It has been one year since I officially joined A8C. Before applying to the company, I had expected a lot but the two biggest points are: learning from the global scale system and traveling opportunities (around the world). In fact, I’ve had much more than what I expected. Continue reading “One Year”→
In Vietnam, last week, we had two holidays together with two weekend days. I expected that Hanoi would be less crowded when people flocked to their hometowns or went somewhere for resting. In the case, you do not know, Hanoi is always super crowded and its air is even as bad as Beijing. I really wanted to grab this chance and enjoy the less-people atmosphere with a run around the biggest lake in the city – West Lake.
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.”
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.
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.”