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half man half shark     

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

  • 02 Dec 2004

Young Australian of the Year 2005

Congratulations to Khoa Do on winning the prestigious New South Wales Young Australian of the Year 2005 award.

The Australian of the Year Awards recognise Australians with the highest achievement and contribution to Australia, the award highlight people who plays a leading in our community, who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.

  • 04 Dec 2004

AMF bowling

Friday AMF bowling at Fairfield with the VDBA team. Arcade games, pool and then dinner at Diem Hien

  • 05 Dec 2004

Christmas picnic

Christmas is an important occasion in the CEO's calendar, Colin believes Christmas is a time for family to get together and most importantly for the kids to have fun. So every year he organised a day in the park for all the staffs and their kids to have a fun day out. Awards are handing out to oustanding contribution from staffs and drivers. This year it is held at Fairfield City Farm.

Santa didnt give me the present I asked for, I've been a bad boy again this year.

Helping out Olivia with organising the event, couldnt bare letting her manage everything by herself, but she did a wonderful job.


Harbour cruising with friends, doctors and researchers of Liverpool Hospital christmas party.


  • 05 Dec 2004

Sunday training

Came home at 3am lastnight. Turning up to Sunday training, then walk over to the Sydney Fish Market for lunch. The seafood there are the best, especially the fresh oysters.. yum


  • 07 Dec 2004


After long day from work I like to go home watching the news and playing with the SUPRA V6 engine in the garage. Being a handyman at home is fun, guess I got that from Dad side.

I'm planning to do some home renovating during my annual leave holiday of early next year.


  • 09 Dec 2004

Thursday training

Thursday training after work. Nothing beats the smell of salt water and accompany by team mates. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Moderate northeast winds, chilling at times, NNE at 12 knots.

  • 12 Dec 2004

Being single #22

I suppose to go sailing at Lake Macquarie today with Thao, but got held back because of the weather. Yumcha with Nhi (from Brisbane) and friends at Cabramatta. Return home to do some home renovating.

I feel like wandering in the street after dark again, like the trouble maker days as a high school kid. But now I feel like I'm the only one.

  • 12 Dec 2004


Drinking at Wilson's house lastnight, got home at 1am. Rock up to Sunday morning dragon boat training. Then over to Anh Nhan house for BBQ with the Hoa Nien Vietnamese Youth Association.

There were two things I found annoying today. 1) It pissed me off when people talk bad thing about my friend when she's not around to defence it. Its not nice. I dont like to be associated with those kind of people. 2) On a gambling table I get pissed off when someone tell me what to do and trying to take over my cards.

  • 13 Dec 2004


My personal financial advisor informing me of potential investment properties in Werribee, Melbourne. They are planning to build a new Myer shopping complex near by. Shes such a darling.

Photos courtesy of realestate.com.au

  • 14 Dec 2004


Playing tennis with work collegues at Belmore; Vince, Anthony, Thao and Khoa.

  • 16 Dec 2004

I'm a chef

Picked up my costume/uniform from ChefNet for tomorow Christmas party held at Hoang's place, the dentist, the team coach.

Thursday training with the Dragon Boat team, moderate northeast wind, NNE at 10 knots.

  • 18 Dec 2004

Christmas party

Vietnamese-Australian Dragon Boat Team christmas party at Hoang's house. With our own DJ mixing up house music and christmas carols. Hey, someone spiked the punch with Vodka, this is too much fun.

  • 19 Dec 2004

New toys

New toys for my Christmas; firework rockets for New Year Eve, PDA/phone to keep up with my busy schedule over this holiday period.

  • 19 Dec 2004

Aunty visits

Sunday training. Today is the last session for this year (what am I going to do with all these free time?) Our next training starts on the 2nd of January, following by a competition on the 15th.

Visiting my Aunty who just arrived to visit from Vietnam and my favourite young nephew. Aunty brought over a water colour drawing of Hue, cause she knows I like art.

  • 20 Dec 2004


I have recently been quizzed with questions like.. What would you have in your perfect life? Who would be with you? What would you be focused on work-wise? How would you spend your recreational time? Where would you live? How would you live? Who would you be? Who could you become?..

In short I'm a SINKWAD: Single Independent, No Kids, With A Dog. Equally I'm also a SIGH (Single Income, Got House) - makes sense, life is beautiful and good.

Lacking in love at the moment. Though sometime we have to sacrifies relationships while in persue of career and wealth. But I'm weak, I'm slowly giving in to a girl called Julie, the girl from my Dragon Boating team.

Footnote: opened an ING bank account to deposit cash saving, saved me from spending on useless things. Lodged in my application for a passport, getting ready for my oversea trip to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in mid-March 2005.

  • 23 Dec 2004

Kriss kringle

BBQ, drinks and kriss kringle at our head office. Its that time of year where we give thanks to our diligent staffs and hard working drivers, thanks guys. Congrats to the Credit Department for winning department of the year award, and Andrew Gavin, the Credit National Manager.

Also, congrats to Amanda on her engagement.

  • 27 Dec 2004

Ant paradise

Hanging out with Cuong and Khoi.

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