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Candy Chang partnered with the Youth ArtCamp and the Soros Foundation to create a Before I die wall at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management Economics and Strategic Research in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Students and passersby alike shared their intimate aspirations in Russian, Kazakh, and English.

This wall was born and died in May of 2011.

Twenty responses from the wall (translated from Russian):

Before I die I want to learn how to be brave.
Before I die I want to save the last romantiс.
Before I die I want to drink.
Before I die I want to draw you.
Before I die I want to organize Central Asia Art Union.
Before I die I want to meet God.
Before I die I want to give birth.
Before I die I want to see my great-great-granddaughter.
Before I die I want to change the world.
Before I die I want to not die.
Before I die I want to be better.
Before I die I want to give up bad habits.
Before I die I want to see all people being kind.
Before I die I want to know what love is.
Before I die I want to organize 1000 exhibitions.
Before I die I want to make dreams come true.
Before I die I want to be happy.
Before I die I want to travel the world by foot.
Before I die I want to make something really meaningful.
Before I die I want to sit down on the string and visit NY.