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.

  • 01 Jul 2005

Paying tax

Parking infringements; just a faster way of paying tax.

Made afew calls to the Roads and Traffic Authority (NSW) requesting for the current Australian Road Rules legislations. Its a long short, so I'm electing to the local magistrate, I'll appeal my case in court. Namely because I'm bored and wanted some amusement, courtesy of the legal system.

  • 02 Jul 2005

Renovation, day 1

Its odd how the only time the males in our family bond, is when there's a heavy job todo; like mounting car engine and renovating house.

House on The Avenue - carport demolition, sanding, trial 1st layer paint.

House on Hughes Street - cleaning up, call for quote to installing ground floor toilet.

I'm in the market for a Kawasaki ZX2R Ninja and helmet.

  • 03 Jul 2005

Trisha's birthday

8km practice run at Lake Gillawarna with Mel, Ken, Kevin, Mario and Joseph. I was at the back of the pack; need to cut down on my drinking and smoking.

Trisha's 1st birthday - through tradition, it believed that on the the child's first birthday she must select an item layout on the plate. This will determine her career path - a comb means becoming a beauty queen, a pen means becoming a scholar, food means becoming a house-wife, etc etc.

I love aunty's cooking.

Drinking with my cousine and his boys. It looked like I'll get a Honda CBR250RR from Luong, an ex-rider.

  • 04 Jul 2005

Renovation, day 2

House on The Avenue - finished paint for master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, dinning room and lounge room.

House on Hughes Street - old wallpaper removed, ready for 1st layer of paint.

  • 05 Jul 2005

Renovation, day 3

House on The Avenue - clean out the gutter.

House on Hughes Street - sanding, trial 1st layer paint.

I took 5 days annual leave from work planning to hang out with H, but I was only 2nd best to her.

This is my new toy..

  • 08 Jul 2005

Some guy in the Pentagon has to fucked it up

The London bombing got me thinking; why am I here?

In the past 20 years, we have enjoy a relatively peaceful existence. Life is good, advancement in science and technology, break through in medical science and open our eyes through galaxies and beyond.

Perhaps the greatest archievement of all is the creation of the Internet, its a resurrection of The Royal Library of Alexandria - widely available to those willing to explore and learn.

Then some guy in the Pentagon has to fucked it up. Here comes another war (The War Against Terror?), this then follow by decades of suffering that it causes. Its no point saving the world, because we seek to destroys everything we creates.

As for me, I dont plan to live forever, because tomorrow may never come. So I do what I always do; enjoying life while its still beautiful and good.

  • 11 Jul 2005

Renovation, day 8

Back to the office. Glad to be back, but hate that it is Monday, Monday always bring problems.

Meeting with Associate Professor Alan Fekete about my degree and subject selection. I miss my old school.

More renovation, floor sanding and finishes. Should be ready to move in mid-next week. The plan is to knock it down in 5-10 years and rebuild.

  • 13 Jul 2005

Stoned on Tuesday

Getting stoned at Vincent's. I'm a bad influence among my friends.

  • 14 Jul 2005


My biography project is acknowledged by the National Library of Australia. Cool!

Dear Mr Nguyen

Request for permission to archive KhoaDo.net

The National Library of Australia aims to build a comprehensive collection of Australian publications to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future. The Library has traditionally collected items in print, but it is also committed to preserving electronic publications of lasting cultural value.

PANDORA, Australia's Web Archive, was set up by the Library in 1996 to enable the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications. Since then we have been identifying online publications and archiving those that we consider have national significance. Additional information about PANDORA can be found on the Library's server at: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/index.html

We would like to include KhoaDo.net in the PANDORA Archive and I would be grateful if you would let me know whether you are willing to permit us to do so, that is, grant us a licence under the Copyright Act 1968, to copy your publication into the Archive and to provide public online access to it via the Internet. This means that you would grant the Library permission to retain your publication in the Archive and to provide public access to it in perpetuity. If you are not the person with authority to give permission, please advise us who is.

We would like to re-archive your publication periodically to record significant additions and changes.

If you are willing to grant us such a licence, please complete the short form at the end of this message and return it to me.

There are some benefits to you as a publisher in having your publication archived by the Library. If you grant us a copyright licence, the Library will take the necessary preservation action to keep your publication accessible as hardware and software changes over time. The Library will catalogue your publication and add the record to the National Bibliographic Database (a database of catalogue records shared by over 1,100 Australian libraries), as well as to our own online catalogue. This will increase awareness of your publication among researchers using libraries.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me, Julie Watson, by telephone on ... or by email ... Should you find me difficult to contact for any reason, Amy Bartlett would also be happy to assist you. Her phone number is ... and her email address is ...

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I/We grant the National Library of Australia a licence under the Copyright Act 1968 to copy the online publication Khoa Do.net, available at http://www.khoado.net into the PANDORA Archive. I understand that this licence permits the Library to retain and provide public online access to it in perpetuity and that the Library may make reproductions or communications of this online publication as are reasonably necessary to preserve it and make it available to the public. All contributors to this publication are informed and in agreement that their work will be archived by the National Library.

  • 16 Jul 2005

Renovation, day 11

Do It Yourself timber floor finishing, saved $3000-$4000.

Asked Chu Dinh to take me up as a weekend apprenticeship, its going to be a useful skills knowing how to fix stuffs, run plumbing, and build your own home. I'm looking forward to this new challenge.

  • 17 Jul 2005

Being single #30

Scratched my bike today, due to uneven surface. He who doesnt have scratches on his bike is ROSSI or not trying hard enough.

Didnt want to ride with Quang cause his riding technique is too advanced.

Steak dinner with the boys at Vincent's. I realise J is a bed-hopping type; she switches guy monthly. She got a cute face... but I dont want to be a part of her collection.

Talking to my bank manager, its time to do some financial restructuring.

  • 18 Jul 2005

I do

Vu Phuong Kieu Nga's wedding. When two lives meet to start a single happy journey together. A celebration to a wonderful new beginning.

Photos courtesy of Robert.

  • 18 Jul 2005

"Care for a smoke?"

I want to live in SIN CITY as The Salesman in the short story The Customer is Always Right. The Customer is Always Right involves an enigmatic tryst between two nameless characters; "The Customer" and "The Salesman." They meet on the terrace of a high rise building, hinting that although they seem to be acting like strangers, they do indeed have some sort of past. It is unclear what their past involves even as they embrace in a passionate kiss. A silenced gunshot stabs the night air to reveal that The Salesman has shot The Customer. The reader is lead to believe that The Customer had fallen into a serious and difficult situation and with no other feasible alternative, hired The Salesman to kill her. This short served as the opening sequence for the movie Sin City. I'd seen it twice on pirated version. This film is a master piece; filming techniques, characters, dialect and the killings.. need to buy this movie on DVD.

  • 19 Jul 2005

Being single #31

Visit the faculty, pay my fees and re-enroll. Cause public transport to the city, nothing has change after all these years, the trains are still running late. Stop at Strathfield for lunch, there's this Korean girl keep staring at me, like I left my flies open or something..

I watch BASIN CITY on the projector for the third time, I just love movie where the hero dies at the end.

  • 20 Jul 2005

Anh Hung Moi!! Wokstarhhhh!!

Be back soon, rellocating to new house, new bike and the same old me. Time to re-think whether I still want to keep my weblog in public, leave your comments here.

In the mean time, enjoy this commercial clip during my absent.

  • 23 Jul 2005

Olivia day

Supprised call from Olivia today, shes keeping me up-to-date with her work and life. Things are working well for her since the day she resign from Allied. Make me want to resign too, but I like the people in my department.

Calling Anh to organise dayout for whale watching tomorrow. This is my chance getting to know her, dont spoil it scotty boy! Despite what everyone said, I think she make a goodgirl.

More renovating at brother's place, almost finish now, everyone were impress how much changes we had made. Paint the bathroom today, my favourite is doing the corners.

  • 25 Jul 2005

Whale watching

Anh, I always remember her as that cheerful girl, who always smiling. I could watch her smiling without ever getting tire.. back then she was dating someone.. I must admit I had a little crush on her.

Our day out for whale watching, eventful day, just me, her and her sister, Nim, just the three of us.

No sign of any whales, but nonetheless it was a nice dayout.

She work long hours lately. I told her everything is going to be alright, she wont have to face the world alone anymore.

  • 27 Jul 2005


Spoil her with an iPod Shuffle, because shes a girl.

Thought this might cheer her up after a long and stressful day at work.

  • 28 Jul 2005

Traveling abroad

I used to tell myself; right scotty boy, after graduation go find a career oversea, in Berlin or Singapore. But since the mortgage, things began to slow me down.

She told me she wanted to move to the UK to live and work. A perfect opportunity for both of us, wait afew years for me to manage my finance then we go around the world. I'll make the journey so sublime.

  • 29 Jul 2005

Renovation, day 23

Renovation almost to a complete. We have moved in, no proper bathroom or kitchen yet. The toilet need to be perfect, cause we spend alot of my time sitting in there.

Little sister got good grades in semester 1 at uni - those worked hard should be rewarded. She's going to get spoil, again.

  • 30 Jul 2005

Highschool sketch book

Found my old art sketch book. I used to draw, but I dont draw anymore, its hard to make a living being an Artist in Australia.

I wonder what my Year 12 friends are doing right now. When is the re-union, it has been 7 years.

  • 31 Jul 2005


She got me something back. Thats sweet, though I'm not a fan of Polo Ralph Lauren Blue, I'm a mysterious-stranger Giorgio Armani man.

She cant cook! What good is she? Now I dont mind sharing half of the cooking and half the house-work. But I wont be a full-time cook, thats pretty gay.

House warming party at Khoi's place. The place is huge.

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