For the spring snowflake. Yes, that's your nickname. You'll know this cheeky one is about you as you read it. P/S: I'm still cool lol [Intro] snowflakes have melted into the harsh ground like how your trusting smile has melted my heart. [Verse 1] i hate to think this way: that it was… Continue reading spring snowflake. (pt. 2)
[Verse 1] once again, i fell don’t know why, thought it was over but you did it so well maybe unintentionally, but ain’t nobody do it better. for years I was guarded too afraid to catch feelings finally the door was open, I knew I’d get hurt yet I became brave and willing. … Continue reading spring snowflake.
they all say you’re attractive adore your eyes like there’s no tomorrow talk to you like there’s only day left to live “cut the bullshit, tell me something I don’t know.” they are all big big nightowls like to call you anytime past 12 they love your auburn eyebrows they’re average boys that do… Continue reading a song about “they”.
they call me a surreal poet i live in my rhythm at its best even when there’s no hope left my poetry is eternal, no regrets. my leaf necklace, your plume earring are the remnants of our little fling close resemblance, far off strings heartfelt apology for not making you my king. “get… Continue reading peace.
[Intro] two lonely souls what’s going to happen when we grow old? [Verse 1] okay so I get it, you’re not going to date me even if you love me to bits i’m too precious you can’t lose me. okay so do you get it? i’m not going to date you i don’t… Continue reading lonely souls.
[Intro] 2am notifications that I’d missed opened my DMs, guess who texted me again if it ain’t ‘cause you miss me, then I don’t know what is… [Verse 1] gimme that look like I’m your queen like me for that i’m blunt and mean. tell me i’m cool and “progressive” ugh, sure, you… Continue reading JAIYLM
[Intro] i’m writing this song before I go my hidden thoughts, I thought you should know. [Verse 1] guess I really can’t concentrate back at my desk, 2:00am, still it’s never too late. it’s our golden hour half all-nighter. for the first time I felt like I could tell you all the things you… Continue reading before i go. (winter breeze.)
Disclaimer: This is not a song, but just some small notes about the winter breezes. Sunshine (2017) is a summer album. It brings back all the summer memories every time its title comes to my mind, let alone reading each record on the album. The album is mainly about sunshine (and what happened in… Continue reading a note about winter breeze(s).
[Verse 1] buried deep in my wardrobe abandoned for almost 3 years. the old scent has vanished memories still remain here. this morning, i pulled out a piece of you, and realized another anniversary is near. perfectly matching my black on black outfit, It felt like you were here. [Post-chorus] 18-year-old girl, living… Continue reading the scarf.
Inspired by Hypnotized by ĐEAMN Horoscope says around you I shouldn’t act shy My friends say you got that playboy vibes My brain says “Don’t lose focus” when I look into your eyes What do you say? Should I make you mine? You got me hypnotized With your lips, your hair, your style Your… Continue reading hypnotized.
A totally spontaneous shoot I did on the last working day of my internship at the British Council Vietnam last summer. This shoot took place on the 23rd September 2017, on the balcony of the British Council Vietnam's office in Hanoi, with a gorgeous view to West Lake. I literally just had my hair… Continue reading The Girl on the Balcony
A late update of my autumnal photoshoot in various locations in London. I gotta say my choice of clothes that day was rather a smart one. Notting Hill The first spot was the road down Ladbroke Grove. I loved the trees along the way, which really reminded me of the famous Phan Đình Phùng… Continue reading Fall in Love
Thought I'd go for a bit of a personal post today. Oh wait... Pretty much everything on this blog is personal... 🙂 Never mind. ------------------ From time to time, I have received questions that are kind of like these: Who is the person that inspired you to write [song X]? Do you still like them?… Continue reading Who I write songs about…
Traveling to London has become how I enjoy the quality “me” time every weekend. The more I explore London, the more I realize the charming capital of England is full of hidden gems, and wish London were not known for only Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge or Oxford Street… the must-visits on every traditional… Continue reading 7 Things You’ll Regret Not Doing When In London
I write about you like I write about me Like I write about my ideal significant other About the perfect scenarios that didn’t take place And the remaining memories from summer. I write about you like I love DEAMN songs Them fresh vibes make me dance on the roof Give Me Your Love, Drive… Continue reading inspiration.
[Verse 1] I told myself, The day I flew away from Hanoi Would end this chapter called “Sunshine”. Thought I couldn't be wrong Since no one else has lit up the London sky. But summer is the nostalgia season I got no one in the line but summer memories. There’re days I think about… Continue reading the sequel.
[Verse 1] Last time, We looked into each other’s eyes Your eyes were full of shyness My eyes were full of hatred. You thought I hated you that much In fact, “hate” can never be enough If I looked at you with a distant stare It was as painful as how you left me… Continue reading always been.
When you start crying as you're all alone When every 5 minutes you grab your phone When your body is pleasured but your heart is empty That's when you bitterly realize 2 things you need. You have 2 souls on your mind You miss 2 hearts at the same time The sunshine that warms… Continue reading 1st day of fall.
Are you as lonely as I am right now? Are you online or thinking out loud? How could you fall asleep while I'm still awake? How many more smiles will I have to fake? Will you keep your promise to give us a chance? Will you save me your first dance? Did you forget our… Continue reading 94th day of summer
[Verse 1] The story began with a message from Ms. Anonymous "You owe me a drink, P/S: We're 1/4 away on Earth" You said "I've laid my eyes on you since you were taken." I swallowed your words with indifference. Never knew Christmas would mean so much Didn't need no other, I got you and… Continue reading Lynch
[Verse 1] Friday, You picked me up on my driveway 20 to 8, you rang me I answered playfully yet nervously. Opened your door and stepped in Your music was already playin' Small stalk, followed by smiles and laughs If only I knew it was our best night we'd ever have. [Chorus] My… Continue reading The passenger seat
Another summer is passing by There goes also my sunshine. [Verse 1] Last summer, my sunshine passed me 12 vs. 13, only one cloud in between Two lives went on, absent-mindedly As time went by, sunshine was left behind. You found your someone, you let each other go I thought I could too, but… Continue reading Sunshine
Just a bunch of songs on repeat this summer. The title doesn't really speak for itself. Introducing Me - Nick Jonas (2010) Then There's You - Charlie Puth (2016) Starving - Zedd, Hailee Steinfield (2017) Yêu 5 (Hoaprox Remix) - Rhymastic (2017) Drive My Car - DEAMN (2017) Enchanted - Taylor Swift (2010) The Cure… Continue reading The Thunderstorm Playlist
At lunch today, while gluing my eyes onto the feed of the Facebook page that I administrate, suddenly I looked a bit to the right – at the Messenger sidebar. Two names caught my eyes – one was the guy I’m “seeing”, followed by the guy I was seeing 3 years ago. Both were… Continue reading The Chat Sidebar
I finally found an inspiration to get back to my song-writing habit. This is different from previous times when I wrote about someone or something with "a-longing-and-a-bit-sad" feeling. This time, it's more of a confused feeling but more importantly, prepared for whatever's about to happen. . . . . . . . . . .… Continue reading The One
I'm super guilty, of not having been able to be as active as I would like to be on this blog 😦 I do miss writing. Especially writing poems. Just that I'm not too inspired by anything, even the sunshine that has recently come. It's August. But wait,… Continue reading Guilty Update.
"The Ocean" - Mike Perry,Shy Martin (2016) "The Cure" - Lady Gaga (2017) "When You Look Me In The Eyes" - Jonas Brothers (2008) "By Your Side" - The 1975 (2017) "Undo" - The 1975 (2012) "Just Can't Get Enough" - The Black Eyed Peas (2011) "Beautiful To Me" - Olly Murs (2015) "Giấc… Continue reading May 2017 On-repeats
Studies This time last year: I was doing BA Media Studies with Film Studies, a Media major/minor degree. Last year’s second semester was quite chilled, which is partly why I’m missing it so much! I was enjoying this very interesting module called RE:Presenting Difference, in which we discussed how social differences, i.e. gender, sexuality, class,… Continue reading A look-back: This time last year vs. Now
Ty Dolla $ign appears too many times in this list lol "Cover Up" - Taeyeon (2017) "Really Really" - WINNER (2017) "Drop That Kitty" - Ty Dolla $ign, Charlie XCX, Tinashe (2015) "All Hands On Deck" - Tinashe (2015) "Paris" - The 1975 (2016) I played this everytime I wandered around Paris during my stay in… Continue reading April 2017 On-repeats
Back then, I listened to every word you said about me and believed that I was a loser. 2 years ago, I looked back at those times, had a "good" laugh about it then thought about how childish we all were. Now, I'm looking back at those times and have realized that calling someone a… Continue reading To the people who called me “loser” in middle school…
My first wisteria season in London. . . . . The first flower photo I took and uploaded on Instagram was of purple wisterias in Notting Hill around late May last year. From that picture, I discovered that the wisteria season in the UK is from April to June every year (it might be different… Continue reading London Spring Fever: Part 2 – “Fantastic Wisterias and Where to Find Them”
One of the best experiences that I'd die to live again! I can't believe just 15 hours ago, I was jamming to my favorite tunes with my bae singing and dancing in front of me. . . . . I've always known Bruno Mars as one of the greatest musicians in our generation, but I… Continue reading SEEING BRUNO MARS IN CONCERT!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. Merci is one of the coolest places on Earth! No kidding! If you go to Paris, Merci has got to be on your to-go spots. Lying in the quiet and historic district of Haut-Marais, the store offers a wide range of products from men's and women's clothing… Continue reading Merci
It's the wisteria season again! And with that being said, people are going "hysteria" about them purple wisterias. When I was in Paris during my Easter trip, I eventually found wisterias blooming in the city. Some already fully blossomed, others only started blooming, but they were all so amusing to look at 💜 Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole is… Continue reading The Parisian Wisterias
Visiting Paris in the Easter break was one of the best traveling decisions I've ever made - I know I say this everytime I come back from a trip, but I have to admit: I'm a pretty darn lucky person when it comes to traveling! I'd been to Paris once before this Easter trip. It… Continue reading “Why did I come to you now, Paris?”
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS FEVER IS EVERYWHERE NOW! HAVE YOU CAUGHT IT YET? Disclaimer: This is not a film review. I simply wrote about the film the way I personally felt. . . . . Today I went and watched The Fate of the Furious (F8) - the eighth installment in The Fast and… Continue reading “The Fate of the Furious” Fever
Recently I've seen some of my friends doing the Puberty Challenge on Facebook and decided to give it a shot. Arguably, people who do this challenge are those confident in their appearance and whether or not they have had this confidence since Day 1, the challenge shows how one has "glowed up" over time, because… Continue reading Glow up?
Disclaimer: I want to clarify that this is not a diss post! H&M is one of my favorite clothing lines. JUST.FOR.FUN.ONLY. . . . . When I was going shopping in the Guildford town today, I dropped by H&M and eventually got myself a pair of sweatpants and a croptop-hoodie. However, there was something that… Continue reading H&M – King of Cringed-slogan Items
The trip to Keukenhof won't be complete if there's not a flower-themed photoshoot. There're tons of photo ops as this amazing garden has many picturesque corners and will surely make you a-lot-more-photogenic-than-usual. Top tip: Wear something in bright colors, better with floral patterns 😉 I'm not usually in front of the camera but rather the… Continue reading Keukenhof Photoshoot
Spring was never really my favorite season of the year. I'd never stop for a moment and think: "Is it really Spring now? What does it have to offer? What do I think of it?" (Sorry Spring lovers, I WAS missing out 🙈) Considering the fact that my Instagram feed is currently so floral, you probably… Continue reading Lost in Keukenhof
In a recent update post, I mentioned that I was visiting Amsterdam and Paris during the Easter break with some friends, and guess where I am now? AMSTERDAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!! Well, that probably wasn't that surprising was it? I'm glad that everything has pretty much turned out right so far, me and my friends are here and… Continue reading Never too late to fall for Amsterdam.
Hi guys! I've recently partaken in Snapshot Photography: Creativity Brings Joy - an online photography competition for Vietnamese students in the UK, organized by SVUK (The Vietnamese Student Association in the United Kingdom). The themes of the competition are "The Vietnamese in You" and/or "The Vietnamese Perspective". More information about the contest can be found here: http://www.svuk.vn/snapshot-photography.html (The… Continue reading The Roads of Youth Discovery
I never imagined having a fever would be this much fun. . . . . Being a 2nd year university student means so much more is expected from you compared to the chilled fresher year. For me this includes: to do all the essential homework, and ironically, the word "recommended" in "recommended readings" or "recommended… Continue reading London Spring Fever: Part 1
These are a few tracks that I’ve been obsessed with lately, in no particular order ‘cause honestly it’d be so hard for me to choose my most favorite out of these! “You” – Lost Kings ft. Katelyn Tarver (2016) This one is very special to me, just because of the title. Put it simply, recently… Continue reading March 2017 On-repeats
Aaaaand I’m back after half a year not blogging!!!! I have been writing actually, it’s what I like to call “a novel”, but more precisely certain bits of it, because I’ve been so busy and not yet had a chance to write the whole thing from the beginning – no matter how badly I… Continue reading Update & Come-back 2017
- "I’ve been teaching you French, modeling for your magazine without being paid, and what have you done for me?" - "Don’t you raise your voice with me, imbécile. Without those photoshoots you would never have a proper Facebook profile picture and people would think you’re still 13." - "Like I care about Facebook that… Continue reading “Ma biche”
I visit London every weekend. While most of my friends either go back home or party until dawn, exploring and taking pictures of London is an ideal way for me to release stress after a long week of lectures and work. So yeah, at about 8 o’clock every Saturday or Sunday, while folks are still… Continue reading For me, London is…
[Verse 1] Imagine that this never happened Imagine we were never acquainted Imagine the written note was never sent to you, my love… Imagine your response was a dream The moment that I won’t redeem Last day of school was the first last day, that didn’t break my heart, 14th of June became the best… Continue reading Imagine
[Verse 1] Whenever I see you there and smile It’s like falling in love for a little while I wish those flings would come to an end When you’d be my future ex-boyfriend. [Hook] If one day you’d be my boyfriend Take out your pen And listen: [Chorus] Can you take on any… Continue reading “(Will You Be) My Future Ex-boyfriend?”
My pretty boy with a bad taste he’s kind, sweet and nice is he always playing hard to get? or perhaps with me, he's just shy. In my own maze where I’m stuck can’t find my usual self anymore 92% of the time he’s in my head weekends are double worth waiting for. … Continue reading #prettyboywithabadtaste
[Verse 1] 4am and I'm Still thinking of you All those dreams of mine Will never come true. I've been recalling Last days December 3 late nights drinking If you remember. [Hook] But I'm left with flashbacks Cause you chose not to stay. [Chorus] I'd die to go back To those dazzling days… Continue reading •DazzlinG Days•
Hey, how are you doing? That one took away my summer. One kiss, left with cloudiness Guess you're not my knight with the armor. Now that you found your Ms. Right Tell me, if you're real happy. Did you take her to that rooftop? Our old place of "used-to-bes". ----------------------------------- Hey, how are you doing?… Continue reading “To you” (Flings)
12:15 on one side 6:15 on the other From me you seek to hide While I seek to get closer. I still remember our first date Probably the last date of our story How you met me like a twist of fate How it went in your house of glory. “When I’m gone,… Continue reading 2:40am
You make me want to grow up Make money and depend on no one. You make me interested in your old favourites Big Bang Theory and Michael Jackson. You make me want to grow up To work and to cater to you. You make me try that dark-plum lip gloss So that I don’t… Continue reading “You make me”
20, young and beautiful She met him in the world of chaos He was so bad yet so wonderful Literally everything she was looking for. He had the soul of a child The look and the heart of a man A combination of strong and fragile She couldn’t help but fall for his charm.… Continue reading #45
It was the 12th day to June Thought it was her chance Heading to his house, no expectation Reckless of the heavy rain. Say it was a coincidence Her curiosity led her there He looked at her in much doubt Be a quirky stalker she would dare. Just like what she'd imagined The… Continue reading Vodka, blanket and Walkers