Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sweet Dreams

Shirt - HM $13; Skirt - F21 $11; One Shoulder tank - Charlotte Russe $10; Belt - F21 $6; Dolce Vita for Target Heels $15; Necklace - F21; Bangles - HM $6; Floral cuff - handmade

I can't believe that it's almost been a month since I've posted! It sure has been such a hectic, but absolutely fun month for me! I just finished my second set of hell week, broke out like crazy, and experienced a lot of fun things like it was my first time.
I got the chance to go to Six Flags' Fright Fest for the very first time with Loyola Breakers. It was such an amazing experience. I've been to amusement parks and roller coasters before but it was nothing like Six Flags. Vertical Velocity really left me with tears in my eyes, and I love every moment of it. Our team went onto Raging Bull three times, and since it wasn't super crowded and the weather was so nice, I had a wonderful time bonding with the team.
Here's a club photo courtesy of Chong's fb!

Another highlight of this month was going to Wisconsin for a NS-HS-HT retreat with TNTT, the Eucharistic Youth Society. I felt so blessed and refreshed from this trip. Although I barely slept, I have to say it received so much positive energy from the people around me, as well as encouragement and reassurance that I'm loving what I'm doing.
From Anh Bao's fb, Sao Bien Chicago kids with Cha Thi

Another highlight for this month is watching the Blair Witch Project. In the spirit of Halloween, I originally wanted to see Paranormal Activity 3 since I love crazy, scary stuff. However, a certain friend of mine (who I shall not put on blast because I'm such a good friend) chickened out at the last minute and we ended up watching Footloose, which was the worst decision ever. In an attempt to make up for the disappointment, the said friend and I ended up watching the Blair Witch project. All in all, it was just an alright movie. Everyone was raving about how good it was, but I guess it was a bit dry for my taste. I wanted a bit more that a bit sadistic on my part? :P
Finally, one of the BEST things about Halloween is....SAO BIEN'S ANNIVERSARY! Every year, our anniversary falls on Halloween weekend, but it doesn't matter. I would sacrifice anything for the world to celebrate with my family. I can't believe it's our 28th birthday. Last time I started counting was the 22nd. I forgot how long I've been part of this amazing family. No pictures from Saturday since I'm too lazy to upload them from my point-and-shoot, but here's a picture from Tam's fb of the morning-after breakfast! My Milwaukee boys, Andy and Tam, decided to spend the night in Chicago and ended up getting food all morning with Ha and was sweet enough to give me a wonderful wake-up call for (brunch). It's been so long since I've had Korean BBQ and it was just the best experience to hang out with the silliest people ever.
Sorry this is an abnormally long post with random pictures, but I just really wanted to share some great memories that I've had this month. I'm planning to do more monthly wrap-ups like these because I think it's a great chance to reflect. If it's too personal for your liking, there will still be strictly-fashion posts throughout the month. It's just that I thought I owed it to you guys to explain why I haven't been updating :D

Stay warm!
-Ai Nhu

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Love Light

Chong's edits that I stole from Facebook LOL no HQ T.T
Happy fall! The seasons are definitely changing as rapid as the different events in my life. Within these past couple of weeks, the weather got freezing cold and rainy and suddenly sunny and became dress weather for the past couple of days. I finished getting sick, felt fine, and got re-sick again. I went through such stress with first exams as well as doing tons of lab reports, Mathematica lab write-ups, and everything else in between. I experienced different emotions with getting feedback from class and bonding with my classmates. My social, educational and family life really took off on a roller coaster ride within these weeks. Right now, everything is starting to simmer down and returning to normalcy, and I've never been happier!

Last week, I met up with my best friend Chong after school. Since we live in the same hood, we decided to take a stroll through the lakefront near our place. It was such a fun experience! I love shooting with other people because you can really try different things and have another perspective. It also helped that I was already comfortable with him since we've been close friends so I definitely had a good time. We ended the day with sands on our shoes (all over my toes), old people looking at us all funny, random candids, crazy sniffles, and some really cool shots thanks to the sunset!

Ai Nhu

PS Since he was kind enough to shoot with me, here's some flattery that comes from the heart:
Chong's also a pretty cool photographer, don't you think? :D Check out his work here! Thanks again bro!

Unknown brand blazer, JewelMint necklace, F21 Polka-dot crop top, F21 maxi-skirt, Kimchi Blue Sandals