Day Zero Project – 101 Things in 1001 Days

I’m neither a list-maker nor a goal-oriented person by nature. I thought it would do me some good to embark on the Day Zero Project to help me achieve some of my personal goals in life. The challenge here is to complete the 101 tasks listed below within the timeframe of 1001 days. So here we go, wish me luck!
 
Start date: 22 September 2011
End date: 19 June 2014
Progress: 6 out of 101 tasks completed
 

Self-improvement

1. Get a job – completed on 1 Mar 2012
2. Take the basic driving theory test
3. Learn the Pivot Table function in Excel
4. Learn the VLookup function in Excel

 

Travels

5. Visit Malaysia
6. Visit two new countries (0/2)
7. Stay at a beach resort
8. Go on a trip with my parents – completed on 20 Oct 2012
9. Go on a trip with May and Yueling
10. Go on a trip with the Nutties – completed on 25 Oct 2011
11. Travel to a new continent
12. Take a ride on a train – completed
13. Visit a country during winter and experience snowfall
14. Send a postcard to a friend while on holiday – completed
15. See a waterfall – completed
 

Be a tourist in Singapore!

16. Visit Farmart – completed
17. Visit the Universal Studios Singapore
18. See the pandas at the zoo
19. Go on the Singapore Flyer
20. Have a staycation in Singapore
21. Visit a museum – completed
22. Visit the Botanic Gardens
23. Do the MacRitchie Reservoir Treetops walk
24. Take a photo with the Merlion
 

Activities

25. Go bowling
26. Cycle at Pulau Ubin
27. Cycle at East Coast Park
28. Try roller-skating again
29. Play a game of badminton
30. Have a picnic at the beach
31. Watch a fireworks display
32. Watch a sunrise/ sunset – completed on 21 Oct 2011
33. Watch a football match
34. Go star gazing
35. Buy a video game and finish playing it
36. Take a ride on a cable car – completed on 13 Oct 2012
 

Readings

37. Read 50 books (39/50) – in progress; see my profile at Goodreads for the list of books I’ve read
38. Re-read “The Hobbit” before the movie is released – completed
39. Read a Chinese novel
40. Read a biography
 

Indulgence for myself

41. Get a new camera – completed on 18 Aug 2012
42. Get a new mobile phone – completed on 18 May 2012
43. Get a watch
44. Get five bottles of OPI nail polish – completed
45. Get a full body massage – completed on 26 Aug 2013
 

Family & Friends

46. Have a BBQ gathering – completed on 31 Dec 2012
47. Get a penpal (the snail mail kind)
48. Send a greeting card to Maya
49. Send greeting cards to my friends via snail mail
50. Go for a high tea session – completed
51. Dine out with my parents – completed
52. Make a new friend (in real life) – completed
 

Online presence

53. Design two new layouts for Devilishly Red (1/2) – in progress; Version 3 launched on 7 Oct 2011
54. Design a layout for my Twitter page – completed on 12 Oct 2011
55. Hit 500 tweets on my Twitter account
56. Create a Facebook profile for Devilishly Red
 

Charity

57. Donate blood four times (1/4) – in progress; donated on 10 Nov 2011
58. Donate to SPCA
 

Health & Fitness

59. Participate in a 5km run
60. Lose 3kg
61. Sign up for a yoga class and attend every lesson
62. Eat a fruit everyday for a week
63. Go one week without any soft drinks and other artificially sweetened drinks
64. Use the u-Kimono everyday for two weeks
65. Skip twice every week for one month
66. Sign up for a gym membership
67. No fast food for one month
68. Drink two bottles of water every day for two weeks
69. Jog once a week for two months
 

Entertainment

70. Watch a horror movie in the theatre – completed
71. Watch 50 movies I haven’t seen before (2/50) – in progress; see my movie list at IMDb for the movies I’ve seen
72. Watch Lost season 5
73. Watch Lost final season
74. Watch four music concerts (2/4) – in progress;
     a) Linkin Park on 25 Sep 2011
     b) Jason Mraz on 29 Jun 2012

75. See a comedy show
76. Listen to the album of an artiste I don’t normally listen to
 

Photography

77. Finish two rolls of film on my Golden Half camera (1/2) – in progress; roll one developed on 4 Nov 2011
78. Scan childhood photos to computer and organise them
79. Take a goofy photo of myself and post it on Facebook
 

Everything about food…

80. Bake a bread – completed on 6 Oct 2011
81. Bake a cake
82. Make a local dish from scratch
83. Eat something considered weird – completed
84. Dine at eight new restaurants/eateries in Singapore – completed
85. Order a venti-sized drink at Starbucks – completed
 

Other random stuff…

86. Keep a pet
87. Paint the living room walls
88. Get a new hairstyle
89. Wear a dress to work
90. Get a manicure done in a colour that I normally wouldn’t pick
91. Get a pedicure done in a colour that I normally wouldn’t pick
92. Get my two pairs of pants and jeans altered – completed on 17 Oct 2011
93. Complete the 7-day brain booster exercise
94. Organise and file my insurance policies – properly
95. Attend a Halloween party – completed
96. Get my new pair of glasses and shades prescribed with lenses – 50% completed
97. Lie in a hammock
98. Sell my Fimo sticks online
99. Update my blog as I complete each and every one of the 101 tasks
100. Do a travel blog for my trip to Taiwan
101. Get my braces done

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