You would say it is a mundane stereotype that some sanguine wives and girlfriends always wait for their parsimonious husbands or boyfriends to bring them cherished presents. To me it is really a banal lampoon which people can lavishly use to describe women at all time. Albeit the truth that some of us might see this as an obvious fact, the other half might be fully cognizant that presents from men sometimes are heavy stones.
Should I find more proper euphemism to talk about this issue? I can swear that I am not against the male as well as the term of love. However, I cannot feign that I do not see how hard a man has to be to earn money… and so does a woman. What I believe is that everyone has his or her own dream, so a relationship should not be a one-way street where one has to give up needs and advantages for the other.
The happiness of receiving gifts is indisputable and the fact that women enjoy it is very limpid. In my opinion, there is a remedy for dealing with this apparent concern: exchanging instead of collecting. Fortunately, my friends and me would love to play the game of giving and receving so we established a nice ritual about gifts among girls.
Here you can see some examples of our rite, a beige baguette from Hong Kong, a tube of cleansing foam from Korea and a stunning necklace from Phu Quoc island, Vietnam. All of them are given by my friends after their trip to different places and along with them I also give my things found in traveling journeys. This is the way each of us shows the other how much we care and through that our feeling can be described by forms, colors, scents and textures…
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