My Bucket List

Being inspired by Huyen Chip’s Bucket List 100, I decided to spend an entire morning to sit at my newfound favourite coffee shop nearby a river to refresh my mind and soul, reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to my short-term and long-term goals for personal & professional life.

Oprah Winfrey once said: “Even the wildest dreams have to start somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly.". This is perfectly placed to start that mind-wandering journey!
Oprah Winfrey once said: “Even the wildest dreams have to start somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly.”. This is perfectly placed to start that mind-wandering journey!

Without further ado, the shamelessly long-awaited list of things I want to do before I die is as follows:

Never in my wildest dreams do I think that someday I will:

  1. Attend a Bastille’s concert (the band’s signatures are Dan Smith’s accent, his unique voice and vocal style shown in esoteric & arbitrary acoustic covers)
  2. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Oooooooh, travel to New York!
  3. Attend an Alicia Key’s concert
  4. Write a song
  5. Buy a Nord Stage (latest model)
  6. Get married
  7. Have either a son (named Nguyễn Thiết Mộc Chân) or a daughter (named Nguyễn Vương Chiêu Quân) or both
  8. Buy an apartment
  9. Make an entertaining room in that apartment with brick walls furnished with a bookshelf, a Nord Stage piano & a Signature guitar
  10. Buy a Martin Ed Sheeran ÷ Signature Edition ✓
  11. Build an EdTech app that disrupts the way we teach and learn English
  12. Start my business at 35
  13. Attend my sister’s wedding
  14. Run a half marathon and then progress to a full marathon
  15. Overcome Imposter Syndrome and be an awesome Product Manager ✓
  16. Build a portfolio project to study, apply theory to practice and eventually devise my own Product Management framework and share with others
  17. Mentor other junior product managers, product owners ✓
  18. Teach an English pronunciation course for students in my hometown
  19. Another tattoo on my wrist designed and tattooed by dominik_thewho
  20. Meet my secondary school crush, her husband and children to reflect on the good old day when we were young dumb and free
  21. Conduct an IT Career Guidance and Counseling Program for students in my hometown
  22. Become a speaker at a Product & Tech conference
  23. Google my full name and find on the first result page an article that mentions me, my achievements and contributions to society (not scandal or criminal act related lol)
  24. Produce a video series to raise people’s awareness of Bullying and Corporate Psychopaths at Work and help victims to deal with it effectively
  25. Finish learning vocabulary in 22000 Academic Words by Harold Levine
  26. Write a book about English Vocabulary and get published on a publishing house
  27. Watch a Broadway show in New York
  28. TBD

I don’t intend to have a specific number of items in my Bucket List. Above are all items popped up in my wandering mind. Now it’s time to chill with Bastille music & get a few minutes of air, sun and mild wind before being trapped inside the rest of the day 😀