50 THINGS TO DO ON YOUR BUCKETLIST AFTER LOCKDOWN | 2020

This pandemic has kept us all on our toes, hasn’t it? It stripped us all of our happiness because we aren’t able to explore the places we thought we would this year, we aren’t able to meet our friends and check-off all those amazing restaurants and cuisines we thought we would try, and we surely can’t even meet our family because apparently, we can’t risk them getting sick just because we’re in need of some picnic or adventure.

However, things are slowly beginning to settle in and I think slowly, the flights and other means of transportations will open soon too. Meaning, there’s still hope for us to complete our bucket list but of course, it wouldn’t be the same. There will always be the masks, the gloves, the sanitization, and the six or twelve feet distance. 

But that’s okay. At least you will be able to relax your nerves and give some beauty to your eyes, right? It’s really been so long so here I am today with a bucket list for everyone to use or to give you all an idea if you’re thinking what to do after the lockdown is over. (hopefully)

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  1. Go on a hike.
  2. Swim under a waterfall.
  3. Go on a boat/Kayak.
  4. Sleep under the stars and watch the sunrise.
  5. Go to a botanical garden.
  6. Go horseback riding. 
  7. Go scuba diving.
  8. Go skydiving.
  9. Go to a festival (it can anything! Just try something new)
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  10. Travel to a new country/city/state.
  11. Go to an amusement park with your friends/family/beloved one.
  12. Go on a road trip!
  13. Explore an Island.
  14. Go to a snowy place (but if snow falls in your country, then just tick this right off!) 
  15. Visit a rainforest.
  16. Learn a new language.
  17. Try Yoga. 
  18. Go to a spa.
  19. Get haircut and hair color done. (Be a different you this year!)

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  20. Try new dishes and drinks.
  21. Bake at home! 
  22. Go to wine/cheese tastings.
  23. Take a cooking class.
  24. Decorate/re-decorate your house.
  25. Grow plants! 
  26. Buy new furniture, clean your house and organize it.
  27. Develop a good habit.
  28. Give up a band habit.
  29. Read 2 books (you can read even more but if you’re just starting out, try with 2 and then move up a notch)

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  30. Make a new friend (be it online or IRL)
  31. Write a postcard to the one you love and send it to them with a bouquet of flowers.
  32. Donate to an organization.
  33. Help the needy.
  34. Learn about new religions (I recommend Islam, it’s such a beautiful and calming religion. Don’t listen to what the Anti-Islam people say. Trust me, I’m a Muslim, and learning about Islam will surely show you the right and wrong path. However, I’m just recommending and not forcing it upon anyone. It’s absolutely up to you, I’m just here as a recommender haha) 
  35. Plant a tree.
  36. Paint. 
  37. Learn an online course.
  38. Dance and sing your heart out!
  39. Go to a costume party!

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  40. Donate things you no longer use.
  41. Learn to play an instrument.
  42. Learn how to snowboard. 
  43. Complete a 30-day workout.
  44. Volunteer.
  45. Eat healthy food meaning more greens.
  46. Write in a journal. 
  47. Go to Chernobyl (I think it’s really interesting but be careful!) 
  48. Learn sign language.
  49. Learn self-defense (Because this is what we really need right now)
  50. Complete the bucket-list and treat yourself once you do with your favorite dessert.

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Let me know what all things you want to do after the lockdown ends and if you’ve already started doing it. You can also tag me on Instagram with #My2020BucketListWithWND and I shall repost it! 

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My 2019 Travel Bucket List

Travelling is a part of life. It’s expensive but it’s fun and it helps us relieve our stresses and forget our day to day problems. Travelling also gives us abundant knowledge regarding various things and it gives us an insight on how the world really is. I’ve only been to three places in my life; Dubai, London and the States. But I want to travel more. I want to explore more and I want to see more of the beautiful places God has created.

So today, I’m gonna list down my travel bucket list which you guys too could follow!

  • The Great Pyramid of Gaza
  • Walk the Great Wall of China – I wanted to walk the Great Wall since I was a kid!
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Trek to Machu Picchu
  • See the Taj Mahal – Did you know? although I’m born in India, I have never once gone to see Taj Mahal! Incredible, isn’t it?
  • Visit Amazon Rainforest and River
  • See the Eiffel Tower – I wish to go there with my future husband…It would be romantic, wouldn’t it?
  • Visit Easter Island – I have always wanted to see those statues. They look so mysterious as though they have some kind of a story.
  • Visit Sydney

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

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  • Visit the Summer Palace in China
  • Visit Hagia Sophia
  • Dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Grand Canyon
  • Sail to the Statue of Liberty
  • Climb the Kilimanjaro – I wonder how that experience would be.
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • Admire the Northern Lights in Norway
  • Discover the Iguazu Falls
  • Trek through the Himalayas
  • Watch the Victoria Falls
  • Participate in a Wild life safari in South Africa
  • Go to Iceland to see the Great Geysir
  • Visit the Louvre Museum
  • Go to Venice
  • See my reflection at Salar de Uyuni
  • Discover the Jeito Grotto
  • Climb Mount Fuji
  • Visit the Moma Museum
  • Wander at the Canals of Amsterdam
  • Visit the Glow-worm cave
  • Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Admire the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Get splashed at Niagara Falls
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Walk on Giant’s Causeway
  • Visit the White House
  • Walk at Times Square
  • Climb the stairs at Tianmen Mountain

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.

Paolo Coelho
  • Visit London’s Warner Bros Studio
  • See the Great Sphinx
  • Hike on the Rainbow Mountain
  • Visit Quito
  • Go to Jeju Island
  • Go to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi
  • Admire the Blue Flames at Ijen Volcano
  • Ride a horse in Mongolia
  • Shop at Tsim Sha Tsui

And I guess that’s it? Yep, this is my bucket list and man, I would need to save A LOT of money if I want to travel these many places. No worries though, I will sit down and plan everything very carefully. I certainly don’t want to miss out on these beautiful and mysterious places. I want to die while knowing that I’ve seen most of the world that was so amazingly created without any flaws.

Guys let me know which places you wish to visit. What is the one thing in your travel bucket list that you’re looking forward to?
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Destinations I Dream of Travelling To

Destinations I Dream of Travelling to.

If you’ve read my blogs, I’m sure you know by now that I love travelling. I love trying different cuisines, watching different people, hearing different languages and walking the different streets. Travelling helps me relive stress and makes me want to praise God for the beautiful things He has created.

There are just so many places I wish to travel! If I had the money right now, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to book a flight to New York or South Korea.

Below I’ve listed a few places that I wish to travel before I get old. I won’t list the reasons because you actually don’t need a specific reason to see the world.

  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Jerusalem
  • New Delhi
  • New York
  • Greece
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • South Africa
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Turkey
  • Morocco
  • Malta
  • Germany
  • Sri Lanka

So yeah, these are the places I truly want to visit and I pray I could before my body turns weak!

Guys, which are some places that you wish to visit? What is your dream destination? Do let me know in the comments!

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30 Things I want to do this Fall!

Fall is my favorite season. The world is painted beautifully with shades of bright orange and subtle red. It’s the perfect time to capture moments with your friends, family or your lover.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Fall is a beautiful season. It’s filled with love, endless memories and most of all, unlimited hot chocolate with double whipped cream topped with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings. I know the rule is to drink everything pumpkin spice, but sometimes, we must break rules, hon.

This fall, I wish to do a few things that I haven’t been able to do it the last year and some things I hope to repeat because why not. Things like;

1) Visiting a corn maze.

2) Apple picking – I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be fun.

3) Visiting a chocolate factory!

4) Roasting marshmallows!!

5) Hiking.

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde 

6) Wrap myself in a warm blanket and read a good book.

7) Plan a bonfire!

8) Watch horror movies.

9) Visit a farm.

10) Drive through the country.

11) Go horse back riding – I’ve never actually tried riding a horse, but I’m a quick learner.

12) Visit a fall festival.

13) Paint/Carve pumpkins.

14) Go Hay riding.

15) Have a picnic!

16) Tell ghost stories…Oooo it’s gonna be a spooky night indeed! 

17) Make/eat candied apples.

18) Bake pies! lots of them!

19) Go to a football game – I just love football. The end.

20) Visit a corn maze – Though I need to have someone with me…I’m bad at puzzles, even so at mazes.

21) Play games with family.

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“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

22) Jump in a pile of dried leaves! – It’s always fun to mess things up!

23) Visit a haunted house – It’s a must.

24) Cuddle with the love of my life and star gaze.

25) Wear fall oriented clothes – We can’t forget fashion now, can we ladies?

26) I know this might seem a bit dramatic and cheesy but…I want to kiss my lover in the rain.

27) Build a scarecrow.

28) Take a stroll on a rainy day. 

29) Do a movie marathon.

30) Drink apple cider- I wonder how it tastes…

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Hello Autumn!

 

So, these are a few things that I want to do this month and hopefully, you guys will have an amazing October as well with your friends and family! Don’t forget to create pumpkin spiced memories.

(ok, sorry, it was a bad fall joke…)

Anyway, what are you going to do this fall?

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My Favorite Organization

Heck, I can’t choose a favorite organization because each of the organizations have their own purpose and goals, that too all for the good. Choosing a particular organization isn’t right or fair. They all must be respected for their good deeds and hard work equally.

These organizations inspire me, and I can’t help but dream of joining one myself when I grow up a little more. I bet it must feel great to support a cause, to help the people in need, to fight for what’s right. I want to feel that goodness, I want to be a part of something virtuous and banish the evil!

Okay, that was too much, but you got my point, right? I would choose any organization as long as it works according to its rules and doesn’t involve vain or vile things.
With that, I have said what I needed to. Now that I’ve talked about this, its time I add ‘Join an Organization’ in my bucket list.

What about you guys?
Which Organization do you want to join and why?

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7 places I’d like to visit.

“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”

I love travelling but I only got a few chances to do so. I have a list to where I want to go. I want to go on an endless adventure with a companion. Its what life is about. We must live to our fullest. We must see what lies on the other side of the vast Earth. Man, if I had enough money, I would pack my bags and would already be at the airport.

I have travelled to San Francisco, L.A and Dubai but here’s a short list of places I’d like to visit if I ever get the chance to:-

  1. Morocco also known as the Kingdom of Morocco. Why? Because it’s such a great and beautiful place. The environment is the same as it was ages ago. I have recently read a post about a female traveler who went to Morocco and I believe what she said was entirely true. I will give you the link to her post so that you can all know what a great place it is and how kind and loving Moroccans are. https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2017/08/226048/morocco-eyesfemale-traveler/
  2. South Africa. Why? It’s such a boundless country. I asked my dad to take me there. I want to see their Wildlife with my own eyes. See the true beauty of the nature and the people.
  3. Japan. In fact, this place should have been in the top. Why? I have been in love with Japanese Culture since, hell, for a long time. I was around thirteen or fourteen years of age when me and sister found out about Anime. Since then, I wanted to visit Japan. I love their culture, their food and their etiquettes. It surprises me how progressive and competitive they are in diverse matters.
  4. Madagascar. Why? Many a people said it’s a great place if you want a little safari adventure. Also, I read in a post that this massive island is home to thousands of species that are found nowhere else on the earth! I’m slightly afraid of the climate changes but like one says, “Escape the ordinary.”
  5. Australia. Why? It’s dreamy, captivating and I want to see Sydney.
  6. Norway, officially Kingdom of Norway. Why? I don’t know, it just feels like such a gorgeous place. And it is often said that the northern parts of Norway are the best places in the world to see the northern lights.
  7. Korea. Why? I’m to an extent obsessed to go to Seoul. If I had the chance right away, I wouldn’t hesitate to go there. I have watched a lot of K-drama’s and movies and Seoul looks so stunning. I don’t know what’s so stunning about it but I would like to go there at-least once. I want to try Korean cuisine and I want to dig deep into their culture. P.S. my novel the 13: We all Start as Strangers is situated in Seoul, so go check that out too. Link is right here! http://www.lulu.com/shop/aaliyah-s/the-13-we-all-start-as-strangers/ebook/product-22913798.html 
  8. You know what? Make that 8. I want to go the moon. It’s always been my dream and I think I would actually die without ever going there…

For now, these are the places I’m eager to go to. If anyone will send me a ticket, feel          free. (JK!)

Which of the places do you guys want to visit? Let me know in the comments!

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Summer Bucket List!

Since I wrote a bucket list for sisters, I thought ‘why not do a summer bucket list’ because obviously, it’s summer and some of you might be out of ideas for having fun on such an awesomely-hot-weather.

Before listing some of the things you could do, if you see something that you’ve already done the last summer or the summer before that or summers ago, why not do it again with different people this time? It would be fun, different and hell, different memories is all that matters, right?

  • I definitely want to do this sometime. Host a bonfire party at the BEACH! It’s always exciting to go in large groups—be it friends or family—and just sit in a BIG circle around the fire and talk and sing and eat s’mores. Also, at times like this, we tend to get emotional and occasionally, it’s not bad to let our feelings to our closet. Let them know your true emotions so that they can know you better.
  • Go on a vacation but there’s a catch to it. Don’t use your phone. Keep it only for emergencies but cut off all relations with your social buddies and just enjoy some peace of mind. Don’t let technology avert you from the beauty of nature. (Tweet that, it’s my own quote, lol)
  • Or if you don’t want to go on a vacation because you already went last month, then why not try taking a cooking class and learning some new recipes? At least you can feed it to your baby brother or sister and cooking is an art that take your stress away. Trust me. Plus, you can add that ‘chef’ in your bio if you think you’re too good already *winks*
  • Go to an outdoor music festival. I always add this in my list because I think it’s the most refreshing thing to do. I mean yeah, it could get a little sweaty but when everyone’s enjoying you don’t care about perspiration, you just enjoy the beats, the kicks and just let go.
  • Take a weekend off from your work, writing, blogging, dancing, singing and go on a road trip in an open jeep or truck or whatever you find pleasure in. Maybe camp out somewhere nice and once more, it’s the people and memories that matter, not the place.
  • Dip dye your hair with a color that defines the true you. It’s summer, man. No rules.
  • Go to a drive-in movie! And speaking of drive-in movie, I do have to say, #Riverdale is an awesome #Netflix series to watch this summer. It’s mysterious and it’s Archie, so why not?
  • Try some new restaurants that you thought you wanted to go to but didn’t have the time to. It’s also a good way to spend time with your beloved haha.
  • This might be boring, but why not try playing with your hair? If you love braiding your hair then try some new hairstyles and blog about it so that your hairstyle becomes the “trend” of the year.
  • Don’t forget to buy a retro style bathing suit because it’s chic.
  • Oh, and before doing all those things above, make a summer playlist so that you won’t have to be clumsy when someone yells, “play some damn good music!”
  • Go on a picnic maybe? Nah, too cliche? Not your type? Then spend a day at the water-park!!!!!
  • Call your friends, whoever they may be—bullies, cowards, nerds, jerks—and have a water gun fight. Take out all the anger, frustration and get that beast out of that petty cage! Go #hardcore girl!
  • This is a must. Watch the sunrise at the beach. It’s romantic, filled with feels and it’s good to capture a moment like that. If you have already done this then do it again because sunrises are always different.
  • You could also host a family game night! I know some of you would think it’s boring but believe me, it’s a lot more fun than you thought it would be. I won’t say the details, experience it yourself and perhaps, share it with me sometime if you want it.
  • If you have a clean, large, grassy patched backyard, then why not sleep under the stars?
  • Go bowling. It’s a must-do. I love bowling and it’s so competitive but not to mention, annoying when you can’t hit a strike after five or six rounds already.
  • You can learn to surf. Plus, when a girl surfs in a retro bathing suit, the boys always go ‘woo’.
  • Just Explore.
  • There are so many more things to do but you know what, this one’s a little less tiring than going to a game of baseball and less boring than just napping on a hammock…It’s Falling in love. Fall in love and your summer will be the best summer ever.

 

I hope you guys enjoy your summer because there’s still time for it to come to an end. There’s still time for you to make Polaroid memories and there’s still time for you to find your soul mate.

“Summer’s all about passion.”

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The Sister Bucket List!

Side by side or miles apart, sisters will always be connected by the heart.

We all have a big sister that hits us when we do something wrong and a small sister that annoys the heck outta us. But, no matter how overly caring or absolutely maddening they are, we love them and imagining life without them is in fact, impossible for us.

I have a big sister and like every sibling, we fight but we make up. We fangirl over things, we work out together, we do Karaoke when mom and dad are not home and we play Just Dance to our heart’s content! Oh, we also discuss important, heartfelt matters in the middle of the night. There’s nothing more gifted than having a sister who you can share your deepest secrets with. She will listen to you, she will give you hope, she will fight for you until the end and she will catch you when you fall.

What my point is, sisters are just damn amazing.

I know, what I said above was deep and all but in the end, after publishing this post, I’m gonna have a fight with my sister over something silly and probably after a few passing moments or when mom catches us fighting, we will get back together as if nothing happened.

Being on the same note, I have a tiny wish list of things that I want to do with my sister. Things like having an Asia tour or going on a road trip or going to our favorite band’s concert! Hopefully, one day we will be able to do all these but for now, let me give you a list of what you can do with your sister before you and she get separated or something…Just kidding…

Anyway, let’s get to listing~

  1. This one’s a must. Okay? A MUST! Go on a frickin road trip together cause that’s something where you can really create memories. Grab your car keys, grab your polaroid camera and just get the hell out of your house and out in the open road!

  2. Do you both love cooking or baking? If yes, then why don’t you try taking some cooking classes together or baking a cake or any sort of experimental desserts at home? That’s a fun way to pass time with your sister but don’t blame me if the kitchen gets messy.

  3. Call your sister right now and make an album of your favorite photos together! Decorate it with funny words and doodles and just laugh it off~ If you have already done it, then just strike this part away.

  4. You’re gonna like this one. Attend a weekend music festival. Yes, if you wanna go, don’t go with your best friend but go with your sister because best friends come and go but sisters stay for a lifetime! Sorry, that just came out of nowhere but the thing with going with your sister is that you’ll have her to talk about your favorite band mate for the rest of the days until you get tired of it yourself and trust me, she won’t even complain because she’ll be in it with you too~ *winks*

  5. Ooooo, this one’s pretty awesome. Dance a choreography together! Yaass! It’s just perfect and a mixed with fun and waves of laughter! At the end of your amazing routine, I’m sure you both will feel super proud to have done something together and that’s something you need to have

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    a memory~

  6. Have a drama marathon together. Pop some popcorn, grab your

    colas

    and watch until dawn because that’s just how we have to roll.

  7. Don’t forget to take a great photo together, alright? Memories are everything.

  8. And last but not the least, treasure your awesome relationship every single of the day!

Sisters are our first friend and second mother. 

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