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CrystalPhuong.net is a Personal Style & Travel Blog based in Singapore, written by Crystal Phuong. The blog was nominated FOUR times in Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in the annual Singapore Blog Award from 2012- 2015, voted as one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Singapore in 2013 by Hotelclub.com, and Best Travel Blogs in 2016 by Foodpanda.com. Crystal hopes to connect and inspire young women to lead a healthy and happy life. Be confident, be positive, and be kind.


My 29th birthday celebration happened a month ago and now only I have time to write about it. I was thinking whether I should publish this blog entry as the 29th birthday didn't seem to be exciting enough to me to talk about it. For some reasons, I didn't feel like celebrating when my birthday was near despite many friends kept asking me what would I be doing on my birthday. I had no idea. Perhaps, the thought "this is going to be the last year of my 20's" that scared me off. I'm not going to lie, I'm afraid of getting old. I want to be forever 21 as I still have many things I want to achieve before I'm 30 years old. While I was so inattentive and uninterested in celebrating my birthday, my friends seemed to be more excited about it.

I received many birthday cards with personal messages on them and I read every single messages twice just because I loved them so much. No matter how fast technology is evolving, how many new iPhone, Android phones are invented in the market, NOTHING could replace a handwriting email/ messages with love. I'm old-school like that.

Just a sweet reminder to all of us: It's not how old we are, it's how young we feel. I always say this to my friends whenever I hear them complaining about how old they think they are getting. Never I thought one day, somebody gave me this card and reminded me what I used to tell other people. Simple yet true! 

You know you are loved when you receive gifts from friends on your birthday. I received more gifts than I expected. Some are very practical, thoughtful and useful which put a big smile on my face.

Besides the gifts, many birthday dinners, surprised cakes and flower were arranged for me. What can I ask for more? 
From the birthday cake at work, 

to the lovely surprised cake at home. This was so sweet!

Birthday dinner with the amazing team that I've been working so closely with. These wonder women and a handsome man make my everyday at work become less stressful and more fun.

Unlike my 27th and 28th birthday with lot of drinking, partying and morning-hangovers, the 29th birthday was quieter and mellower. I'm approaching the stage where I would prefer sitting down with someone special to have dinner, chilling out with my good friends to talk about nonsense stuffs, listening to nice music while enjoying my favorite cocktail. Nothing matters!

Not forget to mention the sweet birthday wishes on my Facebook, Instagram sent by my friends and fans, you made the beginning of my 29 years old much more special. I'm so grateful for having so much love and care from people around me and that's the greatest gift to me. 

Thank you so much for being a part of my journey and thank you for loving and reading this blog! 
Crystal Phuong
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