Things I want to do before I die. Please let me know if you have any recommendation.
Progress as of Sep 26, 2021: 37.75/88.

  1. ✓ Learn Spanish
  2. ✓ Live in another country
  3. Start a nonprofit organization
  4. ✗ See my book being sold at an airport outside Vietnam
  5. ✓ Be in a movie/commercial (I’ve actually done this in 3 countries: Vietnam, India, US)
  6. ✗ Become the first author of a paper at a top-tier conference
  7. ✗ Get published on the New Yorker
  8. ✗ Read 1000 books (~50% done)
  9. Teach a graduate-level course
  10. ✓ Start a company
  11. ✗ Author a patent
  12. ✗ Write for a TV show that I watch
  13. ✓ Fall in love
  14. ✗ Build my own home
  15. ✗ Have a salad from my own garden
  16. ✗ Become a parent
  17. ✗ Be a writer in Paris
  18. ✗ Get married to someone I love
  19. ✗ Go on a trip overseas with my whole family
  20. ✗ Take a hot-air balloon ride
  21. ✓ Be in a submarine
  22. ✗ Swim a mile
  23. ✗ Run a half marathon
  24. ✗ Scuba dive
  25. Learn to ski
  26. ✓ Surf in Hawaii
  27. Fly an airplane
  28. ✓ Learn to drive a car
  29. ✗ Get a PhD (in CS, Neuroscience, or Psychology)
  30. ✗ Body transformation
  31. ✓ Dance on stage at a concert (thanks Flo Rida!)
  32. ✗ Ride a horse in Mongolia
  33. Publish a Python package
  34. ✗ Create my own programming language
  35. ✓ Take a walk in the rain
  36. ✗ Eat at a 3 Michelin star restaurant
  37. ✓ Ask a stranger out (he said no)
  38. ✓ Invite a stranger to my home
  39. ✗ Sleep in a castle
  40. ✓ Sleep outside on the beach, under the sky
  41. ✓ Go on an African safari
  42. ✓ Camp in a desert
  43. ✗ See auroras
  44. ✓ Learn to salsa
  45. ✗ Learn to play a music instrument (tried 3x)
  46. ✗ Zero gravity
  47. ✓ Work in a casino
  48. ✓ Do stand-up
  49. ✓ Travel Southeast Asia
  50. ✓ Hitchhike across Africa
  51. ✗ Spend at least a month in Western Africa
  52. ✓ Hike Los Andes
  53. ✓ Visit South Omo valley, Ethiopia
  54. ✗ Sail around the Caribbean
  55. ✗ Drink vodka in Russia
  56. ✗ Eat sushi in Japan
  57. ✗ Travel around Eastern Europe
  58. ✓ See Kashmir
  59. ✗ Visit Mecca
  60. ✓ Do Bible tour: Jerusalem, lake of Galilee, Jordan river, Bethlehem, Nazareth
  61. ✗ Stay with an Amazonian tribe
  62. ✓ Visit an Amish community
  63. ✗ Visit Vatican
  64. ✗ Visit Tehran
  65. ✗ Visit Sicily
  66. ✗ Visit 100 countries (~40% done)
  67. ✗ Go to South Pole or North Pole
  68. ✓ Climb Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
  69. ✗ Climb Great wall, China
  70. ✗ Hike to Everest base camp
  71. ✗ Reed Dance, Swaziland
  72. ✗ Burning Man, the US
  73. ✗ Carnival in Brazil
  74. ✓ Watch a Broadway show in New York
  75. ✓ Pashut Festival, Israel
  76. ✓ Laos’ new year
  77. ✗ Watch bullfight in Spain
  78. ✗ Watch a soccer game at Camp Nou (Old Trafford is fine too)
  79. ✓ Visit Googleplex
  80. ✗ Speak at TED
  81. ✗ Meet the Pope
  82. ✗ Meet a prince
  83. ✗ Meet JK Rowling
  84. ✓ See a comet
  85. ✓ Meet Dalai Lama
  86. ✗ Have my own’s ice cream flavor
  87. ~ Be awesome
  88. ~ Be kind