Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Learn more about me

I was tagged by Andrea of A circle of Women with the 5 things you probably don’t know about me meme. This is indeed a great way to get to know each other a little better. I had decided to reveal more about myself.

“Every day in every way I'm getting better and better”

Below are 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me:
  1. I was an introvert in the past. Those days whoever asks me a question I will only answer yes or no and the conversation ends there. I had inferiority complex during that time. Anyway frequent public speaking had helped to change me. According to David Thornburg, “If we keep doing what we're doing, we'll keep getting what we got”. I believe I had improved myself because I am no more an introvert!

  2. My birthday is one day before Halloween day. So my birthday could be easily remembered! - Right?

  3. I am married on 8-8-88 and had celebrated my 19th Anniversary this year (2007). I have four boys. My children are very shy. Thus, I couldn't post their photos other than in the form of collages which can be viewed in enlarge mode.

  4. I prefer mental exercise such as playing board games such as chess instead of doing physical exercise.

  5. I am a Software Development Manager having a group of nice programmers and anits is one of my programmers.

Okay, now I would like to learn more about these people: Jennifer Jones, Surjit, Jesse, Karen, and Janice Ng.

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x said...

1. I collect 1940-1970 era ceramics. (mostly hand painted cups.)

2. My Birthday is one day before Saint Patrick's Day. Could be easily remembered-right?

3. Married to someone I really love. 2 boys 3 daughters.

4. I like anything to do with outdoors. Camp-Hike-Bike-Ski. But do not choose to play enough.

5. I like old movies.

WaterLearner said...

Hi Sam!!

Thanks for tagging me! I am honoured. It is good to know more about the real Sam behind this good blog. I see that you have two boys that are twins? The pictures are a portrait of happiness.

I will do my "homework" this weekend.

Thanks for the tag!!

p.s. You are into Software Development? No wonder your site is so cool.


La Chanson de Phoenix said...

Four boys, oh my! I love how you felt comfortable enough to open up to all of us! :-D

Sam Chan said...

Hi X

Thanks for the information so that I could learn more about you. Anyway, can you reveal your name?

Thank you.
Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,

Looking forward to know more about you. Although I am into Software Development, web development is new to me.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sue,

The world has made everybody not comfortable of revealing too much because they are people who will abuse whatever information that could get. Anyway, I hope people don't abuse with my information shared.

Best Wishes

surjit said...

Thanks Sam, for allowing us to know a little more about you.
I wish to add a few things about you which I think you may not be aware:
1. You are very thoughtful and considerate person.
2. You are a person with spiritual bent of mind.(God Bless you)
3.You are always out to help others in the hour of need.
4. You have a great art of respecting others views.
5.You are a thorough gentleman.

Thanks for tagging me again. This is one thing I really dread.
God bless.

J@n!ce said...

Sam, I see that this is the 2nd time you are doing the tag after the 7 random facts. I've done quite a lot of tags on myself so I think I will skip this one for the time being.

Thanks for rem me & the tag :)

Janice Ng

haze said...

ohhh...this is great to know you a bit.

I am still introvert now. Glad you get over yours and improved yourself. I wish I could do the same.

Good birthdate, easy to remember, hehehehehe.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

Thanks for your nice and motivating comments about me. That really gives me the encouragement to do better.

You are the one that really have all those attributes that you had mentioned about me. I am really looking forward to know more about you.

God bless you, Surjit!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,

It is fine. No problem. You are right! You have participate in quite a number of tags about yourself. Well, I just wanted to cheer you up a bit. Remember to be strong.

Blessings to you and yours

Sam Chan said...

Hi Haze,

It is more fun in life to open up a bit.

According to Joseph F. Newton Men, "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges."

Thanks for your kind support and encouragement!

Best Wishes

FL Sam said...

We definitely know your better after this tag. The date you got married is really an auspicious date and number. 8888 = Fatt Fatt Fatt Fatt. 4 times prosperities. :)

Sam Chan said...

Hi FL Sam,

You are right! 8 is an auspicious number for us Chinese.

FYI, although my wedding dinner fall on a different date, my marriage is really on 8-8-88 as recorded in the marriage certificate. However, I only could marry my wife after I had applied a staff relief fund that my company was offering at that moment.

Thank God me and my family are blessed abundantly after all this years.

Blessings to you too my friend

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

It is so fun to get to know you...

You certainly are blessed!

Thank you for the tag...

I'm rather reserved when it comes to this sort of thing so I will stretch myself and go out of my comfort zone! :-)

Thank you for being such a positive light in this world!



Jennifer said...

Ohhh one more thing!

My birthday is the day before Halloween as well!



JesseTheCat said...

Hello Sam, I see you tagged me! Thanks very much ..I may take a little while doing it as I am behind with my tags though.I love this photo of you! You have a face that is very interesting and really friendly looking! Are you standing in a restuarant in that picture? You seem quite tall too.I am glad to hear that you are no longer introverted.Being too shy sometimes keeps us back.I know,as I have been shy for quite a long time. I can relate to your children being shy as well.Awesome, thanks for sharing this with us, now we know more about the man behind the blog! Enjoyed this post a lot :)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your kind words.

What a coincidence! Both of us are born on the same day! Hmm.. I wonder whether could it be on the same year? :-)

Looking forward to know more about you.

Blessings to you my dear friend!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jesse,

Takes your time to do the tag. No problem.

I am glad to know that my looks is good and I have a friendly look. I was standing in one of the most visited place in Malaysia known as Genting Highlands. I was in the indoor theme park where it has some of the famous world structure such as Eiffel tower, Big Ben Clock Tower, etc.

Looking forward to know more about you.

Blessings to you, Jesse!

JesseTheCat said...

oh, in Malaysia,Genting Highlands? Certainly not the same Genting that Mr Fong mentioned being at, probably 2 different places.
I shall do the tag, for sure.I have heard a little about Genting, when I get a moment, I intend to get a better understanding of it,perhaps get a book from the library.Its always interesting for me to have a clearer understanding of where people live.One learns a lot through reading. Happy day further to you and yours, Sam.. :)


Sam Chan said...

Hi Jesse,

That's the same place that Winston (Mr Fong) is talking about. It is a famous mountain resort at about 1700m above sea level. You can find out more from
Wikipedia -about Genting Highlands or
Genting Highlands website

Have a nice weekend, Jesse.

x said...

If you visit my tumblr you can see my name.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Esau Kessler,
Thanks for revealing your name.

Best Wishes to you.

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