half man half shark

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

Who bloody stole my Osakazuki maple?

Woke up on Saturday and found the Osakazuki maple tree in my front yard has been stolen. Going to get even with whoever did this. The maple tree has symbolic personal meaning to me.

The Good Earth

Thoroughly enjoy reading The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Will add this to my library so my kids can read the books that their father read.

House warming BBQ

Throwing a house warming BQQ 12-months after we've moved in. Better late than never. Thank you to everyone who came.

Parenting #4

Little Ella had her first common fever in the last two days. I'm no parenting expert but here is advise from a good-friend former midwife. Essential equipments Always have a baby thermometer in a bag along with other equipments. We used the ear piece version. Common Symptom Body warmer than 38 degrees Baby is tired and less active Common Caused Cutting new toothCommon fever Common Remedy Strip to minimum clothing to let the body heat escape Check temperature every hour; measure our own temperture and that should be baby's normal temperature. At 38 degrees no action required, their body is immune system is working at this temperature to fight off the virus. At 38.5 degrees; or more pat body with cool towel or dip in room-temperature bath to cool the body down. At 38.5 degrees or more give baby Panadol or Nurofen Severe Symptom Continuous coughingBreathing difficultyDiarrheaShiveringLips turning purple Common Remedy Take baby to hospital emergency for priority checkup

Global footprint

I'm very excited that two of my start-up venture turns out good. Turnover of $700,000 in the first year of operation.

Tough Mudder Sydney

Bloody good Sunday! Proud to add Tough Mudder 2012 trophy to my list. I was surprised to finished the hardcore 18-20 km obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Checkout the aftermath coverage: 20km, fire, and 10,000 volts. Why? - News Limited Tough Mudder participants comments - Obstacle Racers25,000 Tough Mudders test their limits - Australian Geographic

New member

Brother's wedding with Rimmy.

Parenting #3

My first Father's Day present is a nappy change. As I found out, life is complicated and sometimes you have to make firm decisions, so I wanted to tattoo the kids with good principles to navigate life. I promise I won't be as strict as Eagle Dad. This will be Ella's curriculum for her first year. 1 Month: Lifts head a little when lying on stomach Responds to sound Stares at faces Follows objects Makes sounds - oohs and ahhs Can see black-and-white patterns Holds head at a 45-degree angle 2 Months: Vocalizes more sounds - gurgling and cooing Holds head up briefly at a 45-degree angle Smiles and laughs in response to others smiling at them Movements become smoother Rolls onto side 3 Months: Holds head steady Recognizes your face and scent Vocalizes more sounds - squealing Able to push up with arms when lying on stomach Turns toward loud sounds Bears weight on legs Able to roll over Shows active arm and leg movement Able to track moving objects with their eyes 4 Months: Able to grasp toys Reaches out for objects Rolling over from front-to-back and back-to-front Imitates speech sounds 5 Months: Able to distinguish between bold colors Plays with hands and feet Turns toward new sounds Recognizes own name May cut first tooth Laughs out loud Likes to play 6 Months: Turns toward sounds and voices Blows bubbles Changes objects from hand-to-hand and from hand-to-mouth Sits with little support Begins to eat solid foods 7 to 9 Months: Sits without support and changes position Reaches for objects with a sweeping motion Imitates sounds (babbles) Begins to make word-like sounds Begins to lunge forward and crawl Stands or cruises while holding onto furniture Points at objects, bangs objects together and passes objects from hand-to-hand Picks things up via a thumb-finger pinching-type grasp 10 to 12 Months: Responds to their name Waves goodbye Pull themselves up into a standing position Crawls well, cruises and takes a few steps Understands the concept of 'no' Can nod their head to indicate 'yes' Uses gestures to indicate what they want or need Able to say 'daddy' and 'mama' Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/515625

A speck of truth

Live with principles. Share your goodwill. Know your responsibilities. Wisdom is experiences. Happiness is within.

Parenting #2

Fatherhood is a challenge, but I enjoy every moment of it. Been catching up on my reading to extend my library, knowledge and purpose: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu by Laurence Bergreen Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition by Grant Hardy Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Sister's engagement

Same day edit of Sister's engagement lunch.

Parenting #1

A short video when Ella at 15 days.

She is identical to me in every way

Like paper photocopy, she is identical to me in every way. If the Korean's myth is right, these hands tell me she is going to have a brother sibling.

Ella Nguyen

Welcome little Ella Nguyen to our family at 8:59pm 27th April. She's the 29799th Nguyen's in Australia and took 12.5hrs to push her out! Now the lyric of Better Man by Robbie Williams add a deeper meaning.

Leader of men

Many of my characteristic are in the leadership column:The boss drives group members; the leader coaches them. The boss depends upon authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says 'I'; the leader says 'we.' The boss assigns the task, the leader sets the pace. The boss says, 'Get there on time'; the leader gets there ahead of time. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss knows how it is done; the leader shows how. The boss makes work a drudgery; the leader makes it a game. The boss says, 'Go'; the leader says, 'Let's go.Posted on: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:42:05 +1000

March wisdom

Albert Einstein once said - Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

Concept landscape

Tattoo with the image of my all-time favourite film, Three Seasons (1999). Falling red leafs in autumn, I've create the original concept landscape with a touch of white pebbles to create the illusion of snow. The 'Osakazuki' will takes 10-15 years to mature - as beautiful as my daughter?

Start of a new chapter

Closing the chapter on a seven years experiment to keep a journal of my everyday life. Looking back at old entries with many nostalgic memories and hidden secrets. I summaries the entire 7 years project in one phrase - 'building on success and learning from mistakes'. So I've decided to use this phrase as the theme for the next project. I am stepping into the Year of the Dragon with the role of fatherhood. It will be exciting and rewarding to start a new tradition with a mix of Vietnamese values. I can teach them about roles, responsibilities, principles and practices about life as a carbon-based life-form.

Timeline App

Facebook's Timeline App is very well integrated and fun. But I still like my old Weblog, at least I'm in control of my data.