30 Things to do Before 30

This is the day before the day, and I’ve been thinking about the chapters of my childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. I’ve survived school, experienced working life, and discovered a love for teaching. I’ve travelled to a few places, and was inspired by the beauty and diversity that this world has to offer. I found an amazing partner, and we had a beautiful wedding in the presence of loved ones. We even got to go on two honeymoons – a short and sweet vacation in Bali, and two weeks in the United States (Orlando and New York). We went to Disney World, which is still my all-time favourite place, and we watched the sunset in New York City from the top of the Rockefeller Center. To sum it up, an incredibly blessed life so far, and I can’t be thankful enough.

Looking forward, there is so much to be excited about. Life is a series of experiences, and getting older is part of the deal, because at the end of things, you’ll want to say that you’ve lived. And because I’m obsessed with lists, I’ve drawn up a to-do list to make sure that happens!

30 Things to do Before 30

1. Write a story

2. Learn 繁体字 (traditional Chinese writing)

3. Re-learn French

4. Travel to Disneyland Paris

5. Climb up the steps of the Eiffel Tower

6. Climb up the steps to see 大佛 (Big Buddha) in Hong Kong

7. Participate in a ballroom dance competition

8. Train for a 10km run

9. Celebrate Halloween in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

10. Read 红楼梦 (Dream of Red Mansions)

11. Read Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

12. Have a signature entrée

13. Have a signature main course

14. Have a signature dessert

15. Throw a dinner party

16. Make charaben (character bento)

17. Get a good camera

18. Begin a photography project

19. Have a financial plan

20. Enroll in Early Childhood course

21. Create educational material

22. Finish knitting a scarf

23. Find the perfect pink nail polish

24. Find the perfect pair of nude heels

25. Dine at TWG

26. Dine at Cafe Landmark

27. Try to complete my collection of Baby Blues comics

28. Complete my “Closet Inventory” project

29. Get started on anti-ageing skincare

30. Have first child


Well, hopefully five years is enough time to do all these things, but it’ll be fun to have a try anyway. Thank you all for being part of this amazing journey, and watch this space! 🙂