From 2km to 21km

“Hey, just 2km, why not 20km?”

That was my first idea of getting myself to 21km non-stop running aka half-marathon.

The interesting point is that this idea came out in the tough time preparing for the current job with this quote in the company:

“I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.”

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Proof of Failed Delivering Postcards

I have been trying to send postcards back home for years. However, the success rate is super low, just one of many postcards sent has come to my friend. The only country getting praised is Portugal.

Who/what should I blame? Or should I accept the fact that it’s hard to live in an old-fashioned way nowadays?

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If you want to be great, you’re responsible for making yourself great

If you want to be great, you’re responsible for making yourself great.

This is one of many interesting statements in the book called Code Complete. In reality, this is true for the personal development, not just for the software people. This book gave me the detailed instructions and practices to be great in the software industry.

I am not going to write a book review here. If you expect something like that, Goodreads is always a friend. Instead, I will note down something for myself.

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Fast Working Weekend and Slow Having Rest

I was assigned to work in the recent weekend. Instead of working from home, I decided to do something different: both work and rest.

I went to a homestay in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. It’s very close to Hang Mua, Trang An, and Tam Coc Bich Dong. The homestay is located in a very very charming place: over a small lake and surrounded by some mountains.

A side note: Ninh Binh is one of the places in Kong: Skull Island.

Trash vs Bin

A real story!

British: The other thing is that absolute rubbish is being put into Bin too.

American: Can you clarify what you mean by Bin here? Do you mean the Trash?

British: You’ll see from the screenshot, on my blog it is called Bin. Are they the same?

Vietnamese: Yes, they would be the same. It seems this is the difference between English US (trash) and English UK (bin).

Behind the scene of Vietnamese: Trash vs Bin – LOL, here it is.


For A12s: #649807-zen

LOL – More than a Cup of Coffee for this Morning

LOL – More than a cup of coffee for this morning 😀

Soledad under my first impression was something like a victory or a triumph. Well, that was my first imagination created by the Westlife song – 10 years ago and more.

A computer language and a human language, how fun do they have the common things?

“…If nothing else, learning a new language is like traveling overseas: You get to see new things, taste new food, enjoy a different culture, have stimulating conversations with different people, see neat stuff, then come back home to re-evaluate your usual surroundings.”

Quote from

Song The loneliness (my Soledad today)