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September News

October 5th, 2010...


4 Days and Counting

If you were going to get shot in 4 days what would you do?

To be honest, we're still working on the answer to that one but in the mean time we thought we'd do one last interview with Channel 10's The Circle who have been so so good to us over the last 9 months. Going live at 10.40 am, Wednesday Australia time, it might also be a good opportunity to hi to my Mum (I always forget!)






In an attempt to tick off Number 73- Get Shot Whilst Wearing a Bullet Proof Vest, we've been invited to get shot by the worlds most renowned bullet proof clothing owner, Miguel Caballero, this Saturday. Scheduled to take place at 10am at the Bogata factory, we're looking forward to once again step outside of our comfort zone and tick another item from the list.

Miguel Caballero are know as the Giorgio Armani of Bullet Proof Clothing and as such, even if the vest doesn't work, at least we'll look good I guess!

With different grades of clothing, we might find we get shot with any of the weapons on the left. Maybe we should find out which one before we go (I could swear that looks like a machine-gun at the bottom!).




Now assuming that the bullet proof clothing does work on Saturday, and we survive, we will be returning home to Australia for the first time since starting the 100Things journey (16 months ago) just in time to start our speaking tour on the East Coast called "Hundreds and Thousands".




Hundreds and Thousands

Joined by close friend and extreme adventurer Dave Cornthwaite, a man known for skateboarding across the width of Australia (silly boy!), we will be stopping in at schools, businesses, community groups and charities as we share stories, photos and videos that offer a humerous and inspiring message.

In fact, here is the video of Dave helping me complete Number 19- Break a Guinness a World Record, he is the one being covered by egg debris. Thanks Dave haha.



If you're interested in finding out more about our talk, please check out the Hundreds and Thousands Info Page.

We would love to come out and say hello. Of course 10% of all bookings goes towards our chosen charities Camp Quality and the AV Foundation


If you have any inquiries, just email us on talks@100things.com.au




50 Items by the End of the Year! We Need your Help!

So far, we have ticked off 39 items from the list and with success this weekend (we hope), we will be up to 40 items in total.

Now not being scared to challenge our selves, we thought we'd throw down the gauntlet once again- we are now aiming to tick off 10 more items by the end of the year, hence taking our total to 50! Why not?

Now this is a big ask, and as such we are asking for your help. If you guys think that you can help with any of the items on the list, whether you can teach me to Salsa dance (Number 32), know of a musical or a play that I can join (Number 48), or even own a horse that I can race on (Number 37)- please let me know!

In fact, if we are able to reach 50, we make a decent donation to Camp Quality!

This journey is not possible with out your help and we thank everyone for the suggestions, contacts and charity donations along the way.




Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality


We've been raising money for Camp Quality since we started this journey and having reached our initial target of $10,000 (thanks to everyone who made that happen), we thought we'd raise the bar to $100,000. Very do-able!

Camp Quality help kids and famillies affected by Cancer by creating a fun living environment for kids to develop in and we couldn't wish to be helping a better cause!

Currently we're sitting on $13,172 and if you're interested in checking out more about Camp Quality or even just want to donate, please click on the smiley logo above. We'd love to hear from you!



You Choose What We Do!


Now having freed up 5 space on the list recently, we thought what better way to make this journey interactive than to let you guys choose what we do.

If you look at our list, we have 5 spaces towards the end that read "You Pick for Charity". In short, if you donate a certain amount towards Camp Quality, we will attempt to complete whatever items it is that you choose! Simple, right?

If you are interested in suggesting something, please email us first with your suggestion (info@100things.com.au) and we will get back to you quickly. In the name of fun, we will take all suggestions very seriously, even it means travelling to the ends of the earth dressed in costume!

Bring it on!




Campaigners


Finally for today, we'd like to congratulate one of our star-Campaigners; Megsy. Now Megsy joined our Campaigners Page not too long ago, but she has jumped straight into it with great success.



Attending the final of UK's Top Model Show last night, she even managed to grab a quick chat with Australia's own Elle Macpherson!

Megsy has completed a heap of items from her own list and in fact she just finished Number 13- Speed Dating. Good on you Megsy!

If you'd like to find out how you can become a Campaigner, just check out the "How To Become a Campaigner' page- it's easy!


4 days remain before we get shot.. wish us luck.


100Things... What's on your list?






September 30th, 2010...


3 New Campaigners and a Meeting with Oprah!


OK, Ok, well we don't actually have a meeting with Oprah but our newest Campaigner, Maddie Kelly, says that meeting Oprah is Number 1 on her list!



Maddie with Oprah, well a cut-out of Oprah to be precise.

Maddie joins both Kathleen Krakowsky and Rodney Owen as our newest campaigners who now have their own profile pages on our Campaigner Page. By creating their profiles, they are now share ideas and help a growing network of like-minded people who all have their own lists.

It's exciting to see and if you think that you might want to join up, check out the easy 1-step guide to Becoming a Campaigner.


We actually heard a rumour that Oprah is in Sydney quite soon so in keeping with sharing the love, let's see if we can help Maddie tick this item off. If anyone has any leads, let us know. This would be epic!


Number 73- Get Shot Whilst Wearing a Bullet Proof Vest


Now just a quick note about the upcoming shooting on October 9th, 2010.

Many people (including my Mum!) have been worried that this item seems fairly dangerous. Now sure, there is a certain risk involved whenever someone is actually shot (!), but we are lucky enough to have been invited to get shot by Miguel Caballero, who is globally recognised and respected as a leader in the field of bullet proof clothing.



His website advertises all the companies info and if you do check it out, make sure you look at the latest development, a bullet Proof T-Shirt, perfect for all summer activities such as going to the beach, walking the dog and of course getting shot.

Maybe i'll be wearing one of these on October 9th!


100Things... What's on your list?



September 28th, 2010...


Day 1 in Colombia


We landed last night in a cold and wet Bogata with literally no idea of where we were staying. An old friend, Rugsy, had booked accommodation for us and as soon as I made it past the bribe-hungry policeman at customs (I avoided giving up my cash by playing stupid and walking off) the chauffeur, again organised by Rugsy, whisked me away to our hotel.

I should at this stage thank Rugsy (whose name i've already mentioned 3 times) for involving me with his business trip. It's funny how good timing seems to follow us around!




When Am I Getting Shot?



Now as for Number 73- Get Shot Whilst Wearing a Bullet Proof Vest, this has now been confirmed for October 9th @ 10am. It looks as thought the whole event will be filmed by a film crew and this has led to my latest question for you guys:

What shall I wear whilst being shot?

My thinking is that if for some reason the bullet proof vest fails me at the point I am shot, at least the sad footage of my final moments on earth would be balanced with the slightly humorous visual of me flailing on the ground dressed as the fifth Power Ranger, for arguments sake. Anyway, any suggestions are greatly appreciated, just leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Originally we thought we were getting shot on the 4th October, but a late change of schedule from the Miguel Caballeros, the owner of the self titled company who kindly agreed to shoot me, has meant that we now have some time to try and explore this country. We might even try and tick off another item from the list with additional 6 days.



You Pick Our Last 5 Items for Charity

You may have noticed that the last 5 items on our list are all labelled "You Pick for Charity".

Now just to explain this one; as this trip has developed, so to have we (we think anyway). With this has come a realisation that certain items from the list that appealed to us a few years ago, no longer quite have the same impact. For example you may remember we wanted to hire a supercar and drive on the German Autobahns (without a speed limit of course). Sure, this still seems fun, but it is something that doesn't really test our spirit or challenge us in the way that lets say, Number 98- Crashing the Cannes Red Carpet, did.

Anyway, after now clearing 5 spaces, we thought we'd let you guys decide what we replace these items with. All you have to do is make a donation to Camp Quality. Now seeing as we are allowing you to pick something that could see us have to fly to other side of the world (and also find the money to do so) the winning donations to Camp Quality have to be generous!

Now of course we have the right to say yes or no,  but trust us when we say we will consider all suggestions very seriously. In fact the more bizarre the better.

Anyway we will talk about this again next week but for now, get your thinking caps on.

Just quickly i'd also like to thanks Adrianna and Julian for taking us around Bogata today. The cousin of Adrianna, Julian is a local to these parts and so from taking me on the the worlds most dangerous city bus (still feeling from the aggressive driving style), to introducing me to the guys at Nomad Hostel (who have offered free accommodation for us next week!), the day was awesome.



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September 27th, 2010...


What a Response!


Following our 2 interviews with Australia's Channel 7 yesterday, things have gone from crazy to ballistic!




Thanks to Sunrise and The Morning Show for being so kind to us!

Of all the fantastic emails, Facebook messages and tweets we received, not only have we started to fill up dates for our "Hundreds and Thousands" speaking tour of Australia's Eats Coast in November, but we are now also making plans to tick off:


- Number 7- Be in a Bollywood Movie (Thanks Elise),
- Number 43- Work at an Orphanage (Thanks Bronwyn and others), and also
- Number 100- Publish a Book (Claire from Allen & Unwin)

We'd obviously like to thank everyone for the kind words of support and offers of help that you have left on the website. Ths journey would not be possible with out you.

For those people wanting to ask any questions, please use our email address seb@100thing.com.au as opposed to just leaving a comment (we can't reply to comments!) and we feel terrible when we can't reply.



Campaigners

We've also had a lot of you guys join our Campaigners Page. If you like the idea of sharing your list in a like-minded community of people who are willing to help, why not quickly check out the Campaigners Page. It's easy to join and you'll find that you'll encourage others to chase their own dreams!




Camp Quality

Just a quick one today, but we'd like to say a big thanks to Angie how donated towards Camp Quality yesterday. A very generous donation and one that will help us tick off Number 4- Raise $100,000 for this amazing charity!

If you'd like to donate, just click on the smiley logo above!

SO for now we're waiting at LAX waiting for a pane to take us to Bogata, Colombia for what will be an interesting time as we attempt to tick off item 73- Get Shot Whilst Wearing a Bullet Proof Vest.




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Wish us luck in Colombia!


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September 26th, 2010...

Australian Speaking Tour Around the Corner, but First a Quick Visit to Columbia



If you've just joined our journey, welcome.

Now if you're like most other people, you're probably wondering me what the hell 100Things is is about (it's OK, we get that a lot). In short, 100Things is a journey that follows a young man as he travels the world in an attempt to tick off all 100 items from his bucket-list. As he does so, he raises money for Camp Quality, infact that's on his list; Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality).

Most surprisngly is that what started as a 1-man journey 16 months ago had now turned into a journey of many, as people join our team of Campaigners who together attempt to tick off their own lists.

So that's 100Things in a nutshell.


The Latest

To say the last few months have been incredible would be an understatement. In that time, we've managed to tick off Number 23- Deliver a Baby (little Oakley Sanguin), Number 39- Read the TV Weather Report (Canadian weather has never been so wrong!) and even Number 27- Minister a Wedding (Thanks Pete and Osamu, how's the honeymoon?), and that's just a few things.
In between all of this, we were even invited to speak about our journey at a number of schools and workplaces in Canada and this has acted as perfect preparation for our upcoming Australian Speaking Tour; "Hundreds and Thousands".


Australian East Coast Speaking Tour

Joined by professional adventurer, Dave Cornthwaite, starting in late October we will be travelling on the East Coast of Australia, offering talks that reflect on our individual and joint journeys in an honest and humerous way, pushing the all important message that you can achieve anything with a positive mind-set.


Moments before Dave and I became the first people to cross Lake Geneva on SUP's (#85)

With great photos and video footage, we are taking booking with schools, corporates, community groups and also charities.

If you're interested in finding out more, please check out the Hundreds and Thousands Info Page. We would love to come out and say hello.

If you have any inquiries, just email us on talks@100things.com.au

Dave Cornthwaite is no stranger to our shores as it was only a few years ago when he decided to skateboard across the width of Australia! Crazy? Maybe, but in doing so, he set a Guinness World Record and this was only the beginning for Dave.

Check out more of Dave's inspirational journeys at http://www.davecornthwaite.com/. He's currently planning twenty-five, 1000 mile journeys using unique modes of transport such as an Aqua Skipper.

We have a lot in common and look forward to the tour!


What's Next?

Well after our interview with Australia's Sunrise TV breakfast show this morning, it's no longer a secret; on Tuesday we will be flying to Columbia, South America, to tick off Number 73- Get Shot Whilst Wearing a Bullet Proof Vest.


Remember that this list is based on unique experiences that put us out of our comfort zones, and so naturally, having never had a gun pointed at me, let alone be shot, this item was an easy addition to the list.
Now just to clarify, this isn't a case of walking around dark alleys at night in the hope that a gun weilding gang member takes offense to  my accent and takes aim at me. Instead, this item has been organised properly (as far as organising to be shot goes anyway).

Miguel Caballero is bullet proof clothing manufacturer. In fact they claim to be the Giorgio Armani of Bullet Proof Clothing. With this in mind, I decided to write them an email in which I asked a question that I don't think I will ever ask again;

"Would it be possible for you to shoot me?"

The answer was YES and now all we have to do is fly to remote Columbia just so a man we have never met can shoot me- what could possibly go wrong?


Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality

In the last 2 months we have recieved donations for all over the world and we thank everyone for their kindness. All money  goes directly to Camp Quality who bring happiness to kids and Famillies affected by Cancer.


We are very proud to be associated with these guys.

Currently we are sitting just over the $13,000 mark and so we are well on the way to reaching our goal of $100,000. If you guys feel that you'd like to help us tick this item from our list and more importantly, help kids in need, please feel free to CLICK HERE to be taken to the official donation page.

We appreciate your support.

Kind Offer

In keeping with the generosity, Dale Mervin, a friend of mine recently contacted us and made an awesome offer.

Dale a well regarded photographer, owns Northern Beaches Wedding Photography, a great company dealing with all sorts of photography stuff (notice my lack of photography terminology). Wanting to help out a charity, Dale has offered to donate 10% of all sales to Camp Quality, so whether you're getting wedding pics taken, corporate photos or know anyone who is, please make sure you check out Northern Beach Wedding Photography.

http://www.northernbeachesweddingphotography.com.au/

Dale has this to say about what he does:

'Northern Beaches Wedding Photography is proud to be associated with Sebastain Terry's quest to complete his '100 Things' bucket list and raise $100,000 for Camp Quality. In an effort to help him reach this incredible goal, just mention '100 Things' when you book your wedding, portrait session or corporate event with us and we will donate 10% of the profit to Seb's target until the bucket list is complete. Let's help Seb help sick kids and their families and reach $100,000'

Dale, you're a legend! Thanks.


Videos


Many of you have been asking where you can see the Live Every Litre documentary that we finished filming earlier this year. Well, the good news is that you will be seeing it on TV soon, but in the meantime remember that we have a video page where you can see our exploits so far. In fact, just to make things easy, here's a taster from the documentary; Number 98- Crash a Red Carpet (Click the image below)


Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

100Things... What's on your list?

September 22nd, 2010...

So this week we introduced you to a few of our new campaigners and it seems that this has encouraged a few more of you to join. Awesome!

Latest cab off the rank is Kylie McClunie who has a great list including Number 51- Acquire a Hippy Bus and Live in it for 1 Month.







Kylie's in search of a VW Combi



Kylie is also aiming to raise $10,000 for Camp Quality which is just amazing. All of our campaigners have the option of raising money for Camp Quality, our chosen charity, and together we have raised over $13,000 so far!

If you'd like to be part of this team, why not check out some of our Campaigners and if you like what you see, JOIN UP!


Team Bliksem Update:

Yesterday we told you that our friends at Team Bliksem started their 4-day Sailing World Championship campaign, and after an up and down day on Day 1, the boys in blue have some catch up to do.


Bliksem in Action


We watched all the footage live on line and sadly a bit of bad-luck in a very competitive 3-race day saw Bliksem finish Day 1 in 11th spot. 

With 3 days left, Pauly Atkins, the 'mad-dog' of the team emailed me yesterday: 

"Today was a shoulda, coulda, woulda but didn't. We know we are the goods with more speed, height and determination than any other team out there. It is now up to us to show what Bliksem can really do in a tough situation."






The man himself, Pauly 'Mad-Dog' Atkins







A true Aussie Battler, Pauly and the team now start Day 2 licking their lips.

Of course we'll keep you updated!

100Things... What's on your list?


September 21st, 2010...

World Champions

Last week Team Bliksem, current 32ft Melges sailing World Champions, were kind enough to take us out for a sail on San Francisco Bay- it was an epic day which had many highlights including me face-planting in the middle of their boat whilst trying to 'tack'- I think the boys are still laughing from that!


Gripping on for dear-life!


Anyway, Bliksem have been busy preparing for the 2010 World Championships and today is Day 1. We will be keeping a close on eye on the guys from Bliksem over the 4-day competition and will be updating their progress daily. 

On the phone over the weekend I did offer my services as a replacement sailor if need be, but I was met with a stern NO. Lucky we're friends.

If you want to check on Bliksem's progress yourself, make sure you take a look at http://www.sailgroove.org/Race 1 is underway as I type!

Good luck Bliksem! 


September 19th, 2010...

Campaigners Stepping Up!

As you know, we are building up an awesome crew of Campaigners who all share their lists with us and tell us about their progress as they complete specific items.

So far we must have about 50 eager people from around the world!

Now whether there's something in the water or some other unknown influence, this week has seen some great progress by some of our campaigners.

Check out Megsy who has thrown herself at her list with 100% commitment. 


Megsy with her brand new "100Things" T-shirt

Not only has Megsy ticked off some awesome items but whilst completing Number 1- Attend an A-List Party she met Gwyneth Paltrow and Claudia Schiffer!



If that wasn't cool enough, Megsy also managed to get Gwyneth and Stella McCartney to autograph some items which Megsy now plans to auction off as a way of raising money for our chosen charity; Camp Quality



Watch this space for auction details; Megsy doesn't hang about!

Another Campaigner who has ticked off heaps of items recently is Gina.



Gina has just update her page with 3 completed goals including:


Gina and a few of her friends in NY have all joined up as campaigners and by the looks of it, they're loving life.

Become a Campaigner!

Now if you think you'd like to join our campaigners, it's easy! All you have to do is check out our How to become a Campaigner page and follow the easy 1-step process.

By doing so, you'll join a network of like-minded people all helping one another accomplish goals and you can also raise money for Camp Quality, just like Megsy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

100Things... What's on your list?


September 19th, 2010...

Number 27- Minister a Wedding- COMPLETE!


Yesterday was a day that a lot of people won’t forget; two amazing people got married, 150 people enjoyed a beautiful outdoor wedding and I got to tick off one of the most talked about items from my list- Number 27- Minister a Wedding!


Simply, amazing.

This time last year I became an ordained wedding minister via an online application form. My goal was to be a wedding minister and once I received my credentials, the universe began to work it’s magic. I heard news shortly after that 2 friends of mine living in San Diego, Peter and Osamu, had just got engaged, and so after a brief conversation, I was booked for my first job as a wedding minister. All I had to do was write a sermon and not be late!


Peter and Osamu met 6 years ago working at Starbucks, and since then have become best of friends. Truly lovely people, it was an absolute pleasure to be able to be part of such a great occasion. To both of you; thank you!

Armed with my trusty retro blue leisure suit and a sermon that Peter insisted I make light-hearted and funny, I arrived in town 2 days ago both nervous and excited.


Coronado is one the of most quaint and perfect places I’ve seen. A little island based just off San Diego, Peter has been brought up here and like everyone else here it seems, he is a fine sailor and a member of Coronado Yacht Club. It only made sense then to have the ceremony on the shores of San Diego Bay with the yacht club in view behind us.

Osamu looked beautiful as her father walked her up the grass isle, and supported by 3 groomsmen, Peter and I waited at the alter with huge smiles beaming.


It took roughly 20 minutes to get through the sermon and amongst a collection of jokes aimed at Peter’s unique hobby of collecting lizards, snakes and tarantulas, we somehow got to the end and successfully married the two together.

A Sand Ceremony was a highlight of the ceremony where Peter and Osamu poured individual jars of sand into a communal vase, hence symbolizing the uniting of two people as one. Of course, I had to learn what this was as when Peter initially mentioned that he wanted to complete a Sand Ceremony, I reacted by saying that I would love to have the ceremony on the beach!



The reception afterwards kicked on into the night and the video of this awesome day will be available soon.

But for now, congratulations to the newly weds and also thank you! What a day!

Number 27- Minister a Wedding- COMPLETE!



What’s Next for 100Things?

Well, we’re off to Columbia, South America, to tick off one of the most dangerous items in a weeks time.

Keep posted for more info soon!

 100Things... What's on your list?








September 17th, 2010...

Wedding Rehearsal!

So we're just 1 day away from ticking off one of the bigger items in the list; Number 27- Become a Wedding Minister and we're excited!

It was just over a year ago that I became a legally ordained wedding minister in the USA (courtesy of a free 2-minute online application form!), and just over 6 months from that date to get an invite from a lovely couple living in San Diego; Peter and Osamu, who were preparing for a wedding and needed a minister. The rest, as they say, is history.


Wedding Minister ID Card

So in preparation for tomorrow's wedding, today we got to meet both Peter and Osamu's family at a fantastic dinner where we got to run through the format of the wedding. As this is my first wedding as a minister, I have to say that i was a little unprepared, but after a good chat with Peter and Osamu, I have been given free reign to 'jazz up' the wedding ceremony script. 'Informal' and 'light-hearted' were the two words used and so now I am heading home to sprinkle a little comedy into the day. Wish me luck!

The wedding starts at 3pm tomorrow and lets just say that we're all excited here for Peter and Osamu. It's going to be a blast.

Watch this space for photos, video and the second coming of a favourite suit of mine.

100Things... What's on your list?


 September 15th, 2010...

Land Ahoy!








Well you simply can’t this smile off my face from sailing today. We tacked, jibed, went up and down wind, raced competitor boats and I even managed to face plant in the middle of the boat somewhere near 3pm! It was amazing.


Morning Team Meeting

Being taken in by the Team Bliksem who offered to take me out for a day on their boat in the middle of their prep for the World Champs next week, we took on the 20 km/h winds in and around San Francisco Bay as I begain training for Number 40- Sail Across an Ocean.


Going Down Wind and Hanging On

All the boys were fantastic and pointed me in the right direction as I came to grips with my first day of sailing, I was even given an official position; a ‘Float’. Basically  my job was to lean as far over the side of the boat as possible and keep the boat from capsizing.


Race Time! (Me at the Back- I'm meant to be hanging over the rail!)

Anyway, I managed to survive the day and now am back at home before heading to San Diego tomorrow in preparation for Number 27- Minister a Wedding.

Campaigners

As you may know, we have recently introduced a new Campaigners Page where people who want to share their lists can join up and post their own goals in a like-minded network of people.

The response has been amazing and with that mind we would love you to meet our 2 newest campaigners, Megsy and Deccez.


Megsy



Deccez


Both of these guys have awesome lists and Megsy even has a big charity fundraiser organized which we will keep you posted about. Just click on their pics to check out their lists!

Absolute legends!

San Diego tomorrow and a spot of minister costume shopping is needed.

100Things... What's on your list?


September 15th, 2010...

Sailing Delays but Theres Plenty of Wind in Our Sails with a Possible TV Calling

Boat maintenance issues today meant that Team Bliksem were unable to get out on the water today for training and as such, we weren't able to get out their and take some much needed sailing lessons. 


Bliksem Boat up on Blocks Today

A bit of shame for the boys who are preparing for the World Championships next week but after some late evening developments, it looks as though tomorrow  we will get a chance to get into the bay for what promises to be a very entertaining day of sailing. Remember not only are Bliksem are preparing for the World Championships, but they have offered some free lessons for us to help prepare for attempting Number 40- Sail Across an Ocean.


100Things- A TV Documentary?


The funny thing about this adventure is that there is no plan. We are just ticking things from a list as a way of exploring this thing called life. Aside from ticking things off the list, 2 other things have become just as prominent over the first 15 months of the journey. These are:

1- Raising money for Camp Quality

2- Influencing and encouraging others to chase their dreams by becoming Campiagners

Along the way we have met amazing people, enjoyed many experiences and learnt more about the ourselves and our surrounds. It's an ongoing theme. With this in mind, you can imagine how surprised we were to learn that a bunch of students in Melbourne's La Trobe University were actually studying the 100Things journey as part of a university assignment. The topic was, turning an idea into a documentary.


Alisha, Jess and Carly from La Trobe University

The girls above, Alisha, Jess and Carly, contacted us recently and told us that we were being studied. Not completely understanding what this meant, the girls had to then explain to me that as part of a university project they had been set the theoretical task of turning 100Things into a documentary. The project is at an early stage but the girls have promised to keep us updated. Sounds like a lot of fun and watch this space!

Now by absolute coincidence, the same week we were also contacted by Trilight Entertainment, a Canadian production company. 


Now we are fairly sure that their contact had nothing to do with the La Trobe University project but whatever it was, the lovely guys at Trilight have decided that 100Things should be on TV!

I am now very happy to announce that as of this week, 100Things is now in partnership with Trilight Entertainment and together we are looking at ways of turning our journey into a documentary. Who'd of thought?

Of course this is all conceptual at this stage, but we think that this could be a bit if fun. Trilight are currently at the Toronto Film Festival pitching the idea.

For a journey that never had a plan, we're certainly enjoying the ride!

Here's to the future.

100Things... What's on your list?









September 14th, 2010...


Number 40- Sail Across an Ocean

Before you get too excited, no we're not ticking off this item off today, but thanks to current 32ft Melgas World Champions; BLIKSEM, we are now in training!

Currently in San Francisco, Bliksem Racing Team are preparing for the World Championships. Now luckily for us, we met most of these great guys last year and seeing as we're in town together again, we have very kindly been invited to train with the crew today! 


Bliksem in race-mode

As a result we will shortly be taking to San Francisco Bay, notorious for it's cold waters and fast running currents, as part of a training day. It's a great opportunity and we can't wait, we may even get a close up view of Alcatraz Island.

So heres to hoping that we don't fall in!


Charity Donations

As you know, Number 4 on the list is to raise $100,000 for Camp Quality and after a great 5-week stint in Canada, we have managed to break the $13,000 mark! Awesome.

Web Shot of Page

Now if you are interested perhaps in finding out more about Camp Quality, the charity helping kids and families affected by Cancer, please click on HERE and if you want to take it one stage further and make a donation (go on, you know you want to!) feel free to click on the picture above to be taken to the secure online donation page.

We appreciate all your help!

Keep posted for wet and wild training pics tomorrow!

100Things... What's on your list?


September 13th, 2010...

Number 72- Stay Awake for 72 Hours... still incomplete!

A quick update for you as we're just about to board a plane out of Vegas, heading for San Fransisco:

So after arriving in Vegas on Friday evening, we ended up staying awake for 31 hours without too much effort. In this time we did an array of bizarre things from jumping off an 108 floor building with nothing but a harness strapped to us, to being looked after by VIP hosts at various clubs in town. It was a great time but quite quickly it became clear that staying awake for 72 hours will be one of the funniest items from. the list (you should have seen us wandering around town looking for ANYTHING to do at 5am!) 

With this in mind, we have decided to delay this item until we have a full film crew as 1 camera just isn't enough! 

We will update you guys more thoroughly tomorrow but for now lets just say that the weekend was epic!

See you tomorrow.


September 10th, 2010...

Vegas!

So it's 5.51am and I'm sitting in the departure lounge of Regina Airport having already had 1 flight cancelled to Las Vegas. What's a trip without hick-ups, right?


I arrived here shortly after 4am, checking in 1 carry-on bag and 1 severe case of food poisoning. The last 24 hours have been interesting to say the least and i've lost about 6lbs.

What does this mean? Well, in terms of attempting to tick off Number 72- Stay Awake for 72 Hours, we might have to delay. I have had little sleep in the last 2 days and I'm still not sure if I can eat anything. Being healthy is crucial to this attempt and unfortunately, I am not a picture of health right now.

The plan right now is to actually get to Vegas (hopefully no more cancelled flights!) and see what happens as the day unfolds as this really is a golden opportunity to tick another item from the list. We'll keep you updated of course.

Also keep posted for news on another item which has recently been crossed off. It was a long time coming but finally we have crossed the line!


September 8th, 2010...

Tv Weatherman Video Available!

Ok, so it's low quality, but we have just received a copy of us completing Number 39- Read the TV Weather.

Thanks to Global News, Canada for inviting me on to read the weather. With only 1 take allowed, badly timed one-liners and a retro baby blue 70's suit combined perfectly as I stumbled my way through what many have labelled as the least informative weather forecast in history!


Regardless, we had a ball doing it and just so you know, the Sunday forecast was wrong! (Well, kind of, it was 20 degrees as predicted, but there were some rain showers!) The Roughriders won in the 'Big Game'.

Just a quick update today as plans for Vegas need to be finalised immediately. We are now up to 8 people joining us. If you're keen to come, let us know!

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September 7th, 2010...

With a week of planning and scheming ahead, we thought we'd take a quick look back at our 5 weeks in Canada and say a big thank you to everyone.

Not only were we able to tick off 3 items, #23 Deliver a Baby, #92 Visit a Haunted House and also #39 Be a TV Weatherman, but we also managed to raise over $2,000 in donations for our chosen charity; Camp Quality.

We were lucky to receive some great media coverage which was a lot of fun and from that we were able to meet some amazing people in Saskatchewan and beyond.

A special thank you of course goes to Carmen and Dane, the parents of little Oakley; their boy I was able to help deliver on the 28th August. A huge thanks also to the Global News crew and Brent who allowed me to deliver last Saturday's weather report and not to forget Jan and her team from Calling Lake Paranormal Investigators who invited me to join their investigation on Friday.
Without you guys, this trip would have been very different.

We would also like to thank Rick and the boys from Triple Seven Chrysler who threw 4 fundraising days in honour of Camp Quality. Very generous!

Inevitably, we have to leave Canada this Friday but Regina is certainly a place we will re-visit. Thanks to everyone for their kind emails, offers of help and donations!


Inspiring people

We get a lot of lovely emails from people around the place telling us that our journey has inspired them to look at their own life in a more positive way and some people have even joined our Campaigners Page. This is both something that humbles us and also makes us very excited. If we can influence just one person in a positive manor, then there is no reason why that person can't do the same for someone else, right?


With this in mind, a friend of ours called Peter has started a website called 'Inspire The Planet'.

"At Inspire the Planet, we believe that even the smallest actions of one person can change the world for the better.
This includes being generous with our time and raising money and awareness for those in need, but most importantly it includes inspiring others to do the same.
Inspire the Planet wants you to accept the challenge of raising $1000 for charity in your first year, $3000 in your second, and then inspiring three others to do the same."


We think this makes perfect sense! If you're interested to find out more, check out his website!

Well done Peter!

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September 6th, 2010...

What a Weekend! Number 92 & Number 39 COMPLETE!

Where do we start? 

- Number 92- Visit a Haunted House

On Friday evening, we were invited to join the Calling Lakes Paranormal Investigators as they travelled to a isolated primary school to investigate the rumoured presence of paranormal activity.

After setting up 4 infa-red cameras in 4 rooms within the school, we wondered around guided by 2 psychics as we attempted to catch some ghosts on camera. The highlight of the night was noticing that a basketball had moved position after we had placed it in the middle of a dark corridor and currently we are reviewing video footage to see what it was that forced it to move.


The 4-infa-red camera on the computer screen


Wandering in the dark certainly put us on edge and when I was told that I had a small child-ghost standing behind me as we held hands in a pitch-black class room, you can see why the 6-hour investigation was one not to forget.

Over the night, we never quite managed to see a ghost but we did hear a strange drum noise and also some freakish words that were caught on a small gadget designed to pick up the voice of ghosts. 


The guys from the Calling Lakes Paranormal Investigation Group.. oh, and me


The story will follow of course and so to will all results that the video footage review unviels, but for now Number 92- Visit a Haunted House- COMPLETE!

- Number 39- Be a TV Weatherman

Wow! Could there be a more fun job?

For the past 5 weeks since we've been in Canada, Global News have been following our 100Things journey very tightly and so when we rang them and asked if we could read the weather on their evening news show, we were stoked to get a positive response.

A day of training on Thursday was the only preparation we had for the Saturday weather report and with a province of people tuning in to hear a sunny forecast for Sunday's big CFL clash between the Roughriders and the Blue Bombers, the pressure was certainly on!

Thanks to Roddy and Jeff for sourcing me possibly the most ridiculous baby blue 70's suit for the report, we think we scraped by without offending too many people. There were of course a few mistakes made but we think that the cheesy one-liners made up for these slight glitches.


Evening News Guest Reporter had no fashion sense!

We can show you the live telecast in a few days when we receive the footage but we are absolutely elated to have ticked off 2 items from the list in as many days here in Canada!

What's Next?

2 Words- Las Vegas!

We'll be revealing the plans for this 4 day trip in the next few days, but it's certainly panning out to be a memorable trip.

1 more week in Regina and who knows what it holds.

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September 2nd, 2010...


Grade 7 Talk followed by a patchy weather readings!

Earlier this week, local primary school St Mary's, emailed and asked whether we'd like to do a talk to the Grade 7 kids about the 100Things journey. Of course we jumped at the chance and so today in between little lunch and big lunch (or recess) we turned up and spoke for about an hour.


I just wanted to thank the school for the invitation and all the kids (100+) for being so good. I think the biggest laugh came when I showed the naked skydive video (pixilated of course!) and let me tell you that  my hand is still sore form giving out 100 high-fives at the end!


Number 39- Read the TV Weather

If the talk at St Mary's wasn't enough to put a big smile on our face, we also heard some great news about another item on our list. After announcing a few days that Number 32 had changed to to Read the TV weather, we got in touch with local news station Global who quickly agreed that they would give us a shot. Without wasting any time, we whipped down to Global headquarters this afternoon to go through some training for what turned out to be a fairly complicated job!


Being taught everything from news anchor, Nancy,  we all had a bit of fun as I bumbled my way through some trial runs trying to pronounce strange Canadian city names such as Moose Jaw and include terms such as intermittent sporadic showers!



Anyway we managed to get through the training and are now scheduled to read the actual weather this Friday night! Keep an eye out on Global News.


Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality

No, we haven't reached our target just yet but just to give you update, we are now up to $12,642.00!

All money raised goes directly to Camp Quality, the charity helping kids and famillies affected by Cancer and of course if you would like to donate, please click on the logo below to be taken to the donation page.

Remember that every little helps. When we first came to Canada 4 weeks ago, we were just under $10,000 and so things have been going really well and we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone involved!

As for now, we are getting ready to tick off Number 92- Stay in a Haunted House tomorrow night as we join the paranormal investigation group. Latest news in is that we now have a medium joining us who is able to communicate with the other side. Exciting times!

Signing off for Thursday, September 2nd, The Weather Man


Maybe cold, maybe hot, maybe rainy, maybe not.



August 29th, 2010...


2 Weeks of Mayhem!

Only days after ticking off Number 23- Deliver a Baby, we have somehow managed to tee-up another 3 items for the list over the coming 2 weeks.


As mentioned yesterday, this Friday we will be joining a paranormal investigation group as they infiltrate a haunted building in the name of research. By doing so we will be ticking off Number 92- Visit a Haunted House.
Starting at 10pm and going right through the night until 4am, we will be trying to detect any signs of paranormal activity using the latest in gadgetry including video camera's, EMF recorders (?) and 2 human-psychics! This will be one not to forget.

Check out the group's website here for info on this intriguing item! (Click Here)


- Number 39- Make a News Headline

After all the media interest that we have gained over the past 4 weeks in Canada, many of you have noticed that even though we could have ticked off Number 39- Make a News Headline, we haven't.


Front page of the Leader Post (1 of a few headline we grabbed!)

The reason we decided not to tick it off is because although, YES, we did make a headline, we decided that ultimately it was a little too easy, and that's not our style. Hear us out, we made the headline purely because of doing another item on the list and so we didn't have to do anything, right?

With this in mind we have come to the conclusion that making a news headline has to be changed! Of course we don't want to change it too drastically, so we have kept it within the realms of the media, but we're sure you'll agree that this new item is quite a good one (enter drum role)...

With great excitement, we would like to introduce to you our latest 100Things items:

Number 39- Read the TV Weather Report

We are currently working on this, but our hopes are high! Watch this space!

Having now accomplished what we came here to do (Deliver a Baby), we're certainly a little sad that we now have to plan a move out of Canada. With every cloud though, there is a silver lining and for us this comes by the way of the next item from the list. Enter Las Vegas.

Number 72- Stay Awake for as Long as Possible 

Matty, a good friend of mine is in the Australian Airforce. He once told me of how as part of military training, he had to stay awake for 72 hours in the bush/desert. The aim was not only to train the body to be able to do this under a war-like situation, but also to test the mind. This, he told me, was the hardest part; testing his mental strength.

This captivated me and as such it immediately became an item on the list. After all, testing yourself is what this is all about, right.

During this 72 our period, Matty told me that he experienced some strange things. From hearing voices, to losing coordination and even hallucinating, he looks back with a smile but also a gladness that it is over. Why on earth then would he and one other friend agree to a challenge I threw down last week?

- The Challenge

Matty, myself and another friend Geoff, are meeting in Las Vegas next Friday (10th September) to see who can stay awake for the longest amount of time. The clock starts at once we all get together and we are now planning an array of weird activities to complete during the weekend. This shouldn't be hard in Vegas.

If you guys have any suggestions, tips or know of any really unique activities, please let us know and we'll try and add this to our schedule. If you happen to be in Vegas next Friday, why not come and say hello. We'll be the 3 zombies walking the streets in pain!

So needless to say, we're excited about the next few weeks and will keep you updated of course.

Next stop, a scary-looking haunted house somewhere near a misty lake!

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August 28th, 2010...


On the back of yesterdays baby delivery, today we went and visited Carmen, Dane and of course 1 day-old Oakley. Understandably, Carmen is a little tired today, but she has a big smile as always and was getting ready to leave the hospital with a very healthy little man (the baby, not the husband).

Amazing people, and we can't wait to catch up for dinner tomorrow.

What's Next?


After an amazing 4 weeks in Regina, Canada, sadly it's almost time to leave. With another huge item to be ticked off in America in under 3 weeks, we're now planning for the next few months which will lead us back to Australia for a 4-month tour...



- Number 92- Spend a Night in a Haunted House


In keeping with the amazing support that we have received here in Canada, we were this morning put in touch with Jan, a paranormal investigator. Much like the Ghostbusters, Jan and her team travel to haunted venues to investigate paranormal activity. After a brief conversation, the very kind Jan invited us to join her team this Friday on their latest investigation which will in turn help us tick off Number 92- Stay in a Haunted House for a Night.


A local school just outside of Regina has been rumoured to have ghosts for a long time now. The most recent sighting was by a security guard of the school who whilst patrolling at midnight near the school hall heard kids laughing and playing basketball. Following the laughter into the hall, the guard turned the lights on only to see a basketball bouncing byitself!

That story was enough to intrigue us and so this Friday we will be joining the 'Dark Shadows Web' group from 10pm to 4am as they enter the school to investigate.

Hopefully they have a spare proton-pack for me.


Number 27- Minister a Wedding

After applying online last year to become a legally ordained wedding minister, I now have a ID card which reads; Revereand Sebastian Terry. Not only this, but I can now have now be used at weddings, funerals, renewal of vow ceremonies and even baptisms.

With this in mind, I have recently been invited to marry together a couple in San Diego next month.

A huge honour, I am now at the stage of practicing my speech. Does anybody have a spare priest outfit?



Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality

Whilst in Regina, local car dealership, Triple Seven Chrysler have been amazing and have in fact held 3 separate fundraising events for us. All money of course will be donated to Camp Quality, our chosen charity, who help kids and famillies affected by Cancer.

I am stoked to announce that due these events, we have managed to add over $1,000 to our total meaning that we are now sitting a little under $13,000 all up.

If you feel like helping out, please feel free to visit the donation page and make a fully tax-deductible donation.

We appreciate your help!


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August 28th, 2010...

The Baby has Landed!

Number 23- Help Deliver a Baby- COMPLETE!

Take a seat and listen to this; you won't believe it otherwise. 


In short, 4 weeks ago I flew to Regina, Canada to deliver the baby of a girl I met 4 years ago. I admit, this does not seem normal. She invited me to do so after seeing it was Number 23 on my list. After a 38 hour flight from Switzerland, I waited 16 days for Tara to give birth only to miss it due to an emergency 8 minute pregnancy! All I could was laugh at myself.
In this 3 week period however I did somehow manage to attract Canada-wide media interest who followed my every step. After breaking the news to them that I had missed the birth, they asked me what was next. I thought about this for a moment and decided to make a nationwide plea to see if there was any other pregnant women who would be interested in allowing me to assist in the child birth. Crazy I know. One day later I had 10 offers, two of which were for this weekend, in Regina.

This leads to today....

You may recall that on Wednesday we met up with Carmen, a lovely girl who was due to give birth tomorrow (Sunday). After having lunch together and meeting her Mum, Carmen suggested that I should come around dinner on Friday evening (last night) where I would be able to meet her partner and extended family. This I did. It was a great evening and one full of laughs. Ultimately it was confirmed that Carmen and her partner, Dane, were happy to have me attend the birth of the couple's third child. 

After being dropped home by Carmen after dinner, a little after 11pm, I reminded her as I shut the door that should she could call me at any time should she fall into labour. I fell asleep soon after.

At 4am, the phone rang. It was Carmen's Mum.

"Sebastian, sorry to wake you but Carmen is in labour. We're at the hospital waiting for you!"

Twenty minutes later I was at her bedside. Carmen, although in a huge amount of pain, was smiling. Dane and her lovely mother stood at her bedside as I entered the room, and an occupied nurse told me that something special was about to happen.


Myself, Carmen and partner, Dane

I will of course bring you a detailed story of what happened in a few days, but as I sit here typing at 11.23pm, I am ecstatic to tell you that today at 1.40pm, Carmen gave birth to a beautiful a baby boy named Oakley! Congratulations to her and Dane!

Weighing in at 8lbs 14oz, let me say that Oakley is a big boy and after 12 hours of labour, today goes down as one of the most amazing days of my life- bar none.

So did I actually get to help with the birth? All I can say now is that being in the room alone is enough to answer YES to that question, but fortunately this was just the tip of what happened! It was immense.


We literally laughed the whole day long

Sometimes in life you witness or experience something which immediately puts things into perspective. Today I realised how amazing people are. Not just as individuals, but also as a collective. The love and attention that filled that birthing room today (including the nurses) is something that I have never experienced before, and the little individual that was produced as a product of this reinforces the beauty and opportunity that is life.

Number 23- Help Deliver a Baby- COMPLETE!


Little Oakley wondering who this strange man is

It goes without saying that I am eternally grateful to both Dane and Carmen for their generosity. Many items on the list are fueled by adrenalin, if not emotion and on occasions curiosity but item Number 23- Deliver a Baby stands alone as something which is far less about my list but solely about the generosity and love of others. This generosity in fact is something that we are lucky enough to continually see as we travel and complete our list and this is again is something that we do not take for granted. 

We are humbled and proud to be a in a position to see this side of people and we just want to take this opportunity to say Thank You. 

Before we end today, we would also like to thanks Amy from HELLO BABY. 

Hello Baby is Regina's local baby store specializing in high quality baby products. Once they heard about our story,  Amy, the lovely owner, got in touch and offered to donate a gift to to the baby. When we went down to pick up the gift, we couldn't believe it; Amy had gifted us with a top of the line, brand new, baby stroller valued at over $500.

Thanks guys so much! We wish you could have seen the smile on Carmen's face when we gave it to her today after the birth!


Team Stroller courtesy of Hello Baby

At the risk of sounding like a hippy; life is amazing!

Stay tuned for the day-after run-down tomorrow.


August 26th, 2010...

Ready for Action!

After confirming yesterday that we have been invited to attend the birth of Carmen and Danes baby, today we met up with another generous couple who have made a similar offer.

Locals to Saskatchewan, these guys are expecting a baby on Monday and after a quick discussion decided that they would like to help us tick off Number 23 from the list- Deliver a Baby. Fantastically, all health checks point to a straight forward delivery and so with an outstretched hand and an open heart, they have kindly invited me to attend the birth.

So, what does this mean?

Well after 4 weeks in Canada, 1 missed birth and a story which just gets better and better, we are now heading into the weekend with the possibility of being present not at just 1 birth, but 2!

Who'd have thought!

Charity Fundraiser

Thanks to the guys at Triple Seven Chrysler in Regina, we have managed to raise over $1000 here in Regina and this weekend the guys have again offered to raise more money by giving away hotdogs!

If you're in and around Regina this Saturday between 12pm and 4pm, come down and say hello! I'll be flipping hotdogs and saying g'day to everyone.

Well be located at 700 Broad Street.

All money of course will be donated to Camp Quality and will go towards Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality!

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