My Life List

1. Own a diamond ring/pendant
2. Climb Mount Kinabalu
3. Take a self-photo with the Eiffel Tower
4. Read 50 books in a year (excluding comic books) (start in 2010)
5. Touch a real castle in Europe
6. Get myself a Canon 5D
7. Visit a platform offshore
8. Start a snowball fight
9. Visit the Great Wall of China
10. Visit at least one temple in Cambodia and Bali
11. Throw a BBQ
12. Buy one pair of heels/boots in a month
13. Visit Melaka, Penang, Langkawi and Terengganu
14. Donate blood (On 8th December 2010)
15. Visit Singapore
16. Take a photo of my family outdoor
17. Change a tire
18. Go to Disneyland
19. Bake a batch of muffin
20. Watch sunrise from a high viewpoint
21. Take a self-photo inside the Statue of Liberty
22. Visit Holland
23. Get Lasik surgery
24. Attend a school reunion
25. Take ballroom dance lesson
26. Donate money to charity at least once a month
27. Visit tea plantation
28. Marry and have children
29. Go and do my Umrah
30. Take a photo everyday for a year (start 01/01/2010)
31. Have 1000 followers in my blog
32. Ride a camel and an elephant
33. Have 500 friends in Facebook and I know each and every one of them
34. Dance under a full moon
35. Develop the photos I’ve taken and frame it
36. Appear in local newspaper (achieving something)
37. Show up at the airport with my bag and passport- take the first available flight
38. Hold a bunch of living worms in the palm of my hand (ARRGHH!!)
39. Visit Sydney Opera House
40. Go on a fun happy family holiday
41. Visit Bolivia
42. Take a hot air balloon ride
43. Write a book/news article
44. Master another language (Spanish and Mandarin)
45. Buy my first house
46. Start a new life in a new city/country
47. Attend a self-development course
48. Work in my dream job and get paid 5x more than current job
49. Take a self-photo at the Taj Mahal in India
50. Go white water Rafting on a Class 4 or 5 river (I’ve done Class 3 –June 2009 in KK)
51. Work as a life coach or mentor
52. Visit Greece
53. Laugh everyday
54. Plant a garden
55. Go jungle trekking
56. Fly in Business Class or First Class on a long haul flight
57. Take a self-photo with the Pyramids in Egypt
58. Own my dream car (4 wheel drive)
59. Attend a major concert
60. Buy at least two designer bags in a year

Books I Read

Books I Read in 2012

1. The Famous Heroine by Mary Balogh
2. The Plumed Bonnet by Mary Balogh
3. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Books I Read in 2011

1. Chicken Soup for Thinking Positive
2. The Last Arrow by Marsha Canham
3. Lord of the Isles by Amanda Scott
4. Merely Magic by Patricia Rice
5. Heroes of Olympus The Last Hero by Rick Riordan
6. Must Be Magic by Patricia Rice
7. The Trouble with Magic by Patricia Rice
8. This Magic Moment by Patricia Rice
9. Much Ado about Magic by Patricia Rice
10. Magic Man by Patricia Rice
11. Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki
12. That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey
13. Heroes of Olympus- The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
14. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
15. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
16. Heroes of Olympus- The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
17. Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin
18. The Clash of Kings by George R.R Martin
19. A Storm of Swords by George R.R Martin
20. Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
21. When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey

Books I Read in 2010

1. The Dangerous Lord by Sabrina Jeffries
2. London's Perfect Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch
3. Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
4. The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries
5. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
6. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riodhan
7. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riodhan
8. Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riodhan
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
12. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riodhan
13. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riodhan
14. Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love
15. Never After by Laurell K. Hamilton, Yasmine Galenorn, Marjorie M. Liu & Sharon Shinn
16. Septimus Heap: Magyk by Angie Sage
17. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
18. Viking in Love by Sandra Hill
19. Surrender by Amanda Quick (reread for the umptenth time!)
20. Highland Scandal by Julia London
21. Secret Fire by Johanna Lindsey
22. When Love Awaits by Johanna Lindsey (reread for the umptenth time!)
23. Defy Not the Heart by Johanna Lindsey (reread for the umptenth time!)
24. Desire by Amanda Quick
25. Scandal by Amanda Quick
26. Rendezvous by Amanda Quick
27. At Last Comes Love by Mary Balogh
28. The Power by Rhonda Byrne
29. A Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsey
30. The Hazards of Hunting a Duke (Desperate Debutantes, book 1) by Julia London
31. The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, book 2) by Julia London
32. The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount (Desperate Debutantes, book 3) by Julia London
33. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Women
34. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
35. It's Just A Date: How To Get 'em, How To Read 'em, And How To Rock 'em
by Behrendt , Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
36. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
37. Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh
38. Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live by Jennifer Read Hawthorne
39. Harmonic Wealth by James Arthur Ray
40. Retire Young Retire Rich by Robert T. Kiyosaki
41. Pulling Your Own Strings by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
42. Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man by Steve Harvey
43. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
44. The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
45. Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office 101 by Lois p. Frankel
46. Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone
47. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
48. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
49. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
50. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price
51. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Rereading all Harry Potter series again!)
52. The Year of Living Scandalously by Julia London
53. The Secrets of Happily Married Women by Scott Haltzman
54. Chicken Soup for the Soul -Count Your Blessings by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, Laura Robinson and Elizabeth Bryan

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