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30 Before 30

It hit me today that in 2011, I’ll be turning 30. Gah! I only turned 29 last September! While randomly blog-hopping, I found that there is something called The 30 Before 30 Project, where you make a list of things that you want to do before you’re 30.

Since I’m a big fan of lists and that my 30th birthday is only 9 months away, I’m going to make a list of things that I can do within the next 9 months. I just hope that it’s not too ambitious.

1. Roast a chicken properly.

2. Recreate the supposedly awesome green curry that I made once before.

3. Write a little every day, even if it’s just a sentence or two.

4. Read at least 10 previously unread books.

5. Go without caffeine for a day (and we all know that it’s is going to be awesomely difficult for me).

6. Pack lunch from home at least 1 day a week.

7. Print out some of the digital pictures that I’ve taken over the last five years.

8. Practice the ukulele more often to be at least not so horrible sounding when I play.

9. Pick up inline skating and get good enough to join the roller derby.

10. Spend a weekend museum hopping.

11. Take more pictures with family, friends and loved ones.

12. Complete at least one half-finished NDS game.

13. Spend a day at the Botanical Gardens to explore the gardens with a guide or guidebook.

14. Finish some the half read books in the pile.

15. Expand my reading genre to those that I would not normally read.

16. Learn how to sew, even if it’s just a tiny drawstring bag.

17. Bake a cake successfully.

18. Spend a day out with my girlfriends to catch up.

19. Go for a short holiday without the family, just friends.

20. Organise a tea party picnic with friends, complete with scones, nice teacups and dresses or skirts.

21. Learn to swim free style.

22. Go cycling/trekking at Pulau Ubin.

23. Make roast beef.

24. Have a steak made with love.

25. Send a friend a snail mail, just because.

26. Take a picture a day.

27. Start a Calisthenics programme for myself.

28. Go for a guided nature walk

29. 5 trade compilations of comics.

30. Have a Nerf war with a group of friends.

Hopes And Wants For 2011

I hope that the coming year will be an awesome one, filled with love, happiness and blessings, not just for me but also all my loved ones.

I hope to find more time to write not just short stories but also longer, series/novel length stories to make up for my failure to complete NaNoWriMo last year.

I’m hoping for the coming projects, both for school and work, to go smoothly.

I hope for personal growth and discovering my strengths and weaknesses and work on them.

I hope to go for basic SCUBA diving lessons and at get certified some time within the next year.

I want to tone up, strengthen my body and stamina as I’ve neglected that part of my health for too long. Also, one needs to have a toned up bod if one wants to cosplay as Cassandra Cain or Batwoman.

I want to take up skating being it roller blades or the quad since I want to join the local roller derby.

I want to start swimming again and learn the free style since I can only do the breast stroke and very slowly at that.

I want to make time to start cooking again. It’s been too long and I’m somewhat out of practice.

I want to make a little time to catch up my readings, both for work, school and recreational.

I want to spend more quality time with my loved ones.

Most of all I hope that it’ll be an awesome, wonderfully happy year.

What do you hope for or want in 2011?