Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me! #my31candles

After 2 weeks of celebrating Lil Pumpkin's birthday, the boy and my father's birthday... it finally is MY birthday today! *throws confetti*

Last year's birthday was kinda emo as I was turning 30 and leaving my twenties behind seemed like such a big deal. I had a list of things I wanted to complete before turning 30 and a lot of "expectations" of what life should be when I reached that milestone.

A year later, I'm less anxious and definitely less emo. In fact, I'm so relaxed that I haven't put much thought into my birthday this year actually. Age is but a number and we are living life by its moments. 

All I wanted to do was to strike one more item off my 30 Before 30 list {admittedly a tad late!!} and go to Vietnam.. somewhere I've been thinking of exploring for a very long time.

I thought the boy wouldn't be too keen since we just came back our Spring break in Japan, but he said OK so yes we are heading to Vietnam in a few short hours :) Woohoo~

And continuing with my bo chup relaxed streak, I haven't planned or researched much into what to do there either as I didn't want to spoil my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of seeing Vietnam with wide-eyed wonder, and let other people's experiences cloud my own. However, I read up enough to know which taxi companies scammed tourists, and where the trusted massage parlours were :P

Yup, I'm looking forward to going for massages, eating yummy Viet food, and buying a few áo dài, the Vietnamese national costumes which look pretty similar to cheongsams. That shouldn't be too hard to do since we're headed to Ho Chi Minh, the largest city in Vietnam, right??

I'm taking this time to go on a digital detox as well, to disconnect online and connect back fully with my family. Won't be bringing my iPhone!! :P Just want to quieten down my heart and mind to live in the now and enjoy our short holiday in Vietnam together, instead of getting distracted with some online conversation or unconsciously looking at things on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

As such, sorry but I won't be replying to any online messages during our hols. I'll definitely be writing about it on the blog when we return so do check back. It should be an interesting trip!

Have a great weekend and don't miss the ongoing PediaSure Goodie Bags {S$60} giveaway. I'll have a new giveaway up on the blog on Monday to end off our happy month of celebration!

See ya all when we get back!

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13 comments:

Fairlie - www.feetonforeignlands.com said...

Happy birthday! You'll have such a great time in HCMC - one of my favourite places. Great food, good shopping, fun things to do. I look forward to reading about your experiences afterwards.

Masshole Mommy said...

Happy birthday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mamamie said...

Enjoy your holiday and Happay Birthday!

alissa apel said...

Happy Birthday to you! You look so great in that photo!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday! May you have a great time :)

Susan said...

Happy birthday dear and be recharged on your trip! Can't wait to hear about it when you're back :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Stacy said...

Happy birthday to you!

It's turning 20, 30, 40 etc which seems a big deal when the number in front changes. After that it's just another small change. :)

Julie McKone said...

Wow! What an awesome birthday present! Happy Birthday and enjoy your holiday :)

Kathy - yinyangmother said...

Happy birthday and enjoy Vietnam. On my list too, better make it by 50 now!

mummybean said...

Happy birthday Ai! I hope you're having a good break and thumbs up on the digital detox! I don't think I could do that! Haha.

indah nuria Savitri said...

super happy birthday to you, Ai...may all your wishes come true and all the best in the nearest future..

Grace said...

Happy birthday, gorgeous lady! I remember your 30th birthday post and look how far you've come? So radiant and comfortable in your skin. Enjoy Vietnam! x