101 Things To Do Before You Die (7/10)

101 Things To Do Before You Die (7/10)

61. See snow (if you haven’t before)

Father and daughter playing on the snow

If you have lived most of your life in the tropics and haven’t been overseas before, then chances are you have never seen snow in person! I was born in Singapore and lived here my whole life, so it was only when I was in 24 and vacationing in Chengdu (in China)  that I saw snow for the first time. And it was truly a surreal and majestic moment to see these little white balls floating down from the sky. :D

There are plenty of activities that you can do in the snow such as:

But before you fly to the nearest winter wonderland, make sure you have appropriate clothing. Winter happens between December and February in the northern hemisphere and between June and August in the southern hemisphere. For some temperate countries, snow does not happen every year, so check the local weather forecasts and plan your trip accordingly.

62. Live through four seasons of the year: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Four seasons

Living through four seasons of the year will allow you to observe events and occasions held seasonally. Here are some events worth noting:

63. Read a book on a subject you’d never have thought of reading

Books on Relationships, Marriage, and Wedding Preparation

We all have that bookworm friend that keeps recommending good reads to us. No matter how acclaimed the books on his read list may be, there are some books that we really just can’t pick up and read, out of pure disinterest or the subject may contradict a pre-existing notion that you have. There is no harm in giving these books a chance. It will offer you a better understanding of people and things that surround you. And it will open up a new uncharted world that you can explore.  

64. Volunteer at a hospice

Losing someone is a painful experience and we cannot prevent the inevitable. A hospice is a place of care for the terminally ill. It provides medical, emotional, and social support to the patients on their last days. Volunteering at a hospice will not only improve the quality of the patient’s last days but will also provide emotional support to their families.

65. Fly a kite

Flying a kite

Did you know that in the ancient times, kites were used to send messages? It is known that kites were invented in China in the 5th-century BC. Nowadays kite flying a fun activity that is done on windy days. Kites come in different shapes and colors. Designs range from the very simple to the very elaborate. If you have not made a kite before, you should start with the diamond shape. Get creative and use different colors for your kite! Kite kits are also available in some art and creative shops.

66. Fall asleep on grassy plains

Asleep on the grass

Sleeping outdoors is a great way to get close to nature. It is also very relaxing especially with a soft breeze. It is best done during an afternoon stay at the park or when resting mid-hike. Here are some things to remember before doing this:

  • Bring a pillow or use your bag as a headrest.
  • Make sure that there are no insects nearby that may bite you
  • Bring a mosquito repellent and sunscreen

67. Contact the customer service (of a service provider you like) just to thank them for the great service

Customer service


Customer service jobs can be stressful. Calls queuing, the occasional irate customers on the other line that demands their money back or wish to speak to a supervisor, and the pressure of hitting the targets; these are just some of the things a customer service representative have on their plates on a daily basis. They too get exhausted and uninspired in the long run. Wouldn’t it be nice to make someone feel appreciated for the job they did? Picking up the phone to give a simple thank you to your customer service representative can go a long way.

68. If you are a non-vegetarian, try out vegetarianism for 21 days and experience it for yourself

Vegetarian sandwich

69. After that, try veganism

70. Followed by raw veganism. Then conclude which is the best diet for you.

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