Mar 16

Seoul Olympic Opening Ceremony

It’s early Sat morning and I find myself with my 4 year old son. Weekends are not for resting when you’re a dad. I want more sleep, but I know that I only have a few more years of this with my son. I play a little hide and seek. We do some coloring. I feed him some lucky charms. We do a bit of cosplay power rangers style (i’m green ranger and my son, yellow). Only 1 hour has passed.

I let my wife sleep in with our daughter.

Son wants some jellybeans. I say no.

And I turn to youtube. But I feel guilty so I watch youtube with him. I turn on the Seoul Olympic Opening Ceremony for him. I told him I’ll show him some cool Taekwondo.

I was like 8 years old during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. To be honest, I didn’t care about it much back then. But I do remember the opening ceremony. Looking back now, as an adult, as a dad, as a startup founder in Seoul, It’s amazing. It’s amazing to see how much this country has grown. It’s amazing that I’m back here. It seems like so long ago. I started to cry a bit. Watching this low def youtube video.

I don’t know why.

Feb 14

Jordan’s iconic Nike Wings poster

I was goofing around with my son Darcy the other day and he did a pose that resembled the famous Michael Jordan poster.

jordan-wingsOne of my favorite Michael Jordan posters.

darcy-wingsSo I had to take my iPhone out and capture it and photoshop him in…obviously.

Dec 13

Top 10 Daddy’s Little Girl Commercials of All Time

I love my son. He’s the best thing that happened to me. My son turned 2 last month. Extremely hard for the first year, but now I don’t know what I would do with my life without him. That’s why I want another clone. Wife and I are trying for our second. Hope it’s a girl tho. Always wanted a sister growing up. I remember watching a Kodak commercial when I was a little kid back in the day. Even as a child, I knew that the bond a daddy has with his daughter is something special.

Since I work in Advertising, I wanted to do a Top 10 List with one of my blog posts.

So here it goes…

My Top 10 Daddy’s Little Girl Commercials of All Time.

1. Google Chrome Dear Sophie

2. Extra Origami

3. Kodak Daddy’s Little Girl

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqopXHZgW6c

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJBcbnSqGz8

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWr3zF1WLmU

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvyoisodnP8&feature=youtu.be

8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVTepzimpI0

9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTtrUZtRd5Y

10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBW5XQANmIE

I got lazy after #3. It’s 3am here in Seoul. I’m sleepy but I promised myself that I will post more often on my blog. My next Top 10 List will be better.

Sean out!

Jun 13

18 month old baby tantrums

My son’s been having throwing major temper tantrums. He’s 18 months old.

I feel frustrated and scared. Feel like a bad parent. Feel like i should know more about parenting.

Two things.

He loves eating and he loves my laptop and iPad. I didn’t think i needed to change anything major, but now i’m convinced that i need to do something.

Been reading online for the last few hours about parenting techniques. God i love the world wide web. I feel comforted in knowing that there are millions of other parents out there just like me. Thanks Dr. Sears. Thanks baby gaga forum.

I know that this too shall pass. This is just the phase. He’s healthy and it’s perfectly normal for my deep thinking sensitive child to act this way.

I’m proud of you buddy and I will always love you.