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In no time at all I’ll be leaving the safe and comfortable shores of Australia to begin an adventure – one that I am both excited and incredibly nervous about.

May 21 – Philippines Scuba Diving

Steve in the world of the fishies

It will have been nearly a year since my last dives so I’ll be starting off in Anilao to get my feet wet again, medical I’ll eventually jump onto a boat for what should be an amazing experience at Tubattaha Reef.  If my luck is in I’ll be diving with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads.  Fingers crossed.

June 5 – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

Saigon-350D-0138

This is where the scary stuff starts.  Since late December ’08 I’ve been studying and preparing to teach English in Asia, with Vietnam my choice due to it’s wonderful food, people, scenery and culture.  At this time I don’t know for sure where I’ll be teaching, but I have my eye on a school called SIBME where I could be teaching IT as well as advanced English to teenagers and young adults.  Beats teaching finger-painting to 5 year olds any day.

Stay tuned to the ups and downs that ensue.
In no time at all I’ll be leaving the safe and comfortable shores of Australia to begin an adventure – one that I am both excited and incredibly nervous about.

May 21 – Philippines Scuba Diving

Steve in the world of the fishies

It will have been nearly a year since my last dives so I’ll be starting off in Anilao to get my feet wet again, medical I’ll eventually jump onto a boat for what should be an amazing experience at Tubattaha Reef.  If my luck is in I’ll be diving with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads.  Fingers crossed.

June 5 – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

Saigon-350D-0138

This is where the scary stuff starts.  Since late December ’08 I’ve been studying and preparing to teach English in Asia, with Vietnam my choice due to it’s wonderful food, people, scenery and culture.  At this time I don’t know for sure where I’ll be teaching, but I have my eye on a school called SIBME where I could be teaching IT as well as advanced English to teenagers and young adults.  Beats teaching finger-painting to 5 year olds any day.

Stay tuned to the ups and downs that ensue.
In no time at all I’ll be leaving the safe and comfortable shores of Australia to begin an adventure – one that I am both excited and incredibly nervous about.

May 21 – Philippines Scuba Diving

Steve in the world of the fishies

It will have been nearly a year since my last dives so I’ll be starting off in Anilao to get my feet wet again, medical I’ll eventually jump onto a boat for what should be an amazing experience at Tubattaha Reef.  If my luck is in I’ll be diving with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads.  Fingers crossed.

June 5 – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

Saigon-350D-0138

This is where the scary stuff starts.  Since late December ’08 I’ve been studying and preparing to teach English in Asia, with Vietnam my choice due to it’s wonderful food, people, scenery and culture.  At this time I don’t know for sure where I’ll be teaching, but I have my eye on a school called SIBME where I could be teaching IT as well as advanced English to teenagers and young adults.  Beats teaching finger-painting to 5 year olds any day.

Stay tuned to the ups and downs that ensue.
In no time at all I’ll be leaving the safe and comfortable shores of Australia to begin an adventure – one that I am both excited and incredibly nervous about.

May 21 – Philippines Scuba Diving

Steve in the world of the fishies

It will have been nearly a year since my last dives so I’ll be starting off in Anilao to get my feet wet again, medical I’ll eventually jump onto a boat for what should be an amazing experience at Tubattaha Reef.  If my luck is in I’ll be diving with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads.  Fingers crossed.

June 5 – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

Saigon-350D-0138

This is where the scary stuff starts.  Since late December ’08 I’ve been studying and preparing to teach English in Asia, with Vietnam my choice due to it’s wonderful food, people, scenery and culture.  At this time I don’t know for sure where I’ll be teaching, but I have my eye on a school called SIBME where I could be teaching IT as well as advanced English to teenagers and young adults.  Beats teaching finger-painting to 5 year olds any day.

Stay tuned to the ups and downs that ensue.
In no time at all I’ll be leaving the safe and comfortable shores of Australia to begin an adventure – one that I am both excited and incredibly nervous about.

May 21 – Philippines Scuba Diving

Steve in the world of the fishies

It will have been nearly a year since my last dives so I’ll be starting off in Anilao to get my feet wet again, medical I’ll eventually jump onto a boat for what should be an amazing experience at Tubattaha Reef.  If my luck is in I’ll be diving with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads.  Fingers crossed.

June 5 – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

Saigon-350D-0138

This is where the scary stuff starts.  Since late December ’08 I’ve been studying and preparing to teach English in Asia, with Vietnam my choice due to it’s wonderful food, people, scenery and culture.  At this time I don’t know for sure where I’ll be teaching, but I have my eye on a school called SIBME where I could be teaching IT as well as advanced English to teenagers and young adults.  Beats teaching finger-painting to 5 year olds any day.

Stay tuned to the ups and downs that ensue.
Channel Steve is the aggregation of all online activities managed by me – Stephen McGrath.

Steve - I hate the bands you like

I am an Australian Photographer / IT Analyst / ESL Teacher with an over-active online persona.

As a photographer I run Rock Portrait Photography, view and enjoy shooting live bands, advice natural glamour, ascariasis pets, events and corporate shoots.
I post a selection of images in various places depending on their subject or purpose. You can find my professional portfolio and band shoots at my Photo Blog, or check out my personal snapshots and other digital fun and games on Flickr.

As an IT Analyst, I have a history of 13 years with one of Australia’s largest retail chains but I’m really most at home when I’m digging around in the online world of the web and applying my skills to helping individuals, small and medium businesses use the web to it’s greatest potential.

The year 2009 became my biggest year of change, as I have moved into the world of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  I’m currently living and working in Saigon, Vietnam and I have every intention of making this my permanent home.

Channel Steve is my chosen method of sharing my adventures, thoughts, ideas and photographs with all who care to follow me.  I really enjoy insightful discussion, commentary and sometimes even just meaningless banter.

Please don’t be shy to leave me a comment on one of my posts, or if you prefer to be more personal, email me at:

rockportrait (at) gmail (dot) com