Friday, 17 July 2015

My Bucket List

Hello my friends,

Thanks for visiting my blog. As everybody has childhood dreams and dream goals including me. And, I wanted to list down all the points, every possible one.

One day, I read a blog/site called 'Personal Excellence' and I read a lot about author and her articles. And one of the things struct to my mind was to make 'Bucket List' right now by supporting reasons to make it happen.

So, I wrote the bucket list (written down) which will be expanding with time and being completed with time.

According to provided guide and exploring questions listed below. You are also advised to answer these questions right now and explore yourself.

Questions : 

  1. What if you were to die tomorrow? What would you wish you could do before you die?
  2. What would you do if you had unlimited time, money and resources?
  3. What have you always wanted to do but have not done yet?
  4. Any countries, places or locations you want to visit?
  5. What are your biggest goals and dreams?
  6. What do you want to see in person?
  7. What achievements do you want to have?
  8. What experiences do you want to have / feel?
  9. Are there any special moments you want to witness?
  10. What activities or skills do you want to learn or try out?
  11. What are the most important things you can ever do?
  12. What would you like to say/do together with other people? People you love? Family? Friends?
  13. Are there any specific people you want to meet in person?
  14. What do you want to achieve in the different areas: Social, Love, Family, Career, Finance, Health (Your weight, Fitness level), Spiritual?
  15. What do you need to do to lead a life of the greatest meaning?

I wrote my answer to all above questions as follows : Which made my Bucket List :)

Ashok’s Bucket List
1.     Call to parents and family members for their support
2.     Giveback to Father, siblings and society
3.     Thanking all the high school teachers / professors and gifts to them 
4.     Travel every country on the world 
5.     Accompany parents and siblings ( few trips )
6.     Space travel ( at least once ) 
7.     Give money to deprived children and sponsor education
8.     Visit to entire Europe
9.     Fly a jet flight 
10. Land helicoptor in my hometown
11. Visit Europe, Southamerica, Ocenia, China
12. Be rich with money and give back to family 
13. Swim in ocean. 
14. Drive a train engine
15. To see 7 wonders
16. To see extinct wildlife, birds
17. Win a nobel prize in research 
18. Win honour of societies IEEE, Royal Society
19. Happy parents (Name stars ) 
20. Rolar coster ride 
21. Horse ride 
22. Swimming merathon
23. Zero gravity feeling
24. FIFA world cup match
25. Nightout at big US/Euro city with special people

26. professional Skating / Ice skating
27. Do skydiving  
28. Martial arts and flexibility
29. Playing in national championship 
30. Representing India in International congress 
31. Glory of parents and honour
32. Euro / US trip with parents families
33. Completing their every wish e.g. house, skills 
34. Road trip with friends in India / Leh - ladakh 
35. To meet stephen hawking 
36. PM Narendra Modi, 
37. Author Robin Sharma 
38. JNV principals (both) again
39. Give back to hometown ( Infrastructure, education ) 
40. To have life partner full of mutual lovely values
41. To do Yoga every single morning 
42. To read atleast a para of Gita & Chant holy names.
43. Acquire great Education! Technical and Communication skills 
44. Public speaking / Leading workshops 
45. Uplifting fellows and people in hometown 
46. Being a researcher to contribute in field of smart grid / Psychology 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Trip to Akagera National Park

The most awaited trip to any national park has been done this weekend on 5th-6th July. I was searching for fellow traveler to make this happen in reasonable cost. And I did through CS discussion threads by a dutch guy. 
Our Beautiful Land Cruiser (Fifth member )

On morning of Saturday 4th July (Liberation day of Rwanda), I woke up in excitement to visit to beautiful national park of Rwanda. I joined the trip with four fellow travellers from Netherlands and Belgium. I went to their house after getting ready and having breakfast and collecting food items. We started trip from kigali at 9.00 am using personal Land Cruiser. It was great experience since fellow driver was so funny and interesting. We observed the roads, landscapes and read travel guides to get excited to see wild animals and birds. I talked regarding various topics, their travel itinerary etc. We entered the South gate of park and saw Monkeys, deers before reaching reception. 

Day 1: 
After reaching at reception, We bought tickets and paid camping charges worth 35000 rwf. This was so high for foreign traveller and very cheap for native citizens. I was excited and saw the collection of things at reception place e.g. arts, map, bones and head of dead animals etc. It was in mid of wild forest and very well managed. We were ready to explore the park since one guy knew the routes and also, park was well directed using route no. etc. We went towards Giraffe area first and saw Giraffe and Zebras as first animals. I was so excited to see and click pictures of them ( also with me) but I was resisted with friends considering risk in wild forest. Giraffe was really huge and staring at us thinking who are you and why you came to our home? :D . Then we moved on to see strange goats ( I don't know exact names but friend did ) Then we saw herd of zebras and gazelles again. It was really cool. One friend is fan of seeing birds or say, Ornithologist and carried a binoculars. he told us different birds name using his book 'Birds in East Africa'. I got to know many birds and saw using handy optical device. 
My friends (Donald and Luca) Awesome & Funny 
Eric & Ashok (:P) 

Then we headed to Lake Ihema for seeing hippos, wild buffaloes and others. I was quite friendly with them searching animals, birds and stopping car again and again. We had flexibility to see , picture any thing with immense time. I took very cool pictures of animals you can see. We went to lake but couldn't see hippos. We saw mountains of Tanzania in other end of lake. We moved back since it's getting late for camping near another lake. We reached to the Camp site and got ready for bonfire and night show. We had tried a lot to make fire in windy top area. Other group from Belgium helped us using Kapur slices. We had another group from US who were excited to celebrate 4th of July in mid of forest. We had eaten chips, cookies and drank cold-drinks. Another group had their food and Belgians cooked fish from nearby lake. We talked a lot about various things in three groups. After that , we watched clear sky full of stars lying on the grass. Others were so excited and felt fortunate but I saw that sky for my first 10-15 years everyday. But I saw Jupiter, venus and other stars using my mobile app too. And Eric and Luca (my friends) played classical songs which I didn't know bit of it. I was enjoying the time listening them and talking with them. At last, we got into tent with sleeping bags to sleep since we were supposed to leave early to see most of animals. 

Day 2 : 
I was woken up by Luca's call at 5.30 am but I wanted to continue my dream of some fort and sanctuary etc. Anyway, I woke up and came out of tent and felt very good. The damn before sunrise and cool breeze has made me crazy and I enjoyed like a child. We were ready to see Sun to come out from Tanzania side above the mountains behind long lake Ihema. We enjoyed that Sunrise, clicking pictures etc. Then we headed to the exploration of park. 

After Waking up from camps  in dawn of SunRise. I was so excitingly waiting for Sun

He was so scared but was curious to see
.... (To be continued)...