Hey there! Welcome to my blog!
A bit about me: My name’s Ed Chan. I’m 40 years old. I was born in Epsom, UK, to a Chinese father (Pele) and a Filipina mother (Lina). I have one sister (Rebecca) and one brother-in-law (Dan). I’m married to Angelique. I live in Wandsworth, London.
What’s my blog about? I’m a sucker for self-improvement. I love it. I want to improve every single day. I’m an ordinary guy who wants to improve all aspects of my life and I write about my journey here. I write about cryptocurrencies, men’s style, fitness, travel, books I’ve read, ideas I’ve come across, life hacks and anything else self-improvement. I want to ‘suck the marrow out of life’ and live by ‘memento mori’. Sign up to my email list to get my latest content delivered straight to you.
I love to travel I’ve been lucky enough to backpack for 8 months and travelled through Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China. I’ve been to the Philippines and most of Western Europe.
I love eating and drinking One of my passions! Right now, I love natural wine, craft beer, buttermilk fried chicken, Neapolitan sourdough pizza and my Vitamix.
I have: Run marathons: London (3hrs 45), Florence (3hrs 58), Brighton (4hrs 55) Cycled from Land’s End to Putney and from London to Paris, Climbed Kilimanjaro, Done the Three Peaks Challenge (twice), Canoed from the beginning of the Thames River to London.
My favourite books include War and Peace, The Odyssey, The Iliad, Master and Man (Tolstoy again), The Fountainhead, The Story of Art, The Right Stuff.
Hobbies include writing this blog and my email newsletter, reading (mostly non-fiction), listening to podcasts, lifting weights, swimming.
Professionally Check out my LinkedIn profile here