Private Jet
(2002)
106. Take studio photos in Taiwan
(2005)
107. Stay in a Las Vegas Penthouse
(2002)
108. Attend San Diego’s Comic Con
(2007)
109. Meet a celebrity (Met each member of Alive aka Daniel Wu’s fake boy band, 2007)
110. Gamble in seedy Macao casino
111. Cruise through Three Gorges Dam, China
112. Visit castle in Kanazawa, Japan
113. Visit Harajuku, Japan

114. Travel by train (Shanghai to Beijing, 2012)
115. Watch the sunrise (Haleakale, 2011)
116. Be in the audience of the Late Show (2008)

| LOVE & FAMILY |

117. Fall in love
118. Get married (2011)
119. Plan a well-organized, budgeted, kick-ass wedding (2011)
120. Be a mother
121. Own a home (2011)
122. Save enough money to send kids to college
123. Save enough money to retire comfortably & early

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2 thoughts on “List”

  1. Hi Daisy,

    wow, I just came across your blog and would love if you shared some of your goals and experiences on our site http://www.mylifelist.org. This is an amazing list and I know your experiences would inspire so many of our members.

    Looking forward to your thoughts,

    Bill
    CEO, MyLifeList.org

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