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.

Powers

Life is like a series of short music clips; this song from Trevor Dickson echo the moments.

Bird song

Two little birdy quietly sitting on the tree.

Movember 2014

It's this time of year again. The entire month listening to Rage Against the Machine on repeat.

Walks

Long walks to think over things.

Smile

And then it got complicated.

Set sail

Daily life has been routine, I need to revisit my adventure plans for a gap year. I'm going to miss the little one dearly.

So then

What if there is a third person.

Private jokes

You found your soulmate when there are plenty of private jokes that only the two of us understand.

What if

What if.

What if

What if.

Forever young

If you want to stay young, you have to work to keep trying new things. The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners by Bill Taylor of HBRPersonal Renewal by John Gardner

Parenting #18

Look Spring is here, hello!

Parenting #17

Play is the highest form of research. - Albert Einstein

Parenting #16

I firmly believe that pen and paper will becomes obsolete in Generation Y.

We were kids once

I feel nostalgic today. I feel a privilege living here. My greatest childhood memories are with my friends during my years as a Vietnamese boat refugee. I don't know where they are today and if they are still alive or dead. 'Khoa (not in picture) and his mum had gone to the USA. Cuong and his family has gone back to Vietnam.' That is my only information I remember about them. I will try searching for them again. Starting from the UNHCR Archives. The last and only photo I have is on the day I depart the camp on November 27, 1991.

Capital gain tax calculation

My favourite homeloan broker explains capital gain tax calculation to me in this way. If you buy a home today for $500,000 and sell it for $700,000 in 5 years from now. Then 50% of $200,000 is subjected to capital gain tax, which is $100,000. If your income in 2019 is $50,000 p.a., then you will be taxed based on $150,000 as taxable income. So you're looking roughly at paying 35% to the taxman.

Blueprint

Blueprint for the multi million dollar business transformation project for the next 5-years.

Corporate life

4 minutes to appreciate the view from McMahons Point before the next wave of meetings.

Ngoc Trinh

Vietnamese women, they look good with clothes and even better without.

Charisma

Note to self: Avoid distractions by following too many opportunities. Stay focus on your passion, set the trend, drive the demand and demonstrate charisma. If you are good at something don't do it for free.

Goal met, time to set the next goal

Standing by the principles of paying off mortgage on your own home is working out well. A place just five doors down the street just got sold for $1.1M at auction. It's time to set the next goal. I'm a business man, not a property investor. However, the missus is keen for a second house at McMahons Point, I worked there for over a year, its a retirement plan lifestyle and convenience for Ella to go to school or university in the future. It is always a challenge trying to find the balance between life's journey: collect moments, not things. Because things you own end up owning you.

Parenting #15

You can't stop her. The truth is you won't always be around to protect her! She's going to get out there in the world! So you can only prepare her.

Parenting #14

Teaching domestic work, start them young.

Good at something

If you are good at something, never do it for free.

You should

If it scares you and excites you at the same time, it probably means you should do it.

Hierarchy of needs

Satisfying your needs means you are happier? Courtesy of Maslow.

Old habits

Give her a slap on every time she walk pass me. Women enjoy being slap.

Who we are

Who we are is the sum of all our experiences.

Parenting #12

To a child, the world is beautiful and magical place.

In life

Work hard and be mindful. One day you will understand.

Parenting #13

More than you ever know.

Keep smiling

Follow your heart and keep smiling.

Gap year plan

Today is the day I start planning for my gap year. It's not a midlife crisis, but a goal which I have set for myself when several years back. To be a good father and paying off the mortgage. I've always believed the world is a beautiful place and one must experience it as an adventurer, not a traveller or a tourist. Destination Antarctic and travelling the silk road.

Parenting #9

After retiring from IT, I'll open a bar by the beach.

Parenting #10

She bring colours and laughter to our lives.

Parenting #11

Teaching her self confidence and believing the world is a beautiful place.

From the inside looking out

It started with taking photo looking through my specs. This new collection is about #insideout.

Fuji X100S

This camera sparked a big fight with the missus, but it was worth it.

Parenting #7

95% of my devotion is towards the little one. The rest for myself, there's no room for the wife.

Boxes and arrows

Boxes and arrows of a day in a life.

Parenting #8

I'm teaching her to be beautiful, intelligent, creative and girly-girl. Because the world needs more of these characters.

Parenting #6

Sunday is Daddy Little Girl Day.

Driving

My weekly commute to Canberra. Driving makes me feel young again.

Creativity

Creativity requires greater personal space, more quite time with myself.

Mobility

It's a good time to be in mobility solutions; more than 1 billion new devices are connecting online every year.

Black t-shirt

I've been wearing black t-shirt for the most part. There is very excitement in my life lately.

Year of the Horse

Most folks spend the whole life looking for something, few content with what they have.

Parenting #5

Hold my hand, Daddy, it's my first day.

Responsibility

Every woman have envy, jealousy and rivalry. Every man need to counter balance this with principles, values and control.

Personal space

I take pleasure in the sound of silence; reading arts books or just simply listening to classical music.

Blogging from anywhere

I'd finally got around to re-program my weblog engine to accept post directly from my mobile. Now I can put updates more frequently.