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Chú nằm đó, trên giường bệnh. 
Mái tóc muối tiêu đen trắng đen trắng mới mọc được đâu đó chừng nửa phân, hậu quả của những đợt trị liệu bằng hóa chất. Dân Mỹ thuật nên trước mái tóc chú cũng nghệ sĩ lắm; tôi vẫn nhớ có lần chú để tóc dài, lại hơi xoăn, đối với thằng trẻ con như tôi thời bấy giờ, đấy đúng thực là một nghệ sĩ đầy lãng mạn. Rồi có lần chú cắt phăng mái tóc dài ấy, để đầu rẽ ngôi, mái tóc pha màu sương gió cũng chẳng làm giảm đi cái chất nghệ chảy trong huyết quản.

Đôi mắt chú buồn, vì cuộc đời hay vì cái chất nghệ sĩ mà thường những người ngoại đạo hay gán cho mấy cái ông "nghệ sĩ", rằng phải buồn thì mới có chất liệu để sáng tác? Tôi cũng chẳng rõ, nhưng tranh của chú lúc nào cũng trầm, ngay cả bức tranh tươi sáng nhất - theo như cảm nhận của tôi, cũng là một màu vàng lặng lẽ.

Chú nằm đó, trên giường bệnh. Những cơn đau, những đợt xạ trị đã lấy đi của chú sự minh mẫn. Chú hỏi về những lệnh hành quân, chú hỏi về những khẩu 12 ly 7, 14 ly 5, chú nhớ về những ngày tháng dâng hiến tuổi thanh xuân cho Tổ quốc.
Trong cơn nửa mê nửa tỉnh, chú đòi ngồi dậy, tay vỗ vỗ vào giường ra hiệu cho cô ngồi lại gần, rồi chú quàng tay qua vai cô, ôm cô thật chặt. Không một lời nói, nhưng đối với tôi, còn hơn cả ngàn vạn lời!

Thời gian của chú không còn nhiều nữa rồi..

Dear my fellows,

Today is a new day, a new year, and i'm really glad to inform you that, 5th year of .365's project was launched. In this 5th year, i'll add 2880x1800 into the package. I was so excited when i think of the results of the 5th year how will be like.

Happy New Year to all my fellows, wishing you a happy and magical New Year. I hope it brings you lots of joy and happiness. All the best.
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Today is the first day of Horse year, so peaceful and calm. Okay, it's time to start year IV of project .365, woooohooooooo :D Please welcome my new year!
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My dear friends, my dear follower & awesome deviants,
2013 for me was a great year. I've done so many things, but there are things that i am not satisfied. Thank you for your support throughtout my year :hug:
And now, this is the 4th year of project .365, i never thought that i can make wallpaper so long like this. Wow, just wow, lol :XD:

So, please feel free to download my collection:

Thank you,

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  • Listening to: Dành cho em
  • Reading: Hoa hồng xứ khác
Guys, i just have a little break. I'm on a trip to Quan Lan island - a beautiful island in the Northeast of Vietnam. So see you guys in the next 3 days :D
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  • Listening to: Cơn gió lạ - Phương Linh
I really missed my fav 77,777 number, so 88,888 to go :D The first one who catches the 88,888 pageview, please feel free to send me a screen shot and you'll have 100 points as a little gift from me :party: Here we goooooooo :la:


Woohoo, 88785, we're almost here :D


Thanks you guys, i got it, a big thanks to ymme1st :D
Whew, when i saw the header of my page, i was so surprised. I'm here, on dA since 23 May 2008 :la: 5 years, oh my god, i should hold a little party, right? Haha :D
By the way, please welcome my 3rd all-in-one wallpaper pack ;)

3rd pack:…
2nd pack:…
1st pack:…

:D :D :D
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  • Listening to: We are Young
Yayyh, today is the first day of Snake Year :D New year mean new experience, new path, new target :la: Thanks to my dear friends, my dear fellow, for your awesome support :D

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  • Listening to: We are Young
My dear friends, my dear follower & awesome deviants,

So 2012 is not the end of the world, maybe 201x or 20xx or 2xxx or xxxx or whenever it may happen, please welcome 2013 with tight hug and smile :party:

Thank you for your great support and for every fantastic words, comments you guys gave to me. I'm so happy :hug: We are Fellowship of the Wallpaper, but i'm not Frodo lol :D

May the dawn of this New Year:
Fill your heart with new hopes;
Opens up new horizons;
And bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows.
Have a wonderful year ahead. Happy New Year!

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  • Listening to: We are Young
Hey guys, it's been a long long time since the last time i wrote a journal :party: I have some good news :iconyayzplz::D I have my first 10.1 inch android tab *ohmygosh huraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy* But i got sick enough with "cropped and zoomed in" wallpaper issue of Jelly Bean (4.1.1) version, it's very awful, really :iconxd--plz: I tried some HD wallpaper app from market but the resolution is not enough (noise, grain, :blahblah:...) for wallpaper. So i decide to start a new project for android & wallpaper lover: .Android :turbopoke:

In this moment, the template working perfectly in landscape mode, but some trouble in portrait mode lol :meow: i still finding solution for both mode. So please stay tuned :la:

C ya guys soon and a big big thanks for all support of your guys :D
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  • Listening to: Midnight Sun - B2ST
26 year passed and i still stay here, live in my own world, live with dream and faith. Dream for a fresh soul, and faith for make Dream come true. Maybe sometime life drown me out, but i'll never stop dreaming, i promise!
Thanks to all birthday wishs of you guys, love ya all :love::party:
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  • Listening to: Take my Hand - Omar Akram
i haven't been activated lately, because many troubles came to me, and my heart is broken. Because a girl, because a silent love, you know... And now, i'll trying to come back to my life, just like me before, and keep making wallpaper.

By the way, i have something new: i bought my first DSLR camera, just a second-hand Canon 30D, but i'm so happy with it. After working and working, save money and save money, here is my results. That mean a lot for me. So now i can making wallpaper with my own image.

Thanks you guys so much, love ya all!

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  • Listening to: Come away, come away
  • Reading: She is gone </3
Now i have my first DD :love: OMG, i'm really happy right now :love:…

Thanks to all my friends!!

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  • Listening to: This i promise you - Ronan Keating
  • Reading: The art of racing in the Rain
Just a little more time, we will welcome the lunar new year, year of the Dragon :party: I wish you a year filled with health, joy and happiness.

Happy lunar new year - Chúc mừng năm mới :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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  • Listening to: Tim Janis - A Thousand Summers
It's New Year.... I wish upon the star that your year is a beautiful one with... A Spring filled with joy, a summer filled with peace, an autumn filled with love, and a winter filled with warmth :love:

Project 365 year 2 will be starting tomorrow, and more projects will be release. Hope you guys still support like project 365 year 1 :love:


:love::love::love: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS :love::love::love:

Update: 2nd pack is available now :D

Download here: Link mediafire (1GB total :XD:)

>>> 2nd Pack: Happy Holidays <<<
  • Listening to: Karunesh - Clouds and Wings
  • Eating: Air
  • Drinking: Water :P
I am dreaming of white Christmas,
with every christmas card i write,
May your days be merry and bright,
and May all your christmases be white.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

from bo0xvn with love :heart::heart::heart:
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  • Listening to: Wish - S.E.N.S
Hey guys, i'm still alive :D I've been busy lately with my main work, and haven't got time to do .365 project. Everything was okay now, it's really good to be back :la:

PS: And wow, 30k pageviews, unbelievable :D
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  • Listening to: Road to the fair - David Arkenstone
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

-   Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Rest in peace :(
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Today i turned into 25, thanks for all b-day wishes you guys give to me, this is my happiest birthday ever, ever :love:
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  • Listening to: Shy - Sonata Artica
Wow, thanks to all my friends, i never thought that i could reach this number. Thanks you again.
I have a small gift, please check it out :party:…

From bo0xvn with love :meow:
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  • Listening to: In The Wind, There Is Longing - Kenneth Kuo