Inspirational Monday

 
 

BE FEARLESS
iN THE PURSUIT OF
WHAT SETS YOUR
SOUL ON FIRE

Things are running on it's last leg. I can't wait to head home already. 
The past two weekends were spent organizing work stuff, drafting blog posts and reading poems by the balcony.
They said quarter-life crisis is real and I can attest to that statement.
Staying in and reading underneath the comforter makes me happier than wandering in the city.
Pink sunset makes me happier than buying a pair of new shoes.
Loving every moment of life at this point.
If this is how growing up feels life, I'd tell my younger self:
Girl, don't worry too much. You'll turn out to be stronger & happier than you think you'd be.

What To Do In HCM City

. VISIT .

SAIGON CENTRAL POST OFFICE 

It was a month jam-packed by audit work trips and family gatherings. There were no time to pause and recharge. During our trip, we got to visit the famous central post office and as expected, I spent 2 full hours immersing into doing what I truly love. Mum might have fallen asleep on the bench waiting for me but she knows how much I love writing and my appreciation towards sending a thoughtful postcard. 

I've never felt so special writing a postcard. Banquet-like table accompanied by long wooden benches. Picking out stamps were just as exciting as selecting 'the' perfect dress to wear for an annual party. Fondling through the pile of postcards not knowing what to expect.

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

 

"Some people travel for leisure, I travel for self-fulfillment. It's the feeling of wanting to know more about the world beyond my office chair. To truly experience flavour, culture and life far from where we stand. Gain new perspectives from a fresh state of mind. Take on adventures with a beer, paper map and zero fear. Return home with a richer mind, candid travel photographs and whole lot of stories to tell. It challenges my core when not a single word heard was understood. As from the bottom of my heart, my dream is to travel to places where people speak languages I could not understand."

HO CHI MINH
CITY HALL

. DINE .

VIETNAMESE
SPRINGROLL

MORE
MILK COFFEE

MILK COFFEE

BANH MI 

BEER

CHEEZY NACHOS


VEGETARIAN BURGER

MORE COFFEE duh!

. SHOP .

 

I wasn't on a spree but beautiful and well-made cotton pieces from Vietnam let my horses out. We love how each boutique has a theme that sells clothing with distinct style. Snagged a few cotton shirts & dresses at Tu by Catu for a reasonable price. Later that night, I bought a same chiffon top in two colours from Libe Workshop because the fabric and cut was too good to pass on. Not trying to make a big thing out of this but I never do duplication. If you are a basics-fanatic like I am, you will love GIAO. Shopping experience was unexpectedly pleasant.

 
 

We hope you' enjoyed this installment on Ho Chi Minh as much as we did. No trip planned for the rest of year 2017.
However we'd love to visit somewhere in Vietnam sometime soon. Next up, Nha Trang?

 

POKKA DOT

 

"Underneath the uniform is a woman with a sexy heart"

Since moving into my mid-20s, I've grown to learn the art of not showing too much skin yet still flaunting the sexy silhouette of a woman.  To wear clothing that flatters my body type and unleashes the bad ass self that I've kept under wraps. Recent years was more skinny jeans than mini skirts. Kept the hemline decent as I worked towards my goals and focused on building a character and charisma.  

As I continue ticking off items on my To-Achieve-List,  I've started to value and appreciate more sultry pieces. Bought a few new items recently with delicate eye-lash lace and luxurious organza. Therefore, this mesh top was a no-brainer.

 

ATTITUDE

"LESS PLUNGING NECKLINE, MORE SEXY ATTITUDE."

 
 
 

Paired it with my trusted Uniqlo Ultra Stretch Jeans, Braun Buffel Ris Bag and Nike to keep this casual and functional for the day.  Perfect for running errands and bumping into ex-es. 

Mesh can be intimidating. However if styled the right way, it can look modern and demure. This Pokka Dot Mesh Top from Collin Street is so soft and lightweight I could take it with me on all business trips and it doesn't even need ironing. Hassle free! Even though it is available in one size only,  both mesh layer and the inner singlet that it came with is so stretchable anyone ranging from size S - L could definitely pull this off. In fact I think this would look way sexier on a curvier woman. The versatility of this top could easily be on the top of my list. Wear it with a flouncy skirt, slingback pumps, curly hair and you are all set. For days when we couldn't be bothered to dress up, put on some denim shorts and black converse for an effortless too-cool-for-school look.

Do checkout Collin Street for stylish pieces at a reasonable price. 
Alright it's time to head out the door. Catch up soon!!