My Bucket List

This is my bucket list where I list all the things I want to achieve before I die. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will continuously update it as I complete current items and come across new ones.

Don’t just read my bucket list though – create your own too! Read my bucket list article 101 Things to Do Before You Die.

[First written: 2009; Last Update: Apr 2017]

[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 )
  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 (As of 2011 โ€” PE has an international reader base from over 200 countries now)
  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 in Philadelphia!)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 โ€” Kicked off my video channel. Will be creating more videos 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. Eat healthily (Ongoing)
  10. See fireflies in person
  11. Achieve my ideal weight (Done! In 2015, through healthy eating ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  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 7 months (non-stop) between Jun 2011 to Jan 2012)
  14. Travel around Europe (Done. Spent 5 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 โ€” 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)
  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: Celebratingโ€ฆ 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 (Done, ongoing: Check out past PE reader meetups)
  29. Communicate freely with my brother (Done, 2015)
  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 โ€” stayed awake for almost 90 hours straight)
  35. Visit South America
  36. Visit India (Done! Feb 2013 โ€” visited Chennai, India)
    Celes at Grand Chola in Chennai, India

    At Grand Chola, Chennai

  37. Visit South Africa (Mar 27โ€“Apr 22, 2013 โ€” Went to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa)
  38. See the savannah and wild life in South Africa (Done! ๐Ÿ™‚ Apr 4, 2013 โ€” was at Lion Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Was up close and personal with the lions and lion cubs!)Celes stroking a lion cub in Johannesburg, South Africa
  39. Create a room I love (2008)
  40. Have my own apartment (Jul 2014, My husband and I moved into our new home together โ™ฅ)
  41. Have my dream home
  42. Have my car (Scraped this in 2015. Over the years, I realized that this is not a wish anymore as it conflicts with my desire to go green. If I get a car, it’s because I need to, but not as a material goal.)
  43. Have an open connection with my spirit guides (Aug 2011)
  44. Reach out to millions around the world and help them to grow and achieve their highest potential (Ongoing)
  45. Speak to over 1,000 people (2009)
  46. Speak to over 3,000 people
  47. Speak to over 5,000 people
  48. Speak to over 10,000 people
  49. Create my passive income business (In 2012, transited from active-income to passive-income business where over 95% of my income is passive.)
  50. Achieve six-figure annual revenue for my business (Achieved in 2015. This was a long time coming as I’ve never been income-focused)
  51. Speak to an international audience of thousands of people
  52. Be featured in media for my work (2009, ongoing. As of 2014, I’ve been featured in the media over 70 times, including CNN, Channel News Asia, Asia One, and Cosmopolitan. Read: Media section)
  53. 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!
  54. Write a book (Jul 2014; wrote and published 10 Rules of Super Productive People on achieving peak productivity)
  55. Publish a physical book (Scraped this in 2015. Decided that launching a physical, hard copy book is no longer in my wishes as it is not an eco-friendly goal; plus with digital being the norm today, there’s less reason than ever to launch a physical book.)
  56. Earn one million/billion dollars (Scraped this in 2015. I realize that monetary goals are largely irrelevant to me now as much as I have the cash to care for my needs, care for my loved ones, and freely pursue my goals without significant limits. When you do, the role that money has in your life then becomes the story that you tell yourself.)
  57. Telekinetically move a large object (2008: Moved a Psiwheel)
  58. Go horseback riding again (Done! ๐Ÿ™‚ Feb 8, 2013 at Edward Elliot’s Beach in Chennai, India)Celes horseback riding at Elliot's Beach
  59. Visit the ancient ruins of Rome
  60. Travel around San Francisco on the cable car (Jan 24, 2012 – Visited San Francisco and traveled through the streets on the cable car. Check! ๐Ÿ™‚ )CCeles on a cable Car Ride in San Francisco, California
  61. Visit the pyramids at Egypt
  62. Ride a camel
  63. Walk across a desert
  64. Fly in a hot air balloon (Jan 15, 2012 – Went on a hot air balloon ride in Orange County, California)Celes going for a hot air balloon ride in Orange Country, California
  65. Explore Antarctica
  66. Walk on water
  67. Visit Disneyland in America (Jan 16, 2012 – Visited the first ever Disneyland in California!)
  68. 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)
  69. Stay up the whole the night till sunrise conversing and relishing in the company of a good friend (2002)
  70. Witness a meteor shower
  71. See the Northern Lights
  72. Dress up in a costume party (Jul ’08 – Had fun at a costume party in my ex-company)Celes masquerading as Danielle from Ever After
  73. Attend a cosplay event
  74. Fly a kite
  75. Help out someone in need
  76. Soak in the beauty of a sunset (Jun 21, 2011 – At Holland, Noordwijk)
    Sunset at Holland, Noordwijk

    Sunset at Holland, Holland, Noordwijk. I was there on 21 June 2011 for a speech, and incidentally it was the Summer Solstice, the longest day in the year, then. The sunset lasted for a good few hours!

  77. Experience a sunrise in its true glory
  78. Go trekking in a rainforest
  79. Give someone a surprise
  80. Lucid dream
  81. Climb a mountain โ€” Mount Kinabalu?
  82. Go whale watching
  83. Throw a big party inviting everyone I know and everyone they know
  84. Experience cherry blossoms in Japan
  85. Explore the 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.)
    Celes before the Mona Lisa Painting at Louvre (Paris, France)
  86. Explore a castle (Aug 15, 2011 – Visited Windsor Castle in UK, a medieval castle and royal residence.)
  87. Dress up as a Santarina
  88. Hug a mascot
  89. Sleep in a hammock
  90. Go camping in the woods
  91. Sail out in the sea for a week
  92. Have dinner in a location that overlooks the entire city
  93. Fly around a city in a helicopter
  94. Swim in an ocean
  95. Bury a time capsule with key memoirs in a secret location
  96. Open the time capsule after 5 years
  97. Understand the truth behind the time-space continuum
  98. Go on a road trip (Jul 2011 โ€” Went on a road trip while I was in Germany)
  99. Learn to cycle (I don’t know how to cycle! Yet. Read #2 in 25 Random Things About Me.)
  100. Learn ice skating (Apr 17, 2013 โ€” Learned ice skating in Cape Town, South Africa. Going to take up lessons to become better when I return to Singapore!)Celes ice skating at Cape Town, South Africa
  101. Become an expert in ice skating, to the point where I can fast skating, skate backwards, and spin
  102. Visit the leaning tower of pisa
  103. Thank my parents for everything they have done for me (2009)
  104. Learn to drive a car
  105. Go snorkeling and experience marine life up close and personal
  106. Get a pebble to bounce off the surface of the water
  107. Fly (Apr 18, 2013 โ€” 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: My Paragliding Experience in Cape Town!
    Celes Paragliding in Cape Town, off Lion's Head

    Me paragliding in Cape Town on April 18, 2013. Check out THAT view!!! We were literally floating in the air for a good minute or two. One of the MOST surreal moments in my life!!

  108. Continuously grow and help others live their best lives (Ongoing)
  109. See penguins (Done!!! Apr, 2013 โ€” Saw the cutest little penguins while I was in Cape Town, South Africa. ๐Ÿ™‚ )Penguins from Cape Town, South Africa
  110. Go canoeing (Apr 19, 2013 โ€” 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ )Celes canoeing at Cape Town, South Africa
  111. Go scuba diving
  112. Do a hugging challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Done, Jul 11, 2013. Read: The Day I Went Around Giving Free Hugs to Strangers)

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