30 things i want to do before i turn 30

May 14, 2011

the list… one year later

Filed under: Uncategorized — Malia Yoshioka @ 8:50 pm

so i realize that i never really finished this blog… never actually finished the list, for that matter. for those keeping score at home, i got through all except two items – #13 taking a language class and #26 – visiting kanemitsu bakery on molokai. (although my trip was foiled by the 2010 tsunami that hit the morning we were supposed to leave!) hard to believe that i haven’t been back to molokai since i started this list, and it seems like taking a language class would be pretty simple as well… but for whatever reason, those were the two that i didn’t finish. so i guess they’ll have to move onto my 35 before 35…

to say that it was a lot of fun going through the items on the list is so inadequate to describe some of the experiences i had… now, over a year later, i’m at another standsill, somewhat. a lot has happened since my first list, and maybe it’s time to start another… (to be continued)

1. skydive
2. pose nude for an art class
3. eat at swan oyster depot in SF
4. a “pay it forward” project
5. read tolstoy’s “war and peace”
6. perfect my recipe for tom yum
7. take a dance class
8. get published in opium magazine
9. find a plant i can’t kill
10. get certified in CPR
11. watch the sunrise on haleakala
12. try bikram yoga
13. take a language class
14. do a full moon hike
15. dress up and go for martinis @ lewer’s lounge
16. pay for someone’s meal behind me in a drive through
17. ride the trolley for honolulu city lights
18. try stand up paddle boarding
19. try the pho at to chau restaurant in chinatown
20. write letters to my immediate family telling them why i love them
21. send the cutest guy in the bar a drink
22. make something in a ceramics class
23. volunteer w/ hospice or lanakila pacific (registered as a volunteer, just waiting for them to need me!)
24. take an art class
25. see a play at diamond head theater or go to the opera
26. get fresh bread at kanemitsu bakery on molokai (hoping to finish this one the last weekend of march)
27. buy myself something nice from tiffany’s
28. learn how to jar or can something (pasta sauce? jelly?)
29. learn how to pop a champagne cork
30. learn how to clean a fish



  1. I think it’s quite an accomplishment to have done almost all of your list! Good job!

    Comment by Brianne — May 22, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

  2. Hello there! Still interested in volunteering? We just had a bunch of positions open up. Did you get our eNewsletter in your inbox today?

    Comment by Randi — May 26, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  3. FYI, this blog entry came up in our weekly online media search.

    Comment by Randi — May 26, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  4. Wow, that’s nice and really push you to do different things and enjoy life, you know what, I’m gonna work on a list for myself, you were an inspiration =)

    Comment by P. — October 13, 2012 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  5. Congrats on your project! You have some fun bucket list items to do. I just completed my own 30 before 30 challenge and feel great! Check it out at http://www.caseyturns30.blogspot.com. Good Luck!

    Comment by Casey Barile — April 25, 2013 @ 3:31 am | Reply

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