My Bucket List/ バケッツ・リスト

Hello everyone! Have you heard of a bucket list? It's a list of things that you want to do while you're alive. The name comes from the phrase "kick the bucket" (which means to pass away/die). I know it's not happy to think about the end of life, but sometimes it's good so that we do important things before it's too late.


I have a "Japan Bucket List". Some things that I've completed on it are:

  • eat takoyaki
  • participate in a festival
  • go to a hotspring (onsen)
  • go to a shrine on New Year's Day
  • go to Hokkaido for the snow festival
  • go to Okinawa (and snorkel there!)
  • see a fire festival
  • see fireworks on a beach
  • do hanami
  • wear a furisode
  • study Japanese calligraphy (shuuji)
  • study Japanese Flower Arranging (ikebana)

There are still some things that I haven't done yet, though:

  • climb Mount Fuji
  • see the lavender fields in Hokkaido in summer
  • get a license in ikebana
  • get a license in shuuji
  • learn a Japanese musical instrument (like the shakuhachi)
  • pass level one of the Japanese Language Placement Test (JLPT) [I will find out if I passed the recent July test in September!]


What would you put on your bucket list?


There's a website where you can make a bucket list and share it with your friends:


If you're interested in English-language movies, there's a movie called "The Bucket List." It stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. It's about two men with cancer who go on a quest to do all the things on their bucket lists before they die. You can find out more about it on the awesome movie site called IMDB (Internet Movie Database):


There's also a song called "Bucket List" by the Canadian singer Nelly Furtado. You can see the music video for it on YouTube:


I hope you are all having a great summer!
<3 Megan




コメント: 20
  • #1

    A.S. (日曜日, 18 8月 2013 15:19)

    Yo Megan,
    What's up ? It is blazing hot outside today though, a little bit cool bleezing.

    One of my bucket list is going to go "Tsukiji Fish market". Actually, that bucket list conquered during this summer vacation ! There are a bunch of delicious food, fish,fruit,snack etc. I especially loved raw Oyster.It's like a milky and sooo big !

    By the way,when you're stressed, you eat icecream,chocolate and sweets ? You know why ? Because "stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts".

  • #2

    Megan (月曜日, 26 8月 2013 20:25)

    Hi, A.S.! Not much is up right now. How are you doing?

    I'm glad that you got to go to Tsukiji Fish Market. Can you believe that my mother has been there but I never have? Every year I tell myself that I'll go, but I haven't gone yet...I must add that to my bucket list ^_^ It sounds like you had a great time! Good food is one of life's greatest pleasures, right?

    I like your quote about the relation between "stressed" and "desserts"! It's very clever and also *very* accurate ;) What's your favorite snack when you're stressed?

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