This is what I wrote about myself when first created this site (when I was in grad school):

I was born in Hai Duong, a province in Northern Vietnam, where my maternal grand-parents worked there for most of their lives. I was brought up in Ha Noi, the capital of Vietnam. However, my childhood was split between the two cities. I spent most of my summer holidays during the primary school time with my grand-parents; my grand-mother would teach me maths to prepare for the next academic year. I still can imagine quite clearly how the house would look like. We sold the house many years ago; I kind of miss it till now. We ate a lot of ducks there; my grand mum’s cooking is great. However, none of her children can match with her skills.

I was in specialized classes for maths since my primary; yet I was never really good at the subject. During my high school, I tried to study algorithms and liked it immediately. In 1998, I went to Portugal for IOI, it was an unforgettable experience for a small boy in an not-so-connected country (I did not have Internet connection at the time). I got my Bachelor from National University of Singapore, and went on to do my Master; both are in Computer Science. After much thoughts and soul searching I decided to go out to work in industry.

One Reply to “About”

  1. Hey, like the way you put it…will take time to read through…looks like it will be lots food for thoughts!

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