Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Today we are doing our O-soji.

This is a fun meme, for all the items you have done, bold it. I combined some items from the Australian list as well as the American one. I also added some of my own items. If you do this meme, link back to this post.

100 things that I've done:
1. Started your own blog (I actually have 2)
2. Slept under the stars (in a tent, does that count?)
3. Played in a band (marching and concert band)
4. Visited Hawaii (actually grew up there, but visited all the outer islands, except Niihau and Kahoolawe)
5. Worked at someone's wake/funeral
6. Given my seat on the train to elderly or moms with babies
7. Been to Disneyland (Disney World and Disneyland Japan)
8. Climbed a mountain (Mount Fuji)
9. Driven from the Airport to Waikiki over 10 times in a day (worked for Budget transporting rent-a-cars to various hotels)
10. SangPlayed a solo (see #3)
11. Worked in the gift wrapping department at a department store
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm from my apartment
14. Seen ama (women divers) dive for pearls
15. Campaigned for a local political candidate
16. Walked to the top of Diamond Head
17. Seen large cedar trees on Yakushima
18. Grown your own vegetables (cherry tomatoes on the lanai)
19. Seen the Daibutsu (Large Buddha) in Nara
20. Seen fields of lavender in Furano, Hokkaido
21. Had a pillow fight (afterwards got scoldings for making too much noise too)
22. Caught a ride in a taxi with someone I didn't know
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Been buried in hot sand with just your head and toes sticking out (Ibusuki, Kyushu)
25. Held a koala (Taronga Zoo)
26. Visited the Shirakawa-go (thatched houses) in Gifu
27. Run a Marathon (walked most of the way)
28. Ridden in a tarai (tub) in Sado Island
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or and sunset
31. Hit a home run (kicked one in kickball)
32. Been in a car accident
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Okinawa, Hiroshima, Shimonoseki)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Learned a new language (also in the process of learning another)
37. Had a huge seafood dinner at Sencho no Ie, Saroma, Hokkaido
38. Been to the top of Tsutenkaku, Osaka
39. Been to an MC Hammer concert
40. Seen Tokyo Tower (never been up to the top, line was too long)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Kilauea's lava falling into the sea
43. Climbed the steep stairs up to the top of Kumamoto castle
44. Visited the Tohoku area of Japan
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (sketched)
48. Gone fishing (caught mostly the pier and the people standing next to me)
49. Walked part of the Kumanokodo, Wakayama
50. Been to the top of the World Trade Center in NYC
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (snorkeling)
52. Seen the Daibutsu (Large Buddha) in Kamakura
53. Played in the sand
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie play
56. Visited Shanghai, China
57. Been to Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam
58. Taken a martial arts class (Aikido)
59. Visited Japan's most southern point, Hateruma
60. Helped clean the freeways
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (never sold GSC, but did fundraise with huli-huli chicken)
62. Gone whale watching (only saw the water spurts and a tail)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated books and clothing to various organizations
65. Seen Mount Fuji with snow on top on a clear day
66. Studied abroad for 9 months
67. Bounced a check
68. Bicycled through the tulip fields in Amsterdam
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Ran in a fun run (Great Aloha Run & Kapiolani Women's 5K)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Went "skiing" in Hakuba, Nagano (actually there was a lot of sliding on my bum)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (does making a hole in the back of my head and needing stitches count?)
78. Been to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
79. Almost was trampled in the frenzy of a Japanese department store sale
80. Eaten fugu (puffer fish)
81. Visited Saipan
82. Bought a brand new car (actually my mom did, I paid her back)
83. Eaten whale
84. Been on television (Checkers & Pogo show...okay, now I have dated myself)
85. Ice skated and Roller skated in Hawaii
86. Visited New Caledonia
87. Travelled, or climbed, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (walked across)
88. Had chicken pox
89. Been to Tsukiji, early market
90. Sat on a jury (was close to sitting on one, but got excused)
91. Met someone famous' mom (Hawaii comedian, Frank Delima's mom)
92. Seen the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a pet dog
95. Visited the most eastern point of Japan, Nemuro
96. Visited the most western point of Japan, Yonaguni Island
97. Visited the most northern point of Japan, Wakkanai
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in a day ("The Cradle will Fall" by Mary Higgins Clark)


2kamuela47 said...

Hey Kat!

I'll do this meme. Please give me some time to do this. Take care!


Lori said...

This is quite a list! Great way to reflect on the year. :)

K and S said...

Can't wait to see your answers Laura :)

Thanks Lori, it was not only things I did this year, but a compilation of everything in my life :)

Take care you two.

OkiHwn said...

Maybe I'll try too.

K and S said...

Will be interesting to read your answers Nate :)

Take care.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - I love this! You've done so much.

elcynthia said...

hi Kat!
inspired by your meme and did my meme post at http://elcynthia.blogspot.com/2008/12/meme.html

i altered it however, hope you don't mind. if it offended you, tell me and will be glad to take it out. Happy New Year 2009!!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirkk, I bet you've done a lot too :)

Thanks Elcynthia.

Take care.

Pandabonium said...

What instrument did you play in concert/marching nband?

K and S said...

Hi PB,

I played the flute in both marching and concert band. :)

Take care.

JMenzel said...

Wow, so many things in a year... That's amazing.

K and S said...

Thanks JMenzel, unfortunately it wasn't in a year but over the course of my life :)

Take care.