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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.

  • 01 Aug 2004

Big boys' toy

Looking around for a 250cc street motorcycle to buy. Prefered Kawasaki, Honda or Yamaha brand.

  • 01 Aug 2004

One month

Gathering of families and relatives to celebrate my niece's one month party. So many little kids running around, hard to keep track of them.

Little Kevin is my favourite nephew, hes a trouble maker. At only 3 years old he already started photography, he love taking picture of the ground.

  • 05 Aug 2004

Nice to know you

Nice to know you Van, yesterday was Van's last day doing work experiencing at our department. Shes a cool person to have around, keeping smile on the boys' face. Best with everything in your career path and your goals at having 5 kids, you can get there in no time hehe.. that ink you drew on my hand, thats really hard to get off.

Nice to know you, might see you around Cabramatta sometime.

  • 08 Aug 2004

Melbourne city after the rain

Visiting Melbourne city for the weekend. She my personal financial advisor (Girl 4?). Shes showing around her amazing city.

Flew to Melbourne on Friday afternoon, straight after work. She was waiting for me at the airport, welcoming me with open arms and the brightest smile. First stop, to Crown Casino for dinner and a walk along the river side.

Waking to up a pefect new day. Touring Melbourne city after the rain. I got to see Federation Square, its a master piece. Now I can cross it out from my TO DO list. After lunch we browsing around to Art Galleries and giftshops.

Calling up my Melbourne friends to say hi, didnt want to go clubbing with them because we enjoy the quite life.

We drove to St Kilda beach.

Its bedtime again, Girl 4 read bedtime story. Shes adorable.

Next day we went to Richmond to eat Banh Cuon, Richmond is just like Cabramatta with lots of Asian grocery stores and restaurants. Drop by Thao's house to say happy birthday.

Stopped by Victoria University to checkout their opening day. Then stopped by Queen Victoria Market to see the weekend market and my first experience on one of Melbourne tram, its so cool.

Waiting with Girl 4 at the airport and watching the sunset. Leaving Melbourne feels like I left a piece of me behind.

  • 10 Aug 2004

Happy birthday Mum

Mum's 51st birthday and also 28th anniversary from the day she met Dad. I got mum a silk scarf, hand picked by Girl 4 when I was in Melbourne.

My company is sending me to Perth in early September on a little assignment.

  • 14 Aug 2004


I'm turning 25th today, hey that was quick. Having birthday bash at my workplace was fun, everyone gets a slice of my chocolate mudcake. Unwrapping the present Girl 4 gave me, its a bedtime novel. I'm not going to read it, but I will keep it under my pillow because it got the smell of her perfume.

Getting ready to go out for formal dinner with friends at the Song Viet 5th anniversary, its a Vietnamese Youth Group. It was good see my old friends again, Danny, Cuong, Thuy, Thao, Vu, Tram, the highschool gang, and Anh Khoa. So much things to talk about in so little time.

The fashion parade was my highlight of the night, the local models look amazing. Funny what a dress and makeup can make the different, I see a familiar face amongst the models, one of them is going out with my friend, Thao.

  • 14 Aug 2004

Go Aussies

All the best for our Aussie team competing in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

  • 15 Aug 2004

Being single #15

A lazy Sunday morning. This time last week was cuddling under the blanket playing 'show me yours' with Girl 4.

Today I'm out about playing fetch with my 4 legged friend and teaching him a lesson about where to pee. It feels better if you do it at the STOP sign than on the neighbour's fence.

Going home helping little brother defragement the engine ready for engine modification on the Soarer. Need to upgrade the piston and the converted gear box.

  • 17 Aug 2004

Melbourne real estate

Been doing some homework on properties in Melbourne, mainly Ringwood and surrounding areas. Its a "strategic location" my financial advisor said, it has potential in the future. I also came accross this interesting little real estate report about where I currently live, Cabramatta.

  • 19 Aug 2004

The girl is back

Girl 1 is back after 3 months holidaying in Brisbane. I spoil her with a night of shopping spree. Shes starting work at the Bankstown Civic Tower on Monday, so getting some work clothes, bras and things.

She bought me afew more ties, cause my current one is dirty as a napkin.. and a boxer that says BIG AND HORNY.

  • 20 Aug 2004

Blue sky

Driving out to client site. Its a nice day to go out for a drive, fresh air smells much nicer than filtered air in the office.

  • 22 Aug 2004

Sunday at the office

Turn up to work on Sunday.. the view from my desk, quite distracting sometimes.

Half the day ruin, nothing to do at home, I dont want to do the dishes. Continue working on the engine and listening to the music on the radio instead.

..opening my mailbox and supprise supprise Girl 4 sending me a package containing our little memories in Melbourne.. aww thats sweet!

  • 27 Aug 2004

Smart traveller

This time next week I'll be in Perth. So today thought I should do some research about what I need to know and looking up at place of interests. Smart Traveller give good tips for travelling. I'll be staying at the Rydges Perth hotel, I dont have friends there so I probably spent most of my day at the beach, hanging out with the dolphins and animal friends.

Photos copyright by VirtualTourist.com

  • 28 Aug 2004

Soccer practice

Got a new pair of runners. Going out to to Canley Vale park for soccer trainning with Cuong, Du, Khoi and their friends.

I'm a lame striker, cant seem to get the ball into the net. So I ended up playing fullback and defence.

Chilling out on the rail track at half time. The track is quite peaceful if no train going pass.

  • 29 Aug 2004

Vu Lan festival at Phuoc Hue temple

Vu Lan is a Vietnamese celebration of Mother's Day, in memory of the dead and give alms to the poor. Its an ancient Buddhist mythology story during century A.D.

Today it take form as a rose, at the entrance gate you are given a rose, red rose signify you still have a mother, a white rose means your mother has deceased. I wore a red one.

Even know its pouring rain alots of people still turn up to the temple. Met an old friend, Thinh, we sat and talk about old times how fun life were when we were little monks in the Chanh Phap scout family here. We going to bowling with more friends later this afternoon.

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