NAMO TUSCAL GRILL

146 - 148 Pasteur Street, District 1, HCMC

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1200 GRAM OF TOMAHAWK STEAK TOPPED WITH FOIE GRAS
.... is not recommended for two people haha.

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Quynh and me got invited to a meal at Namo Tuscan Grill, one of our regular candle light dinner date places haha. For some random reason I never ever have candle light dinners with anybody else haha. We were invited for a tasting menu of two appetisers and this freaking huge steak. Tastewise we knew what to expect. Sizewise, we were awed and amazed. And overwhelmed. Because after the Tuscan Plate and Octopus Salad we were actually pretty full already. And then came this massive massive steak, topped with Foie Gras ! Along with a very nice pepper and mushroom sauce, my most favourite Mac n Cheese and very crispy skinny fries, which are slightly too skinny. I absolutely love the Namo Mac n Cheese ! Of course we couldn't finish the steak and felt like it was a waste, so if you decide to go for the Tomahawk, make sure you bring at least three friends haha. 

BBJJ: 2 1/2 Months

Baby JJ Julia Doan

There is not so much I have to say that I haven't said on social media already. I can't express how much I love this fucking cute baby and she's getting cuter and cuter by the day ! Even when she cries her mouth looks so cute and I wanna eat her up. Luckily she's a really easy-going baby and I hope it stays like that haha. She knows what she wants (lying on her back, being carried or lying in a baby bouncer) but for the most part she is really chill. I love you so much my daughter. Yeah, daughter, can you believe it ? I have a daughter ! IAM A MOTHER ! (I sometimes still can't believe it haha)

A family portrait

And modern gender roles

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Everyone does whatever is necessary and needs to be done. There are no gender roles in our household. Nam takes care of the baby and house work along with me. Both of us have a stable income and a mutual account and both of us provide the same amount of money each month. I want everything to be equal in our household. In my past relationships I always let the guys take care of everything financial and that often led to frictions. I'm a modern woman, earn my own living, why do I need a guy to take care of me like a princess when I don't even want to be a princess. That's what I thought after my last relationship and adapted to this one and it works perfectly well and everybody is happy. The same goes for tasks. There are tasks that Nam prefers to do like washing clothes or bringing out the trash and then there are tasks I'm more likely to do like vacuum cleaning and ironing. But in general there is no slacking off. When he has time to do the dishes, he will. When I have time to do it, I will. When JJ is crying and needs to be fed, whoever has more time at hand at that moment will do it. There is no arguing over tasks because both of us feel responsible. 

Back to work

after Lunar New Year

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When you live in Asia you celebrate two new years eves. The normal new year and the lunar new year. For most businesses in other parts of the world, resting season comes after 1/1 but not so in Asia. After 31/12 everyone gets ready for the real thing. People will shop befor Lunar New Year like crazyyyyyyyy. And vacation and resting time comes after that. So yeah, today was the first day back at work, had pretty good meetings with the girls, set the goals for this upcoming year and can’t wait to tackle them ! We want to bring out more new shoes & bags that are very uniquely Floralpunk and besides that I want to increase online sales, reduce unnecessary costs and build up a better and more productive team. Our retail stores are doing pretty well, we just need to fix and tweak minor things. I really felt a sense of achievement when stepping into our empty store this morning and then once again after the girls set everything up.