Some spring poems and products when Tet is coming

Today is the 2nd day of December in the Lunar calendar, and it’s almost 1 month till the Tet holiday (traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year). So excited when the new year is coming!

These days with the cool wind coming through my office window and the mizzle reminds me of one poem I translated from my dad’s Vietnamese poem a long time ago (my dad Nguyen Kim Huy is a poet and writer). Here it is:


Season of pouring honey. And the bumblebees
Fly in the back garden so rashly
Season of blooming passionately. And flowers of melody
Invade the soul along the palisades

Painted upon the sky are the crystal lovely eyes
Rolling on the ground the fog falling down and down
The sun sets slightly as if it’s walking slowly
Bringing the nostalgia further away day by day

Season of shining diamonds. And through the eyes
Glimpse the curve of the blushing shoulder

In the silence, there is the voice of self-delusion
Saying the spring has gone with the Northwind!


And here is one more:


Then passionately appears the spring
With no wonder, no fear no sulking
In blue eyes shimmering the green leaf
In crystal smile singing the light

Ongoing in dreams is the age of the full moon
Ongoing in seasons is the mysterious horizon
And the days farewell to upsets with all kinds
With vague illusions confusing each other’s life

Replied in the spring is astonished saying
After how much sincere to come together
You’re so charming so young so sweet
Where has the first love gone forever?

Forgive the spring if it’s ever mistaken
The light still shines in hesitancy at the moment
In the silence of the center of thousand thoughts
There appeared a flash of reminiscing…


Yeah, sometimes in my free time, I wrote some poems to express my feeling to this life, and most of them are in Vietnamese. I will translate them into English soon! 🙂

In Vietnam, Tet is much more important than January 1 that is celebrated in Western countries.  People go back to their hometown and visit their dearest ones: mom, dad, grandparents and all their relatives. We have a lot of ceremonies to commemorate our ancestors. The people who follows Buddism also go to pagodas and pray for luck and health in the coming new year.

Here we have in my shop The Wish Designs some traditional symbols of Tet: yellow apricot, peach blossom, red lantern, bamboo pole, watermelon and Chung cake, traditional ao dai and so on in a collection of various abstract textures and geometric shapes. Made with the inspiration of Minimal Abstract Art Deco.

There are a lot of clothes as well as home deco products for new year decoration in this Tet. All products related to Tet and Vietnam can be found here:

These designs were made in cooperation with my teammates at Nikki Studio.

Tam Coc – Ninh Binh – Vietnam | Travel video Sony a7ii | December 2017 | Travel in Vietnam

This is me KimZ!

On some final days of December 2017, we had a great trip to Tam Coc (Triple Caves) in Ninh Binh, Vietnam – Where the movie Kong – Skull Island was recorded. It was not the season to see the rice paddy fields on both sides of the stream, but the landscape became more pristine and wider. The mountainous scene was so amazing and I just want to share the moment with you all.

Hope that you enjoy the video!


Video editor: Tran Huy Hoang (hugohula)

Da Nang beach | Travel video | Sony a7ii video | Zhiyun Crane v2 | Travel in Vietnam

Last month we had a wonderful walk on My Khe beach – a famous beach in Da Nang, Vietnam. The sun was shining its last light on the waves and everybody enjoys the peaceful atmosphere there.

This video was recorded using Sony a7ii (lens 28mm – 70mm) and Zhiyun Crane v2 by Hugohula 😀 (mon petit ami).

Hope that you enjoy watching the video!

Kim Z