Just Chillin …

"But I don't want to go among mad people …"


  • I am a husband and father and deeply enjoy being both with such a loving wife and wonderful son.
  • I am a huge fan of martial arts, specifically taiji.
  • My first console system was the NES and have had most gaming systems since then.
  • I started PC gaming with titles like Unreal Tournament, StarCraft, Quake III, etc.
  • Currently, I have an Xbox 360, but most of my gaming time WAS consumed by World of Warcraft.
  • Unable to keep a cat or dog at a young age, I was only allowed to keep aquarium fish. I’ve kept everything from a southeast asian backwater tank to a cichlid tank to a saltwater coral reef tank. Currently, I maintain a freshwater planted aquarium.
  • By day, I am an IT dude.. more specifically, a datawarehouse developer turned business intelligence developer

7 Random or Weird things about me:

  1. I started martial arts in second grade, taking lessons at the gym of a local elementary school. After years of Tae Kwon Do, I started chinese contemporary wushu.  One day, I noticed my grandma watching me practice the staff in the backyard. Later that day, my aunt tells me that my grandfather used to also practice and train the staff.  She tells me that he was able to jump on top of the roofs in their village with his staff. I wish I still trained in the staff…
  2. For a person who often posts things on the internet, I am very paranoid about sharing personal information online. I know, it’s a weird love and hate relationship.
  3. I am a bit anal retentive regarding my own routines. Sometimes when things go out of whack or slightly off course, I get a bit agitated. Example, I am pretty anal about GTD and keeping my action lists up to date. I take pictures of high ticket items to store for personal home inventory. I track finances down to the penny. I am paranoid about data backup and have over 1 terabyte worth of disk space for my computer alone.
  4. I am always researching something.  I mostly read non-fictional works and will research for weeks before making a purchase.  I have become the ‘go to guy’ for gadgetry and other things related to technology.
  5. I love podcasts and audiobooks. With a 1 hour commute to work, I try to make the best use of my time. Roughly 90% of the time, my iPod is playing either a podcast or audiobook.
  6. I like to dance and will throw down with the young-ens ) In my early teens, I was all about the running man and kid’n’play kickstep. During high school and college, I was a raver and it was all about poppin and liquid glides.  Recently, it’s ballroom dancing. At a family wedding about 2 years ago, I was called out by a younger cousin. I went out into the middle of the dance circle and put all the kiddies to shame.. heheh ;)
  7. Anytime the Karate Kid is playing on TV, I will watch it. This drives my wife crazy! )

Written by antnp

February 5, 2009 at 2:39 am

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