Friday, December 24, 2010
1) Maintain or grow Onoko profitability, as we double our staff count and continue our acquisition of the social media universe.
2) Remember to pray for people, especially my family, at least every day.
3) Continue to get fit (I'm halfway to target on most metrics!)
4) Learn about and support microfinance initiatives, especially in association with my new friends at Opportunity (who are very cool btw).
5) Go to Leeds more and hang out with Ayana + Lukshmi + Johann (and buy Ayana lots of presents so she likes me)
6) Find a beautiful, intelligent, encouraging girl, then love other people and change the world together :).
Lots of other cool trips and experiences planned for the next year, but they don't count as life objectives so are not going on the list :).
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday, October 11, 2009
For the first time in 3 years, my work is at a place where it generates enough revenue to support me, allowing me to consider next steps. I am well aware that this revenue stream is flaky and unreliable at best, but I really do need to improve my ‘work-play-love-rest-worship’ balance. Here is my current list of things I want to do:
- Do more exercise, to the extent that it becomes a habit, and I start to enjoy it.
- Continue creating apps and sites to grow or maintain Onoko’s revenue stream.
- Learn to take a genuine day of rest each week. In school, I was really good at this, and recognized it as the foundation of success (and sanity) – where/when did I lose that?
- Spend more time contemplating alone on the Ma On Shan beach/pier (the waves are very therapeutic, and normally there’s almost no one – a private beach 5 minutes away, how many people have that? ).
- Do more equity investment, because buying shares (and concept funds) is ridiculously fun.
- Build a Kiva.org (microfinance) portfolio. Helping the poor start their own businesses with low-cost loans from US$25 – utterly brilliant.
- Go to California and visit Andy, Robby, and Joy.
- Visit all the people I’ve neglected for the past several years.
- Make a site or service that does more than make money, that actually makes a difference in people’s lives (probably something revolving around the bucket list concept, and helping people achieve their aspirations)
- Work out what I think about predestination, hell, and other difficult topics
- See the people I love most discover (or rediscover) Christ
- Get a really cool Onoko office (ideally in the Science Park), and hire brilliant people
- Go to a poor country, stay in a random person’s house, and eat dinner with people I barely know. I did this once in Kazakhstan and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
- Meet a pretty, single, Christian girl, although this is deliberately low on my priority list, because I have lots to do, and women are time-consuming, and expensive (oops, I’m going to get in trouble for that one)
- See Shatin Church get an awesome new ministry center, and make it feel like home.
- Ride around in helicopters (ideally for a purpose, so I’m not just wasting fuel… maybe I can volunteer for a rescue mission, or deliver food aid… helicopters are my weakness).
- To be less scared of being a failure (I’m not scared of failing because I fail all the time, but I am scared of being a failure), and realize that people have value beyond accomplishment.
- Become as good as Isaac on the drums, and as good as Leonie on the keys.
- Land a guest role on Big Bang Theory, the funniest TV show ever
- Develop new outlets of creative worship, like a Christian bollywood-style dance group (how cool would that be).
Okay, thats my list for now. I’m sure there are things I’ve missed; I will add them later :). Please comment if you think there are things I should add! :)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
1) If I post short, meaningless posts with bit.ly links to a normal blog, does it become a microblog?
2) I don’t see the beauty in poetry. I wish I did. I’d feel cultured.
3) I am going to write a million posts today, then pause for thought.