Bucket List

Here’s a short version of my bucket list.


  • Complete a marathon.
  • Complete a triathlon.
  • Master a martial art. Or Krav Maga.
  • Learn
    • ballet
    • hip hop
    • pick a partner dance


  • Learn code and create an app.
  • Become fluent in
    • Korean
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • German
    • French
    • Russian
    • Malay
  • Rock a convincing accent from a different English speaking country (other than Canada. Sorry.)


  • Sing and act in a musical.
  • Be the lounge singer at a swanky hotel.
  • Model in an editorial.
  • Star in a movie that makes a run at the Oscars and walk the red carpet.
  • Direct at least one feature-length film.
  • Create foreign language films set in New York City (either direct or produce).
  • Create music videos set in Los Angeles’ nooks and crannies.
  • Stage my interpretations of my favorite Shakespeare plays.
    • Titus Andronicus
  • Write and publish at least one novel for children.
  • Have a script I’ve written performed.
  • Score laughs at stand up comedy.
  • Paint a mural.
  • Mime a performance.
  • Play the erhu/gayageum/banjo/piano/drums.
  • Busk.
  • Take beautiful portraits of humans with a camera.
  • Host a popular television show teaching Americans about the rest of the world.


  • Live in Korea. [COMPLETE.]
  • Live at least one year in Europe and tour the continent.
  • Tour Central and South America.
  • Tour Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. [COMPLETE.]
  • Live in Hong Kong and tour China.
  • Live in Japan for at least three months.
  • Live in Jeju for 17 weeks and train to be a 해녀/haenyeo.
  • Tour India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.


  • Meet and chat with George Takei.
  • Meet and chat with Jim Yong Kim.
  • Be cause in the matter of universal healthcare in the United States within my lifetime.
  • Be cause in the matter of sensible gun laws in the United States.
  • Be cause in the matter of a popular vote for presidential elections. Get rid of the electoral college.
  • Run for government office.
  • Create a successful business.
  • Have an amazing marriage with someone just as amazing as I am.
  • Become the mother to an amazing human.

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