Things to do before I die

So many things to do and so little time!!! Well…not that little I hope πŸ˜›

Here are seven things I-just-have-to-have-to-do from my bucket list in no particular order:

1. Learn how to belly dance.Β When I was sixteen, my parents and I went to Istanbul on a holiday and on one of those evenings organized by the tour people, we went to a restaurant where there was live entertainment. One of the acts was a belly dancer. I remember that she wore a blue outfit and I was fascinated by how that woman could move her hips…one hell of a sexy dance form and I so want to learn it! One day I will find an instructor and I will be able to call myself a belly dancer… πŸ˜‰

cello-143788_6402.Β Learn how to play the violin. My parents ensured that my brother and I learnt how to play musical instruments as children and I can still play the organ a little bit. But, I always wanted to learn how to play the violin. I think the urge got stronger after I listened to a couple of Vanessa Mae songs…man could that girl play! But unfortunately, I grew up in a very small city where the only person we knew who played the violin was the priest in the church we went to and I doubt he would have taken music classes πŸ˜› So, one day, before my fingers get all stiff, I hope to learn how to play.

3. Learn to speak Mandarin. Yes…I know…it’s awfully challenging…but, I really want to learn how to speak it. I want to be able to visit China and be able to converse with the locals. Perhaps one day I’ll find a teacher…

4. Visit Venice and ride in a gondola. Venice has the most romantic appeal to me. When I was in my teens, I pictured going there on my water-29216_640honeymoon and listening to a deep voiced boatman sing romantic songs while my man and I lay in our gondola. Sadly, I didn’t get to go for my honeymoon, but I WILL visit someday…sooner rather than later because global warming will probably cause the waters to rise and ruin the city soon…sigh…

5. Go to the opera. Okay…so this is not such a hard one to do…except there are no opera houses in Bangalore! But, I really want to see what all the hype is about.

6. Get 1,000+ followers on my blog. I started this blog almost two years ago at the insistence of a friend (one of those great kinds that always believes in you and encourages you) with two subscribers. My readership has slowly been growing since and each new follow I receive is like a ray of sunshine in my heart. (Thank you to everyone who is following me…you don’t know how encouraged I feel!) My hope is to one day have more than a 1,000Β followers…WOW! What a high that would be! πŸ™‚

7. Write a book that people other than my family will want to read. I like to believe that deep down inside I’m a writer and the dream is to one day write a story so beautiful that my books fly off the shelves and people love what they read. That’s the dream…

What’s on your bucket list?


I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013.

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25 comments on “Things to do before I die

  1. ShethP says:

    I’ll help with number 6. πŸ˜€


  2. Diana Pinto says:

    That’s an interesting list Preeti :). I enjoy watching belly dance and envy the waist lines of the dancers. Getting published and travelling to venice is in my bucket list too πŸ™‚


  3. Sheethal says:

    Learn to play Guitar and write a book…. in my list too!!
    All the best for yours πŸ™‚


  4. Bhagyashree says:

    ONe of the things which I want to learn before I die, is being patient. Sigh… that I never seem to learn


  5. jini says:

    Amen. May all your wishes come true…
    About my bucket list…yet to come up with one, though the last one from your bucket list does appeal to me as well.


  6. mahabore says:

    Have to go with Suresh’s bucket list here, albeit I would like to think he might just beat me to it.

    The 1000 page hits day, the book that people other than my friends and family would actually buy to read, these top my bucket list… and yes, I would like to see 1,000,000 page views on my blog as well.

    I know, I know, am asking for too much, but then, this is a bucket list, so what the heck…


  7. Perfect! I wanna write a book, make a film, walk the ramp, visit Egypt, New York..quite a list I have:) Love ur to do list:)


  8. Aparna says:

    Hi Preeti…your bucket list is a great one…:) Hope you get to put a tick in all of them!


  9. Karan says:

    may all your wishes come true..and they are very realistic I must say πŸ™‚

    you can check out my post here:-
    Karan – Grand Mother


  10. Kathy says:

    I love that all of your wishes are perfectly doable!! Best wishes in obtaining every single one!!


  11. Let all your wishes come true πŸ™‚
    Loved the last one ” book that people other than my family will want to read.” πŸ™‚


  12. C. Suresh says:

    My belly dances anyway – independent of the rest of my body – without training πŸ™‚ I am just looking for 1000 Page views a day – followers is a distant dream. And, of course, THAT book πŸ™‚


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