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About Chip

Chip November 17, 2003 Blog 2 Comments
About Chip

First, I’m updating the About me section because I’m bored, and nothing interests me more than talking about myself. I will not try to be humble, because I know I’m not that great.

Let’s start with the most basic social question, everybody asks but nobody cares: “What do you do?”

Bad timing, really bad timing, my friend. If you asked me this question 5 years ago, I’d say that I’m a nerd, studying Math at National High School for Gifted Students (aka Chuyên Toán Tổng Hợp or God-knows-what). 4 years ago, a freelance writer. 3 years ago, a Web editor with some programming knowledge, in an Investment consultant company. 2 years ago, a community manager. My career path keeps jerking up and down randomly without any coherence just like a Justin Bieber’s video clip.

And now, I have no idea what I am doing.

Somehow, people call me a blogger [sometimes a hot blogger - I like this term better] even though I seldomly blog. I guess those reasons are: 1. They think using “blogger” to address me is more polite than using “slacker”. 2. They simply don’t understand that having a violin doesn’t make a person a violist.

I’m a self-proclaimed BarCamp nomad. For those who don’t know what BarCamp is, you still have time to make up for all awesomeness you’ve missed by checking it out here. I co-organized the first BarCamp Saigon (in 2008) and has helped organizing several other BarCamps in Vietnam & Malaysia. When my budget allows, I travel to attend BarCamps in the region. Like most BarCamp nomads, I don’t understand most of the talks, but it’s always a great pleasure to meet old friends and make fun of those who understand.
In late 2008 and early 2009, I created a Facebook group called “Twitter Community in Vietnam”. The group’s developed beyond the interest about Twitter. We host Tweetups, H3, some geek conferences and are directly or indirectly involved in many other technology activities in Vietnam. I want to establish an NGO based on this group to take care of all geek events (tweetups, twestivals, hackathons, H3, beercamps, conferences, TEDx, etc.) in my country and build Saigon hackerspace when I’m back (not too far in the future I guess).
In mid 2009, I founded Free Hugs Vietnam – a youth volunteer organization. Our motto is “Konnect & Empower Youth”. All our members can speak English fluently. We are always open for partnership opportunities. If you are an NGO working in Vietnam or if you have a charity/volunteer/youth projects here and seek for local help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

I’m a traveler and an explorer by heart. I want to visit as many places and learn as much as I can. I’m fascinated by cultures, people, natural beauty, universal immensity and good food. One of my 100 list (the list of 100 things I have to do before you die – I will update it on my blog soon) is to travel around the world before 25.

When I have free time, I learn kickboxing and drawing. Most people will call it doodling but please, cut me some slack. I try to write sometimes but reading my own writing just makes me appreciate other people’s writing more. Usually, I end up reading and criticizing instead.

For some reasons beyond any of my friends’ imagination, parents seem to want their kids to hang out with me. It’s probably because of my retarded face and my soft voice. I’m living a healthy lifestyle: no drug, no alcohol, no boyfriend. At least that’s what I’m trying to look like.

Never see a Vietnamese before? Now you can see one for free here!

This is how I see the world

This is how I see the world

This is how the world sees me

This is how the world sees me





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2 Comments

  1. Nàng Cười Dolphin December 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Chị giỏi TA quá :3 ngày xưa, chị học TA như thế nào vậy :3

  2. Viet Anh February 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Hi Chip! Mình thích blog của bạn và nể phục khả năng tiếng anh của bạn. Bạn có thể chỉ cho mình vài mẹo nhỏ để học tiếng Anh tiết kiệm thời gian một chút không?
    Cảm ơn Chip (mình là em anh Lâm Dế)

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