The Versatile Blogger Award

Book2 1

I got nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you for the nomination! For this award nomination I’m suppose to share 7 new interesting things that I haven’t share with my readers before. I meant to publish this post earlier but life has been a little hectic the last couple weeks…


Anyways, without further ado here are 7 facts about me:

Fact #1
You may have seen some of my travel pictures in my Italy travel pos but you probably didn’t know that I am a part time photographer. I did mention briefly in the getting married for cheap post that I’m a wedding photographer. Although I enjoy shooting landscape pictures, my specialization lies within portraiture and wedding photography. Here are some of the portraits from my portfolio.

Not only can I talk for hours about personal finance and investing, I can also talk for hours about camera gear and photography. Just don’t tempt me. 😉

portrait 9

portrait 8

portrait 10

portrait 7

portrait 6

portrait 5

portrait 3

portrait 2

portrait 1

Fact #2
I’m left handed. I do everything left handed except for using scissors. This is because there was no such thing as left handed scissors when I was a kid. Due to my inability to use right-handed scissors I was one the lucky kids that had to repeat kindergarten. Yes it’s true, I got an F in arts and craft! Ouch!


Fact #3
I am a big Tool fan. I absolutely LOVE their music and their live performance is absolutely amazing. The singer, Maynard James Keenan likes to hide in the shadows during live performance so it’s really weird to see only the drummer, bassist, and guitarist on the stage. I have been to 3 of their concerts so far and hopefully more in the near future. Here’s one of my favourite songs from tool – Lateralus.


Fact #4

I how to type properly using all 10 fingers and depending on the keyboard I’m using I can type anywhere between 85 to 100 words per minutes. I’m not sure how I learned how to type properly, probably from some of the typing classes I had to take during elementary school, or maybe from using ICQ and MSN Messenger during my teenage years. It drives me nuts when someone claims that they know how to type when in actuality they only type with two fingers.
Fact #5
My favourite subject in school was math. I suppose this doesn’t surprise anyone considering that I’m very interested in personal finance and investing.


Fact #6
I can’t grow any facial hair. I do have some facial hair but not enough to grow a manly mustache or beard. I’ve attempted Movember a few times just for fun and I always get the “Nice Try” award from my friends. This is probably one of the reasons why I still occasionally get ID’ed in liquor stores and bars, even though I’m in my 30’s.


Fact #7
I have eaten all of the food items shown in this video except for Balut. I don’t think I’ll ever try Balu as the thought of eating unhatched chicken just doesn’t sound very appealing to me. Out of all the items I’ve tried, I cannot stand durian. Some people say durian tastes like butter or cheese but I have to strongly disagree. The live octopus is actually pretty tasty and I would have it again any day.

I would like to nominate Steve at Kapitalust and Lanny and Bert at Dividend Diplomats.

Written by Tawcan
Hi I’m Bob from Vancouver Canada, I am working toward joyful life and financial independence through frugal living, dividend investing, passive income generation, life balance, and self-improvement. This blog is my way to chronicle my journey and share my stories and thoughts along the way. Stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter. Or sign up via Newsletter