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.

  • Wed, Jul 2 13:09:12 EST 2014

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.

  • Sun, Jul 6 16:10:12 EST 2014

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.

  • Mon, Jul 14 07:55:07 EST 2014

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.

  • Wed, Jul 16 09:07:06 EST 2014

Ngoc Trinh

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

  • Fri, Jul 18 11:21:09 EST 2014

Corporate life

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

  • Tue, Jul 22 22:16:08 EST 2014

Blueprint

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

  • Fri, Jul 25 20:36:06 EST 2014

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.

  • Mon, Jul 28 22:40:07 EST 2014

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.

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