Last week, once being interviewed for a video we made for KMS, I was asked to say one word that I like the most about KMS? Immediately, I popped out the word “family”. And also immediately, the guy responded that if I can pick another word.

Disappointedly, I told him that “So, I am one of the co-founders of the company 9 years ago. And now I cannot pick a word for KMS. For me, it is all about family, friendship?” Continue reading “The word “family””

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In my trip to US early December, I had a chance to dine in a 176-year-old restaurant. What an impressing number. The restaurant is a family-run business with 5-6 generations on it already. The food was great and I liked it a lot with fresh and delicious seafood, well-served in a cold night outside, but warm inside.

The food is good, no surprise. Yet, my surprise was not the food itself, it was another one. It came to my interest once I overheard the main waiter, who hosted us, introduced about the restaurant and what they are proud of.

He stood there right behind my back, with his voice full of energy, talking about the food, the restaurant and his recommendation to us about wine and food for the night. You can’t miss the passion through his voice. Continue reading “Are you proud of what you are doing?”

01I wrote this as part of the conversation I have maintained internally with KMSers at KMS Technology Vietnam. I and think it’s worth to share it here to everyone as well. Now, I know why I had the urge to do this slide convincing people to read before: Why do you have to read?. And the result has come after all.

Hello all,

We are starting the long weekend and the long holiday very soon. And I would like to share with you an email I got last weekend (see below). A moving message from one of my friends (I translated it from Vietnamese to English to be consistent with the content here). Happiness certainly comes from the moment you know that you can help others. Continue reading “Happiness comes once you know that you has helped someone”

Avatar 2014Last week, after sharing some suggestions to deal with stress, I got a few interesting questions and thoughts from one of my staff that I want to share with you here, along with my thoughts. These are not easy to answer questions for anyone I would say. The other issue is that some things that work for this one person may not work for the other person. Continue reading “Higher position, attachment, greed and how to deal with it?”

Avatar 2014Suddenly, got this meaningful quote in the morning, once turning on my music channel: “The truth will set you free…”

Yes, freedom is from knowing and understanding the truth (not the truth or justice that you see in the news – those are too noisy)… Remember that freedom is the path to happiness, to liberate you.

And that truth is of the meaning of your life, that you want to know. Do you know it?

If you don’t, sit down and meditate. That’s a way of life, a very happy one. You’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel.

May you be well, happy and peaceful.

This is the note of a happy man, writing to his co-workers on the 7th anniversary of the company called KMS Technology, which he co-founded and has been part of it since then.

Dear all KMSers,

I got Quynh’s (Xuka Lam) status posted here in the morning, reminding me that today is the official anniversary day for KMS, the 7th. And we’re turning 8 from today, officially.

And then, once I viewed all of the photos captured in our YEP2015 last Friday, it easily overwhelmed me. Continue reading “I certainly call this happiness”

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Whether you want it or not, believe it or not, the you today is always different than the you yesterday. It doesn’t need to be New Year to change yourself. You’re already changed in each and every minute. 

So, be the new you and be the change in you each and everyday. Change for the better, change for happiness, change for loving kindness. Things like Happy New Year should be a great reminder to look back and change. Do it now. 

If you’re confused and don’t know what to do next, you can sit down, meditate for 10 mins to calm your mind down. And that’s when you start to see what to do next. Go meditate.

Image credit: http://juicemigourmet.com/meditate/

Avatar 2014It’s always special once we do this on the stage in front of KMSers. It’s always great moment to watch again and again. We are not professional singers, dancers. But we are very committed to go through all this as a token of appreciation to KMS family.

01This is the opening speech I prepared and delivered at KMS Year End Party, just happened last Friday. It’s a bit of beautiful thing about KMS that I would love to share with you all.

Dear all,

It’s always a great pleasure to be here on the stage to start one of our biggest parties in the year, the Year End Party, to really say goodbye to 2014. Once we look back, it’s easy to see that time is flying fast. And yes, we are here, ready for 2015.  Continue reading “Who fly the kite?”

01Thanksgiving is something far away from Vietnam. Yet, as I am working with my partners and clients in the US everyday, it’s become part of the culture that I also look forward to it every year.

While I don’t do turkey or stuff here, in #‎Saigon, there is one thing I would do on this occasion. As the name of the holiday “Thanksgiving”, I would love to take this chance to do one thing: giving thanks… Words certainly can’t express everything. But at least, it conveys the message. Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving 2014”

01In a lunch-time discussion with one of my friends today, we have talked about what would it be for an ideally happy job… What an interesting question? And as I usually see, if we don’t ask, we don’t find the answer. So, what is it, Mr. Ideally Happy Job? Continue reading “An ideally happy job?”

1068 meter in height, 6 km in length with thousands of stone stair-cases through the mountain, 4 hours walking up, and a few great lessons, reflection from it. And I’m going to share with you what I learned from this experience in this blog post.

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The top of Yen Tu mountain

Continue reading “Yen Tu Challenge and the lesson learned”

It was another usual Saturday for me and my wife. Woke up a little bit late, spent a little time in the morning with my angel BA. Then, me and my wife went out for breakfast and market to buy food for the whole week. It is a sunshine morning, a little bit hot (around 33 Celsius degree). But that should be okay, when you can have a Sat morning, mind free from worries and pressure. Everything is bright and shining. Then, I found out a new song that made my day even better. It was being played as a request from one audience on the VOV Radio – A traffic channel. I loved the song right away with the fast rhythm, beautiful melody and above of all, I like the positive lyrics of the song. Thanks to Minh Quan. You somehow brought back my confidence for the next generation of Vietnamese composers who can compose beautiful, meaningful, and positive songs like this one. Enjoy the song, guys!

Continue reading “Niềm tin khát khao”

Finally, the day has come, when all of VEMBA 1 HCMC members gathered again to enjoy the fruitfulness of 20 month hard work. The hall was full of laughter, happiness among VEMBA people and families. The event closed one chapter of our lives, while opening another chapter ahead of us. Wishing all the best to VEMBA 1 HCMC. Continue reading “Happy moments, bright faces during VEMBA 1 HCMC’s graduation ceremony – 07/11/2009”

What a wonderful Sunday! Once I scrolled down the road to class (yes, class on Sunday – That’s how we are taking our VEMBA program), I happened to enjoy this free, open-air concert. Sometimes, it was flamenco, the other times it was traditional Vietnamese folk songs. What I got today was a kid band (big one though) who played trumpet. Felt great (before having the final exam today) in my very peaceful and joyful Saigon. 

Almost Vietnamese knew this song in the last 2 years or so. It was a touching story about a Vietnamese oversea girl who found her origin from a song that she herself sang and was broken out in tears. I love the song, the rhythm, the sounds. But yet really came into the lyrics. Recently, I found it from David’s Slideshare. Thanks to David for your great one!

Reading it word by word, it is more appealing about how lovely our Vietnam is! I’m thankful for that. And I got the link to youtube for the song too (from Phi Hung’s comment) performed by Quynh Anh. Beautiful! Hello my Vietnam!

I’ve got introduction for this from my professor at University of Hawaii. Found it good because it helps motivate me to be more positive everyday. It’s quite simple that you’re seeing what you want to see. If you want to see good things, it’s likely that you’re filtering out all the not-good-things :). Enjoy the video and hope you’ll be joining me to the positive community.

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