Hi there, it's been a long time since I last posted on my lovely page.
I have been busy with IELTS preparation and now GMAT. I'm not sure if I will do it or not, but it's good to have some prepare beforehand anyway.
It's been so tiring days reading books and watching video clips in such a short time.
But I'm doing fine, crossing fingers for me in getting new job as well. (I will update later :)
Now I will mention about my two new hobbies.
Here is one of them....Ta da....
Looks good right? :) I mean the pole dance itself haha
I have been struggling finding good exercise to practice and have fun so this match me just perfectly because I like dancing.
Moreover, I am also doing a bit of guitar to enhance my music skills. However it is not easy at all cause my fingers haven't been trained like this since...forever.
So hope I can play guitar and sing one day soon. I'll do a small clip to show you guys if I make it. :D
Bye for now!!!
I am not a big girl! I don't have big words.
But I do love my country in my own way.
Keep calm and love it!
Tôi không phải là một cô gái lớn lao gì, tôi cũng chẳng có những lời vĩ đại.
Nhưng tôi vẫn yêu đất nước tôi theo cách của riêng mình!
Cứ bình tĩnh mà yêu thôi. :)
Khi tình hình chính trị ở vùng biển đảo của đất nước đang nóng lên và giới trẻ đang sôi sục nhiệt huyết với những cách thể hiện khác nhau.
I have been traveling for awhile and at the same time my lovely page lynlish.com was forgotten by me. T___T
Sorry baby I'm back with you.
I was in Kuala Lumpua and Penang of Malaysia for couple of days and then Singapore for six days.
Though those places are quite familiar to me, I still enjoyed them a lot because I had different companions. Henri has been in Singapore before but his parents have not. Henri's Dad - Matti was in Asia for the first time, so it was exciting to show him around.
I will upload more pictures and write more about the trip later. Now I need to head back to Can Gio to see Mom and Dad after a long holiday.
This title is inspired by the video clip of Matt that I linked below.
I have been struggled to be an amateur model since I was 18. At first I worked for free, I joined any shows that was possible for me to practice my catwalk skill, I made mistake and I learned. Until one day I felt that I grew big enough to earn with those skills, I withdrew from the teenager model club and started working on my own, as a MC, PG, and as a model.
That was how I started to be Lyn - MC now.
Some days ago my friend asked me to work for the event that he said will be shown online. I thought it was small show and as a close friend, I can help him for free, so I didn't care much about money issue.
After that I am asked to do more works for free.
Sorry! When I have invested enough to have serious MC career, I need people to appreciate and treat me like I am a real MC.
That's it. No more free lunches in the world.
Thank you for those who have been putting me in the right place or right position where I deserve to be! :)
P/S: of course, if you have interesting charity shows or activities, I'll join. Those are not counted here. :D
Today I reserved a flight to Penang in Malaysia. I can't wait to try all the awesome food and go swimming at the beach. I have heard that Penang is supposed to be the food capital of Malaysia. I really like curry and Penang has a very famous version of it. I haven't been travelling enough recently. I really enjoy doing it but sometimes it's hard to find time and money to do the things one likes.
Later this year I wish to travel back to Europe. There still are many places I want to visit like Spain and Italy. I'm also dreaming of returning to Japan someday. It would be awesome to go back to Ikebukuro in Tokyo and eat fantastic sushi for 135 yen per plate. I know airplane fairs are getting cheaper and cheaper but they need to cost close to nothing to allow me to go to every place I want to travel too :) .
Today my MC club gave me an alarm clock as a present. They think it fits me nicely. I think so too :) . I have been running around the city like crazy for the last week. Today I helped a foreign friend to buy an aquarium and had a MC show in the evening. It’s hard to find motivation to write English at night after a busy day, but I know I have to do it to make myself better in writing. At least I feel happy about getting a bit skinnier from playing badminton 3-4 a week. Big thanks to the coach who keeps yelling at me to make me work hard. It was very fortunate that I bought a good badminton racket from Japan when I was there. Badminton was actually a class in the university in Japan :D . Too bad it’s not possible to major in it.
Time is a really relative to every place in the world. My Japanese friends can surely remember me being a bit late sometimes. Here in Vietnam being late isn’t about missing the appointment time but missing the whole appointment. This morning I had agreed to a photo-shoot with a friend of mine. I was running late but since I hadn’t received a message from my friend asking where I was, I assumed I was all right. I turned up to the agreed place only to find that my friend had already left! So no photo-shoot for me today :( . I have noticed that here in Vietnam people has less of a habit to check on people who are running late. People assume that they will turn up and people tend to be quite relaxed about stuff running behind schedule. Missing todays photo-shoot makes me want to learn to be more punctual. This mean I have to fight the urge to sleep late much harder :) .
Trying to find sunglasses that fit me has been horrible. I often end up looking like an 80’s rock star. In the picture on the side I’m wearing a friend’s glasses. I had one good pair but I lost it a few weeks back. Maybe next time I should buy two pairs so that once I lose or break one I still have another one left. Maybe I should just accept the fact that I can't find pretty sunglasses and join a rock band instead. Do you think I look cool enough to join one, in this picture :D ?
Sometimes cultural differences are things you are most annoyed about but you can learn a lot from them :)
This morning I was driving to an appointment with my friend. He is a Finnish guy with whom I talk a lot on Facebook because I sometimes give him explanations for the Vietnamese language lessons he is now taking. So on the way to the meeting I called him to confirm the time, and he didn't pick up the phone. When he called me back, he said he is already home, so no meeting. I felt very annoyed, but he said we didn't agree on an exact time and place though I thought we did. How come this happened? Here is the answer.
For Vietnamese people when we say somewhere close by the University of Social Science and Humanity (USSH) after 12am, could mean “I’m okay for an appointment”. I assumed that of course I can drive to USSH around 12 and call him. It is very common for Vietnamese people to make assumptions or understand something on your own. But to a Finnish guy, he said an appointment should have exact time and place. Unfortunately, we didn't have an agreement about that. That's why he went home, because he didn't think that there was any agreement about a meeting. The picture beside is of the conversation between him and I on Facebook. When he said "Sure" I thought it was all set and that's why I went there.
I learned my lesson. In the future I will be more careful when making appointments and what is even more important for me, is to learn that when making friends with foreigners, its sometimes difficult but it's absolutely worth it. You learn about your own culture as well as learn to understand them.
P/s: I can only say this after arguing with him about him not waiting for me, haha.
Seriously, I am now 24 years old and I can't even tell you where I am now on my career path. I have been thinking about being a professional MC for some years. Though at this time after 3 years pursuing it, I can't tell you how good or bad I am.
Anyway, yesterday I did quite a good job with the show according to the feedback from the customers. The biggest guy of the company - Commonwealth bank office in HCMC said my English is good. Thank you so much for saying that, Sir! That means a lot and will make me more confident on the way of becoming a good English MC.
But frankly speaking, getting into showbiz or being part of it is not easy in this country. Some of my friends have told me: "That field is "sour."
Fortunately, I am not super discouraged now. I think even if I cannot become someone in showbiz, I'll find my own path and end up doing something I like.
I'm a happy Vietnamese girl who enjoys traveling and meeting new people. This blog is about my travels and life.