The Bucket List


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Do you have a bucket list prepared? After watching the movie again last night while I was preparing to make a speech at my friend’s memorial service later today, I realized that we all need a bucket list. My friend, dEEp Menon, passed away two weeks ago at the age of 31. It was a freak accident where he fell, hit his head, and never regained consciousness.

dEEp was truly a great spirit and will best be remembered for his devilish smile, energetic personality, and his reluctance to ever call it a night.  So in order to honor him, I’m putting together a bucket list.  Not sure what is going to be on the list yet, but it will involve some travel with my kids, a few crazy hikes or bike rides, and perhaps attending a few world events like the Olympics or The World Cup.

I think it’s important to have a list and revisit it from time to time.  In the past two months I’ve lost two friends under the age of 40.  That’s a sign that we should all live every day to the fullest and never have any regrets about our past.

Cheers!  Rest in peace my friend.

3 Comments

  1. Radhika Menon

    July 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Not sure if you remember me, Ron, but I’m Pradeep’s cousin. I live in NYC and was able to perform the last rites with the family in SD. I still think about him everyday and you’re right, we’ve all got to start preparing a bucket list. Too many people, far too young, have gone, all too suddenly.

    Take care and this was a lovely find on a random google search!
    Radhika

    • Ron Doron

      July 16, 2011 at 5:18 am

      Hi Radhika,

      Good to hear from you. I was just in SD yesterday and when I drove by dEEp’s exit, I got an eery feeling. He was a good person. Still doesn’t make sense to me.

      Let’s stay in touch.

      Cheers!

      -Ron

      • Radhika Menon

        February 13, 2012 at 10:26 am

        Hi Ron,

        How are you?

        It’s coming up one year since Deep’s passing,and again my random search brings up this website! 😉 How time flies, eh? And it all still feels very recent. Still miss the guy heaps.

        Caught up with Rekha and her parents when I was in KL over the New Year hols. Was good seeing them.

        Anyways, just writing in to say hi.

        Take care,
        Radhika

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