Anxiety VS Anticipation

Have you ever heard of the anecdote (is it called anecdote..?) where someone has compared the feeling of anxiety with the feeling of anticipation?

The first time I heard of this was at the Tony Robbins Date with Destiny seminar when he was talking about the meanings that we give experiences. He was talking about the feeling of anxiety or feeling anxious or worried is the exact same feeling of anticipation or excitement. Kinda of like that adrenaline rush when you’re about to jump out of a plane to go sky diving.

In the last few days, I have to admit, I have been feeling really anxious. I don’t think it’s that I’m worried about anything or feeling negative of anything. I think I’ve been feeling like this because I’ve been anticipating something. Excited. Like.. that feeling of excitement like you’re about to go to Disney land or going away overseas.

I’ve been feeling like my dreams are slowly realising and I’m really ready to charge ahead. But it’s that anticipation, that waiting that’s killing me a little at the moment. All this – OMG-it’s-happening but I still have to wait.

I have applied for a job that is exactly the job that I have wanted. Exactly the career pathway to take me closer to where I want to be in the future and the waiting is killing me!! (more…)

Native Box November 2014 | Should you get it?

Yes, it’s that time again. The cycle of the subscription boxes and unboxing videos. This time, it’s the Native Box for November 2014.

I’m beginning to feel like this box isn’t getting as much attention as the other boxes. I wonder when the hype will pick up. Anyway, check out the box and let me think if you love the box or not.

Here’s the video:


Phi and Me SOON!

You know you’re Vietnamese Australian if…

– Your mum used to sew (or still is) garments in her garage

– Your mum wanted you to be a doctor, lawyer or accountant

– Your mum refused to let you go out with your friends, especially slumber parties (sleep overs).

If you’ve nodded your head to any of these statements, then yes, you are a Vietnamese Australian who should be anticipating the next installment of ‘Phi and Me’! Yay! (more…)

I Donated My Hair!

Yes, I finally did it

I did tell people that I was going to donate my hair. I figured that if I was getting annoyed with it and was not really wanting it any more, why not give it to someone else who needs it.

Inspired by @AprilAthena7 from her @AprilJustinTV videos, I decided to cut 29cm (all of my hair) and donated it to “Pantene Beautiful Lengths” in Australia (@beautifullengths). I sent off the package today (yes I mourned my hair for a week).

The last “event” I was at with my long hair. Yes that’s me as Nicki Minaj! lol (more…)

Red Paw Paw November 2014

Super quick post.

What’s inside the November 2014 Red PawPaw box?

Let’s say, lots of food, lots of snacks, lots of yummy stuff and special box of ooozing chocolatey goodness. If you want to know what’s inside, then click the video!


Best Croissants in Melbourne!

OMG, just shooting through a quick post!

The best croissants I’ve ever had. I heard of this a while ago from a friend and only recently did I get to try some. I had a wonderful dinner the night before to celebrate my 30th. We drank a bottle of bubbly. Cried. Laughed. Swore. Talked. Screamed. Ate. Drank.

Before we knew it, it was 11.40PM! I was shocked!

Anyway… so we decided to wake up early the next morning and line up at Lune (29 Scott Street, Elwood, off Tennyson Street Elwood) to try these delicious croissants there were OH-SO-GOOD.

We got there Friday morning at 7.25AM, got the 18th and 19th ticket, waited about 30 minutes in line and this is what we got: (more…)

I Turned Thirty!

Yes I turned 30 on Sunday 26th October 2014. No, I didn’t get Nando’s for free – I should’ve went to get some though.

I spent my thirtieth with friends at Rosebud this year. A mini getaway for us all to beach land and winery land = my two favs.

Initial thoughts …

I did say I wasn’t going to celebrate my 30th unless I had my own place. And I was still going to stick to it but one of my friend’s was coming back all the way from America and I thought, I might do something. I asked myself, how I really wanted to spend my birthday and honestly, I didn’t want to get pissed at a bar and I didn’t want to do it at my folks place. So I booked a nice holiday house away and I guess in some ways, the place was mine for the night.

How I celebrated my 30th …

It was a lovely little villa in Rosebud. Enough beds and roomy enough for 11 of us. Lovely get away. I made a lot of food. (more…)

Native Box October 2014

Another quick post – Native Box October 2014

It did come in a little later than normal from the wait time for suppliers to send in the good stuff. Nonetheless, we have it!

There’s number of goodies in the box this month AND they have those squiggly worm paper as well now. LOL Must be the new thing!

Anyway, here is what’s inside the box:


Violet Box October 2014

Honestly, I am so sick that I wrote Violet Box September 2014 as the title AGAIN! October must’ve been a blur.

So this is the October 2014 Violet Box and this month seems like it’s all about them lips! Slightly less “chocablock” as the $5 Violet Box (Not sure if it’s sold out, but if you missed it, here is the blog post – Limited Spring Carnival $5 Violet Box)

Let’s see what’s inside!


Red Lantern on Crown

Hey guys!

As you may know, I was in Sydney for the weekend and was lucky enough to get myself into “Red Lantern“. Yes, Red Lantern, Luke Nguyen, Pauline Nguyen and Mark Jensen’s restaurant in Surrey Hills. Was a pleasurable evening and the food was delicious. I literally was so stuffed with awesome food that I found it so hard to walk by the end of the night.

We got the “Saigon Scrumptious” Tasting Menu which had 8 dishes and 1 platter of 3 desserts. I did want to get the Delicious Dalat but knew I wouldn’t be able to finish the wine as well as the food. That would be WAYYYY to fun. (more…)