Yes. I am still here and I didn’t forget there is a blog millions of people read everyday. I am working still for rebranded and do packaging design, illustration. I hang out a lot with my friends, mostly Vietnamese people. I do my best to learn the language, but it seems to be a non-profit relationship. Vietnamese doesn’t like me and I don’t get the pronunciation. I went out to a real club. The first time after 8 month after New York. I enjoyed myself, dancing with Americans, Vietnamese, Germans, gays, straights, old, young, the world. I live my life as it is. No more expectations how it should be, what I miss, what I regret, what I desire to do. Still, photography is a big thing, but right now, I am working in this company. And its a good thing. I come close to Vietnamese organization structures, the language, the people, the family life and even closer to Vietnamese food. YAM.
You guys know these AHA-effects. I have a lot of them the past days, and its a feeling of being unbelievable happy with my life and the situations around me. To understand that to be worried and angry and to dislike things makes me uncomfortable and unhappy. It doesn’t mean that I am not planning anything anymore, it doesn’t mean, I don’t expect anything anymore. Its more the way how much effort you put in these things. So, I come totally to a point, where I am relaxed and chilled. Even with stress, hectically traffic situations and heat, heat and heat again.
Most of the things I experience is not really worth or possible to tell. I realize that certain attitudes are changing, its the a way of life that changes. Some people recognized this already, other people don’t. In the end, I am happy with myself and what I am doing.
So, thanks to all the people and especially Yen-Linh, who shows me a lot how to come down and relax.
Another 4-6 weeks here for me in Vietnam, before I carry on traveling. Its weird though: the imagination of packing my backpack and walking around the world again.
A lot of things are repeating here. Its more about changes in my personality instead of my everyday life. When I travel again, there is more to tell.
Photography is coming soon again. I am looking forward to the time I have my camera again. But right now, I do something else. So, be patient.