First of all, I wanted to take this time to thank those of you who follows my blog. As you may or may not know, I'm not consumed with the number of people who actually "follow" me here on blogspot. I know there are some of you who are members of blogspot while some of you who follow me via facebook or per your bookmark. Whatever it may be, I am so appreciative that you spend your quality time with me and reading my thoughts I scribble here.
If you know me personally, you'll know that I love to talk. What can I say, I was born this way.. hehe. I guess it would make sense that I also love to write. One of my favorite things to do in college was to write essays. Yes, crazy I know, lol. I love to write because it's a form of expression for me. It's therapeutic and a great way for me to be in my very own zen mode... just me, my office, some soft music and my Macbook Pro.. What else can I ask for?
I'm so grateful for all the comments, emails and responses I get from those of you who follow me on facebook and here on my blog. I read every email and I will always reply to all of you (even if I'm a little late). I'm just so happy to have so many new and existing friends and family. I am no one important, just someone who happens to love life and loves meeting new people. I'm also known to many of my close friends as "Mamma Sheng", "LA Mamma" and most recently "Mimi Sheng" which I love to hear. I love all the compliments and positive comments I get on a daily basis. I am ever so humbled by every positive feedback I get because I am just... me....so thank you!
This giveaway is more geared toward HMF and your experience whether you were there or not. If you were there, you'll know that my Fashion Show was focused on specific themes and messages from each of the designers. If you weren't there, I will list them below. Let me know which one you can relate to and why? That's it.... Leave me a comment here and the drawing will be done from here.
I was going to do this giveaway during my "Styling Session" at HMF but since I had cancelled it, I'm doing it here. If you are not ready to open up, don't worry.. just read, observe and share your own story when you are ready. I will also start first with my own story..
1. You must "like" my BFA page on facebook (www.facebook.com/shengmouabeautyforashes).
2. Comment below with an answer to this question: (If you are responding as "Anonymous" then you have to give me a name (doesn't have to be your real name, although I prefer that you do) so I can use it for the drawing).
Question: Which designer's message can you relate to and why?
Messages from the HMF Fashion Designers:
1. Fashion Designer 1: Sendy Lauj
Message: "Chasing Dreams"
** Never stop chasing your dreams
2. Fashion Designers 2: Collaboration segment with Tazme Moua, Pa Kou Xiong, Pang Sophie and Yer Vang
Message: "[Extra] Ordinary"
** We are perfect exactly the way we are but with an EXTRA touch of individuality
3. Fashion Designer 3: Amy Yang
Message: "I am hero"
** Celebrating our personal battles we overcome everyday
4. Fashion Designer 4: Stacey Lo
** Accepting ourselves for who we are meant to be
5. Fashion Designer 5: Aroosa Shaikh
Message: "I am free"
** Find yourself and be free
6. Fashion Designer 6: Song Vue
** I am Hmong American and this is my Truth
7. Fashion Designer 7: Vam Moua
Message: "No Bullying"
** Don't judge a book by its cover. (NOTE: Hurt people hurt others)
**** Please do not feel obligated to respond if you are not ready to open up. My blog is an open forum for those who wants to share their stories and also for those who just wants to read and learn from other's stories. We can all learn and support one another and I hope my site is that safe haven for you as it is for me.
Thanks everyone and good luck. The giveaway will be open for a week starting tonight and by next Sunday, June 10th, I will do the drawing from random.org and post up the winner along with photos of the gift(s).
We are one another's soup for our souls.
The Designer message I relate to the most is Amy Yang: I am hero. I am celebrating my own battles I overcame for over 30 years now. I finally found myself and am slowing learning to love who I am meant to be. I am my own hero and I am worth it.
*** NOTE: I still owe my first 5 blogspot followers a gift.. I didn't forget :)