half man half shark

half man half shark     

Life as a carbon-based life form; a journey of building on success and learning from mistakes.

  • 01 Jan 2006

Anna Bay

This year I need to fulfill two overdue promises - (1) Stop messing around with Girl 1, find one girl and settle down. (2) Look for a piece of land near the coast.

I admire Michael Woodhead and his family portrait. He is the kind of father figure I want to be.

  • 02 Jan 2006

About the girl

Dinner at mum's.

Now I'm no fan chemicals and beauty products, my back is totally toasted from yesterday at the beach, my sister rubs some lotion shit on me - She's a good girl that one.

  • 03 Jan 2006

New day

Training is more fun with Will and Khanh.

  • 05 Jan 2006


Organising a week holiday up north for my parents.

  • 06 Jan 2006

Given up

I have given up on A, asked her out afew times, but she always busy. The ball is in her court now, I aint calling her no more.

My brother's home project, building the kitchen. I planted afew cannabis trees.

I'm thinking about selling my bike and get a faster one in afew years. For the moment I have my eyes on the Subaru Outback, its a perfect car for road trips and weekend escape to the country.

  • 08 Jan 2006


Good 25th birthday party Quangy. I love having afew drinks, smoke afew joint and then kick out the jam!

Cancelled afew appointments on Sunday cause of a terrible hang over. Stay home and help with erecting the carport instead. Its big enough to fit a boat in.

  • 09 Jan 2006

Thrill me

What if one day I marry a pornstar?

There's no better excuse to pick a fight with someone when they call your wife names.

  • 16 Jan 2006

Wyong race

Test drive the 2005 Toyota Camry Sportivo for the weekend - comfortable driving, good price for such a car.

The faces that make up our Vietnamese-Australian Dragon Boat team in 2006. Every race, every road trip is always better than the previous one.

Hey, happy 18th birthday David!

Sport on Sunday. Visiting an old friend.

  • 17 Jan 2006

PowerBook G4

Girl 1 gave me an Apple PowerBook G4.

  • 19 Jan 2006

Industrial relation changes

New industrial relation changes - all staff must wear security identitication pass to access restricted area.

  • 21 Jan 2006

I want you

I want you to notice when I'm not around.

  • 22 Jan 2006


Three weeks annual leave.

Manly beach. Beach volleyball with the boys, I like this game. May go to Melbourne this weekend, I'm thinking about it.

  • 23 Jan 2006


I've been riding unregistered bike for the past 4 weeks. So I spent $1199.90 today, mostly on rego/insurance for the car and the bike. This blew my monthly budget, I dont think I'll go to Melbourne this month.

  • 24 Jan 2006

Going back to private again

Just came back from Tuesday training session.

Dilema; training and picnic with the dragon boat team on this Thursday, most importantly Julie will be there.. but the boys is dragging me to Port Stephens for a weekend of adventure sports. What to do?

Pretty soon I'll go back to blogging in private again. I failed to keeping this blog anonymous.

  • 26 Jan 2006

Stack 'em

Me and the boys had afew drinks at home before we went clubbing at the Equilibrium bar. Almost got into a fight with some Jap cunt in the bar. Went outside picking fights with security guards and anyone giving us "the eye" - fuck! that was a good boys night out. The rest is blur.

So I made the choice for Australia Day, picnic with the VADB team rather than the weekend adventure in Port Stephens.

  • 28 Jan 2006

Tet traditions

Only bruises from the boys night out. I like poking at it.

Being the eldest male in the family I need to practice the values and traditions of Tet, as well as the family customs. Basic tasks during Tet.

Fistly, tidy up unfinish businesses and clean the house before Tet. Because it is prohibited to clean the house in the first days of lunar new years. Legend has it. Once upon a time, a traveling merchant came upon a beautiful young woman and loved her right at first sight. Then, she became his wife. She loved him so much and devoted herself to him and her houseworks.

She seemed his good fortune. Since her appearance, he became lucky and more and more wealthy.

One day, she broke his favorite ancient vase by accident while cleaning it. The merchant became angry and hit her cruelly. To escape his wrath, she hid under a pile of trash.

So angry he is, the merchant ordered his men to throw away the pile of trash which reminded him of her carelessness.

His pitiful wife then disappeared. Her vanish brought away his good fortune. He became poor.

Since then, it's said not to sweep the trash away in the Tet days, lest you will throw your good luck away in the whole year.
Secondly, happiness is what you give. Tet is a time to visit friends and relatives, giving them gifts to wish them healthier and wealthier in the coming year. And of course giving red packets to the little ones, advising them to study hard and be good to others.

Thirdly, visting a buddhist monastery. This is to pay respect for the ancestors and remember beloved ones' lost.

  • 29 Jan 2006

Dem Giao Thua

Training on Saturday morning.

Giao Thua (New Year Eve) marks the magical transition time from one year to another. One of the family custom is Ancestor worship, though it is more like a moral behaviour that passed down from mother to children; we believe in existence after death. Thus during Tet we say a prayer to invite all of our ancestors to join in eating Tet with us. Giving thanks to the ancestors who laboured long ago for this generation to have an easier life. Because the present is only one link in the cycle of coming back to the past as one looks to the future. Uong nuoc nho nguon (drinking water from a spring, remember the source of it);

An qua nho ke trong cay (eating fruit, remember the person who panted the tree);

Chim co to, nguoi co tong, cay co coi, nuoc co nguon (It is natural that the bird has its nest, the man has his clan, the plant has its root, the water has its source)
But time has change now, modern families celebrates Giao Thua away from home, in accompany with friends watching fireworks and playing with firecrackers.

  • 30 Jan 2006

First morning

First day of the year, a day usually reserved for family members get together and celebrate with the husband's parents (Ong Noi). But I'm not married, nor boyfriend material.

Both of my grandparents has been deceased, once again visiting a buddhist monastery to say all the things I wanted to say.

Dinner at my parents' place.

  • 31 Jan 2006

Second day

Second day of the year, a day usually reserved for visiting the wife's family (Ong Ngoai) and close friends.

Inside a shoebox I found my comics and stamp collection about 10 years ago. My youthful days. Amongst the collection I found a school photo of my highschool sweetheart, she was the longest relationship I ever had with someone, 8 months, she was good to me.

  • 31 Jan 2006

Third day

On the third day of the year, life resume to normal.

I was going to get my eyebrow pierce today. But the tattoonist advise against it, because I frequently wearing a helmet.

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