Ever since I can remember, I have always love celebrating Tet with my family. Tet, aka Lunar New Year is a holiday that many Asian countries share. In my Vietnamese culture, we have 3 days to celebrate the special new year that why we literally combine every holiday celebrated in the West in these 3 days. We thank our ancestors, our families, we wish good things upon our family and neighbors. Most often we will give each other gifts in forms of money, food, clothes, or anything really. During these 3 days food is galore! And most stores will be closed, just like Christmas day. There is also a tree, in the Vietnamese culture people decorate their house with a really special seasonal flower call “Hoa Mai” the translation is yellow apricot flower.
I am writing this post after a long talk with my office administration manager. In our industry, it’s not uncommon to hear “dress professional”, but it’s also very common to hear “It’s the brain not the clothes” or “I don’t need to dress well, I’m an engineer.” This whole mindset has become more popular especially with the new tech era. Everyone in Silicon Valley comes into work wearing jeans and a t-shirt so it’s catching on to everyone else in the tech field. I mean even Elon Musk’s wardrobe is jeans and t-shirts. BUT, it should be understood that the guys in Silicon Valley dress the way they do because they do not deal with clients face to face. They work from their desk 60 hours a week and deal with clients through email. Of course, these ones most often of the lower hierarchy, they don’t have to deal with important clients.
What I mean is, do you see Elon Musk talking to his top investors wearing jeans and a t-shirt?
Just a tiny little bit about S.R., I had the opportunity of meeting Miss S.R. in college. She has been a very genuine friend and there’s no one else as much of a girlfriend as S.R. is in my world. To me she is a great motivator, she was always one step ahead of me and I just had to follow her footsteps. She does very well with balancing here life, she is very hard working and is a huge competitor in our Civil Engineering industry. Therefore, I have asked her to write a little something about her world to share with you guys and thank goodness she agreed!
Happy Friday everyone! Valentine’s Day is in 5 days and maybe you want to do a trip but don’t know where to go, I hope this blog will give you some inspirations to travel to your one favorite place. In the summer of 2017, I made a last minute-2.5 days road trip to San Francisco, California! Our itinerary went something like this.
Valentine’s Day is in just one week! Have you made that restaurant reservations yet? What are you doing for that special someone? And if you choose to be with friends and family this day, what will you be doing? So many questions and only so little time. WORRY NOT! I am here to provide some Valentine’s Date Idea to make life just that much easier!