Marketer. Writer. Traveller. Unlearner.
My first love was a dead man, Mies van der Rohe. He taught me “Less is more.” That became my life philosophy.
My second love was a futurist, Alvin Toffler. He taught me “The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Learn, unlearn, relearn became my life motto.
Busy having affairs with dead men. Occasionally searching for my next love.
I am a digital marketer at ThinkRenegade living in Toronto (most of the time). My work has trended, gone viral, gained millions of views and has been translated into many different languages. I have been featured in Forbes, BBC, Business Insider, Observer, Adweek, Yahoo, Lifehacker and more. This is my imperfect world where I share things I want to say that might not be optimized for virality.
THE RAW & REAL LIFE.
I am not a minimalist. I don’t want to become a minimalist. I will never be a minimalist.
I believe in balance. We need a little of everything. I need both minimalism and materialism in my life.
My philosophy is Cammilism. It is about focusing most of my time on things that will add the most value into my life. It is focusing on MYSELF.
I have experienced the roller coaster of life. I know wealth, fame and power will all fade one day. I am not brave enough to pay the price and trade my freedom for one of them.
I realize I want to be RICH.
Being rich is having the things you value the most.
Being rich is having the luxury to do what you want.
For me, being rich is having the freedom to be myself.
Being rich is being cammilicious.
Cammilicious is a lifestyle + travel blog about my no-filter self-centered life. It is a random diary about the most random things in life. For personal development and business advice, check out my other blog, Learn. Unlearn. Relearn.
Cammi, you’re fun. Friends? Sure
Current City? Toronto
Current Job? Marketer + Partner at ThinkRenegade
What is your accent? Viet with a twist of German. My mother lived a long time in Germany. She taught me English. Even I don’t know any German, my accent has a twist of German.
Item in your closet you can’t live without? Ferragamo flats. If I have to walk around all day, I want my Ferragamo.
Dress up or dress down? Every day I am alive is a special day, and I will wear my best clothes. ONLY dress up. People can hate it, but I will be happy. That is the only thing that matters.
Favorite Lipstick? Nars Velvet Matter Lip Pencil – Cruella
What do you do for fun? Having affairs with dead men, of course. // Read & Write
What are you really good at? Tindering
Tea or Coffee? Tea, Jasmin Green Tea.
Ideal Husband? Roger Sterling from Mad Men
Dream Home? Glass House
How Can You Afford To Travel? I don’t save. I hustle. If I know I want to visit destination X and it will cost Y, I will figure out how I can make that amount of money. I am lucky to work with a lot of Travel Brand at ThinkRenegade. When I travel for work, I try to stay a few extra days.
Carry On or Checked Bag? Carry on: 7 dresses including little black dress, a DVF wrap dress , a scarf, 1 pair of Ferragamo flats, 1 pair of black pumps, 1 work bag, 1 small purse/clutch, 1 sun hat, 1 pair of sunglasses, sleeping gown, undergarments. I wear at least 2-3 outfit a day. I hand wash my clothes every night with soap. They will be dried when I get up in the morning.
Favorite Destination? Israel. The Food, the culture, the history and people. What is not to love? It is very different from where I grew up and where I live right now. That is why I love it. I would love to visit more countries in the Middle East.
Favorite Museum? Metropolitan Museum of Art
Camera? My phone – Samsung Galaxy S6. Here is why?
Why you always look fabulous? I ask myself that question once in a while. Confidence with a brain is sexy.