Being a Woman

There are times when we feel powerful beyond boundaries and nothing could stop us.
There are times when we feel like nothing is going right and even our hair sits against our will.

There are times when we feel like a power house and no duties or responsibilities could weigh us down.
There are times when we feel like a piece of lumptard and everything done seems unappreciated.

There are times when we feel so strong in the core and no words or action could break us.
There are times when we feel naked, fragile and shattered on the inside.

There are times when we feel so positive even typhoon can be treated as a natural breeze.
There are times when we feel so negative even the best words can be heard as foul utterance.

There are times when we feel like dressing up in cute dresses twirling in stilettos and savouring tea in the garden. 
There are times when we feel like wearing nothing but cotton undergarments and give no fucks like a potato sack.

There are times when we feel like Blake Lively.
There are times when we don't feel like Blake Lively.

 
It's just complicated what most women go through.
Regardless of how strong I think my mind is, I still lose myself to 'that' time of the month.
It feels weak to not be in my 'normal' mode till the point where I could barely function.
However, that's what make us women beautiful <3

IN THIS POST:

 

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?