Goal #7: Dine at Noma – CHECK!

Goal #7. Dine at Noma (Chef René Redzepi), Copenhagen, Denmark – COMPLETED September 10th, 2014. It was the most amazing dining experience I’ve ever had for sure. 25 courses, about 10 glasses of wine and champagne, and a fruity espresso later, it has completed transformed the way I think about culinary art.   I even got […]

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 […]

Progress Update: November 2013

I can’t believe it’s been over 3 months since I updated this blog. Time flies when you procrastinate. I have been updating the Facebook page regularly though, so please go “like” it. Goal #1. Visit all 50 states in the US In September, I presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association conference in Sioux Falls, […]

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 #34: Create a photo or video essay – COMPLETED

I have been recording video clips everyday since March 2013 with the intention of compiling  a video diary of the year between my 41st and 42nd birthday. That would be my video essay for this goal #34. However, as I capture these moments, I want to experiment with them in different ways. Hence this “Travelogue” […]

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 […]

Artistic Creation – One Second Everyday Video

A few years ago, when I was in the screenwriting MFA program at Hollins, I wrote a lot. I was really bad at the beginning, but just like most things, practice helped. By the time I graduated, my thesis screenplay actually did well in screenwriting competitions and film festivals. Instead of moving to Hollywood to […]

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 […]

Goal #10 Try vegetarianism for a month – Check

So 28 days came and went just like that,  and I was a vegetarian for a month. It was actually much easier than I expected. I think it’s mainly because there’s an end date. I knew I could go back to eating meat again on March 1st (which I did. I had a meatball sub […]