I was talking to Jester on MSN about my
bucket list Top 5 Treat List the other day. It’s basically a list of things you’ll like to reward yourself with. Throw creative stumbling blocks like your bank account balance, credit card debt and other emotional baggage out of the window and just make a list of stuff you’ll like to have.
My Top 5 Treat List:
#1 Dinner at Sugar Mill Restaurant, British Virgin Islands
Sugar Mill Restaurant is voted as one of the World’s Most Romantic Restaurants on Concierge.com and is described tantalizingly as “Love among the ruins”.
Located in the Caribbean, this would require a flight to the US before another hop on a plane to the British Virgin Islands. Sugar Mill Restaurant is located in Tortola and offers truffles and other premium items on the menu.
It’s carved from a 17th century sugar mill and the interior looks very inviting with its rough stone walls and romantic lighting.
Who will I be sharing this fine dining experience with?
Jester of course!
HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT TO BRING THIS GIRL OUT FOR DINNER???
Just look at that smile, how can you not help but like her? =D
#2 Go to Sweden and stay at ICEHOTEL for a weekend
I first read about the ICEHOTEL in an issue of National Geographic while taking a dump and it totally captivated my imagination. I think I had constipation for a couple of days after that from all the excitement. That was a couple of years back and I still get animated every time the subject is brought up.
Imagine a hotel build from scratch every year, with drinks served in glasses made of ice and going to bed in an entire room made out of ice blocks and sleeping on a block of ice with a rug to avoid hypothermia.
They even have a section on “How to sleep well in -5 degrees Celsius”! I must experience this.
#3 Buy a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
I don’t want a Ferrari – it’s just so common its borderline cliché. It’s Lamborghinis for me, thank you. Not just any Lambo either, I want the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. Just look at the curves on the car and think about the 5.3L V10 under the hood. It reportedly beat the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the Nissan GT-R and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in an episode of Top Gear.
This car is infused with essence of awesomeness.
#4 HALO (High Altitude-Low Opening) jump in the United States
I’m an adrenaline junkie so I’m naturally attracted to things which are likely to cause:
(a) Loss of life or limb
(b) Severe injury
(c) At least the possibility of (a) or (b)
I’ve always wanted to do a HALO jump coz it’s inherently dangerous. It is also very, very cool. Have you watched Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day? Bond was doing a HALO jump in both. The HALO jump is a technique used by the US military to avoid SAM (Surface to Air Missiles) by flying planes high above and dropping personnel at about 30,000 feet.
The really interesting thing about a HALO jump is that you have to breathe pure oxygen for at least 30-45 minutes beforehand to flush the nitrogen from your system. You’ll also need an oxygen bottle during the jump. Basically, you jump and freefall all the way down before deploying your chute at a very low altitude for a maximum terminal velocity experience! =D
I’m talking geek, aren’t I? :p
#5 Get a Dell Inspiron 13
I have extremely bad luck when it comes to gadgets. Two (!!!) of my notebooks got soaked within two weeks coz of a freak thunderstorm that drove rain in ridiculous volumes into my living room. The first was a Dell and it was turned on when the water came in, so naturally, the result wasn’t very pretty. I’m down to my backup notebook which is really slow and I really need a portable and fast notebook coz I like to travel and it’s a hassle to lug a full sized one during my escapades.
The Inspiron 13 might come across as unusual naming from Dell considering the amount of people with triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) but there’s actually a good reason behind it. It’s 13.3 inches of sleek, sexy hardware running Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Windows 7. The screen is also in 16:9 aspect ratio which I prefer to 4:3 formats.
Dell’s Inspiron 13 comes in different colors (but I want the Obsidian Black if I win k?) and with enhanced wireless which supports up to 802.11n and a built in webcam, it is great for connectivity on the go. It’s very portable at 2.22 kg. It’ll be perfect for videoconferencing with Jester while at the office since I’m in PJ and she’s in KL. ;)
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