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la vita è bella

la vita è bella • life is beautiful

my life long list of things to experience because learning and living and loving and growing are what make life beautiful.

[in no particular order; completed are highlighted]

#1 - get married and sealed in the temple for time an all eternity. [august 1, 2015 . brampton, on]
#2 - serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [may 8, 2013 - november 17, 2014 . missouri st louis mission]
#3 - graduate highschool. [june 2009 . marc garneau collegiate institute]
#4 - get into university. [april 2009 . york university ]
#5 - graduate all four years of early morning seminary. [june 2009 . don mills ward]
#6 - graduate institute.
#7 - become a professional photographer. [january 2016 . guelph, on]
#8 - have kids.
#9 - adopt a child (or two).
#10 - be a sponsor parent.
#11 - volunteer for humanitarian projects in africa.  | teaching project | wildlife project |
#12 - go on the Book of Mormon Cruise.
#13 - attend general conference at the conference centre.
#14 - see the hill cumorah pageant. [july 2010 . toronto stake filipino trip]
#15 - lead a workshop at a youth conference.
#16 - be a key note speaker at a youth conference.
#17 - serve a mission as a senior couple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
#18 - visit palmyra, new york. [july 2010 . toronto stake filipino trip]
#19 - visit kirtland, ohio.
#20 - visit nauvoo, illinois. [august 2006 . toronto stake youth]
#21 - attend a concert. [april 2010 . filipino heartthrobs]
#22 - have a family reunion. [november 2011 . lolo in hospital/funeral]
#23 - become an event planner.
#24 - become a certified makeup artist.
#25 - open my own photography studio.
#26 - finish a 52 weeks photography project.
#27 - sell my photography. [2008 . yw medallion] ; [2011 . first paid photo session]
#28 - have a collection of cameras.
#29 - own every disney classic.
#30 - learn a traditional filipino dance. [october 2006 . yakan & malong malong] ; [november 2011 . kuracha]
#31 - learn ballet.
#32 - learn ballroom dancing. [fall 2011 . chacha]
#33 - learn to skate.
#34 - learn to snowboard.
#35 - learn to ski.
#36 - learn to figure skate.
#37 - learn to skateboard.
#38 - learn to surf.
#39 - go skydiving.
#40 - go zip-lining.
#41 - go white water rafting.
#42 - go to a drive in movie.
#43 - do a valentine's day project. [february 2015]
#44 - take an asl class. [spring 2010]
#45 - plan someone's debut. [august 5, 2011]
#46 - choreograph someone else's cotillion waltz. [july 6, 2012]
#47 - visit all 50 states.
#48 - visit all canada's provinces and territories.
#49 - road trip across canada.
#50 - backpacking in europe.
#51 - see the eiffel tower.
#52 - ride a camel. [december 24, 2013 . illinois]
#53 - dune-buggy.
#54 - ride an elephant.
#55 - wear a kimono in japan.
#56 - attend a moscow circus.
#57 - go scuba diving in the great barrier reef.
#58 - go on a safari ride in africa.
#59 - visit letter to juliet wall in italy.
#60 - watch an orchestral performance in vienna.
#61 - meet kina grannis.
#62 - meet john lloyd cruz.
#63 - prepare a gourmet meal.
#64 - ride in a hot air balloon.
#65 - ride a motorcycle.
#66 - go star gazing.
#67 - attend the olympics.
#68 - create a temple time capsule. [spring 2012]
#69 - attend toronto's film festival.
#70 - go horse back riding.
#71 - attend carribana.
#72 - vacation in barbados.
#73 - see the aurora borealis.
#74 - publish a book.
#75 - visit byu provo. [july 2016]
#76 - visit byu idaho.
#77 - visit byu hawaii.
#78 - visit byu jerusalem.
#79 - swim with dolphins.
#80 - go on a cruise. [august 2012 . bahamas]
#81 - read all of l.m. montgomery's books.
#82 - read the little house on the prarie series. [2004]
#83 -  read a series of unfortunate events series. [2008]
#84 - go spelunking.
#85 - camp in the outbacks of australia.
#86 - tour someone around toronto. [december 2011]
#87 - participate in a ttc scavenger hunt.
#88 - participate in a free hugs event.
#89 - promote free hugs. [2007]
#90 - participate in a musical. [2008 . cabaret] ; [2010 . saviour of the world]
#91 - attend the asap show in the philippines.
#92 - donate blood.
#93 - be a maid of honour. [november 2014]
#94 - be a bridesmaid. [june & september 2015]
#95 - attend an lds wedding. [november 2014]
#96 - finish personal progress. [2008]
#97 - finish personal progress a second time.
#98 - dancing at dundas square.
#99 - street exploring in toronto. [2011 . kensington market]
#100 - rock climbing. [february 2015]
#101 - hike up a mountain. [july 2015]
#102 - learn french. [2001-2006]
#103 - learn spanish.
#104 - learn to play an instrument. [2004/2007 . clarinet] ; [2005 . saxophone] ; [2007 . flute]
#105 - see stop live.
#106 - watch a rodeo.
#107 - read the whole book of mormon. [2008]
#108 - read the whole doctrine & covenants.
#109 - read the whole old testament.
#110 -  read the whole new testament. [2009]
#111 - volunteer at the mtc.
#112 - help a friend get baptized. [february 2010]
#113 - start a blog. [2009]
#114 - buy a house.
#115 - learn about another religion.
#116 - read a book by a general authority.
#117 - read the work and the glory series. {in progress}
#118 - get a gym membership. [september 2015]
#119 - direct a play. [december 2008]
#120 - act in a play.
#121 - bake christmas cookies for other people. [december 2010]
#122 - be part of the city line audience. [december 2011]
#123 - be part of the elle degeneres studio audience.
#124 - help out at samaritan's purse.
#125 - get my full driver's licence. {in progress}
#126 - get a gun licence.
#127 - take a martial arts class. [2002 . aikido] ; [2005 . karate] ; [2011 . tae kwan do]
#128 - media fast. [april 2011]
#129 - have a debut. [november 2009]
#130 - attend a fashion show.
#131 - watch a meteor shower.
#132 - build a treehouse.
#133 - hug a panda.
#134 - attend a masquerade.
#135 - go dogsledding.
#136 - be part of a flash mob.
#137 - pet a giraffe.
#138 - eat pizza in italy.
#139 - see the great pyramids in egypt.
#140 - have my first kiss. [august 24, 2012]
#141 - own a teacup pig.
#142 - see hollywood.
#143 - mud wrestle.
#144 - see the grand canyon.
#145 - go to the buckingham palace.
#146 - set foot on all continents.
#147 - plant a tree. [may 2012]
#148 - shower under a waterfall.
#149 - kiss under mistletoe.
#150 - pet a tiger.
#151 - milk a cow.
#152 - play on a sports team. [2009 . lady cougars softball]
#153 - ride in a helicopter.
#154 - walk the great wall of china.
#155 - go on a camping trip. [2006]
#156 - go paragliding.
#157 - go snorkelling. [august 2015]
#158 - throw a dart on a map and travel where ever it lands.
#159 - learn to read braille.
#160 - bottle some red sand from p.e.i.
#161 - go to disney world. [august 2004]
#162 - go to disney land.
#163 - attend a broadway musical in new york.
#164 - go 4-wheeling.
#165 - visit the home of anne of green gables.
#166 - go to galaxyland in the west edmonton mall.
#167 - hiking in the austrian alps.
#168 - walk on the peloponnese peninsula.
#169 - go to the island of corfu.
#170 - go on a walking tour of ireland.
#171 - meet brad paisley.
#172 - meet carrie underwood.
#173 - host a family reunion.
#174 - fluently sign asl.
#175 - buy a pair of toms.
#176 - participate in a one day without shoes campaign.
#177 - volunteer for ilp in mexico or china.
#178 - have henna drawn on my body.
#179 - study abroad.
#180 - visit easter islands.
#181 - bake a pie from scratch. [spring 2013]
#182 - meet zachary levi.
#183 - play hide and seek in ikea.
#184 - have a 50th wedding anniversary.
#185 - attend glastonbury.
#186 - have a paint fight.
#187 - swim in an infinity pool.
#188 - go to universal studios. [august 2004]
#189 - go to disneyland, paris.
#190 - go to disneyland, hong kong.
#191 - learn how to tie a tie.
#192 - visit the santa monica pier.
#193 - put together a family cook book.
#194 - read all of c.s. lewis's novels.
#195 - catch a jar of lightning bugs. [summer 2013 . paris, il]
#196 - own a wreck this journal. [august 2012]
#197 - plant a garden.
#198 - meet the prophet.
#199 - have a house with a tire swing.
#200 - feed a koala.
#201 - feed a kangaroo.
#202 - feed a sloth.
#203 - visit pompeii.
#204 - go to a hard rock cafe. [spring 2004 . ottawa]
#205 - see the parliment. [spring 2004]
#206 - hold a baby lion.
#207 - get lasik eye surgery.
#208 - see a colorado sunrise.
#209 - visit a hershey's chocolate factory. [spring 2004 . ottawa]
#210 - read nicholas sparks novels.
#211 - meet john bytheway.
#212 - meet brad wilcox. [august 2016]
#213 - eat cheesecake at the cheesecake factory.
#214 - go to the galapagos islands.
#215 - go paddleboarding.
#216 - drink from a coconut.
#217 - visit pixar studios.
#218 - see a cirque de soleil.
#219 - see disney on ice.
#220 - watch a royal ballet performance.
#221 - go to the opera.
#222 - take a pottery class.
#223 - go zorbing.
#224 - watch a performance at the globe theatre.
#225 - own a white grand piano.
#226 - build an igloo.
#227 - hike the entire appalachian trail.
#228 -  write on the 'before i die' wall in new orleans.
#229 - eat balut. [september 2010]
#230 - buy a homeless person a full meal.
#231 - invite someone without a family to my family's holiday dinner.
#232 - become an inspiration.
#233 - be not single on valentine's day. [february 2013]
#234 - visit a castle.
#235 - go sandboarding.
#236 - dance under the eiffel tower.
#237 - learn how to blow glass.
#238 - celebrate mardi gras in new orleans.
#239 - donate my hair to locks of love.
#240 - 'hold up' the leaning tower of pisa.
#241 - make a wish at the trevi fountain in rome.
#242 - eat cheesecake at the cheesecake stand in philidelphia.
#243 - stay at a bed and breakfast. [august 2016 . norfolk guest house]
#244 - kiss at the top of the empire state building.
#245 - kiss on bow bridge at central park.
#246 - stay in cinderella's castle.
#247 - see stonehenge.
#248 - eat escargot.
#249 - hold a monkey.
#250 - meet david tennant.
#251 - put a piece of gum on the gum wall in seattle.
#252 - ride in a limo. [july 2016 . chicago, il]
#253 - try a cupcake from georgetown cupcakes.
#254 - see a lantern festival.
#255 - own a pair of cowboy boots.
#256 - visit the atlantis resort in the bahamas. [august 2012]
#257 - go to a fourth of july festival. [july 2013 . paris, il]
#258 - visit india during diwali.
#259 - visit the faroe islands.
#260 - ride the subway in new york.
#261 - visit the winter palace.
#262 - eat dragonfruit. [april 2011]
#263 - have a song dedicated to me. [november 2009]
#264 - write a letter to myself and open it up in 10 years.
#265 - climb the steps of the mayan ruins.
#266 - learn how to sew something.
#267 - learn how to knit something.
#268 - learn how to crochet something. [november 2013]
#269 - sew a dress i can wear.
#270 - watch a caterpillar turn into a butterfly.
#271 - sheer a sheep.
#272 - go to bora bora.
#273 - swim with a sea turtle.
#274 - go to myrtl beach.
#275 - visit machu picchu.
#276 - make a dream catcher.
#277 - make homemade jam.
#278 - make a quilt.
#279 - spend the night in an igloo.
#280 - stay in an ice hotel.
#281 - dance under the stars.
#282 - visit the mall of america.
#283 - see the cliffs of moher.
#284 - have my own personal library in my house.
#285 - ride a horse on a beach.
#286 - grow/own a bonsai tree.
#287 - attach a lock to a lock bridge.
#288 - ride a vespa.
#289 - hold a hedgehog.
#290 - watch the sunrise at a beach.
#291 - watch a sunset at a beach.
#292 - dance with my kids in the rain.
#293 - ride a gondola.
#294 - confess my love. [spring 2013]
#295 - watch baby turtles hatch.
#296 - visit the louvre.
#297 - take cute photos in a photobooth with my significant other. [march 2013]
#298 - send my kids off on their missions.
#299 - attend the cherry blossom festival in d.c.
#300 - treat every person like they are the most important person in the world.
#301 - complete mormon.org profile. [april 2012]
#302 - participate in the festival of colours in utah.
#303 - be a volunteer at osso.
#304 - see beauty and the beast live. [july 14, 2012]
#305 - attend a movie premiering. [april 28, 2012 . avengers canadian premiering]
#306 - meet mark ruffalo.
#307 - see sound of music live.
#308 - see the hollywood walk of fame.
#309 - walk a red carpet.
#310 - try baked alaska.
#311 - try beignets.
#312 - climb a water tower.
#313 - see a moose in the wild.
#314 - stay at the bellagio.
#315 - see the aztec pyramids in mexico.
#316 - sleep on a trampoline.
#317 - tie-dye a shirt. [july 4, 2013 . farmington, mo]
#318 - drive the atlantic ocean road.
#319 - visit paradise pier.
#320 - visit the cyclades islands.
#321 - be certified in cpr. [april 2012]
#322 - be certified in first aid.
#323 - read all harry potter books.
#324 - see dancing with the stars live.
#325 - graduate from university/college.
#326 - visit glass beach.
#327 - visit the smithsonian.
#328 - eat at alice of magic in tokyo, japan.
#329 - own cultural clothing from around the world.
#330 - interview someone famous.
#331 - do a television report. [march 21, 2015 . rogers tv]
#332 - read all of john bytheway's books.
#333 - go to the wizarding world of harry potter.
#334 - stay at the tintswalo.
#335 - purchase an item from sevenly.
#336 - create melted crayon art.
#337 - try hot yoga.
#338 - visit the tunnel of love.
#339 - see the igazu falls.
#340 - see devil's kettle falls.
#341 - see lake louise.
#342 - meet al fox.
#343 - meet 5th harmony.
#344 - learn to water colour. {in progress}
#345 - relearn photoshop.
#346 - buy a car.
#347 - take polaroid photos with the one i love.
#348 - be a house leader at ylc. [august 2016]
#349 - do a workshop at ysa conference.
#350 - visit my mission with my hubs.
#351 -  visit my hubs' mission.
#352 - participate in the colour run. [may 2015]
#353 - participate in tough mudder.
#354 - travel with intrepid travel.








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