My 52 in 2014 Challenge

 

My 52 items to complete in the new year. Updated weekly to showcase my progress.


Health/Well Being

1. Reach my target weight of 85 kg. Need to lose 20 Kg (-1/20).

2. Log a 500 km cumulative walking distance on RunKeeper (302/500)

3. Sign up and run a 5K event.

4. Go for a morning walk at least 3 times a week (183/156)


Travel/Treks

5. Go to Hong Kong/Macau.

6. Go to Cameron Highlands.

7. Go on a cycling trip to Pulau Ubin with the wife.

8. Go for a trek to Bukit Timah with the wife.

9. Go for a trek to MacRitchie Reservoir Park.

10. Visit LegoLand in Johor Bahru

11. Visit 5 new attractions in Singapore (2/5)


Finances

12. Spend no more than $5 for lunch for an entire week. Have at least 12 such weeks in the year (2/12).

13. Complete the 52 Week Money Challenge (17/52).

14. Complete the Monthly Money Challenge (4/12).

15. Pay myself $10 for every task completed in this challenge. (1/52)

16. Pay all my Credit Card Debt


Family & Friends

17. Go on intimate date nights with the wife more often. One every month at least (10/12)

  • Dinner at Paul (01/10)
  • Lunch at Sofra (03/02)
  • Dinner at Charlie’s Tapas Bar (03/31)
  • Dinner at Trattoria (04/11)
  • Dinner and movie (04/17)
  • Dinner at Herbivore (07/23)
  • Lunch at Viva Mexico and Movie (08/24)
  • Dinner at 313 Somerset and movie (09/24)
  • Beer Dining at Level 33 (10/21)
  • Brunch at Lots Gourmet & Shopping at Orchard (10/19)

18. Get a professional couple photograph taken of the wife and I.

19. Host at least one movie marathon at home.

20. Call/Skype with family back home at least once a week (24/52)

21. Go out with friends at least once a month (11/12)

Hobbies & Interests

22. Go for a photo walk every month (3/12).

  • Vietnam (January)
  • St. John’s Island (June)
  • Krabi (September)
  • Orchard Road (December)

23. Submit my photos to a contest.


Reading

24. Read 24 books (14/24).

25. Complete the following books before buying any new ones

  • A Dance With Dragons
  • Shantaram (Read)
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street (Read)
  • Matterhorn
  • Last Train to Istanbul (Read)
  • Trojan Horse (Read)
  • Dongri To Dubai

26. Read at least 6 Non-Fiction books (3/6).


Blogging

27. Write at least 2 blog posts each month (18/24).

28. Additionally blog weekly monthly about the progress of “Gandhi’s 52 Things In 2014 Challenge” (5/52) (5/12)


Self Improvement

29. Journal 5 times a week (120/260).

30. Take a selfie every-week (34/52). 

31. Create a time-lapse of selfie images. Participate in a 52 week photo challenge (44/52).

32. Go a week without eating any junk food. Have at least 6 such weeks (2/6).

33. Go to bed before 11:00 PM for a week.

34. Don’t stay in the same role at work by the end of the year.

  • Moved to another organisation and am now working on the Project Management Team


TV & Movies (This list may grow as we go along)

35. Catch-up/ Complete watching the following TV Shows –

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad (07/14)
  • Californication (Currently on Season 1)
  • Downton Abbey
  • Dexter (Currently On Season 7)
  • White Collar (Currently On Season 4)
  • Burn Notice (Currently On Season 7)
  • House Of Cards – UK (Currently on Season 2)
  • House Of Cards – US (All Caught up!)

36. Re-Watch all episodes of the following TV shows –

  • That 70s Show (Finished on 01/20)
  • The Practice (Currently on Season 2)
  • The Wonder Years (Currently on Season 3)
  • The West Wing (Currently on Season 6)
  • Lost (Finished on 04/02)
  • Malcolm In The Middle (05/29)

38. Watch the following critically acclaimed movies –

  • Apocalypse Now (watched on 06/27)
  • Platoon
  • Milk
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Wrestler
  • Raging Bull
  • Lawrence Of Arabia
  • Amadeus (watched on 06/29)
  • Annie Hall
  • Fargo (watched 02/16)
  • Taxi Driver (watched 04/18)
  • My Left Foot
  • Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (watched 05/01)
  • Trainspotting (watched 01/05)
  • The King’s Speech (watched 01/05)
  • There Will Be Blood (watched 01/19)
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Rush (watched 03/23)
  • Traffic
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Once Upon A Time In America


Charity

39. Donate Blood. (6/20)

40. Sell/Donate excess electronics and gadgets

  • Sold the old iPad 2 and Galaxy Note 8 tablets
  • Sold the entire DSLR kit (01-Sep)
  • Sold the Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Sold the HTC One M8


New Experiences

41. Eat at 1 new restaurant every month (14/12).

42. Watch at least 1 musical.

43. Get a Tattoo.

44. Learn to mix a new cocktail every month (5/12)

  • Gin Fizz
  • Malibu Sunrise
  • Mountain Sunrise
  • Bo’s Space Roo
  • Orange Margarita

45. Sketch more often.

46. Cook one new recipe each month (8/12).

47. Learn to play poker

48. Learn to make mulled wine.

 

Purchases & Collections

49. Get a Mac Mini (Gifted by the wife on my birthday!!!)

50. Build Blu Ray disc collection with one new addition each month (9/12).

  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Chaplin
  • Contact
  • Annie Hall
  • Shahrukh Khan Blockbusters Volume 2
  • Classics Forever Yash Chopra
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Meet Joe Black

51. Upgrade to a new DSLR camera body.

  • Got a Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless camera in September

52. Make a new List for 52 Things in 2015 Challenge!

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