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Friday Shorts: Dot Adams

Chapter 1

It felt like a Sunday morning and I find myself laying on the bed. I didn’t have the strength to open my eyes just yet, but I can hear the birds chirping outside the window. The wind is blowing gently and I can smell the wonderful breeze of life. I open my eyes slowly and I find myself on a hospital bed. I lay there thinking of nothing else but amazed like a new born child who have just entered to this world.

Chapter 2

Time passes quickly and that’s something that I am losing track during my recovery.

I am feeling a little bit woozy due to the medication that the doctors prescribed for me. It has been about two weeks and I am still laying on my bed at the hospital.

They gave me a computer but the size, it’s much smaller than I could remember.

The next thing I know, I was typing on it and surfing on the Internet like I was born to do so. It came naturally as I typed on the soft touch keyboard, tapping away and exploring a world that is beyond these four walls.

There is Google, searching my way for anything. Wikipedia, what a wonderful new way to explore. YouTube, you will be amazed how many weird videos you can find in there. And Yahoo! what a way to call a site. I can see myself jumping for excitement. There are so many sites that my eyes keep glaring with information overload. But my head just keep on soaking itself into it and beyond…

h ttp://www.facebook.com/matt…

I find myself struggling to setup a profile on Facebook. Entering my details like my name and my email address if I could still remember my old one. Or I will just create a new one if I have forgotten. There seems to be plenty of options on the web I was told. It doesn’t really bother me. My mind just snap into focus and I want to be connected to this new world that is strange to me. Right now, I am just curious and feeling very hungry.

“Great. You are awake” the nurse came in. Probably doing her usual routines.

“Yeah I thought I would just checkout some of these social networking sites.”
“It looks really interesting”

“Hah! You mean Facebook.” she replied with enthusiasm.
“I have a niece who found a boyfriend in there” she excitedly shared with me.
“I thought I would give it a try for myself as well but it didn’t quite work that well for me” she blushed while telling me discreetly and I shrugged.

She is probably in her late thirties and I swear I thought she would have been married. She looks quite decent and I thought it’s surprising for her to not be able to find a nice man. She put some food on my table and helped to change the sheets.

“Great . You are awake” this time the doctor came in.
“How are you doing today, Mr. Adams?”

The doctor has a peculiar mustache that reminds me of some cartoon character. Nevertheless, I can see that he is really a nice guy but I am still curious about the man behind that mustache. it’s distracting.

“Getting well, Sir.” I replied and trying to show confidence.

“Well, good news and it has been over two weeks” that’s how long I have been awake from my coma.
“You do realized that you are doing a tremendously good progress” considering I was asleep for five years.
“Five years is a long time, Mr. Adams” yes.
“I am excited for you and you should explore the world . You are just seventeen and it’s a great future waiting for you out there.” he took a peek at the website that I was on.

“We are living in the age of Facebook, iPhones and Androids. There are plenty of options available for you” strangely too many. I am eager and you can trust me. Anymore hospital food would be more than I can take.

“Anyway, your uncle will be picking you up tomorrow morning to help you discharge from the hospital” my uncle and not my family. Of course.

“I wish you well.”

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Passions vs Options

It’s important to identify ideas.

Identify ideas, talent and opportunities by knowing if they are passions or options. If it’s real passions, one will overcome every obstacle in order to make them into realities. For example, one will be getting resources, working at odds to fund goals and etc. If one is not prepared to make sacrifices and go beyond hardship in order to push the limit, then it would be apparent that its just an option. Pursue passions and not options.

A lot of people, startups and comapnies waste time and resources pursuing options. It’s important to identify them as early as possible before pursuing.

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Mantra

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Making breakthroughs constantly. That’s the mantra.

This has been a strong mantra that I believe in. It isn’t easy but that’s the goal. Every time I experienced a breakthrough, the feeling of overcoming the big barrier or challenge is really exhilarating.

Time to step it up in 2013 wherever the dots continues to connect moving forward. Moreover, I know it’s just going to be great and awesome.

Wishing you the reader a great 2013 and have fun doing so.

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Christmas Dinner

Glorious wings for Christmas dinner.

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Profile updated.

The gallery speaks volume. Now working hard for the next batch.

People in the pictures …

Ron Conway was an early stage investor in Google, Ask Jeeves and PayPal, which was sold to online auctioneers eBay in July 2002 for $1.5 Billion.

Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com who sold his company to Amazon.com for approx. USD 1.2 Billion.

Eduardo Saverin co-founded Facebook, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Also, he is reported to have a 5% stake in the company, worth about US$2.75 billion as of January 2011, which is made him a very wealthy man today.

Jawed Karim together with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen co-founded YouTube and When YouTube was acquired by Google, Karim received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google’s closing stock price at the time.

Mike Arrington is the founder of TechCrunch.com . Mike sold his company TechCrunch to AOL for a lots of cash. Making him a very happy man.

Jason Calacanis is the founder of Mahalo.com, ThisWeekIn, Launch Conference, Open Angels Forum and more.

Sand Hill Road is the place where you meet legendary investors and find VC money that helped and built companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Twitter and more.

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Hello world!

Relaunching and updating my blog to the latest version. Hopefully this works better than the previous. It’s probably more clean and elegant, which is great for reading.