A Nerd's Bucketlist

Here is a bucket list, and it will be actively updated (and hopefully also actively checked) in the future.

Below I added some updates from 04/04/2022.

  • Travel to at least one country except for US and China in 2020
    • Because of covid-19, I have not been able to travel internationally yet.
    • Done! I’ve made two international trips (finally!) in July and August of 2023, one to Zurich, Switzerland, and the other to Thailand where I was the de facto tour guide for my parents..
  • Run for 10 kms in a single run
    • Done!
  • Lower body fat percent to below 27%
    • After moving to California I started personal training with a trainer twice a week. I was surprised when I learned in the beginning of the training that I weighed 128lbs with 34.7% body fat percentage, which was not a healthy number. Five months later I am now at 115lbs with 31.1% body fat percentage. For this goal, I am confident to say that I am on track!
    • Another update: now I’m at 26.3% body fat percentage. Goal checked!
  • Have a long distance roadtrip
    • I visited to Yellowstone and Grand Teton in June, 2021. Checked!
  • Go skydiving at least once
    • Not yet, not a current priority
  • Go hiking at a real mountain
    • Many times thanks to the great collection of trails in CA.
  • Go to a live event of my favorite folk band, Acetre, although they are located in Badajoz, Spain
    • Not checked either due to travel restrictions. But a friend who lives in Madrid sent me all of Acetre’s albums. Thanks!!
  • Watch a live sumo game
    • Not checked either
  • Continue to publish the work I have done
    • On track! One last paper under review
  • Read the following books:
    • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
    • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
    • Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
    • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Yishu Xue
Yishu Xue
Data Scientist / Coder / Novice Sprinter / Gym Enthusiast

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