Friday, August 18, 2017
If that are people who wants to do the same let me know so that I can make a tutorial for that. And share what are the software that I am using.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Minimalism is the new materialism. In short minimalism is the idea of living with less things that distracts you. You more you reduce your choices and options the less time you spend making them.
A important that being a minimalism is to practise non attachment. Its very important to learn how to disconnect yourself emotionally to objects around you. Ultimately the things that support life is free for things like air, water and sunlights. All others things are supplementary. And you need to differentiate wether a thing is a need or a want. Eg. Wearing clothes to keep warmth and shade is a "need" but having to choose from many design to match you mood is a "want". Steven Job is noticeably a minimalism and he basically wear the same clothes everyday to avoid consuming time to consider what clothes to wear.
It is hard for some people to be emotionally detached from their possessions, but I had manage to train myself to become emotionless to people/object. I once mentioned that I had lost the ability to love and I want to correct myself to I am not easily attached to things around me. Someone will feel extremely worried about losing wallet but for me sometime when I do lost my wallet I don't feel a dime. Instantly I am able to convince myself that all this can be replaced and there is really nothing to be worry about. Of course please do not label me as a person who is not compassionate. I am just really not attached to object and most of the people. I just have a very small group of people that I really care about.
If we grow older, I don't know if you can reconcile with me that you are harder to fall in love. So different from when we are younger, we are so passionate about stuff and people. We grew attached easily to friends, lovers and your possession. But as we grew older we came to realise that nothing can last forever. Beside in movies they said that love can transience time. We build up a barrier to protect ourself from the feeling of having to lose something, hence when we understand that eventually that we are going to lose them that we have to not let ourself fall not emotionally with that thing.
Lastly my target is becoming a wealthy minimalist. If a problem arise in life at least I do not want it to transform into 2 problem as problem in the first place and having no money to solve the problem as a second problem.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
There are many definition to happiness. I had been searching for the ultimate definition for my whole life while I maintained positively most of the time. I realise I am always happy and there are really very little that can make me sad.
Most of the things that made me sad are when time I lost someone dear to me. Could be the passing of my grandparent or maybe I lost people I love or I had accidentally make someone I love feel sad or disappointed. Other than what is stated I can't really remember of anything that can make me sad.
I should say that I am a very easily stay contented. Its so important to be content with whatever life throws at you. Even if its failure, downfall or setbacks. All happens for a reason and as long as you bring something out of the situation there is really nothing to be upset about.
Now, I realise happiness is define as the different between reality and expectation. If you are always expecting something less than what you already have, you get positive happiness :)
Contrary that when your expectation is always wanting more from what you already have in your reality you are always unhappy :(
Happiness is the difference between reality and expectation
This is my secret formula of my little happy life. So humble and contented. I really not lying. If you know me you know I am always happy.
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Friday, August 11, 2017
I am into photography 8 years ago and now I am into videography. Also I am not professional and I don't even think I can pass of as someone worthy as an amateur. I just like what I am doing and it doesn't matter if I am good at it or not cause I just enjoyed.
Now this post is to feature Sandy and Tracy whom came to Singapore after 3 years when I last saw them in Hanoi. They hosted me 6 days last time and now I am here to return them the favour.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
For long term travel, I love to break them into 3 categories.
The back packers / minimalist are a group whom love to travel on budget and they love nature a lot. Most of them pack a list of hiking into the wild as their itinerary. Not all back packers are poor more do business online or do freelance work online. They tend to be in singlet and short using merely an iphone for their photographical production hanging out on the beaches with their books.
Secondly, the digital nomad. They are normally well dressed in casual clothes in jeans and shirt, they are seen at all sort of fashion events, electronic new launch events and they are sure very prompt in their electronic equipments most of them have youtube presence and they are mini celebrity promoting and review tech stuff and with millions of followers on social media.
Lastly, where I belong myself I call the urban travellers. This group takes short breaks inbetween jobs and travel for vacation mid term from 1 weeks to a month. A lot of these people normal pack minimum electronic gears and camera for vacation and are seen mostly at tourist place or restaurant and shopping centers.
All of the back packers, digital nomad and urban traveller love one thing in common and that is "one bag carry on". Or the minimalist packing list. Now the trending term "less for more", and there are of cause a lot of pro for having to travel only on a carry on size luggage. The less you bring the less you get lost. And you need not wait in line to wait for your luggage at the belt at each of the destination. The advantages to travel light goes on and on.
A lot of people are not used to the idea of packing light but for myself I don't need a lot of stuff to live and I know I can get them cheaply oversea if need be. I had been packing light this year, and this are the packing list that I recommend.
41L north face router transit
1 shirt, 1 jean and a singlet (wearing for transit) + barefoot shoes
4 pairs of shirt and pants
1 barefoot slipper / sandals
4 dry fit undergarment + 1 pair wearing
1 pair of socks + 1 pair wearing
My shirt and short pants are light weight and quite dry and the shoes I recommend is barefoot shoes where it can pack down compact for easy urban walking. Sport or trek shoes are too bulky to carry around. If you do a lot of beach you may also consider aqua shoes which are extremely flexible and foldable.
|Best water shoes available|
Weather proofing jacket:
1 Block tech parka from Uniqlo
Depending on country you are visiting, if cold you need different packing list for mine is tropical country I don't need down jacket. I use some water resistance jacket to shield myself from light rains and also act as a cover up for me if I am going party in the night.
Phone plus camera
Laptop or Mac or Ipad or kindle or any ebook reader
Portable hard disk or wireless thumb drive
Cables and spare batteries
|travel adaptor with 2 usb to charge 3 devices at a time|
TSA lock / Padlock / Wirelock
nail cutter / cap opener
Sleeping mask and earplugs
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Sunday, June 04, 2017
For 3 reason I made this trip on one way travel. First is the spontaneous and doing what comes up on my mind, isn't this what we had been imagining doing when we are very young and was always put on hold? Second, my career is in a mess now and I had been spending time at home to watch drama to so I ask why not just do the watching oversea and I might kick the habit of watching drama. Third, I want to know why backpacker and lone traveler can spend so long 3 months and up oversea? How do they pack, lives, earn and survive? The only way to find out is to try out. Wah. This quote I coined.
"The only way to find out is to try out" - Gary Ng
For these 3 days I have my friend accompany me, thereafter i will be on my own, there are a lot of place I wish to visit. So these 3 days we will be covering Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Krabi beach.
Phuket is just like Pattaya only that I guess there are a lot more beach and sea sport activities at Phuket. At night, there are also red light district that we can drink and get high.
|Only redlight district on Phuket|
|happen to also celebrate sunny's birthday|
|Phi Phi Island|
|Phi Phi Island evening|
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Running man had been a favour variety show in Korean for almost 7 years but I only start watching them when their program had been cancelled. It was just a very random opportunity that make me watch running man and not because their news on cancellation.
Running man was first aired on July 2010 and I only happen to watch them in April 2017. And like most of the fan out there I was so 100% behind the famous Monday Couple. Kang Gary and Song Ji Hyo but they stories was not all cherry merry.
Below I shared a short 13 minutes on how these couple love developed in the first few episodes where Gary was the aggressor and express his love to Ji Hyo relentlessly till half way 100+ episodes where their on screen relationship was brought to a halt where Ji Hyo dated her company CEO in her real life. Things became awkward between them on running man.
Subsequently, Kang Gary went missing oversea and broke off with his duet partner Leessang and announced that he suddenly got married with a non celebrity lady and the lady was not know to any of his good friend and even his company didn't know of this lady existence. I highly doubt there is this "wife" exist. He wants to cut his tie with all the 7 years of pain and not be remember of all these 7 year with Ji Hyo (this is my personal opinion). He even changed his number and he is currently oversea and no one from running man is able to reach him.
Nonetheless I still support the couple and I support Gary hope he can have a nice life in front of him. Now everything will become the past and the Monday Couple will never come back again I know. This is some of the songs that are always played on running for all the fans that like running man, Monday couple and Kang Gary.
Rememberance - Leessang, the first part there is "Gally Gally", is that Ji Hyo voice?
Turn off the TV - Leessang
You are the answer to a guy like me - Leessang
No matter how I think about it - Sweet Sorrow, this is Asia Prince Lee Kwang Soo theme song on running man, btw he is also my favour person over the monday couple
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Recently, one news shocked me. My grandma passed away, and I was really close with them when I was smaller. Ah Gong had pass on since 2004, I remember blogging about it when I was in the army. Changes had changed and people and attachment had changed. Had a different feeling about life and death now compare to 13 years ago. In-between these 13 years I felt Ah Ma had suffered a lot. I still remember when I was at Ah Gong wake, Ah Ma was already wheelchair bound from stroke condition. But then she was still conscious albeit she had loss the abilities to speech. She weeping as she falls from the wheelchair and crawled towards Ah Gong coffin was then a heart wrecking scene till now I couldn't forget. She knew she had lost someone she love and had spent a whole life with. Its so hard for us to see that.
Imagine that event had happened 13 years ago. She was already wheelchair bound from stroke, lower half body was paralyzed and had already lost her ability of speech. She passed on in year 2017. Imagine what kind of life have you need to go through for these 13 years with all these suffering? Can't move and can't take care of yourself, constant need someone to attend to all your needs of feeding, changing and toileting. She can't express her angry, dismay, saddest, and any emotion cause you are already mute from lossing the ability to express from speech. Can you last through so many years of being misunderstood and the inability to express? How are you going to maintain your sane?
Due to my parent marriage status and my dad irresponsibility I had not been paying them visit since 6 years ago not even on New Year. Time passed and Ah Ma had also lost her conscious. She can't recognize people not even kinship. I remember when I visited her in 10 years ago when my parent are still together, although she is bed riden but she still happy to see me, she will hold my hand beside the bed and squeeze my fingers. Although she can't speak I know how much she had missed me over all my other cousin. The kind of passion that I can't put across in words. The moment i felt the whole world had stop and the time was only between me and her. The reason why I was so doted when I was small is because I am the first 男丁 to the family. My father was second boy in the family, but my father born me before the elder brother's give birth to 大孙. In ranking I am second but I was first born into the family as the first grandchild. Also my father was so irresponsible compared to his brother so I was ditched with my grandparent when I was young, only I stayed with my grandparent hence I had the closest kinship with them over my other cousin.
|Birthday celebration in 2007|
|New Year in year 2008|
|Random visit in year 2016|