Monday, May 17, 2010

Ten things you want to do before you die

Dear me - dear readers & dear silent readers :p

The other day I watched an episode of Oprah's show where she intereviewd a group of guys who called themselves "The Burried Life" after the famous poem by Mattew Arnold. Each one of them listed ten things they want to do before they die and started making some come true...and actually crossed out many of them :D

So I thought to myself, what are the ten things I really want to do before I die?
I made my own list, that am going to share with you all. Make your own list, set some goals and start LIVING your life because before you know it, it will be too late!

And here's my list:

1. I want to go to Afghanistan "Herat & Kabul specifically". I want to see the places mentioned in "A Thousand Splendid Suns" Novel by Khaled Hosseini ...I want to build a school for kids like Maryam :'( and adopt a child from the orphanage Laila worked in :(

Yegool el sha3r Saib Tabrizi..e7m e7m:

Every street in Kabul is enthralling to the eye
Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roof
And the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls

2. I want to ride my childhood friend's bicycle again!

3. I want to sky dive!

4. I want to publish a book that can change something in ppl's life! *hopefully*

5. I want to start my own business, something related to *2* things I like the most in this life!

6. I want to pray in Al Aqsa...for once

7. And of course, I want to go for Hajj....And pay for the entire trip from my own pocket

9. Invest in my little sister's education till she graduates from high school inshallah

10. Will tell you some other time!


DiabMan said...

I know whats number 10 :p

Umm Ququ said...

As salam alaikum Faith,

im so glad u posted this. I too watched that Oprah show along with my hubby and mum. We sat down discussing it and came up with our lists too.

Alhamdulillah i have achieved many of my dreams already, Allah has blessed me heavily mashaAllah wa alhamdulillah.

I have been told once to stop dreaming in my life and just live.. but if i dont dream of things i feel my life is boring, with the same old routine and not variation.

Here is part of my list..

- Build a masjid
- Own my own business that employs women and empowers them.
-travel the world with my son and teach him of other people as Allah asked of us in Quran.
-Earn a million
-Build my own home & a place for my parents to grow old in and not have to worry bout bills.

these are jst a few of my dreams..the ones i have achieved since childhood are..

-going to the KL towers
-going to Egypt and seeing Ciaro
- publishing my poetry which i did in france and usa alhamdulillah.
- putting my feet in a major ocean ( which i have done right here in salalah..subhanAllah.)

thats me for now.. ill not bore u more hehe.

hiyyach Allah

FAITH said...


No, it's not another bloggers meet-up. Haha

Um Ququ,

Listening to those pepole is like fixing your broken car in an ice cream shop xD
They probably said that coz they lack the drive, determination, and will that you have. You’re one of the few! Dreaam and be prod of your dreams :D

FAITH said...


Amarant said...

Very interesting. I need to come up with my list as well.

You should tag other bloggers. as each one of them to make a list ...

FAITH said...


Great suggestion, dunno why I haven't thought about it before. Consider yourself tagged and share your list ;)