Goal #3 Tango in Buenos Aires and Goal #20 Be comfortable at at least one ballroom dance – DONE!

For Spring Break 2016 and my 44th birthday, I went to Buenos Aires and took 2 hours of tango lessons each day for 5 days. At the end, I was nowhere close to being good, but I was comfortable enough. I even danced at a Milonga! Here is my 3rd 1-sec everyday diary. From the […]

Goal #19 – Learn how to iron a shirt – DONE!

Bought my first iron, ironing board and my mom gave me a lesson. I have to say, ironing is good skill to have, but it really isn’t the most efficient use of time. It takes quite long to get a short nice and crisp. I heard that steamers are much better. Still, now if there […]

Progress Report: June 2014

Goal #7. Dine at Noma (Chef René Redzepi), Copenhagen, Denmark. Noma has reclaimed the no.1 restaurant in the world title this year. Third time’s the charm. Got out of bed at 3am to book a table at Noma. I’ve learned from past experience. You have to be at the booking site just a little bit before it […]

Progress Report: April 2014

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I came up with the idea for this personal project. Which means that I only have 3 years left to accomplish everything! So, since November 2013 (my last blog post), I have done the following: Goal # 1 Visit all 50 states in the US I went to […]

Goal 18: Learn 150 interesting words – The First 25

    1. Fabulist – 1. a person who invents or relates fables. 2.a liar. In a sentence: “I’m thinking about writing a screenplay called Fabulist Fabulist. It would be perfect for Jim Carey” 2. Bathetic – displaying or characterized by bathos. 3. Harridan – a scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew. 4. Ataraxia – a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity. 5. Franchise – the right to vote. 6. Disbosom – to reveal; confess. 7. Potvaliancy (noun) – Brave only as a result of being drunk. 8. Empurple – To color or become purple or […]

Goal #21 Learn CPR – COMPLETED

When I learned that the success rate of CPR is only around 3%, I had my doubts about following through with this goal. However, a 3% chance is still better than nothing. I was going to spend two-three hundred dollars to do training course at UFM, a community learning center. But then my library offered […]

Jumping out of a plane and other progress updates

Goal #24 Jump out of a plane (preferably with a parachute) – COMPLETED!! All I can say about that 1 second when you jump out of plane for the first time is, it’s freaking surreal! I wasn’t scared at all. I wasn’t even nervous. I was surprisingly calm for someone who’s about to leap off a […]

2013 Progress Update #2

Goal #10 Try vegetarianism for a month (happening right now) This is happening right now! Feburary, 2013 is THE month. Of course I would pick the shortest month in a non-leap year to try this, despite many friends telling me to pick a summer month to get better and more variety of vegetables. I grew […]

Progress Update: September, 2012

Goal #1 Visit 50 states (in progress) I went to Telluride, Colorado for the Risk and Reward Library Conference (aka R2 Conference), which was hands down the best library conference I’ve ever attended. The entire conference challenged convention library thinking. Everything was planned and executed meticulously. It was such an exciting experience. However, while I was intrigued […]