10BUCKET things to put on your LIST

Jamaica Gleaner - - WELLI - Randy Bowman AS­SIS­TANT LIFE­STYLE ED­I­TOR

SOME SAY you only have one life to live, but if you live it right – once is enough. Oth­ers say life is short, and so you should live ev­ery mo­ment like the last. What­ever quotes you live by, be­low is a list of 10 things to do be­fore you die.

Travel: Yes, and you do not have to break the bank to do so. While it would be su­perb to go out­side of your coun­try, if you are lim­ited by bud­getary con­straints, en­joy the place of your birth. Go to each parish, whether weekly or monthly.

Learn to cook a gourmet meal: While the Ja­maican palate is quite di­verse, not many of us know how to pre­pare in­ter­na­tional dishes from scratch. Many chefs of­fer classes, and there is al­ways the In­ter­net. Think of how sat­is­fy­ing it would be to know you cre­ated that mas­ter­piece.

Learn an­other lan­guage: Now don’t be afraid, it’s not rocket science, and there are quite a few or­gan­i­sa­tions that of­fer lan­guage-learn­ing ser­vices. Look one up and start.

Do an ex­treme ad­ven­ture: Whether or not you are an adren­a­line junkie, it will be worth the ride to do some­thing that raises your heart rate for just a few min­utes, cre­at­ing mem­o­ries for a life­time.

Get a pierc­ing: Be­fore you go bal­lis­tic, wait a minute. Most girls would have al­ready had two, and if so, it is OK to scratch that off. But for oth­ers, es­pe­cially the men, a one shot in each ear is fine. Get naked ... on a nude beach: This one should be self-ex­plana­tory. The ex­pe­ri­ence will be en­light­en­ing and lib­er­at­ing, to say the least.

Book a ses­sion with a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher: Get the en­tire pack­age – glammed up from head to toe and hav­ing the time of your life in front of a cam­era.

Find a charity or­gan­i­sa­tion and vol­un­teer your ser­vices and time: Sal­va­tion Army, Red Cross, or even your lo­cal church all need your help in en­hanc­ing the lives of those in need.

Get a fish pedi­cure: OMG. This can be a lit­tle in­tim­i­dat­ing be­cause the prac­tice in­volves a school of fish eat­ing the dead skin off your feet.

Since the early 21st cen­tury, Garra rufa, also called doc­tor fish, nib­ble fish, kan­gal fish and bone­fish, have been in­te­grated into spa treat­ments, where they feed on the skin of pa­tients with pso­ri­a­sis. Today, the prac­tice is done in many coun­tries world­wide.

Go off­line for 48 hours: This might be the most chal­leng­ing for many of us. Within the last 10 years, tech­nol­ogy has in­vaded al­most ev­ery as­pect of our lives. While th­ese var­i­ous gad­gets and tools are great, we tend to take the sim­pler things in life for granted. En­joy the sun­set, smell the roses, talk to a fam­ily mem­ber or long-lost friend.

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