My Bucket List

This is my bucket list where I list all the things I want to do, feel, experience, see and achieve before I die. :) I will continuously update it as I complete current items and come across new ones.

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[First written: 2009; Last Update: Oct 2014]

[Green = My upcoming goals]

  1. Pursue my passion and turn it into a career (Done; started pursuing my passion by way of my personal development blog, Personal Excellence, on Dec 14, 2008 and will be doing it for the rest of my life :) )
  2. Live my life with true meaning (As of Dec 14, 2008 since starting my personal development business)
  3. Win awards for Personal Excellence
  4. Be internationally recognized in my personal development work (Achieved as of 2011 – PE has an international reader base from over 200 countries now and is recognized as a #1 trusted, go-to source for all things on personal excellence)
  5. Be invited to speak overseas (Achieved in 2010, when I got invited to speak in Hong Kong; Jun 2011, was invited to speak in Holland; Nov 2011, was invited to speak at prestigious Wharton Marketing Conference held by Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, PA, US!)Wharton Marketing Conference 2011
  6. Continue to be invited to speak overseas – be it conferences or institutions (Ongoing)
  7. Start my talk show on living your best life (Mar 2013 — Kicked off my brand new video channel, Celes.TV, with this interview. Will be creating more interviews on an ongoing basis!)Interview with Daniel Wong, Author of "The Happy Student"
  8. Develop my talk show to be one of the best and most popular talkshows, benchmarking The Oprah Show, Tyra Show and Ellen Show
  9. Be a vegan (Turned a vegetarian in 2008; working my way to being a full-fledged vegan!
  10. See fireflies
  11. Achieve my ideal weight
  12. Travel to Europe (Done! :) First visited Europe on Jun 21, 2011!)
  13. Live overseas for an extended period of time (Done! Traveled and lived overseas in Europe and U.S. for over seven months (non-stop) between Jun 2011 to Jan 2012)
  14. Travel around Europe (Done! Spent five months traveling Europe between Jun 2011 and Oct 2012; visited Holland, Germany, Paris, Spain, and London)
  15. Visit the Eiffel Tower at night (Visited it on my second night in Paris on Aug 1, 2011 — Was soaking in its magnificence for a good few minutes!)Eiffel Tower
  16. Visit London/UK (Aug 2011 – Went to London and stayed there for nearly 3 months. Loved it! London is a huge metropolitan – nice tall buildings, busy streets, multitude of cultures/races/nationality, never ending flow of people. Very much like cities like Singapore/New York, but with an English twist.)
  17. Visit New York (Nov 2011 – Arrived at Manhattan)Times Square at Manhattan, New York City
  18. Visit the famous Wall Street (Nov 2011)
  19. See the State of Liberty (Nov 2011)
  20. Check out the Empire State Building (Nov 2011)
  21. Jog in the serenity and quiet shroud of the night (2008)
  22. Achieve 10,000 subscribers at Personal Excellence (2010)
  23. Achieve 20,000 subscribers at PE (Dec 2010)
  24. Achieve 1 million page views / month at PE (Oct 2011: Celebrating… One Million Pageviews / Month)
  25. Achieve 2 million page views / month at PE
  26. Achieve 5 million page views / month at PE
  27. Achieve 10 million page views / month at PE
  28. Have a meet-up session with Personal Excellence readers (2011, ongoing: Check out past PE reader meetups)
  29. Communicate freely with my brother
  30. Astral project (2001)
  31. Read other people’s minds
  32. Achieve the highest level of consciousness (Enlightenment?)
  33. See snow (Oct 2008)
  34. Stay awake for 48 hours straight (Mar 2010 — stayed awake for almost 90 hours straight)
  35. Visit South America
  36. Visit India (Done! Feb 2013 — visited Chennai, India. See pictures here.)At Grand Chola in Chennai, India
  37. Visit South Africa (Mar 27–Apr 22 2013 — Went to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa)
  38. See the savannah and wild life in South Africa (Done! :) Apr 4, 2013 — was at Lion Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Was up close and personal with the lions and lion cubs!! I’m stroking a cub in this picture!!)Stroking a lion cub in Johannesburg, South Africa
  39. Create a room I love (2008)
  40. Have my own apartment
  41. Have my dream home
  42. Have my own car (maybe?)
  43. Get a convertible
  44. Have an open connection with my spirit guides (Aug 2011)
  45. Reach out to millions around the world and help them to grow and achieve their highest potential (Ongoing)
  46. Speak to over 1,000 people (2009)
  47. Speak to over 3,000 people
  48. Speak to over 5,000 people
  49. Speak to over 10,000 people
  50. Create my passive income business (In 2012, transited from active-income business to passive-income business where over 95% of my income is passive without me having to exchange my time for it. I’ve since created a course sharing all my strategies and lessons to build a P.I. business. Learn more: The Passive Income System.)
  51. Achieve six-figure annual revenue for my business
  52. Speak to an international audience of thousands of people
  53. Be featured in media for my work (2009, ongoing — As of 2014, I’ve been featured in the media over 80 times, including CNN, Channel News Asia, Asia One, and Cosmopolitan. Read: Media section)
  54. Appear on TV (As of Dec 2010, Channel News Asia; I’ve subsequently appeared on other TV programs, usually to share my opinions on personal development topics)Celestine Chua on Channel News Asia, AM Live!
  55. Write a book (Jul 2014; wrote and published 10 Rules of Super Productive People, my one and only book on achieving peak productivity)
  56. Publish a physical book
  57. Hit best sellers list
  58. Hit New York best sellers list
  59. Earn one million dollars
  60. Earn one billion dollars
  61. Telekinetically move a large object (2008: Moved a Psiwheel)
  62. Go horseback riding again (Done! :) Feb 8, 2013 at Edward Elliot’s Beach in Chennai, India)Horseback Riding at Elliot's Beach
  63. Fly first class
  64. Go skydiving
  65. Visit the ancient ruins of Rome
  66. Travel around San Francisco on the cable car (Jan 24, 2012 – Visited San Francisco and traveled through the streets on the cable car. Check! :) )Cable Car Ride in San Francisco, California
  67. Visit the pyramids at Egypt
  68. Ride a camel
  69. Walk across a desert
  70. Fly in a hot air balloon (Jan 15, 2012 – Went on a hot air balloon in Orange County, California)Going for a hot air balloon ride in Orange Country, California
  71. Explore Antarctica
  72. Walk on water
  73. Visit Disneyland in America (Jan 16, 2012 – Visited the first ever Disneyland in California!)
  74. Go stargazing (Jan 21, 2012 – Unwittingly got this item checked while watching a film in Griffith Observatory, which had a awe-inspiring segment where there was a a mesmerizing, starlit sky)
  75. Stay up the whole the night till sunrise conversing and relishing in the company of a good friend (2002)
  76. Witness a meteor shower
  77. See the Northern Lights
  78. Dress up in a costume party (Jul ’08 – Had fun at a costume party in my ex-company)Masquerading as Danielle from Ever After
  79. Attend a cosplay event
  80. Fly a kite
  81. Help out someone in need
  82. Soak in the beauty of a sunset (Jun 21, 2011 – At Holland, Noordwijk)Sunset at Holland, Noordwijk
  83. Experience a sunrise in its true glory
  84. Go trekking in a rainforest
  85. Give someone a surprise
  86. Lucid dream
  87. Climb a mountain — Mount Kinabalu?
  88. Go whale watching
  89. Throw a big party inviting everyone I know and everyone they know
  90. Experience cherry blossoms in Japan
  91. Explore Louvre in Paris (Aug 4, 2011 – Magnificent. Saw the Mona Lisa. Was awestruck by the richness of historical art pieces and European culture. Napoleon’s Apartments really took my breath away, while the Greek sculptures were hauntingly beautiful.)
    Before the Mona Lisa Painting at Louvre (Paris, France)
  92. Explore a castle (Aug 15, 2011 – Visited Windsor Castle in UK, a medieval castle and royal residence.)
  93. Dress up as a Santarina
  94. Hug a mascot
  95. Sleep in a hammock
  96. Go camping in the woods
  97. Sail out in the sea for a week
  98. Have dinner in a location that overlooks the entire city
  99. Fly around a city in a helicopter
  100. Swim in an ocean
  101. Bury a time capsule with key memoirs in a secret location
  102. Open the time capsule after 5 years
  103. Understand the truth behind the time-space continuum
  104. Go on a road trip (Jul 2011 — Went on a road trip while I was in Germany)
  105. Learn to cycle (I don’t know how to cycle! Yet. Read #2 in 25 Random Things About Me.)
  106. Learn ice skating (Apr 17, 2013 — Learned ice skating in Cape Town, South Africa. Going to take up lessons to become better when I return to Singapore!)Ice Skating at Cape Town, South Africa
  107. Become an expert in ice skating, to the point where I can fast skating, skate backwards, and spin
  108. Visit the leaning tower of pisa
  109. Thank my parents for everything they have done for me (2009)
  110. Learn to drive a car
  111. Go snorkeling and experience marine life up close and personal
  112. Get a pebble to bounce off the surface of the water 4 times
  113. Fly (Apr 18, 2013 — Went paragliding off Lion’s Head in Cape Town, South Africa. Hovered 500 meters off the air for a good ten minutes or so. My mind was COMPLETELY blown away!!! Life shall never be the same again!!) Read about my paragliding experience: The Day I Flew (My Paragliding Experience in Cape Town!)Celes Paragliding in Cape Town, off Lion's Head
  114. Continuously grow and help others live their best lives (Ongoing)
  115. See penguins (Done!!! Apr, 2013 — Saw the cutest wee lil’ African penguins while I was in Cape Town, South Africa. :) )Penguins from Cape Town, South Africa
  116. Go canoeing (Apr 19, 2013 — Went canoeing at Cape Town, off the Boulders area. Made me fall in love with water and am planning to take up a water sport at the moment. :) )Canoeing at Cape Town, South Africa
  117. Go scuba diving
  118. Do a hugging challenge! :)  (Done as of Jul 11, 2013! :) Read: The Day I Went Around Giving Free Hugs to Strangers)
  • Shridhar Marale


  • Hannah

    Wow I love this, best bucketlist I’ve come across! You are inspiring, thankyou!

    • Celestine Chua

      Thank you Hannah! :D I hope this inspires you to create and act on your own list too!

  • Cody Lillie

    Great bucket list, got some new ideas for mine! Thanks

    • Celestine Chua

      Awesome Cody!! :D Feel free to share the link for your own list here!

  • bingbingwa

    What a cutie!

  • Doodles

    I want to go to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, take photos and lay on the ground where Jesus walked.

  • Bukky

    Fantastic list! Great inspiration! I’ve just started mine and love reading others, we have a couple cross overs! Good Luck!

    My bucketlist here:

  • riny

    Wow… Celes you are inspiring. Thank you. I’m gonna make my Bucket List…

  • ruch

    Very inspiring !!!
    I started making my bucket list! :) :)

  • Cyrus

    When doing a bucket list can you give me some comments on whether or not we should include already DONE items if it’s the first time we are writing such a list?

    • Celestine Chua

      I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule — I personally would recommend just focusing on the things that you’d like to do, since the bucket list is about the list of things you want to do (as opposed to things you’ve done).

      But if you’re writing it for the first time and you want to use it as a personal log of things you’ve done at the same time, you can have a separate “special note to yourself” at the bottom of the bucket list listing things that you wanted to do before and have done. Or you can mix it into your current bucket list and cross them out right after you write them. Hope this helps! :D

      • Cyrus

        Thanks, good points. I realized if it’s nagging thought in my mind, I’ll put it down to acknowledge myself as a “well done” for doing it. :) Maybe then I can think about other things.

  • Kerry

    Good on you, love your articles. You sound like a great person.

  • Ricardo Ramos

    You are an incredible person, you inspired me in making my very own list, thank you. I hope you manage to accomplish everything in your list !!

    • Celestine Chua

      Thank you so much Ricardo! :) So glad that this has inspired you in making your own list; now go forth and make your dreams happen! :)