August has come and passed at an incredible pace that it’s hard to believe September is around the corner. I’m off to Texas in couple days and am thrilled to join my best companions for a trip to Marfa. For now, here’s a quick photo diary from a Friday stroll around Boston Public Library and Copley Square.

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A few weeks ago, I made friends with some kind people from Boston and London. We got together for a photo shoot shortly before Trang, my model in here, flew back to Saigon. It is wonderful to meet someone who would go on trips with you for a shoot here in Beantown. I miss that. I also want to thank Floral Punk for the beautiful earrings they sent me all the way from Germany! This is more like a fun shoot, but I’m also shooting something editorial for Floral Punk either this weekend or next weekend.

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Found on: quotes-lover.com/

Found on: quotes-lover.com/

Do you ever wonder what would happen if you made different choices in the past? Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if things happened differently? Do you ever wonder where you would be now instead of where you are at this moment?
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Stumbled upon a great read on LifeHack. We’ve got to stop worrying about things that aren’t worth our time– now.

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Other people’s expectations for your life

This is your life. You are the one who has to live it. You have to live with the consequences of the decisions you make and the actions you take, so you should make them according to what you want for and from your life, not what someone else thinks you “should” do with your life. We care way too much about what other people think about us and far too little about what we think about ourselves. Read More

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I want to write something for last night, for maybe one day I will miss it dearly.

Boston hosted an early celebration for Independence Day due to hurricane Arthur, so we joined thousands of people along Charles River on the 3rd instead of the 4th. It was just a typical American holiday with an enormous crowd filled with energy and somewhat an exhaustion to get in long lines and fight for a spot to sit. We spent nearly 2-3 hours to move from one area to another for a better sight of the fireworks and still ended up being blocked by huge trees along the rivers.

As the fireworks ended, we followed group of thousands ants (people) to get back to the streets, and as soon as we were at the gate, the hurricane just came out of nowhere! Heavy winds and rains swung by uninvitedly, and soon enough, every one of us was soaked. For hurricanes are always bad, I was scared to imagine where we would end up. I seriously thought it could be the end of my very life. Silly, but duh? It could totally be. Then we continued to run fast toward our car, which was blocks away. I was holding onto my bag with a camera and a phone in it, only hoping that they survived.

When we were almost at our car, the rains suddenly stopped the way it came. People no longer panicked, and they started to dance on the streets in their soaked clothes. It was so much fun. It was just amazing. I was not the only one who had a moment returning to my childhood–playing and running crazily under the rain. I was not alone. Every single person we walked by on the street was bloody wet. You could hear someone laughing and singing on the other sides of the street. I couldn’t help feeling so lightened–perfectly happy under my own water-dripping dress.

It was the first Fourth of July under the rain, and it was totally so much fun.

“We cannot approach the world with a completely open mind, because we weren’t born yesterday. And a completely open mind would in any event be completely empty mind, which can learn nothing at all. We cannot begin everywhere or with everything. We must begin somewhere with something. We proceed from where we find ourselves and on the basis of what we believe to be true, important, useful, or enlightening.” – Paul Heynes

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